Program Compatibility Approaches

  • Edmund Clarke
  • Natasha Sharygina
  • Nishant Sinha
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4111)


This paper is a survey of several techniques that have proven useful in establishing compatibility among behaviorally similar programs (e.g., system upgrades, object sub- and supertypes, system components produced by different vendors, etc.). We give a comparative analysis of the techniques by evaluating their applicability to various aspects of the compatibility problem.


Concrete State Component Assembly Predicate Abstraction Weak Precondition Abstraction Function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund Clarke
    • 1
  • Natasha Sharygina
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nishant Sinha
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon University 
  2. 2.Universita della Svizzera Italiana 

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