Model Checking Generic Container Implementations

  • Matthew B. Dwyer
  • Corina S. PĂsĂreanu
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1766)


Model checking techniques have been successfully applied to the verification of correctness properties of complex hardware systems and communication protocols. This success has fueled the application of these techniques to software systems. To date, those efforts have been targeted at concurrent software whose complexity lies, primarily, in the large number of possible execution orderings of asynchronously executing program actions. In this paper, we apply existing model checking techniques to parameterizable implementations of container data structures. In contrast to most of the concurrent systems that have been studied in the model checking literature, the complexity of these implementations lies in their data structures and algorithms. We report our experiences model checking specifications of correctness properties of queue, stack and priority queue data structures implemented in Ada.


Model checking temporal logic assume-guarantee reasoning generic containers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew B. Dwyer
    • 1
  • Corina S. PĂsĂreanu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and Information SciencesKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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