Run-Time Deadlock Detection

  • Frank S. de BoerEmail author
  • Stijn de Gouw
Part of the NASA Monographs in Systems and Software Engineering book series (NASA)


This chapter reports research that is partly funded by the EU project FP7-610582 Envisage. It describes a method for detecting at run-time deadlock in both multi-threaded Java programs and systems of concurrent objects. The method is based on attribute grammars for specifying properties of message sequences. For multi-threaded Java programs we focus on the actual tool-development which extends the run-time checking of assertions. For concurrent objects which communicate via asynchronous message passing and synchronize on futures which store the return values, we present the underlying theory and sketch its implementation.


Object View Method Invocation Attribute Grammar Deadlock Detection Communication View 
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We thank the anonymous reviewers for their most constructive and helpful comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CWIAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Open UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Leiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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