Borealis Bounded Model Checker: The Coming of Age Story



Our research group has been developing a bounded model checker called Borealis for almost 4 years now, and it has been mostly a research prototype with all that it entails. A lot of different ideas have been tested in Borealis, and this chapter draws a bottom line for most of them. We believe this chapter would be of interest to other researchers as a brief introduction to the topic of bounded model checking, and to us as a cornerstone on which to build our future work on making Borealis into a tool.


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We would like to thank Bertrand Meyer for organizing the PAUSE conference and all who decided to spend their precious time reading this chapter.


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  1. 1.Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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