A Comparison of Intermediate Verification Languages: Boogie and Sireum/Pilar

  • Loren Segal
  • Patrice Chalin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7152)


Use of contract-based specification languages is slowly increasing. This advancement has been due in part to the growing efficiency and usefulness of Intermediate Verification Languages (IVLs) which abstract the low level details of program verification and act as a backbone for higher level tools. This paper looks at two mature IVLs, Boogie and Sireum/Pilar, and provides a comparative study of their features in order to offer resources for tool developers and IVL designers. As validation for this comparison, we introduce two tools, ruby2boogie and ruby2pilar, to illustrate the translation from Ruby to Boogie and Pilar.


Model Check Source Language Test Case Generation Java Modeling Language Tool Developer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loren Segal
    • 1
  • Patrice Chalin
    • 2
  1. 1.Dependable Software Research GroupConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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