Unifying Theories of Programming in Isabelle

  • Simon Foster
  • Jim Woodcock

Abstract

This is a tutorial introduction to the two most basic theories in Hoare & He’s Unifying Theories of Programming and their mechanisation in the Isabelle interactive theorem prover. We describe the theories of relations and of designs (pre-postcondition pairs), interspersed with their formalisation in Isabelle and example mechanised proofs.

Keywords

Unifying Theories of Programming (UTP) Denotational Semantics Laws of Programming Isabelle Interactive Theorem Proving 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Foster
    • 1
  • Jim Woodcock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkYorkGreat Britain

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