Strengths and weaknesses of Program Verification Systems

  • Dan Craigen
XII — Specific Topics
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 289)


For over a decade, major research efforts have been directed at developing and applying Program Verification Systems. Particular examples are the Gypsy Verification Environment (at The University of Texas at Austin and Computational Logic, Inc.), and Affirm-85 (at General Electric, Schenectady, New York).

In this paper, I discuss the putative strengths and weaknesses of the current generation of verification systems, describe the characteristics of a system which can be developed at low technical risk, and then describe briefly a research effort, at I.P. Sharp Associates, to develop a new verification system called EVES.


correctness m-EVES m-Verdi program verification systems soundness 

Forces et faiblesses des systèmes de vérification de programmes


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Craigen
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  1. 1.I.P. Sharp Associates LimitedOttawaCanada

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