Software Model Checking by Program Specialization

Emanuele De Angelis
We introduce a general verification framework based on program specialization to prove properties of the runtime behaviour of imperative programs. Given a program P written in a programming language L and a property phi in a logic M, we can verify that phi holds for P by: (i) writing an interpreter I for L and a semantics S for M in a suitable metalanguage, (ii) specializing I and S with respect to P and phi,...