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Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence | Verification of Object-Oriented Software. The KeY Approach - Foreword by K. Rustan M. Leino

Verification of Object-Oriented Software. The KeY Approach

Foreword by K. Rustan M. Leino

Beckert, Bernhard, Hähnle, Reiner, Schmitt, Peter H. (Eds.)

2007, XXIX, 658 p. Also available online.

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Improving the software engineering process is an important, long-term goal with many steps. Two of those steps are the KeY tool and this KeY book. The underlying verification paradigm is deductive verification in an expressive program logic. The logic used for reasoning about programs is not a minimalist version suitable for theoretical investigations, but an industrial-strength version. The first-order part is equipped with a type system for modeling of object hierarchies, with underspecification, and with various built-in theories. The program logic covers full Java Card (plus a bit more such as multi-dimensional arrays, characters, and long integers). Emphasis is thereby put on specification, including two widely-used object-oriented specification languages (OCL and JML) and even an interface to natural language generation. The generation of proof obligations from specified code is discussed at length. The book is rounded off by two substantial case studies that are included and presented in detail.

The material is presented on an advanced level suitable for graduate courses and, of course, active researchers with an interest in verification.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » AI logics - JML - Java - Java Card - OCL - deductive verification - formal methods - formal reasoning - logic reasoning - natural language generation - object-oriented software - program verification - proof obligations - software security - specification languages - systems modeling - theorem proving

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Software Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

A New Look at Formal Methods for Software Construction.- A New Look at Formal Methods for Software Construction.- I: Foundations.- First-Order Logic.- Dynamic Logic.- Construction of Proofs.- II: Expressing and Formalising Requirements.- Formal Specification.- Pattern-Driven Formal Specification.- Natural Language Specifications.- Proof Obligations.- From Sequential Java to Java Card.- III: Using the KeY System.- Using KeY.- Proving by Induction.- Java Integers.- Proof Reuse.- IV: Case Studies.- The Demoney Case Study.- The Schorr-Waite-Algorithm.- Appendices.- Predefined Operators in Java Card DL.- The KeY Syntax.

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