Section: Scientific Foundations
Synthesizing and Solving Set Constraints
Applying constraint logic programming technology in the validation and verification area is currently an active way of research. It usually requires the design of specific solvers to deal with the description language's vocabulary. We are interested in using a solver for set constraints based on the CLPS core  , to evaluate set-oriented formal specifications. By evaluation, we mean the encoding of the formal model into a constraint system, and the ability for the solver to verify the invariant on the current constraint graph, to propagate preconditions or guards, and to apply the substitution calculus on this graph. The constraint solver is used for animating specifications and automatically generating abstract test cases.