Project Team Gallium

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Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
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Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National initiatives


Participant : Xavier Leroy.

The Gallium project participates in the “U3CAT” project of the Arpège programme of Agence Nationale de la Recherche. This 3.5-year action (2009-2012) is coordinated by CEA LIST and focuses on program verification tools for critical embedded C codes. We are involved in this project on issues related to memory models and formal semantics for the C language, at the interface between compilers and verification tools.

FNRAE Ascert

Participant : Xavier Leroy.

The “Ascert” project (2009-2011) is coordinated by David Pichardie at INRIA Rennes and funded by Fondation de Recherche pour l'Aéronautique et l'Espace. The objective of Ascert is to investigate the formal verification of static analyzers.


Participants : Roberto Di Cosmo, Didier Rémy.

Roberto Di Cosmo has been working on the creation of the IRILL (Initiative d'Innovation et Recherche sur le Logiciel Libre), also known as FSRII (Free Software Research and Innovation Institute), which has the ambition of providing an attractive environment to researchers working on the new, emerging scientific issues coming from Free Software (the work on package dependencies is an archetypical example), to industry players willing to collaborate with researchers on these issues, and to educators working on improving the CS Curricula using Free and Open Source Software.

IRILL is an INRIA joint initiative with University Paris Diderot and University Pierre et Marie Curie. It was established by an agreement formally signed on November 2nd 2010, and its activity started with the IRILL Days event in October 2010. IRILL is currently hosting three major research projects (see ).


Participant : Damien Doligez.

The LaFoSec study, commissioned by ANSSI, aims at studying the security properties of functional languages, and especially of OCaml. The study is done by a consortium led by the SafeRiver company. It has produced more than 600 pages of documents. Most of these documents will be available from the ANSSI Web site ( ). The study continues with the production of a prototype of a secure XML/XSD validator following the recommendations proposed in the first part of the study.