Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

ANR projects


Participants : Damien Doligez, Fabrice Le Fessant.

The “BWare” project (2012–2016) is coordinated by David Delahaye at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers and funded by the Ingénierie Numérique et Sécurité programme of Agence Nationale de la Recherche. BWare is an industrial research project that aims to provide a mechanized framework to support the automated verification of proof obligations coming from the development of industrial applications using the B method and requiring high guarantees of confidence.


Participants : Jacques-Henri Jourdan, Xavier Leroy.

The “Verasco” project (2012–2016) is coordinated by Xavier Leroy and funded by the Ingéniérie Numérique et Sécurité programme of Agence Nationale de la Recherche. The objective of this 4.5-year project is to develop and formally verify a static analyzer based on abstract interpretation, and interface it with the CompCert C verified compiler.


Participants : Xavier Leroy, François Pottier.

The “Vocal” project (2015–2020) aims at developing the first mechanically verified library of efficient general-purpose data structures and algorithms. It is funded by Agence Nationale de la Recherche under its “appel à projets générique 2015”.

The library will be made available to all OCaml programmers and will be of particular interest to implementors of safety-critical OCaml programs, such as Coq, Astrée, Frama-C, CompCert, Alt-Ergo, as well as new projects. By offering verified program components, our work will provide the essential building blocks that are needed to significantly decrease the cost of developing new formally verified programs.

FSN projects


Participants : Damien Doligez, Martin Riener.

The “ADN4SE” project (2012–2016) is coordinated by the Sherpa Engineering company and funded by the Briques Génériques du Logiciel Embarqué programme of Fonds national pour la Société Numérique. The aim of this project is to develop a process and a set of tools to support the rapid development of embedded software with strong safety constraints. Gallium is involved in this project to provide tools and help for the formal verification in TLA+ of some important aspects of the PharOS real-time kernel, on which the whole project is based.

FUI Projects


Participants : Damien Doligez, Fabrice Le Fessant.

The “Secur-OCaml” project (2015–2018) is coordinated by the OCamlPro company, with a consortium focusing on the use of OCaml in security-critical contexts, while OCaml is currently mostly used in safety-critical contexts. Gallium is invoved in this project to integrate security features in the OCaml language, to build a new independant interpreter for the language, and to update the recommendations for developers issued by the former LaFoSec project of ANSSI.