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Section: Research Program

Deductive Program Verification

Permanent researchers: A. Charguéraud, S. Conchon, J.-C. Filliâtre, C. Marché, G. Melquiond, A. Paskevich

Figure 1. The Why3 ecosystem

The Why3 Ecosystem

This ecosystem is central in our work; it is displayed on Figure 1. The boxes in red background correspond to the tools we develop in the Toccata team.

Concurrent Programming

Case Studies

For other case studies, see also sections of numerical programs and formalization of languages and tools.

Project-team Positioning

Several research groups in the world develop their own approaches, techniques, and tools for deductive verification. With respect to all these related approaches and tools, our originality is our will to use more sophisticated specification languages (with inductive definitions, higher-order features and such) and the ability to use a large set of various theorem provers, including the use of interactive theorem proving to deal with complex functional properties.

The KeY and KIV environments mentioned above are partly based on interactive theorem provers. There are other approaches on top of general-purpose proof assistants for proving programs that are not purely functional: