Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
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


Participant : Arthur Charguéraud.

The AJACS research project is funded by the programme “Société de l'information et de la communication” of the ANR, from October 2014, until March 2019

The goal of the AJACS project is to provide strong security and privacy guarantees on the client side for web application scripts implemented in JavaScript, the most widely used language for the Web. The proposal is to prove correct analyses for JavaScript programs, in particular information flow analyses that guarantee no secret information is leaked to malicious parties. The definition of sub-languages of JavaScript, with certified compilation techniques targeting them, will allow us to derive more precise analyses. Another aspect of the proposal is the design and certification of security and privacy enforcement mechanisms for web applications, including the APIs used to program real-world applications. Arthur Charguéraud focuses on the description of a formal semantics for JavaScript, and the development of tools for interactively executing programs step-by-step according to the formal semantics.

Partners: team Celtique (Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique), team Prosecco (Inria Paris), team Indes (Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée), and Imperial College (London).

ANR Vocal

Participant : Arthur Charguéraud.

The Vocal research project is funded by the programme “Société de l'information et de la communication” of the ANR, from October 2015 until October 2020

The goal of the Vocal project is to develop the first formally verified library of efficient general-purpose data structures and algorithms. It targets the OCaml programming language, which allows for fairly efficient code and offers a simple programming model that eases reasoning about programs. The library will be readily available to implementers of safety-critical OCaml programs, such as Coq, Astrée, or Frama-C. It will provide the essential building blocks needed to significantly decrease the cost of developing safe software. The project intends to combine the strengths of three verification tools, namely Coq, Why3, and CFML. It will use Coq to obtain a common mathematical foundation for program specifications, as well as to verify purely functional components. It will use Why3 to verify a broad range of imperative programs with a high degree of proof automation. Finally, it will use CFML for formal reasoning about effectful higher-order functions and data structures making use of pointers and sharing.

Partners: team Gallium (Inria Paris), team DCS (Verimag), TrustInSoft, and OCamlPro.