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Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the (2003)
Huntsville, Alabama
Apr. 7, 2003 to Apr. 10, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1917-2
pp: 214
Yifei Dong , State University of New York at Stony Brook
C. R. Ramakrishnan , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Scott A. Smolka , State University of New York at Stony Brook
ABSTRACT
We present an algebraic framework for evidence exploration: the process of interpreting, manipulating, and navigating the proof structure or evidence produced by a model checker when attempting to verify a system specification for a temporal-logic property. Due to the sheer size of such evidence, single-step traversal is prohibitive and smarter exploration methods are required. Evidence exploration allows users to explore evidence through smaller, manageable views, which are definable in relational graph algebra, a natural extension of relational algebra to graph structures such as model-checking evidence. We illustrate the utility of our approach by applying the Evidence Explorer, our tool implementation of the evidence-exploration framework, to the Java meta-locking algorithm, a highly optimized technique deployed by the Java Virtual Machine to ensure mutually exclusive access to object monitor queues by threads.
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CITATION

S. A. Smolka, Y. Dong and C. R. Ramakrishnan, "Model Checking and Evidence Exploration," Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the(ECBS), Huntsville, Alabama, 2003, pp. 214.
doi:10.1109/ECBS.2003.1194802
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