2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) (2015)
May 16, 2015 to May 24, 2015
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICSE.2015.236
We present VERMEER, a new automated debugging tool for C. VERMEER combines two functionalities: (1) a dynamic tracer that produces a linearized trace from a faulty C program and a given test input; and (2) a static analyzer that explains why the trace fails. The tool works in phases that simplify the input program to a linear trace, which is then analyzed using an automated theorem prover to produce the explanation. The output of each phase is a valid C program. VERMEER is able to produce useful explanations of non trivial traces for real C programs within a few seconds. The tool demo can be found at http://youtu.be/E5lKHNJVerU.
Concrete, Benchmark testing, Debugging, Interpolation, Libraries, Software, Algorithm design and analysis
D. Schwartz-Narbonne, C. Oh, M. Schaf and T. Wies, "VERMEER: A Tool for Tracing and Explaining Faulty C Programs," 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Florence, Italy, 2015, pp. 737-740.