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Continuous Verification of Large Embedded Software using SMT-Based Bounded Model Checking

Cordeiro, Lucas, Fischer, Bernd and Marques-Silva, Joao (2010) Continuous Verification of Large Embedded Software using SMT-Based Bounded Model Checking At 17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, United Kingdom. 22 - 26 Mar 2010.

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Abstract

The complexity of software in embedded systems has increased significantly over the last years so that software verification now plays an important role in ensuring the overall product quality. In this context, bounded model checking has been successfully applied to discover subtle errors, but for larger applications, it often suffers from the state space explosion problem. This paper describes a new approach called continuous verification to detect design errors as quickly as possible by exploiting information from the software configuration management system and by combining dynamic and static verification to reduce the state space to be explored. We also give a set of encodings that provide accurate support for program verification and use different background theories in order to improve scalability and precision in a completely automatic way. A case study from the telecommunications domain shows that the proposed approach improves the error-detection capability and reduces the overall verification time by up to 50%.

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Published date: 23 March 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: 22-26 March, 2010
Venue - Dates: 17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, United Kingdom, 2010-03-22 - 2010-03-26
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 268774
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268774
PURE UUID: 2577ae94-3f6d-4d1c-8d73-8d54f9775a43

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Date deposited: 23 Mar 2010 21:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:51

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Author: Lucas Cordeiro
Author: Bernd Fischer
Author: Joao Marques-Silva

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