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Title: Verifying Temporal Properties without using Temporal Logic
Authors: Alpern, Bowen
Schneider, Fred B.
Keywords: computer science
technical report
Issue Date: Jul-1987
Publisher: Cornell University
Abstract: An approach to proving temporal properties of concurrent programs that does not use temporal logic as an inference system is presented. The approach is based on using Buchi automata to specify properties. To show that a program satisfies a given property, proof obligations are derived from the Buchi automaton for that property. These obligations are discharged by devising suitable invariant assertions and variant functions for the program. The approach is shown to be sound and relatively complete. A mutual exclusion protocol illustrates its application.
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