Concise Guide to Software Verification: From Model Checking to Annotation Checking

Marieke Huisman, Anton J. Wijs

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This textbook overviews the whole spectrum of formal methods and techniques that are aimed at verifying correctness of software, and how they can be used in practice. It focuses on techniques whereby the user has some control over the properties that are being checked. More specifically, it shows a wide range of techniques covering the whole spectrum: from abstract system design to implementation, from bug finding to full proofs, and from techniques that are push-button by design and give a yes/no answer to techniques that require the user to provide explicit guidance to steer the analysis process.

Topics and features:
Covers a broad spectrum of software verification techniques, from model checking to annotation checking
Provides numerous examples to demonstrate the techniques
Focuses on how techniques can be used (and the main ideas behind how they work), as opposed to how they are implemented
Explainsstrengths and weaknesses of the techniques, providing insight into when to use which technique in practice
This unique textbook has been written primarily for master’s level students in computer science studying embedded systems and specializing in software technology. The book will also be of interest for students studying cyber security and data science technology, as well as for system or software developers interested in techniques that offer formal guarantees about software.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-30167-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-30166-7
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameTexts in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Cham
ISSN (Print)1868-0941
ISSN (Electronic)1868-095X


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