In the context of formal verification, certifying proofs are proofs of the correctness of a model in a deduction system produced automatically as outcome of the verification. They are quite appealing for high-assurance systems because they can be verified independently by proof checkers, which are usually simpler to certify than the proof-generating tools. Model checking is one of the most prominent approaches to formal verification of temporal properties and is based on an algorithmic search of the system state space. Although modern algorithms integrate deductive methods, the generation of proofs is typically restricted to invariant properties only. In this paper, we solve this issue in the context of Lineartime Temporal Logic. By exploiting the k-liveness algorithm, we show how to extend proof generation capabilities for invariant checking to cover full LTL properties, in a simple and efficient manner, with essentially no overhead for the model checker. We implemented the technique on top of an IC3 engine, and show the feasibility of the approach on a variety of benchmarks.
|Titolo:||Certifying Proofs for LTL Model Checking|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|