Formal Verification of Programs
• Curriculum Module
Software Engineering Institute
CMU/SEI Report NumberCMU/SEI-88-CM-020
This module introduces formal verification of programs. It deals primarily with proofs of sequential programs, but also with consistency proofs for data types and deduction of particular behaviors of programs from their specifications. Two approaches are considered: verification after implementation that a program is consistent with its specification, and parallel development of a program and its specification. An assessment of formal verification is provided.