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    Proving Nontermination via safety

    Chen, H.-Y. and Cook, B. and Fuhs, Carsten and Nimkar, K. and O’Hearn, P. (2014) Proving Nontermination via safety. In: Abraham, E. and Havelund, K. (eds.) Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems. Lecture Notes In Computer Science 8413. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 156-171. ISBN 9783642548611.

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    We show how the problem of nontermination proving can be reduced to a question of underapproximation search guided by a safety prover. This reduction leads to new nontermination proving implementation strategies based on existing tools for safety proving. Our preliminary implementation beats existing tools. Furthermore, our approach leads to easy support for programs with unbounded nondeterminism.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Proceedings, 20th International Conference, TACAS 2014, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2014, Grenoble, France, April 5-13, 2014. The final publication is available at Springer via
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Carsten Fuhs
    Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 13:09
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:37


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