Oméga-Algèbre. Théorie et application en vérification de programmes
Kleene algebra is the algebraic theory of finite automata and regular expressions. Recently,
Kozen has proposed a framework based on Kleene algebra with tests (a variant of
Kleene algebra) for verifying that a program satisfies a security policy specified by a security
automaton. Unfortunately, this approach does not allow to verify liveness properties for
reactive programs (programs that execute forever). The goal of this thesis is to extend the
framework proposed by Kozen for program verification to remove this limitation. For that,
we develop the theory of omega algebra, an extension of Kleene algebra suitable for reasoning
about nonterminating executions. The main part of this thesis is about omega algebra.
In particular, we show some completeness results about the Horn theory of omega algebra.
School Location:Canada - Quebec / Québec
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:07/01/2006