Oméga-Algèbre. Théorie et application en vérification de programmes

by Bolduc, Claude

Abstract (Summary)
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.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Desharnais, Jules

School:Université Laval

School Location:Canada - Quebec / Québec

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:07/01/2006

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