Deductive Software Verification - The KeY Book: From Theory to Practice


Editor(s):Wolfgang Ahrendt, Bernhard Beckert, Richard Bubel, Reiner Hähnle, Peter H. Schmitt, and Mattias Ulbrich
Series:Lecture Notes in Computer Science


Static analysis of software with deductive methods is a highly dynamic field of research on the verge of becoming a mainstream technology in software engineering. It consists of a large portfolio of - mostly fully automated - analyses: formal verification, test generation, security analysis, visualization, and debugging. All of them are realized in the state-of-art deductive verification framework KeY.
This book is the definitive guide to KeY that lets you explore the full potential of deductive software verification in practice. It contains the complete theory behind KeY for active researchers who want to understand it in depth or use it in their own work. But the book also features fully self-contained chapters on the Java Modeling Language and on Using KeY that require nothing else than familiarity with Java. All other chapters are accessible for graduate students (M.Sc. level and beyond).
The KeY framework is free and open software, downloadable from the book companion website which contains also all code examples mentioned in this book.


  editor       = {Wolfgang Ahrendt and Bernhard Beckert and Richard Bubel and
                  Reiner H{\"a}hnle and Peter H. Schmitt and Mattias Ulbrich},
  title        = {Deductive Software Verification - The KeY Book: From Theory
                  to Practice},
  series       = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  volume       = {10001},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  doi          = {10.1007/978-3-319-49812-6},
  year         = {2016},
  month        = dec