Application-oriented Formal Verification

The research group on Application-oriented Formal Verification led by Prof. Bernhard Beckert exists since 2009 at the Institute of Theoretical Informatics and the KIT Department of Informatics.

Our main research topic is the practical application of logic and formal methods for the specification and verification of software. In particular, we address the following application areas:

  • verification of functional properties and software dependability
  • verification of relational properties and software evolution
  • verification of information-flow properties and IT security
  • verification of social choice algorithms and voting rules


New topics for student theses

We offer a wide range of new topics for master and bachelor theses in areas such as verification of PLCs, extension of the KeY verification approach, formalisation/verification of social choice properties, and much more. Besides the advertised topics, we are open to your ideas within our research fields. If you are interested, please contact the corresponding members of our group.

Topics and Research Fields for Student Theses

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