Reasoning About Active Objects: A Sound and Complete Assertional Proof Method

Frank S. de Boer, Stijn de Gouw*

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We present a novel assertional proof method for reasoning about global invariant properties of active objects in the context of the Abstract Behavioral Specification (ABS) language. The main result of this paper is a formal justification of the proof method which establishes both its soundness and completeness with respect to a formally defined operational trace semantics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Subtitle of host publication Essays Dedicated to Reiner Hähnle on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday
EditorsWolfgang Ahrendt, Bernhard Beckert, Richard Bubel, Einar Broch Johnsen
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783031081668
ISBN (Print)9783031081651
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2022

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


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