Model Checking of Software Components: Combining Java PathFinder and Behavior Protocol Model Checker

Pavel Parizek, Frantisek Plasil, Jan Kofron
2006 IEEE Software Engineering Workshop  
Although there exist several software model checkers that check the code against properties specified e.g. via a temporal logic and assertions, or just verifying low-level properties (like unhandled exceptions), none of them supports checking of software components against a highlevel behavior specification. We present our approach to model checking of software components implemented in Java against a high-level specification of their behavior defined via behavior protocols [1] , which employs
more » ... he Java PathFinder model checker and the protocol checker. The property checked by the Java PathFinder (JPF) tool (correctness of particular method call sequences) is validated via its cooperation with the protocol checker. We show that just the publisher/listener pattern claimed to be the key flexibility support of JPF (even though proved very useful for our purpose) was not enough to achieve this kind of checking.
doi:10.1109/sew.2006.23 dblp:conf/sew/ParizekPK06 fatcat:wk5p4fndqbfgdojxoaxbduysem