Certified Complexity (CerCo)

Amadio, Roberto M., Ayache, Nicolas, Bobot, Francois, Boender, Jaap, Campbell, Brian, Garnier, Ilias, Madet, Antoine, McKinna, James, Mulligan, Dominic P., Piccolo, Mauro, Pollack, Randy, Régis-Gianas, Yann, Sacerdoti Coen, Claudio, Stark, Ian and Tranquilli, Paolo (2014) Certified Complexity (CerCo). Foundational and Practical Aspects of Resource Analysis: Third International Workshop, FOPARA 2013, Bertinoro, Italy, August 29-31, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. In: Third International Workshop on Foundational and Practical Aspects of Resource Analysis (FOPARA 2013), 29-31 Aug 2013, Bertinoro, Italy. ISBN 9783319124650. ISSN 0302-9743 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12466-7_1)

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Abstract

We provide an overview of the FET-Open Project CerCo (‘Certified Complexity’). Our main achievement is the development of a technique for analysing non-functional properties of programs (time, space) at the source level with little or no loss of accuracy and a small trusted code base. The core component is a C compiler, verified in Matita, that produces an instrumented copy of the source code in addition to generating object code. This instrumentation exposes, and tracks precisely, the actual (non-asymptotic) computational cost of the input program at the source level. Untrusted invariant generators and trusted theorem provers may then be used to compute and certify the parametric execution time of the code.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Foundations of Computing group
Item ID: 15830
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Depositing User: Jaap Boender
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 10:06
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2021 10:46
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15830

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