Nazareno Aguirre

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We present DynAlloy, an extension to the Alloy specification language to describe dynamic properties of systems using actions. Actions allow us to appropriately specify dynamic properties, particularly, properties regarding execution traces, in the style of dynamic logic specifications.We extend Alloy's syntax with a notation for partial correctness(More)
Distributed software development poses new software engineering challenges. To prepare student for these new challenges, we have been teaching software engineering using globally distributed projects. The projects were developed in collaboration with eleven universities in ten different countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. This paper reports the(More)
DynAlloy is an extension of Alloy to support the definition of actions and the specification of assertions regarding execution traces. In this article we show how we can extend the Alloy tool so that DynAlloy specifications can be automatically analyzed in an efficient way. We also demonstrate that DynAlloy's semantics allows for a sound technique that we(More)
Lazy Initialization (LI) allows symbolic execution to effectively deal with heap-allocated data structures, thanks to a significant reduction in spurious and redundant symbolic structures. Bounded lazy initialization (BLI) improves on LI by taking advantage of precomputed relational bounds on the interpretation of class fields in order to reduce the number(More)
We present a novel technique for producing bounded exhaustive test suites from hybrid invariants, i.e., invariants that are expressed imperatively, declaratively, or as a combination of declarative and imperative predicates. Hybrid specifications are processed using known mechanisms for the imperative and declarative parts, but combined in a way that(More)
We study a number of restrictions associated with the first-order relational specification language Alloy. The main shortcomings we address are:---the lack of a complete calculus for deduction in Alloy's underlying formalism, the so called relational logic,---the inappropriateness of the Alloy language for describing (and analyzing) properties regarding(More)