Specifying and Verifying Concurrent Algorithms with Histories and Subjectivity

@inproceedings{Sergey2015SpecifyingAV,
  title={Specifying and Verifying Concurrent Algorithms with Histories and Subjectivity},
  author={Ilya Sergey and Aleksandar Nanevski and Anindya Banerjee},
  booktitle={ESOP},
  year={2015}
}
We present a lightweight approach to Hoare-style specifications for fine-grained concurrency, based on a notion of time-stamped histories that abstractly capture atomic changes in the program state. Our key observation is that histories form a partial commutative monoid, a structure fundamental for representation of concurrent resources. This insight provides us with a unifying mechanism that allows us to treat histories just like heaps in separation logic. For example, both are subject to the… CONTINUE READING
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