Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale

IRIF Université Paris 7 CNRS L'IRIF est une unité mixe de recherche (UMR 8243) du CNRS et de l'Université Paris-Diderot, issue de la fusion des deux UMR LIAFA et PPS au 1er janvier 2016.

Ses objectifs scientifiques se déclinent selon trois grandes thématiques au cœur de l'informatique : les fondements mathématiques de l’informatique ; les modèles de calcul et de preuves ; la modélisation, les algorithmes et la conception de systèmes.


Poste de maître de conférences


Un poste de maître de conférences est ouvert au concours 2017, affecté à l'IRIF, sur les thématiques de l'unité. Consulter la fiche de poste.


Prochains séminaires


Mardi 23 mai 2017 · 15h30 · Salle 3052

Vérification · Florian Zuleger (TU Wien) · Inductive Termination Proofs by Transition Predicate Abstraction and their relationship to the Size-Change Abstraction

The last decade has seen renewed interest in automated techniques for proving the termination of programs. A popular termination criterion is based on the covering of the transitive hull of the transition relation of a program by a finite number of well-founded relations. In an automated analysis, this termination criterion is usually established by an inductive proof using transition predicate abstraction. Such termination proofs have the structure of a finite automaton. These automata, which we call transition automata, are the central object of study in this talk. Our main results are as follows: (1) A previous criterion for termination analysis with transition automata is not complete; we provide a complete criterion. (2) We show how to bound the height of the transition relation of the program using the termination proof by transition predicate abstraction. This result has applications in the automated complexity analysis of programs. (3) We show that every termination proof by transition predicate abstraction gives rise to a termination proof by the size-change abstraction; this connection is crucial to obtain results (1) and (2) from previous results on the size-change abstraction. Further, our result establishes that transition predicate abstraction and size-change abstraction have the same expressivity for automated termination proofs.

Lundi 29 mai 2017 · 14h00 · Salle 3052

Analyse et conception de systèmes · Silvia Crafa (Università di Padova) · Formal methods in action: typestate-oriented actor programming in Scala-Akka

Typestate-oriented programming is an extension of the OO paradigm in which objects are modelled not just in terms of interfaces but also in terms of their usage protocols, describing legal sequences of method calls, possibly depending on the object’s internal state. We argue that the Actor Model allows typestate-OOP in an inherently distributed setting, whereby objects/actors can be accessed concurrently by several processes, and local entities cooperate to carry out a communication protocol. In this talk we examine a “full stack development”: we skip through a process calculus of actors equipped with a behavioural type system that allows to declare, to statically check and to infer state-based protocols, and we see it in action on Scala Akka programs, showing how far the standard Scala compiler supports protocol checking and discussing current work on compiler extension.


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