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Colloquium: Behavioural Type-Based Static Verification Framework for Go, Prof. Nobuko Yoshida (Imperial College, London, UK), Monday, May 14, 2018, 11:00-12:00 EET.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Behavioural Type-Based Static Verification Framework for Go


Speaker: Prof. Nobuko Yoshida
Affiliation: Imperial College, London, UK
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 11:00-12:00 EET
Host: Assoc. Prof. Anna Philippou (annap-AT-cs.ucy.ac.cy)
URL: https://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/colloquium/index.php#cs.ucy.2018.yoshida

Go is a production-level statically typed programming language whose design features explicit message-passing primitives and lightweight threads, enabling (and encouraging) programmers to develop concurrent systems where components interact through communication more so than by lock-based shared memory concurrency. Go can detect global deadlocks at runtime, but does not provide any compile-time protection against all too common communication mismatches and partial deadlocks. In this work we present a static verification framework for liveness and safety in Go programs, able to detect communication errors and deadlocks by model checking. Our toolchain infers from a Go program a faithful representation of its communication patterns as behavioural types, where the types are model checked for liveness and safety.

Short Bio:
Nobuko Yoshida is Professor of Computing at Imperial College, London. She has applied session types to Web services and programming languages, and introduced multiparty session types. Based on Multiparty session types, she established JBoss Red Hat Scribble project. She was awarded a CNRS visiting fellowship and visiting professorship at Paris VII. She is an editor of the Journal of Logical Algebraic Methods in Programming, the chief editor of The Computer-aided Verification and Concurrency Column for the EATCS Bulletin and an editor of Acta Informatica. She has served as a PC member for over 50 conferences in the past five years. She is a member of IFIP 2.4, and the JBoss Red Hat Savara and Scribble Projects. Her industry partners include Cognizant, Red Hat, VMware, Pivotal and Ocean Observatories Initiative.

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