Martin Wirsing receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz)

Publications of year 2022

Articles in journal or book chapters

  1. Dirk Beyer, Matthias Dangl, Daniel Dietsch, Matthias Heizmann, Thomas Lemberger, and Michael Tautschnig. Verification Witnesses. ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol., 2022. doi:10.1145/3477579 Link to this entry Publisher's Version PDF Supplement
    BibTeX Entry
    @article{WitnessesACM, author = {Dirk Beyer and Matthias Dangl and Daniel Dietsch and Matthias Heizmann and Thomas Lemberger and Michael Tautschnig}, title = {Verification Witnesses}, journal = {ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol.}, year = {2022}, doi = {10.1145/3477579}, sha256 = {f1e792b1d6bbdb1bbd125ecda1cf76a937699421ae5702b7688e3e60a4837289}, url = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/verification-witnesses-tosem/}, _pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/pub/2022-TOSEM.Verification_Witnesses.pdf}, }
  2. Martin Wirsing and Dieter Frey. Agile governance for innovating higher education teaching and learning. Rivista di Digital Politics, 2022. Link to this entry To appear. PDF
    BibTeX Entry
    @article{WirsingF21, author = {Martin Wirsing and Dieter Frey}, title = {Agile governance for innovating higher education teaching and learning}, journal = {Rivista di Digital Politics}, year = {2022}, pdf = {https://sosy-lab.org/research/pub/2022-Rivista.Agile_governance_for_innovating_higher_education_teaching_and_learning.pdf}, doinone = {Unpublished: Last checked: 2022-03-07}, note = {To appear.}, }

Articles in conference or workshop proceedings

  1. Dirk Beyer, Jan Haltermann, Thomas Lemberger, and Heike Wehrheim. Decomposing Software Verification into Off-the-Shelf Components: An Application to CEGAR. In Proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, May 8-20 (Virtual), May 22-27 (In-Person)), 2022. ACM. Link to this entry Keyword(s): CPAchecker, Software Model Checking, Interfaces for Component-Based Design Funding: DFG-COOP PDF Supplement
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    Abstract
    Techniques for software verification are typically realized as cohesive units of software with tightly coupled components. This makes it difficult to re-use components, and the potential for workload distribution is limited. Innovations in software verification might find their way into practice faster if provided in smaller, more specialized components. In this paper, we propose to strictly decompose software verification: the verification task is split into independent subtasks, implemented by only loosely coupled components communicating via clearly defined interfaces. We apply this decomposition concept to one of the most frequently employed techniques in software verification: counterexample-guided abstraction refinement (CEGAR). CEGAR is a technique to iteratively compute an abstract model of the system. We develop a decomposition of CEGAR into independent components with clearly defined interfaces that are based on existing, standardized exchange formats. Its realization component-based CEGAR (C-CEGAR) concerns the three core tasks of CEGAR: abstract-model exploration, feasibility check, and precision refinement. We experimentally show that - despite the necessity of exchanging complex data via interfaces - the efficiency thereby only reduces by a small constant factor while the precision in solving verification tasks even increases. We furthermore illustrate the advantages of C-CEGAR by experimenting with different implementations of components, thereby further increasing the overall effectiveness and testing that substitution of components works well.
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{ICSE22, author = {Dirk Beyer and Jan Haltermann and Thomas Lemberger and Heike Wehrheim}, title = {Decomposing Software Verification into Off-the-Shelf Components: An Application to {CEGAR}}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE~2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, May 8-20 (Virtual), May 22-27 (In-Person))}, year = {2022}, publisher = {ACM}, url = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/component-based-cegar/}, pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/pub/2022-ICSE.Decomposing_Software_Verification_into_Off-the-Shelf-Components.pdf}, abstract = {Techniques for software verification are typically realized as cohesive units of software with tightly coupled components. This makes it difficult to re-use components, and the potential for workload distribution is limited. Innovations in software verification might find their way into practice faster if provided in smaller, more specialized components. In this paper, we propose to strictly decompose software verification: the verification task is split into independent subtasks, implemented by only loosely coupled components communicating via clearly defined interfaces. We apply this decomposition concept to one of the most frequently employed techniques in software verification: counterexample-guided abstraction refinement (CEGAR). CEGAR is a technique to iteratively compute an abstract model of the system. We develop a decomposition of CEGAR into independent components with clearly defined interfaces that are based on existing, standardized exchange formats. Its realization component-based CEGAR (C-CEGAR) concerns the three core tasks of CEGAR: abstract-model exploration, feasibility check, and precision refinement. We experimentally show that --- despite the necessity of exchanging complex data via interfaces --- the efficiency thereby only reduces by a small constant factor while the precision in solving verification tasks even increases. We furthermore illustrate the advantages of C-CEGAR by experimenting with different implementations of components, thereby further increasing the overall effectiveness and testing that substitution of components works well.}, keyword = {CPAchecker,Software Model Checking,Interfaces for Component-Based Design}, artifact = {10.5281/zenodo.5301636}, doinone = {Unpublished: Last checked: 2022-02-19}, funding = {DFG-COOP}, }
  2. Dirk Beyer and Martin Spiessl. The Static Analyzer Frama-C in SV-COMP (Competition Contribution). In Dana Fisman and Grigore Rosu, editors, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS 2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7, LNCS 13244, pages 429-434, 2022. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-99527-0_26 Link to this entry Keyword(s): Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP), Software Model Checking Funding: DFG-CONVEY Publisher's Version PDF
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{TACAS22c, author = {Dirk Beyer and Martin Spiessl}, title = {The Static Analyzer {Frama-C} in {SV-COMP} (Competition Contribution)}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS~2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7}, editor = {Dana Fisman and Grigore Rosu}, pages = {429--434}, year = {2022}, series = {LNCS~13244}, publisher = {Springer}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-99527-0_26}, sha256 = {77ed425c2b30a4f9424ed46c9cb5a846f5c21677ececdbf098e30f37aca67a3d}, url = {}, abstract = {}, keyword = {Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP),Software Model Checking}, _pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/pub/2022-TACAS.The_Static_Analyzer_Frama-C_in_SV-COMP_Competition_Contribution.pdf}, funding = {DFG-CONVEY}, }
  3. Dirk Beyer. Progress on Software Verification: SV-COMP 2022. In D. Fisman and G. Rosu, editors, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS 2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7, LNCS 13244, pages 375-402, 2022. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-99527-0_20 Link to this entry Keyword(s): Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP), Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP Report), Software Model Checking Funding: DFG-COOP Publisher's Version PDF
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{TACAS22b, author = {Dirk Beyer}, title = {Progress on Software Verification: {SV-COMP 2022}}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS~2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7}, editor = {D.~Fisman and G.~Rosu}, pages = {375-402}, year = {2022}, series = {LNCS~13244}, publisher = {Springer}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-99527-0_20}, sha256 = {88d2b7552d79ad77c4e000f83a18f9d71038f7ddfca6c0f0700644405a115943}, url = {}, abstract = {}, keyword = {Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP),Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP Report),Software Model Checking}, _pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/pub/2022-TACAS.Progress_on_Software_Verification_SV-COMP_2022.pdf}, funding = {DFG-COOP}, }
  4. Dirk Beyer and Sudeep Kanav. CoVeriTeam: On-Demand Composition of Cooperative Verification Systems. In D. Fisman and G. Rosu, editors, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS 2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7, LNCS 13243, pages 561-579, 2022. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-99524-9_31 Link to this entry Keyword(s): Software Model Checking Funding: DFG-COOP Publisher's Version PDF Presentation Supplement
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{TACAS22a, author = {Dirk Beyer and Sudeep Kanav}, title = {{CoVeriTeam}: {O}n-Demand Composition of Cooperative Verification Systems}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS~2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7}, editor = {D.~Fisman and G.~Rosu}, pages = {561-579}, year = {2022}, series = {LNCS~13243}, publisher = {Springer}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-99524-9_31}, sha256 = {e38311ae071351301b08d16849ee309a86efdc07fc45e18e466b4735ef21f241}, url = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/coveriteam/}, presentation = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/prs/2022-04-06_TACAS/2022-04-06_TACAS22_CoVeriTeam_Sudeep.pdf}, abstract = {}, keyword = {Software Model Checking}, funding = {DFG-COOP}, }
  5. Dirk Beyer. Advances in Automatic Software Testing: Test-Comp 2022. In E. B. Johnsen and M. Wimmer, editors, Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7), LNCS 13241, pages 321-335, 2022. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-99429-7_18 Link to this entry Keyword(s): Competition on Software Testing (Test-Comp), Competition on Software Testing (Test-Comp Report), Software Testing Funding: DFG-COOP Publisher's Version PDF Supplement
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{FASE22b, author = {Dirk Beyer}, title = {Advances in Automatic Software Testing: {Test-Comp 2022}}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE~2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7)}, editor = {E.~B.~Johnsen and M.~Wimmer}, pages = {321-335}, year = {2022}, series = {LNCS~13241}, publisher = {Springer}, isbn = {}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-99429-7_18}, sha256 = {3f921c8f232a5c970f678889de8c402313049522a5dfa69ca68cd01d9dd9fce3}, url = {https://test-comp.sosy-lab.org/2022/}, abstract = {}, keyword = {Competition on Software Testing (Test-Comp),Competition on Software Testing (Test-Comp Report),Software Testing}, _pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/pub/2022-FASE.Advances_in_Automatic_Software_Testing_Test-Comp_2022.pdf}, funding = {DFG-COOP}, }
  6. Dirk Beyer, Sudeep Kanav, and Cedric Richter. Construction of Verifier Combinations Based on Off-the-Shelf Verifiers. In E. B. Johnsen and M. Wimmer, editors, Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7), LNCS 13241, pages 49-70, 2022. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-99429-7_3 Link to this entry Keyword(s): Software Model Checking Funding: DFG-COOP Publisher's Version PDF Presentation Supplement
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{FASE22a, author = {Dirk Beyer and Sudeep Kanav and Cedric Richter}, title = {Construction of Verifier Combinations Based on Off-the-Shelf Verifiers}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE~2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7)}, editor = {E.~B.~Johnsen and M.~Wimmer}, pages = {49-70}, year = {2022}, series = {LNCS~13241}, publisher = {Springer}, isbn = {}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-99429-7_3}, sha256 = {fa50620b5b60e7c8761ea251b3ab30ef1e18320d49d76f417eac6dcd5b4a0bbc}, url = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/coveriteam-combinations/}, presentation = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/prs/2022-04-04_FASE22-CoVeriTeam-Combinations_Cedric.pdf}, abstract = {}, keyword = {Software Model Checking}, funding = {DFG-COOP}, }
  7. Dongge Liu, Van-Thuan Pham, Gidon Ernst, Toby Murray, and Benjamin Rubinstein. State selection algorithms and their impact on the performance of stateful network protocol fuzzing. In Proc. of Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER), 2022. IEEE. Link to this entry To appear.
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{ernst:saner2022, author = {Dongge Liu and Van-Thuan Pham and Gidon Ernst and Toby Murray and Benjamin Rubinstein}, title = {State selection algorithms and their impact on the performance of stateful network protocol fuzzing}, booktitle = {Proc. of Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER)}, year = {2022}, publisher = {IEEE}, note = {To appear.}, }
  8. Gidon Ernst. Loop Verification with Invariants and Summaries. In Proc. of Verification, Model-Checking, and Abstract Interpretation (VMCAI), LNCS, 2022. Springer. Link to this entry
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{ernst:vmcai2022, author = {Gidon Ernst}, title = {Loop Verification with Invariants and Summaries}, booktitle = {Proc. of Verification, Model-Checking, and Abstract Interpretation (VMCAI)}, volume = {13182}, year = {2022}, series = {LNCS}, publisher = {Springer}, }
  9. Matthias Kettl and Thomas Lemberger. The Static Analyzer Infer in SV-COMP (Competition Contribution). In Dana Fisman and Grigore Rosu, editors, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS 2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7), Part 2, LNCS 13244, pages 451-456, 2022. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-99527-0_30 Link to this entry Keyword(s): Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP) Publisher's Version PDF Presentation
    Abstract
    We present Infer-SV, a wrapper that adapts Infer for SV-COMP. Infer is a static-analysis tool for C and other languages, developed by Facebook and used by multiple large companies. It is strongly aimed at industry and the internal use at Facebook. Despite its popularity, there are no reported numbers on its precision and efficiency. With Infer-SV, we take a first step towards an objective comparison of Infer with other SV-COMP participants from academia and industry.
    BibTeX Entry
    @inproceedings{INFER-SVCOMP22, author = {Matthias Kettl and Thomas Lemberger}, title = {The Static Analyzer Infer in {SV-COMP} (Competition Contribution)}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS~2022, Munich, Germany, April 2-7), Part 2}, editor = {Dana Fisman and Grigore Rosu}, pages = {451--456}, year = {2022}, series = {LNCS~13244}, publisher = {Springer}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-99527-0_30}, pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/pub/2022-SVCOMP.The_Static_Analyzer_Infer_in_SV-COMP.pdf}, presentation = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/prs/2022-04-07_TACAS_Infer.pdf}, abstract = {We present Infer-SV, a wrapper that adapts Infer for SV-COMP. Infer is a static-analysis tool for C and other languages, developed by Facebook and used by multiple large companies. It is strongly aimed at industry and the internal use at Facebook. Despite its popularity, there are no reported numbers on its precision and efficiency. With Infer-SV, we take a first step towards an objective comparison of Infer with other SV-COMP participants from academia and industry.}, keyword = {Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP)}, }

Theses and projects (PhD, MSc, BSc, Project)

  1. Karlheinz Friedberger. Efficient Software Model Checking with Block-Abstraction Memoization. PhD Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab, 2022. doi:10.5282/edoc.29976 Link to this entry Keyword(s): CPAchecker, Software Model Checking Publisher's Version PDF
    BibTeX Entry
    @misc{FriedbergerBAM, author = {Karlheinz Friedberger}, title = {Efficient Software Model Checking with Block-Abstraction Memoization}, year = {2022}, doi = {10.5282/edoc.29976}, url = {}, pdf = {https://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/29976/1/Friedberger_Karlheinz.pdf}, presentation = {}, keyword = {CPAchecker,Software Model Checking}, annote = {Now at MSG Systems, Munich, Germany}, howpublished = {PhD Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab}, urn = {urn:nbn:de:bvb:19-296471}, }
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    Now at MSG Systems, Munich, Germany
  2. Maximilian Hailer. New Approaches and Visualization for Verification Coverage. Master's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab, 2022. Link to this entry Keyword(s): CPAchecker, Software Model Checking PDF Presentation
    BibTeX Entry
    @misc{HailerVerificationCoverage, author = {Maximilian Hailer}, title = {New Approaches and Visualization for Verification Coverage}, year = {2022}, pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/msc/2022.Hailer.New_Approaches_and_Visualization_for_Verification_Coverage.pdf}, presentation = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/prs/2022-06-16_MA_New_Approaches_and_Visualization_for_Verification_Coverage_Hailer.pdf}, keyword = {CPAchecker,Software Model Checking}, howpublished = {Master's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab}, }
  3. Matthias Kettl. Adjustable Block Analysis: Actor-Based Creation of Block Summaries for Scaling Formal Verification. Master's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab, 2022. Link to this entry Keyword(s): CPAchecker, Software Model Checking PDF Presentation
    BibTeX Entry
    @misc{Kettl, author = {Matthias Kettl}, title = {Adjustable Block Analysis: Actor-Based Creation of Block Summaries for Scaling Formal Verification}, year = {2022}, pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/msc/2022.Kettl.Adjustable_Block_Analysis.pdf}, presentation = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/prs/2022-02-24_MA_Adjustable_Block_Analysis.pdf}, keyword = {CPAchecker,Software Model Checking}, howpublished = {Master's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab}, }
  4. Philipp Waldinger. Concurrent Software Verification through Block-based Task Partitioning and Continuous Summary Refinement. Master's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab, 2022. Link to this entry Keyword(s): CPAchecker, Software Model Checking
    BibTeX Entry
    @misc{WaldingerTaskPartitioning, author = {Philipp Waldinger}, title = {Concurrent Software Verification through Block-based Task Partitioning and Continuous Summary Refinement}, year = {2022}, keyword = {CPAchecker,Software Model Checking}, howpublished = {Master's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab}, }
  5. Tobias Kleinert. Developing a Verifier Based on Parallel Portfolio with CoVeriTeam. Bachelor's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab, 2022. Link to this entry Keyword(s): Benchmarking PDF Presentation
    BibTeX Entry
    @misc{KleinertParPortfolioCoVeriTeam, author = {Tobias Kleinert}, title = {Developing a Verifier Based on Parallel Portfolio with CoVeriTeam}, year = {2022}, pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/bsc/2022.Kleinert.Parallel_Portfolio_CoVeriTeam.pdf}, presentation = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/prs/2022-03-16_BA_Parallel_Portfolio_CoVeriTeam.pdf}, keyword = {Benchmarking}, field = {Computer Science}, howpublished = {Bachelor's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab}, }
  6. Robin Gloster. Cgroups v2 Support for BenchExec. Bachelor's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab, 2022. Link to this entry Keyword(s): Benchmarking PDF Presentation
    BibTeX Entry
    @misc{GlosterCgroupsV2, author = {Robin Gloster}, title = {Cgroups v2 Support for BenchExec}, year = {2022}, pdf = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/bsc/2022.Gloster.Cgroups_v2_Support_for_BenchExec.pdf}, presentation = {https://www.sosy-lab.org/research/prs/2022-03-09_BA_Cgroups_v2_Support_for_BenchExec_Gloster.pdf}, keyword = {Benchmarking}, field = {Computer Science}, howpublished = {Bachelor's Thesis, LMU Munich, Software Systems Lab}, }

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