Foundations of Separation Logic
The Foundations of Separation Logic course presents the foundations of Separation Logic for sequential programs and the construction of a practical program verification tool based on Separation Logic.
The course material is entirely developed in the Coq proof assistant, following the style of the Software Foundations volumes.
- Dowload the summary paper entitled Separation Logic for Sequential Programs. This paper, presented at ICFP'20, covers most of the material with the notable exception of the weakest precondition generator.
- Browse the course files, in HTML format.
- Download the course material, which includes Coq and HTML files.
- The files should compile with all versions from Coq v8.8 to coq v8.11,
and even Coq's master branch (though possibly with a few warnings).
- See the README file for instructions.
Solutions are available on demand. Contributions to the material are welcome.
Older material: Master course on Separation Logic
I taught from 2013 until 2017 at the MPRI
(Parisian Master of Research in Computer Sciences), the program verification course, together with Claude Marché. The course covered the following chapters:
- Heap predicates, heap entailment, interpretation triples, derivation rules.
- Representation predicates for list and trees, nested mutable data structures, ownership transfer.
- Reasoning about loops, frame during loops, higher-order functions, iterators.
- Arrays, records and objects, frame over individual cells, data structures with sharing.
- Extensions of Separation Logic for read-only permissions, parallelism, concurrency, and amortized analysis.
- Characteristic formulae for integrating Separation Logic in Coq.
Here are the slides from Febuary 2017: