Sixteenth Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2001)

Invited Talk: Foundational Proof-Carrying Code (at LICS 2001)

Authors: Andrew W. Appel


Proof-carrying code is a framework for the mechanical verification of safety properties of machine language programs, but the problem arises of quis custodiat ip-sos custodes-who will verify the verifier itself? Foundational proof-carrying code is verification from the smallest possible set of axioms, using the simplest possible verifier and the smallest possible runtime system. I will describe many of the mathematical and engineering problems to be solved in the construction of a foundational proof-carrying code system.


    author = 	 {Andrew W. Appel},
    title = 	 {Foundational Proof-Carrying Code},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual IEEE Symp. on Logic in Computer Science, {LICS} 2001},
    year =	 2001,
    editor =	 {Joseph Halpern},
    month =	 {June}, 
    pages =      {247},
    location =   {Boston, MA, USA}, 
    note =       {Invited Talk},
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}