Benchmarking of Java Verification Tools at the Software Verification Competition (SV-COMP)

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Empirical evaluation of verification tools by benchmarking is a common method in software verification research. The Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP) aims at standardization and reproducibility of benchmarking within the software verification community in an annual basis, through comparative evaluation of fully-automatic software verifiers for C programs. Building upon this success, we describe here how to re-use the ecosystem developed around SV-COMP for benchmarking Java verification tools. We provide a detailed description of the rules for benchmark verification tasks, the integration of new tools into SV-COMP's benchmarking framework and also give experimental results of a benchmarking run on three state-of-the-art Java verification tools, JPF-SE, JayHorn and JBMC.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalACM SigSoft Software Engineering Notes
Early online date2 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019