Termination analysis of Java Bytecode

Elvira Albert, Puri Arenas, Michael Codish, Samir Genaim, Germán Puebla, Damiano Zanardini

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Abstract

Termination analysis has received considerable attention, traditionally in the context of declarative programming, and recently also for imperative languages. In existing approaches, termination is performed on source programs. However, there are many situations, including mobile code, where only the compiled code is available. In this work we present an automatic termination analysis for sequential Java Bytecode programs. Such analysis presents all of the challenges of analyzing a low-level language as well as those introduced by object-oriented languages. Interestingly, given a bytecode program, we produce a constraint logic program, CLP, whose termination entails termination of the bytecode program. This allows applying the large body of work in termination of CLP programs to termination of Java bytecode. A prototype analyzer is described and initial experimentation is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems - 10th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, FMOODS 2008, Proceedings
Pages2-18
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2008
Event10th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems, FMOODS 2008 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 4 Jun 20086 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5051 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems, FMOODS 2008
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityOslo
Period4/06/086/06/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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