A Formally Verified Monitor for Metric First-Order Temporal Logic

Joshua Schneider, David Basin, Srđan Krstić, Dmitriy Traytel


Runtime verification tools must correctly establish a specification's validity or detect violations. This task is difficult, especially if the specification is given in an expressive declarative language, which demands a non-trivial monitoring algorithm. We use a proof assistant to not only solve this task, but also to gain confidence in our solution. We formally verify the correctness of a monitor for specifications given as formulas in metric first-order temporal logic in the Isabelle/HOL proof assistant. From our formalization, we extract an executable algorithm with correctness guarantees and use differential testing to find discrepancies in the outputs of two unverified monitors for first-order specification languages.

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