Project Lead: Dr. Sergey Bratus
Sponsoring Organization: DARPA
Project Synopsis: V-SPELLS aims to radically broaden adoption of software verification by enabling incremental introduction of superior technologies into systems that cannot be re-designed from scratch and replaced as a whole. The goal is to create a developer-accessible capability for piece-by-piece enhancement of software components with new verified code that is both correct-by-construction and compatible-by-construction, i.e., safely composable with the rest of the system. V-SPELLS will create practical tools for developers to gain the benefits of formal software verification in incremental software (re)engineering – rather than only in clean-slate introduction – enabling them to deliver assured incremental modernization of legacy systems in a manner that leverages verification technologies and reduces risk.