Foundational proof-carrying code

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Proof-carrying code is a framework for the mechanical verification of safety properties of machine language programs, but the problem arises of quis custodiat ipsos 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2001
Event16th Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2001Jun 19 2001


Other16th Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • General Mathematics


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