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We argue that the time is ripe to investigate differential monitoring, in which the specification of a program's behavior is implicitly given by a second program implementing the same informal specification. Similar ideas have been proposed before, and are currently implemented in restricted form for testing and specialized run-time analyses, aspects of which we combine. We discuss the challenges of implementing differential monitoring as a general-purpose, black-box run-time monitoring framework, and present promising results of a preliminary implementation, showing low monitoring overheads for diverse programs.
The authors would like to thank Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Derek Dreyer, Adrian Francalanza, Owolabi Legunsen, Matthew Milano, Manuel Rigger, Cesar Sanchez, and the members of the IST Verification Seminar for their helpful comments and insights on various stages of this work, as well as the reviewers of RV’21 for their helpful suggestions on the actual paper.
Mühlböck F, Henzinger TA. Differential Monitoring. IST Austria; 2021. doi:10.15479/AT:ISTA:9946
Mühlböck, F., & Henzinger, T. A. (2021). Differential monitoring. IST Austria. https://doi.org/10.15479/AT:ISTA:9946
Mühlböck, Fabian, and Thomas A Henzinger. Differential Monitoring. IST Austria, 2021. https://doi.org/10.15479/AT:ISTA:9946.
F. Mühlböck and T. A. Henzinger, Differential monitoring. IST Austria, 2021.
Mühlböck F, Henzinger TA. 2021. Differential monitoring, IST Austria, 17p.
Mühlböck, Fabian, and Thomas A. Henzinger. Differential Monitoring. IST Austria, 2021, doi:10.15479/AT:ISTA:9946.
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