Reactive Synthesis with Spectra: A Tutorial

Shahar Maoz, Jan Oliver Ringert

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Spectra is a formal specification language specifically tailored for use in the context of reactive synthesis, an automated procedure to obtain a correct-by-construction reactive system from its temporal logic specification. Spectra comes with the Spectra Tools, a set of analyses, including a synthesizer to obtain a correct-by-construction implementation, several means for executing the resulting controller, and additional analyses aimed at helping engineers write higher-quality specifications. This hands-on tutorial will introduce participants to the language and the tool set, using examples and exercises, covering an end-to-end process from specification writing to synthesis to execution. The tutorial may be of interest to software engineers and researchers who are interested in the potential applications of formal methods to software engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE/ACM 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationCompanion Proceedings, ICSE-Companion 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781665412193
StatePublished - May 2021
Event43rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion, ICSE-Companion 2021 - Virtual, Online, Spain
Duration: 25 May 202128 May 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
ISSN (Print)0270-5257


Conference43rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion, ICSE-Companion 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Reactive synthesis


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