Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives



Participants : Pascal Fradet, Xiaojie Guo, Maxime Lesourd, Sophie Quinton.

RT-Proofs is an ANR/DFG project between Inria, MPI-SWS, Onera, TU Braunschweig and Verimag, running from 2018 until 2020.

The overall objective of the RT-Proofs project is to lay the foundations for computer-assisted formal verification of timing analysis results. More precisely, the goal is to provide:

  1. a strong formal basis for schedulability, blocking, and response-time analysis supported by the Coq proof assistant, that is as generic, robust, and modular as possible;

  2. correctness proofs for new and well-established generalized response-time analysis results, and a better, precise understanding of the role played by key assumptions and formal connections between competing analysis techniques;

  3. an approach for the generation of proof certificates so that analysis results – in contrast to analysis tools – can be certified.


Participants : Gregor Goessler, Jean-Bernard Stefani.

DCore is an ANR project between Inria project teams Antique , Focus and Spades , and the Irif lab, running from 2019 to 2023.

The overall objective of the project is to develop a semantically well-founded, novel form of concurrent debugging, which we call causal debugging, that aims to alleviate the deficiencies of current debugging techniques for large concurrent software systems. The causal debugging technology developed by DCore will comprise and integrate two main novel engines:

  1. a reversible execution engine that allows programmers to backtrack and replay a concurrent or distributed program execution, in a way that is both precise and efficient (only the exact threads involved by a return to a target anterior or posterior program state are impacted);

  2. a causal analysis engine that allows programmers to analyze concurrent executions, by asking questions of the form “what caused the violation of this program property?”, and that allows for the precise and efficient investigation of past and potential program executions.

Institute of Technology (IRT)


Participants : Alain Girault, Nicolas Hili.

Caphca is a project within the Antoine de Saint Exupéry IRT. The general objective of the project is to provide methods and tools to achieve performance and determinism on modern, high-performance, multi-core and FPGA-enabled SOCs. Our specific contribution lies withing work pakacges dedicated to the design of novel PRET architectures and programming languages (see Section 6.2.1).