abstract: Automatic device driver synthesis is a radical approach to
creating drivers faster and with fewer defects by generating them automatically
based on hardware device specifications. I will present the design and
implementation of a new driver synthesis toolkit, called Termite-2. Termite-2
is the first tool to combine the power of automation with the flexibility of
conventional development. It is also the first practical synthesis tool based
on abstraction refinement. Finally, it is the first synthesis tool to support
automated debugging of input specifications. I will explain the main principles
behind the tool and give a brief demo of its capabilities.
bio: Leonid Ryzhyk is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of
Toronto and a researcher at NICTA. He received his PhD from the University of
New South Wales in 2010.