ETAPS 2007 is the tenth instance of the European Joint Conferences on Theory
and Practice of Software, and thus a cause for celebration.
The events that comprise ETAPS address various aspects of the system development
process, including specification, design, implementation, analysis and
improvement. The languages, methodologies and tools which support these activities
are all well within its scope. Different blends of theory and practice
are represented, with an inclination towards theory with a practical motivation
on the one hand and soundly based practice on the other. Many of the issues
involved in software design apply to systems in general, including hardware systems,
and the emphasis on software is not intended to be exclusive.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2007, held in Braga, Portugal. Coverage includes software verification, probabilistic model checking and markov chains, automata-based model checking, security, software and hardware verification, decision procedures and theorem provers, as well as infinite-state systems.