A full-day tutorial on Isabelle will happen Saturday 01-Aug-2015 in Berlin, as an associated event of the 25th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-25). Here is some further organizational information about tutorials at CADE-25. Important materials for the tutorial are available at the bottom of this post.
More than 25 years ago, Isabelle was initiated by Larry Paulson as a logical framework for rapid prototyping of Natural-Deduction proof systems. Today, Isabelle is one of the major platforms for Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP), with notable support for automated reasoning tools (ATPs and SMTs). Isabelle/HOL is the main environment for applications; it is accompanied by the Archive of Formal Proofs (AFP) as repository for user-contributions. Isabelle supports logical tool development in Isabelle/ML and Isabelle/Scala, but it is also possible to connect external tools; this works routinely on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. The system presents itself to the end-user by an advanced Prover IDE: Isabelle/jEdit.
The purpose of the tutorial is to get acquainted with Isabelle, using the latest release Isabelle2015 (May 2015). Topics cover specifications in HOL, proofs in Isar, use of automated provers via Sledgehammer etc. The target audience are doctoral students or researchers with an interest in formalized reasoning, application of reasoning tools for interactive and automated proof development, maybe even with an interest to develop their own tools with/for Isabelle.
- Exercises for hands-on work.
- The same exercises with solutions.
- Slides for the presentation.
- Brief History of LCF-style theorem proving and Isabelle.
- Quick reference of Isabelle/Isar proof language elements, from the bulky Isabelle/Isar reference manual.
- Compact overview of Main Isabelle/HOL library.