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The presentation by Daniel Fava at the Doctoral Symposium of the 13th International integrated Formal Methods (iFM 2017) won the award for the symposium's best presentation (shared with a second winner). The presentation covers joint work with Martin Steffen, Volker Stolz, and Stian Valle, about ``An Operational Semantics for a Weak Memory Model with Buffered Writes, Message Passing, and Goroutines''.
Memory models as a part of programming language specifications have become increasingly popular the last two decades. They describe how the values that are obtained by reads are related to the values that are written by writes. To properly define this has proven particularly difficult for programming languages that allows for shared variables between multiple processes. In this thesis we formalize parts of the memory model specified by the Go language by making a structural operational semantics for it. We further use this semantics to prove that programs that are data race free will run under this semantics as they would under a strong memory model.