[TYPES/announce] VSTTE 2012 : First Call for Papers

Gudmund Grov ggrov at staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Tue Jun 7 03:29:40 EDT 2011

			   VSTTE 2012
Verified Software: Theories, Tools and Experiments
	 	      January 28-29, 2012
  Philadelphia, USA (co-located with POPL and VMCAI)

The Fourth International Conference on Verified Software: Theories,
Tools, and Experiments  will take place on January 28-29, 2012.  The
focus of the conference is the development of systematic methods for
specifying, building, and verifying software.  The goal of
this conference is to advance the state of the art through the
interaction of theory development, tool evolution, and experimental
validation.  Historically,  the conference came out of the Verified
Software Initiative (VSI), a cooperative, international initiative
directed at the scientific challenges of large-scale software
verification.  A verification competition will be held in parallel 
to the conference. 

Topics of interest include:

* Specification and verification techniques
* Tool support for specification languages
* Tool for various design methodologies
* Tool integration and plug-ins
* Automation in formal verification
* Tool comparisons and benchmark repositories
* Combination of tools and techniques
(e.g. formal vs. semiformal, software specification
vs. engineering techniques)
* Customizing tools for particular applications
* Challenge problems
* Refinement methodologies
* Requirements modeling
* Specification languages
* Specification/verification case-studies
* Software design methods
* Program logic


Submitted research papers and system descriptions must be original and
not submitted for publication elsewhere.  Research paper submissions
are limited to 15 proceedings pages in LNCS format and must include a
cogent and self-contained description of the ideas, methods and
results, together with a comparison to existing work. System
descriptions are also limited to 15 proceedings pages in LNCS
format. Authors are encouraged to submit work in progress, particularly if the
work involves collaboration, theory unification, and tool integration.
Papers can be submitted at


Submissions that arrive late, are not in the proper format, or are too
long will not be considered.  The proceedings of VSTTE 2012 will be
published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.  Authors of accepted
papers will be requested to sign a form transferring copyright of
their contribution to Springer-Verlag.


August 31, 2011:     Conference Paper Submission Deadline
October 20, 2011:    Notification of acceptance
November 15, 2011:   Final conference paper versions due
January 28-29, 2012: Main conference


Ernie Cohen, European Microsoft Innovation Center 


Rajeev Joshi,  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Peter Müller, ETH Zurich
Andreas Podelski, University of Freiburg


To be announced


Gudmund Grov, University of Edinburgh


Tony Hoare, Microsoft Research
Jay Misra, UT Austin
Natarajan Shankar, SRI International
Jim Woodcock, University of York

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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