[TYPES/announce] VSTTE 2012 Competition: Final Call for Participation - 1 WEEK TO GO!

Gudmund Grov ggrov at staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Tue Nov 1 05:15:00 EDT 2011

VSTTE 2012 Verification Competition starts Tuesday 8 November 2011!

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VSTTE 2012 Verification Competition

A software verification competition is organized on behalf of the
VSTTE 2012 conference (https://sites.google.com/site/vstte2012).
The purposes of this competition are: to help promote approaches and
tools, to provide new verification benchmarks, to stimulate further
development of verification techniques, and to have fun.

The contest takes place during 48 hours, on 8-10 November 2011, two
months prior to the conference. Problems will be put on the website of
the conference. Solutions must be sent by email to the competition
organizers. Any programming language, specification language, and
verification tool is allowed.

There will be several independent problems.  Each problem is
presented as a sequential algorithm, using English or pseudocode, and
a list of properties to formally prove about it, also expressed in
plain English and standard mathematical notation. Participants have
liberty to implement the proposed algorithms in functional,
imperative, object-oriented, or any other programming style.

Anybody interested can take part in the contest. Team work is allowed,
but only teams up to 4 members are eligible for the first prize.
Individual participants may belong to several teams.
However, the same solution cannot appear in different submissions.

The winner is awarded a talk slot at VSTTE 2012, to present any
research of his/her choice of interest for the VSTTE community. In
particular, a presentation of solutions to the competition problems
and/or of the techniques and system used would be appreciated.

Tuesday   8 Nov 2011, 15:00 UTC - competition starts
Thursday 10 Nov 2011, 15:00 UTC - competition stops

Monday 12 Dec 2011 - the winner is notified
28-29 Jan 2012 - results are announced at VSTTE 2012

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