[TYPES/announce] AVoCS 2014: 1st Call for Papers

Marieke Huisman m.huisman at utwente.nl
Thu Dec 19 11:07:27 EST 2013

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Call for Papers

14th Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS) 2014 Workshop


24-26th September, 2014

University of Twente, Netherlands


Call for Papers

The aim of Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS) 2014 is to 
contribute to the interaction and exchange of ideas among members of the 
international research community on tools and techniques for the 
verification of critical systems. The subject is to be interpreted 
broadly and inclusively. It covers all aspects of automated 
verification, including model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT 
constraint solving, abstract interpretation, and refinement pertaining 
to various types of critical systems which need to meet stringent 
dependability requirements (safety-critical, business-critical,
performance-critical, etc.). Contributions that describe different 
techniques, or industrial case studies are encouraged. The technical 
programme will consist of invited and contributed talks and also allow
for short presentations of research ideas. The workshop will be 
relatively informal, with an emphasis on discussion.

There are several studentships available in order to support PhD 
students who wish to participate in the workshop.

Topics include (but are not limited to)

     Model Checking
     Automatic and Interactive Theorem Proving
     SAT, SMT or Constraint Solving for Verification
     Abstract Interpretation
     Specification and Refinement
     Requirements Capture and Analysis
     Verification of Software and Hardware
     Specification and Verification of Fault Tolerance and Resilience
     Probabilistic and Real-Time Systems
     Dependable Systems
     Verified System Development
     Industrial Applications

The workshop will have three invited speakers:

   Laura Kovacs (Chalmers, Sweden) will speak about automated assertion 
   Alastair Donaldson (Imperial College, UK) will speak about 
verification of OpenCL kernels.
   A third speaker will be announced soon.

Important Dates

   Submission (abstract for full paper): 16th June 2014
   Submission (full papers): 23rd June 2014
   Notification (full papers): 30th July 2014

   Submission (research ideas): 7th August 2014
   Notification (research ideas): 14th August 2014

   Submission of final versions: 1st September 2014

   Workshop: 24-26th September 2014

Submission Details

Full Papers: Submissions of full papers to the workshop must not have 
been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. 
All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of 
originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation 
quality, and relevance to the workshop. Final versions of the papers 
must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages. Formatting details 
are provided on the website.

Research ideas: AVoCS'14 encourages the submissions of research ideas in 
order to stimulate discussions at the workshop. Reports on ongoing work 
or surveys on work published elsewhere are welcome. The Programme 
Committee will select research ideas on the basis of submitted abstracts 
according to significance and general interest. Research ideas must be 
written in English and not exceed 2 pages.

Conference Proceedings & Special Journal Issue

At the workshop, pre-proceedings will be available in the form of a 
University of Twente Technical Report; this report will also include the 
research ideas.

After the workshop, the authors of accepted full papers will have about 
one month in order to revise their papers for publication in the 
workshop post-proceedings which will appear in the Electronic
Communications of the EASST Open Access Journal. Research ideas will not 
be part of the proceedings in the Open Access Journal.

We will invite authors of a selection of the best papers presented at 
the workshop to submit extended versions of their work for publication 
in a special issue of Elsevier's journal Science of Computer Programming.

Program Committee (under construction)

   John Derrick, University of Sheffield, U.K.
   Mike Dodds, University of York, U.K.
   Wan Fokkink, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Michael Goldsmith, University of Oxford, U.K.
   Jan Friso Groote, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
   Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University, Finland
   Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, Netherlands (co-chair)
   Temesghen Kahsai, University of Iowa, U.S.A.
   Gerald Luettgen, University of Bamberg, Germany
   Radu Mateescu, INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, France
   Stephan Merz, INRIA Nancy & LORIA, France
   Markus Roggenbach, Swansea University, U.K.
   Marco Roveri, FBK-first, Italy
   Jan Strejcek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
   Tayssir Touili, LIAFA, CNRS & University Paris Diderot, France
   Jaco van de Pol, University of Twente, Netherlands (co-chair)
   Kirsten Winter, University of Queensland, Australia
   Anne Haxthausen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
   Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology, Singapore

Steering Committee

   Michael Goldsmith, University of Oxford, U.K.
   Stephan Merz, INRIA Nancy & LORIA, France
   Markus Roggenbach, Swansea University, U.K.

Organization Committee

   Marieke Huisman
   Wojciech Mostowski (publicity chair)
   Jaco van de Pol

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