[TYPES/announce] TAP22: Tests and Proofs 2022 - Call for Papers

Catherine DUBOIS catherine.dubois at ensiie.fr
Mon Mar 7 13:06:19 EST 2022

TAP22: Tests and Proofs 2022
co-located event of STAF 2022
Nantes, France, July 4-8, 2022
Conference website https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://easychair.org/smart-program/TAP22/index.html__;!!IBzWLUs!FFeVjueuSLl7yvEY92spNRKvC9VTg9tvYdAYBv1ma8ML1jEIrtYCgVcA-CL_q___dGrocHctKLevxg$ 

Submission link https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tap22__;!!IBzWLUs!FFeVjueuSLl7yvEY92spNRKvC9VTg9tvYdAYBv1ma8ML1jEIrtYCgVcA-CL_q___dGrocHeR4-MRUA$ 
Conference program https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://easychair.org/smart-program/TAP22/__;!!IBzWLUs!FFeVjueuSLl7yvEY92spNRKvC9VTg9tvYdAYBv1ma8ML1jEIrtYCgVcA-CL_q___dGrocHfMjNJFTQ$ 

Abstract registration deadline March 18, 2022
Submission deadline March 23, 2022
Author notification May 9, 2022

The TAP conference promotes research in verification and formal methods 
that targets the interplay of proofs and testing: the advancement of 
techniques of each kind and their combination, with the ultimate goal of 
improving software and system dependability.

Research in verification has seen a steady convergence of heterogeneous 
techniques and a synergy between the traditionally distinct areas of 
testing (and dynamic analysis) and of proving (and static analysis). 
Formal techniques for counter-example generation based on, for example, 
symbolic execution, SAT/SMT-solving or model checking, furnish evidence 
for the potential of a combination of tests and proofs. The combination 
of predicate abstraction with testing-like techniques based on 
exhaustive enumeration opens the perspective for novel techniques of 
proving correctness. On the practical side, testing offers 
cost-effective debugging techniques of specifications or crucial parts 
of program proofs (such as invariants). Last but not least, testing is 
indispensable when it comes to the validation of the underlying 
assumptions of complex system models involving hardware and/or system 
environments. Over the years, there is growing acceptance in research 
communities that testing and proving are complementary rather than 
mutually exclusive techniques.

The TAP conference aims to promote research in the intersection of 
testing and proving by bringing together researchers and practitioners 
from both areas of verification.
*** Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another 
journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

** Regular research papers: full submissions describing original 
research, of up to 16 pages (excluding references and appedix). In case 
regular papers rely on experimental data and/or tool support, authors 
are strongly recommended to make the experimental data and/or tool 
support available for public use.

** Tool demonstration papers: submissions describing the design and 
implementation of an analysis/verification tool or framework, of up to 8 
pages (excluding references and appendix). The tool/framework described 
in a tool demonstration paper should be available for public use.

** Short papers: submissions describing preliminary findings, proofs of 
concepts, and exploratory studies, of up to 6 pages (excluding 
references and appendix).

Papers have to adhere to Springer's LNCS format and must be submitted in 
PDF format at the EasyChair submission site:

*** List of Topics

TAP's scope encompasses many aspects of verification technology, 
including foundational work, tool development, and empirical research. 
Its topics of interest center around the connection between proofs (and 
other static techniques) and testing (and other dynamic techniques). 
Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

* Verification and analysis techniques combining proofs and tests
* Program proving with the aid of testing techniques
* Deductive techniques supporting the automated generation of test 
vectors and oracles (theorem proving, model checking, symbolic 
execution, SAT/SMT solving, constraint logic programming, etc.)
* Deductive techniques supporting novel definitions of coverage criteria
* Program analysis techniques combining static and dynamic analysis
* Specification inference by deductive and dynamic methods
* Testing and runtime analysis of formal specifications
* Search-based technics for proving and testing
* Verification of verification tools and environments
* Applications of test and proof techniques in new domains, such as 
security, configuration management, learning
* Combined approaches of test and proof in the context of formal 
certifications (Common Criteria, CENELEC, …)
* Case studies, tool and framework descriptions, and experience reports 
combining tests and proofs

*** Program Committee

* Wolfgang Ahrendt (Chalmers University of Technology)
* Catherine Dubois (ENSIIE-Samovar)
* Carlo A. Furia (USI - Università della Svizzera Italiana)
* Dilian Gurov (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
* Falk Howar (TU Clausthal / IPSSE)
* Marieke Huisman (University of Twente)
* Reiner Hähnle (TU Darmstadt)
* Einar Broch Johnsen (University of Oslo)
* Konstantin Korovin (The University of Manchester)
* Laura Kovacs (Vienna University of Technology) - chair
* Karl Meinke (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) - chair
* Jakob Nordstrom (University of Copenhagen and Lund University)
* Patrizio Pelliccione (Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI))
* Luigia Petre (Åbo Akademi University)
* Cristina Seceleanu (Mälardalen University)
* Sahar Tahvili (Ericsson)
* Neil Walkinshaw (The University of Sheffield)
* Heike Wehrheim (Paderborn University)

*** Publication

Accepted submissions will be published in Springer's LNCS series. Papers 
have to adhere to Springer's LNCS format and must be submitted in PDF 
format at the EasyChair submission site:

*** Venue

The conference will be held as an affiliated event of STAF 2022, during 
July 4-8, 2022, in Nantes, France.

*** Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to 
laura.kovacs at tuwien.ac.at and karlm at kth.se.
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