[Om-announce] WING 2014: Invariant Generation

Carlo Alberto Furia caf at inf.ethz.ch
Thu Apr 24 13:05:22 CEST 2014

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Call for Contributions

WING 2014: 5th International Workshop on Invariant Generation

23 July 2014. Vienna, Austria


** Important Dates: **

Submission deadline:  1 April 2014
Workshop:  23 July 2014

** About WING **

The ability to automatically extract and synthesize auxiliary properties
of programs has had a profound effect on program analysis,  testing, and
verification over the last several decades. A key impediment for program
verification is the overhead associated with providing, debugging, and
verifying auxiliary invariant annotations. Releasing the software
developer from this burden is crucial for ensuring the practical
relevance of program verification. In the context of testing, suitable
invariants have the potential of enabling high-coverage test-case
generation. Thus, invariant generation is a key ingredient in a broad
spectrum of tools that help to improve program reliability and
understanding. As the design and implementation of reliable software
remains an important issue, any progress in this area will have a
significant impact.

The increasing power of automated theorem proving and computer algebra
has opened new perspectives for computer-aided program verification; in
particular for the automatic generation of inductive assertions in order
to reason about loops and recursion. Especially promising breakthroughs
are invariant generation techniques by Groebner bases, quantifier
elimination, and algorithmic combinatorics, which can be used in
conjunction with model checking, theorem proving, static analysis, and
abstract interpretation. The aim of this workshop is to bring together
researchers from these diverse fields.

** Paper Submissions **

We encourage submissions on work in progress, new ideas, tools under
development, as well as work by PhD students, to be presented at WING
2014. Submissions should adhere to the EasyChair document class, and be
between 6 and 15 pages.

Submissions need not be original. Extended versions of submissions may
have been published previously, or submitted concurrently with or after
WING 2014 to another workshop, conference or a journal.

** Program Committee **

Stephan Falke (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
Carlo A. Furia (ETH Zurich)
Arie Gurfinkel (Software Engineering Institute, CMU)
Dilian Gurov (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))
Reiner Hähnle (TU Darmstadt) -- chair
Andrew Ireland (Heriot-Watt University)
Bart Jacobs (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Einar Broch Johnsen (University of Oslo) -- chair
Laura Kovacs (Chalmers University of Technology)
Enric Rodríguez Carbonell (Technical University of Catalonia)
Philipp Ruemmer (Uppsala University, Department of IT)

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