[Om-announce] AVoCS 2014: Call for Research Ideas (due August 11th)

Wojciech Mostowski w.mostowski at utwente.nl
Mon Aug 4 10:44:04 CEST 2014

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Call for Research Ideas

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


24-26th September, 2014

University of Twente, Netherlands


Call for Research Ideas (deadline August 11th, notification August 14th)

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 (this call). The workshop
will be relatively informal, with an emphasis on discussion.

AVoCS 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

Thanks to Formal Methods Europe (http://www.fmeurope.org/), we offer a
financial support for students registering for AVoCS in the form of a
registration fee waiver (full or partial). Because our financial
support is limited, we ask the students that would like to take the
advantage of this support to submit a short application. The details
on how to apply can be found on the AVoCS 2014 webpage

AVoCS 2014 is co-organised and co-located with SPES_XT Summer School
on Model-based design and analysis of cyber-physical systems:


A registration reduction is going to be offered for participants
attending both events.

The workshop will have three invited speakers:

   Laura Kovacs (Chalmers, Sweden) will speak about automated assertion
   Alastair Donaldson (Imperial College, U.K.) will speak about verification
     of OpenCL kernels.
   Guy Broadfoot (U.K.) will speak about fighting the battle to get industry
     to adopt formal based tools.

Important Dates

   Submission of research ideas: 11th August 2014
   Notification: 14th August 2014

   Student grant application: 14th August 2014
   Early registration: 1st September 2014

   Workshop: 24-26th September 2014 (2.5 days, ends 26th lunchtime)

Submission Details

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.

The AVoCS 2014 Submission Site is available through EasyChair at

Conference Proceedings

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. However, research ideas *will not* be part of the
AVoCS proceedings in the EASST Open Access Journal.

Program Committee

   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
   Anne Haxthausen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
   Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University, Finland
   Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, Netherlands (co-chair)
   Temesghen Kahsai, NASA Ames Research Center, 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-irst, Italy
   Thomas Santen, Microsoft Research, Germany
   Bernard Steffen, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
   Jan Strejcek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
   Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
   Tayssir Touili, LIAFA, CNRS & University Paris Diderot, France
   Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, U.K.
   Jaco van de Pol, University of Twente, Netherlands (co-chair)
   Laurent Voisin, Systerel, France
   Kirsten Winter, University of Queensland, Australia

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

Wojciech Mostowski
University of Twente
Formal Methods and Tools, EWI
EWI-FMT, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands
e-mail: w.mostowski at utwente.nl
www: http://wwwhome.ewi.utwente.nl/~mostowskiwi/
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