[Om] [fm-announcements] VVPS'11 CFP - deadline extension: March 25

Havelund, Klaus (318M) Klaus.Havelund at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Mar 18 17:20:21 CET 2011

                        CALL FOR PAPERS
       *** DEADLINE EXTENSION : March 25 ***

                    3rd ICAPS Workshop on
               Verification and Validation of
            Planning and Scheduling Systems


            Freiburg, Germany, June 13, 2011

Topic and Objectives:

Planning and scheduling (P&S) systems are finding increased
application in safety- and mission-critical systems that require a high level of
assurance. However, tools and methodologies for verification and validation
(V&V) of P&S systems have received relatively little attention. Therefore,
important goals of the workshop are (i) to encourage the ongoing interaction
between V&V and P&S communities, (ii) to identify innovative tools
and methodologies (iii) and to elicit open issues and real challenges.

The workshop also aims to enhance a stable, long-term establishment
of a forum on relevant topics connected to the influence between V&V and
P&S. The workshop series began in 2005 with the first edition of the
workshop (http://planning.cis.strath.ac.uk/vvpsws/) during ICAPS '05 and
continued in 2009 with the second edition (http://www-vvps09.imag.fr/) during ICAPS
'09. These workshops presented a stimulating environment where researchers
could discuss about the opportunities and challenges in integrating V&V and

Topics of interest include: V&V of domain models, using technologies
such as static analysis, theorem proving, and model checking; consistency and
completeness of domain models; domain model coverage metrics; regression,
stress and boundary testing; runtime verification of plan executions; generation
of robust plans; compositional verification of domain models; how to structure domain
models which are more amenable to static analysis; inspection methods; the
relationship between timed automata and domain models; investigations of the impact
wrt. V&V of procedural versus declarative plan models; application of P&S
techniques to V&V; Planning as model checking; etc.

Important Dates:

Paper submission: March 25, 2011 ** extended deadline **
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 15, 2011
Workshop Date: June 13, 2011


There are two types of submissions: short position statements and regular papers.
Position papers are a maximum of 2 (two) pages. Regular papers are a maximum of 10 (ten)
pages. Papers should be submitted via the VVPS EasyChair website:


All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, described at:


Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as a hard-copy.

A selection of the accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the
International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer:

Any additional questions can be directed towards the general workshop
contact email: vvps11 at easychair.org<applewebdata://035FBE01-1835-4FB0-A70D-E89D73990B3E/vvps11@easychair.org>

Organization Chairs:

Saddek Bensalem,
saddek.bensalem at imag.fr<applewebdata://035FBE01-1835-4FB0-A70D-E89D73990B3E/saddek.bensalem@imag.fr>

Klaus Havelund,
klaus.havelund at jpl.nasa.gov<applewebdata://035FBE01-1835-4FB0-A70D-E89D73990B3E/klaus.havelund@jpl.nasa.gov>

Andrea Orlandini
andrea.orlandini at itia.cnr.it<applewebdata://035FBE01-1835-4FB0-A70D-E89D73990B3E/andrea.orlandini@itia.cnr.it>

Programme Committee:

Howard Barringer (University of Manchester, UK)
Andreas Bauer (NICTA, Australia)
Saddek Bensalem (Verimag/UJF, France) (Co-Chair)
Amedeo Cesta (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy)
Alessandro Cimatti (FBK, Trento, Italy)
Alexandre David (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Giuseppe Della Penna (University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy)
Lucas Dixon (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)
Bernd Finkbeiner (Saarland University, Germany)
Alberto Finzi (University of Naples, Naples, Italy)
Maria Fox (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Dimitra Giannakopoulou (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Enrico Giunchiglia (University of Genova, Italy)
Alex Groce (Oregon State University, USA)
Klaus Havelund (JPL, USA) (Co-Chair)
Gerard Holzmann (JPL, USA)
Felix Ingrand (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Hadas Kress-Gazit (Cornell University, USA)
Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Martin Leucker Technische Universität München, Germany)
Lee McCluskey (University of Huddersfield, UK)
David Musliner (SIFT, USA)
Andrea Orlandini (ITIA-CNR, Milan, Italy) (Co-Chair)
Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Charles Pecheur (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Paul Pettersson (Malardalen University, Sweden)
Douglas Smith (Kestrel Institute, USA)

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