[Om] [fm-announcements] Fourth Verified Software Competition (VSComp), 14-16 June, 2014

MUNOZ, CESAR (LARC-D320) cesar.a.munoz at nasa.gov
Tue Jun 10 21:08:02 CEST 2014

Fourth Verified Software Competition (VSComp) 2014
14-15 June 2014

Organizers: Ernie Cohen, Marcelo Frias, Peter Müller, Natarajan Shankar

The Fourth Verified Software Competition (VSComp) aims to showcase the
progress in verification technology.  The competition will occur over 48
hours during the weekend of 14/15 June starting with the publication of
the challenge problems at 0900 GMT of Sat June 14 and ending with the
submission deadline for the solutions at 0900 GMT of Mon June 16.  Teams
of up to three individuals can register to participate just prior to the
start of the competition at http://vscomp.org.

The competition will consist of five verification challenges (with possible
sub-problems) spanning a range of domains, including (but not limited to)
sequential and concurrent algorithms, refinement, assertional
verification, and metatheory.  Teams will have to solve the challenge
problems using mechanized tools.  Teams are allowed to use multiple tools
to tackle the challenges. Only the best three problem solutions from each
team will be taken into consideration for evaluating team performance.  An
FAQ Wiki page will be maintained at the website to clarify questions that
might come up before or during the competition.  After the competition,
solutions will be made publicly available for peer review by the other
teams. Teams should be available to answer questions during the peer
review process, and if necessary, be prepared to make their verification
tools available for experimentation.  Based on the results of the peer
review, the organizers will evaluate the solutions for correctness,
completeness, and clarity.

The winners will be given short speaking slots at VSTTE 2014 which takes
place in Vienna during July 17, 18, 2014.  The competition will run on an
honor system to ensure that above guidelines are being followed by each of
the teams.  We especially encourage the participation of all-student teams
and teams that are using tools developed by others.

Questions or comments about the contest should be sent to
vscomp2014 at gmail.com.

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