[Om] [fm-announcements] RV 2018 Call for Papers

Havelund, Klaus (348B) Klaus.Havelund at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Apr 5 17:16:24 CEST 2018

RV 2018
Call for Papers
The 18th International Conference on Runtime Verification
November 10-13, 2018, Limassol, Cyprus

Runtime verification is concerned with the monitoring and analysis of
the runtime behaviour of software and hardware systems. Runtime
verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability,
and robustness; they provide an additional level of rigor and
effectiveness compared to conventional testing, and are generally more
practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can
be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging
purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and
security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as
online system repair.

Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

* specification languages
* monitor construction techniques
* program instrumentation
* logging, recording, and replay
* combination of static and dynamic analysis
* specification mining and machine learning over runtime traces
* monitoring techniques for concurrent and distributed systems
* runtime checking of privacy and security policies
* statistical model checking
* metrics and statistical information gathering
* program/system execution visualization
* fault localization, containment, recovery and repair
* dynamic type checking

Application areas of runtime verification include cyber-physical
systems, safety/mission-critical systems, enterprise and systems
software, autonomous and reactive control systems, health management and
diagnosis systems, and system security and privacy.

We welcome contributions exploring the combination of runtime
verification techniques with machine learning and static analysis.
Whilst these are highlight topics, papers falling into these categories
will not be treated differently from other contributions.

An overview of previous RV conferences and earlier workshops can be
found at: http://www.runtime-verification.org.

RV 2018 will be held November 10-13 in Limassol, Cyprus. RV 2018 will
feature a tutorial day (November 10), and three conference days
(November 11-13).


Papers as well as tutorial proposals will follow the following timeline
(Anywhere on Earth):

* Abstract deadline: June 18, 2018
* Paper deadline: June 25, 2018
* Paper notification: September 10, 2018
* Camera-ready deadline: September 21, 2018
* Conference: November 10-13, 2018


All accepted papers (including short papers) will appear in the
conference proceedings in an LNCS volume. More precisely, the
proceedings will appear within the formal methods subline of LNCS.
Submitted papers must use the LNCS/Springer style detailed here:


Papers must be original work and not be submitted for publication
elsewhere. Papers must be written in English and submitted
electronically (in PDF format) using the EasyChair submission page here:


The page limitations mentioned below include all text and figures, but
exclude references. Additional details omitted due to space limitations
may be included in a clearly marked appendix, that will be reviewed at
the discretion of reviewers, but not included in the proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend RV 2018 for


There are two categories of papers which can be submitted: regular or
short papers. Papers in each category will be reviewed by at least 3
members of the Program Committee.

* Regular Papers (up to 15 pages, not including references) should
present original unpublished results. We welcome theoretical papers,
system papers, papers describing domain-specific variants of RV, and
case studies on runtime verification.
* Short Papers (up to 6 pages, not including references) may present
novel but not necessarily thoroughly worked out ideas, for example
emerging runtime verification techniques and applications, or techniques
and applications that establish relationships between runtime
verification and other domains.

The Program Committee of RV 2018 will give a best paper award, and a
selection of accepted regular papers will be invited to appear in a
special issue of the Springer Journal on Formal Methods in System Design.


The RV conference also includes an RV tool contest as well as an
exhibition of industrial-strength runtime verification tools and
approaches. Separate calls for contribution to these events will be
issued soon.


General Chair
* Saddek Bensalem, VERIMAG (University of Grenoble Alpes), France

Program Chairs
* Christian Colombo, University of Malta, Malta
* Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany

Finance Chair
* Violet Ka I Pun, University of Oslo, Norway

Publicity Chair
* Cyrille Artho, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Local Organisation Chairs
* Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Panagiotis Kouvaros, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Committee
* Wolfgang Ahrendt, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* Howard Barringer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
* Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* Andreas Bauer, KUKA Systems, Germany
* Eric Bodden, Paderborn University, Germany
* Borzoo Bonakdarpour, McMaster University, Canada
* Ylies Falcone, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
* Lu Feng, University of Virginia, USA
* Adrian Francalanza, University of Malta
* Jean Goubault-Larrecq, University of Paris Saclay
* Radu Grosu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec, Canada
* Klaus Havelund, NASA, USA
* Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, Netherlands
* Limin Jia, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Felix Klaedtke, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
* Shuvendu Lahiri, Microsoft, USA
* Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
* Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
* Axel Legay, Inria, France
* David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
* Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
* Ayoub Nouri, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
* Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta
* Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University, Israel
* Jorge A. Perez, University of Groningen, Netherlands
* Violet Ka I Pun, University of Oslo, Norway
* Giles Reger, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
* Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois, USA
* Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
* Gerardo Schneider, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
* Nastaran Shafiei, NASA, USA
* Rahul Sharma, Stanford University, USA
* Shin’Ichi Shiraishi, Toyota, USA
* Julien Signoles, CEA, France
* Scott Smolka, Stony Brook University, USA
* Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania, USA
* Bernhard Steffen, University of Applied Science Dortmund, Germany
* Scott Stoller, Stony Brook University, USA
* Volker Stolz, Western Norway Univ. of Applied Sciences, Norway
* Neil Walkinshaw, University of Leicester, UK
* Chao Wang, University of Southern California, USA
* Eugen Zalinescu, TUM, Germany

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