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CAV 2011 : 23rd International Conference on Computer Aided Verification


Conference Series : Computer Aided Verification
When Jul 14, 2011 - Jul 20, 2011
Where Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah, USA
Abstract Registration Due Jan 14, 2011
Submission Deadline Jan 21, 2011
Notification Due Mar 19, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 19, 2011
Categories    software verification   formal methods   hardware verification

Call For Papers

Call for Papers


23rd International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV 2011)

July 14-20, 2011

Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah, USA

Aims and Scope


CAV 2011 is the 23rd in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. CAV considers it vital to continue its leadership in hardware verification, maintain its recent momentum in software verification, and consider new domains such as biological systems. The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of the ACM.

Topics of interest include:

- Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations

- Hardware verification techniques

- Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification

- Deductive, compositional, and abstraction techniques for verification

- Program analysis and software verification

- Verification techniques for security

- Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology

- Verification methods for parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems

- Applications and case studies

- Verification in industrial practice

- Formal methods for biological systems



There will be pre-conference workshops on July 14-15. The main conference will take place on July 16-20. There will be tutorials on the first day of the conference (July 16). Please see the conference website for details.

CAV Award


The annual CAV Award has been established for a specific fundamental contribution or a series of outstanding contributions to the field of Computer Aided Verification. The award of $10,000 will be granted to an individual or a group of individuals chosen by the Award Committee from a list of nominations. The Award Committee may choose to make no award. The CAV Award shall be presented in an award ceremony at CAV and a citation will be published in a Journal of Record (currently, Formal Methods in System Design).

Call for Nominations for the CAV Award


Anyone can submit a nomination. The Award Committee can originate a nomination. Anyone, with the exception of members of the Award Committee, is eligible to receive the Award. A nomination must state clearly the contribution(s), explain why the contribution is fundamental or the series of contributions is outstanding, and be accompanied by supporting letters and other evidence of worthiness. Nominations should include a proposed citation (up to 25 words), a succinct (100-250 words) description of the contribution(s), and a detailed statement to justify the nomination. The cited contribution(s) must have been made not more recently than five years ago and not over twenty years ago. In addition, the contribution(s) should not yet have received recognition via a major award, such as the ACM Turing or Kanellakis Awards. The nominee may have received such an award for other contributions.

The 2011 CAV Award Committee consists of Moshe Vardi (chair), Thomas Henzinger, Rajeev Alur, and Marta Kwiatkowska. The nominations should be sent to Moshe Vardi at Nominations must be received by January 21, 2011.

Paper Submission


There are two categories of submissions:

A. Regular Papers: Submissions, not exceeding sixteen (16) pages using Springer's LNCS format, should contain original research, and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged to make their data available with their submission. Submissions reporting on case studies in an industrial context are strongly invited, and should describe details, weaknesses and strength in sufficient depth. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with proceedings or submission of material that has already been published elsewhere is not allowed.

B. Tool Presentations: Submissions, not exceeding six (6) pages using Springer's LNCS format, should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. An appendix that will not be part of the published presentation may be added for use in the program committee selection process. A demonstration, in a separate demonstration session, is expected to accompany a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have already been presented (in any conference) will be accepted only if significant and clear enhancements to the tool are reported and implemented.

Papers exceeding the stated maximum length run the risk of rejection without review. For regular papers, an appendix can be joined to the submissions providing additional material such as details on proofs or experimentations. The appendix is not guaranteed to be read or taken into account by the reviewers and it should not contain information necessary to the understanding and the evaluation of the presented work. The review process will include a feedback/rebuttal period where authors will have the option to respond to reviewer comments.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format. Submission is done with EasyChair. Information about the submission procedure will be available at:

Important Dates

- Abstract submission: January 14, 2011

- Paper submission (firm): January 21, 2011 at 23:59 Samoa time (UTC/GMT-11)

- Author feedback/rebuttal period: March 7-9, 2011

- Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 19, 2011

- Final version due: April 19, 2011

Program Chairs


Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah, USA

Shaz Qadeer, Microsoft Research, USA

Program Committee


Azadeh Farzan, University of Toronto, Canada

Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research, UK

Cormac Flanagan, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

Steven German, IBM Research, USA

Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames, USA

Susanne Graf, VERIMAG, France

Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University, Finland

William Hung, Synopsys, USA

Joost-Pieter Katoen, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Franjo Ivancic, NEC Labs, USA

Stefan Kowalewski, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Daniel Kroening, University of Oxford, UK

Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University, Israel

Robert Kurshan, Cadence Design Systems, USA

Akash Lal, Microsoft Research, India

Kim Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Kenneth McMillan, Microsoft Research, USA

Madanlal Musuvathi, Microsoft Research, USA

Michael Norrish, NICTA, Australia

Madhusudan Parthasarathy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

John Regehr, University of Utah, USA

Andrey Rybalchenko, TU Munich, Germany

Sriram Sankaranarayanan, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Roberto Sebastiani, University of Trento, Italy

Sanjit Seshia, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Ofer Strichman, Technion, Israel

Muralidhar Talupur, Intel, USA

Serdar Tasiran, Koc University, Turkey

Ashish Tiwari, SRI International, USA

Tayssir Touili, LIAFA, France

Viktor Vafeiadis, MPI-SWS, Germany

Bow-Yaw Wang, Tsinghua University, China

Steering Committee


Michael Gordon, University of Cambridge, UK

Orna Grumberg, Technion, Israel

Robert Kurshan, Cadence Design Systems, USA

Kenneth McMillan, Microsoft Research, USA

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