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AVOCS 2011 : 11th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems


When Sep 12, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011
Where Newcastle upon Tyne
Submission Deadline Jun 13, 2011
Notification Due Jul 20, 2011
Categories    formal methods   verification

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The aim of AVoCS 2011 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, security-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 on going work. The workshop will be relatively informal, with an emphasis on discussion.

Invited Speakers

Janet Barnes (Altran Praxis)

Tom Maibaum (McMaster University) (FME Inivited Lecture)

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,
* Verification of Security-Critical Systems,
* Specification and Verification of Fault Tolerance and Resilience,
* Probabilistic and Real-Time Systems,
* Dependable Systems,
* Verified System Development, and
* Industrial Applications.

Important Dates:

Submission of Full Papers: 13th June 2011
Notification: 20th July 2011
Submission of Short Papers: 15th August 2011
Submission and Publication:

Full Papers: Submissions of full papers to the workshop must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop. Final versions of the papers must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages (excluding the title page) in the LaTeX EASST ( format.

Short Contributions: AVoCS 11 encourages the submissions of short contributions 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 short contributions on the basis of submitted abstracts according to significance and general interest. Short contributions must be written in English and not exceed 2 pages (excluding the title page) in the LaTeX EASST format.

Submission Site:

At the workshop, a draft of the workshop proceedings will be available in the form of a Technical Report of Newcastle University; this report will also include the short contributions.
After the workshop, the authors of accepted papers will have about one month in order to revise their papers for publication in the workshop proceedings which will probably appear in the Electronic Communications of the EASST.
We will invite authors of a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop to submit extended versions of their work for publication in a special issue of Elsevier's journal Science of Computer Programming

Organisation Committee
Jens Bendisposto

Cliff Jones

Michael Leuschel

Alexander Romanovsky

Program Committee
Jens Bendisposto (Dusseldorf)
Michael Goldsmith (Warwick)

Ian Hayes (Queensland)
Cliff Jones (Newcastle)

Michael Leuschel (Dusseldorf)

Felix Loesch (BOSCH)

Gerald Luettgen (Bamberg)

Ursula Martin (Queen Mary)

Stephan Merz (INRIA Nancy)

Markus Roggenbach (Swansea)

Alexander Romanovsky (Newcastle)

Thomas Santen (Microsoft)

Antonio Casimiro Costa (Lisboa)

Sebastian Wieczorek (SAP)

Jim Woodcock (York)

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