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OVERLAY 2022 : 4th Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and fOrmal VERification, Logic, Automata, and sYnthesis


When Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 4, 2022
Where Udine (Italy)
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2022
Notification Due Oct 21, 2022
Final Version Due Nov 4, 2022
Categories    formal methods   verification   game theory

Call For Papers

The increasing adoption of Artificial Intelligence techniques in safety-critical systems, employed in real world scenarios, requires the design of reliable, robust, and verifiable methodologies. Artificial Intelligence systems employed in such applications need to provide formal guarantees about their safety, increasing the need for a close interaction between the Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods scientific communities. To witness this increasing need, tools and methodologies integrating Formal Methods and Artificial Intelligence solutions are getting more and more attention.

The workshop is the main official initiative supported by the OVERLAY group. The event aims at establishing a stable, long-term scientific forum on relevant topics connected to the relationships between Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods, by providing a stimulating environment where researchers can discussabout opportunities and challenges at the border of the two areas.

Important goals of the workshop are (i) to encourage the ongoing interaction between the formal methods and artificial intelligence communities, (ii) to identify innovative tools and methodologies, and (iii) to elicit a discussion on open issues and new challenges.

This year edition will be held between 28th November and 4th December 2022 (the precise day(s) will be announced later), as a hybrid workshop co-located with AIxIA 2022, which is scheduled to be held in Udine, Italy (unless it will be an online event, depending on the pandemic emergency situation).

Submission Guidelines

We accept extended abstracts (4 pages + references) focusing on the interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods.

Contributed papers can present recent results at the border of the two fields, new research directions, challenges and perspectives. Presentation of results recently published in other scientific journals or conferences is also welcome.

We plan on including all papers in the Proceedings of the event, published at CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR WS proceedings are archival proceedings indexed by DBLP and Scopus.

Submitted papers should not exceed four (4) pages plus references. Authors are asked to use CEUR's LaTeX style, available at

Submissions must be in PDF format and will be handled via the EasyChair Conference system at the following address:

List of Topics
* Automata theory
* Automated reasoning
* Automated planning and scheduling
* Controller synthesis
* Formal specification languages
* Formal verification
* Game theory
* Hybrid and discrete reasoning
* Logics in computer science
* Reactive reasoning
* Runtime verification and monitoring
* Specification and verification of machine learning systems
* Tools and applications


Organizing committee

Guido Sciavicco, University of Ferrara
Luca Gaetti, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Alessandro Umbrico, CNR - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (CNR-ISTC)

Program committee

Riccardo De Benedictis, CNR - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (CNR-ISTC), Italy
Marco Esposito, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Francesco Fabiano, University of Parma, Italy
Marco Gavanelli, University of Parma, Italy
Alessandro Gianola, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Nicola Gigante, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Emilio Munoz-Velasco, University of Malaga, Spain
Adriano Peron, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Raine Rohnnholm, University of Tampere, Finland
Martin Zimmermann, Aalborg University, Denmark

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