[ecoop-info] First Call for Papers: CAV 2016, July 17-23, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Roopsha Samanta roopsha.samanta at ist.ac.at
Mon Oct 12 16:25:37 CEST 2015

Apologies for multiple copies of this CFP.

*                  28th International Conference
*                                     on
*            Computer Aided Verification (CAV 2016)
*                         July 17-23, 2016
*                   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
*                         Call for Papers
*                      http://i-cav.org/2016/

Important Dates
All deadlines are 4pm EST.

Abstract submission:         January 17, 2016 (Sunday)
Paper submission:             January 29, 2016 (Friday)
Author response period:    March 23-25, 2016 (Wednesday-Friday)
Author Notification:            April 15, 2016 (Friday)
Conference:                       July 17-23, 2016


CAV 2016 is the 28th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory
practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software
systems. CAV considers it vital to continue spurring advances in hardware
software verification while expanding to new domains such as biological
and computer security. 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 LNCS series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special
of Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of the ACM.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations
* Algorithms and tools for system synthesis
* Mathematical and logical foundations of verification and synthesis
* Specifications and correctness criteria for programs and systems
* Deductive verification using proof assistants
* Hardware verification techniques
* Program analysis and software verification
* Software synthesis
* Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification
* Compositional and abstraction-based techniques for verification
* Probabilistic and statistical approaches to verification
* Verification methods for parallel and concurrent systems
* Testing and run-time analysis based on verification technology
* Decision procedures and solvers for verification and synthesis
* Applications and case studies in verification and synthesis
* Verification in industrial practice
* New application areas for algorithmic verification and synthesis
* Formal models and methods for security
* Formal models and methods for biological systems

Paper Submission

*** NEW this year: Double-blind submissions ***

Submissions on a wide range of topics are sought, particularly ones that
identify new research directions. CAV 2016 is not limited to topics
in previous instances of the conference. Authors concerned about the
appropriateness of a topic may communicate by electronic mail with the
conference chairs prior to submission.

As explained below, CAV 2016 will follow a lightweight double-blind review
process. Submissions that are not "blinded" will be rejected without review.

Submissions will be in two categories: Regular Papers and Tool Papers.

* Regular Papers should not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format, not counting
references. These papers should contain original research and sufficient
to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution.  Papers will be
evaluated on basis of a combination of correctness, technical depth,
significance, novelty, clarity, and elegance. We welcome papers on theory,
studies and comparisons with existing experimental research, as well as
combinations of new theory with experimental evaluation. A strong
paper is not required to have an experimental component. On the other hand,
strong papers reproducing and comparing existing results experimentally do
require new theoretical insights.

* Tool Papers should not exceed 6 pages, not counting references. These
should describe system and implementation aspects of a tool with a large
(potential) user base (experiments not required, rehash of theory strongly
discouraged). Papers describing tools that have already been presented (in
conference) will be accepted only if significant and clear enhancements to
tool are reported and implemented.

Unlike last year, there is no separate Short Paper category.

Prior to the registration deadline, the authors will register their paper by
uploading information on the submission title, abstract (of at most 300
authors, topics, and conflicts to the conference web site. Papers that are
registered on time will be rejected.

We encourage authors to provide any supplementary material that is required
support the claims made in the paper, such as detailed proofs or
data. These materials should be uploaded at submission time, as a single
pdf or
a tarball, not via a URL. It will be made available to reviewers only after
they have submitted their first-draft reviews and hence need not be
Reviewers are under no obligation to look at the supplementary material but
refer to it if they have questions about the material in the body of the

Simultaneous submission to other conferences with proceedings or submission
material that has already been published elsewhere is not allowed.

The review process will include a feedback/rebuttal period where authors
have the option to respond to reviewer comments. The PC chairs may solicit
further reviews after the rebuttal period.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format. Submission will be via the HotCRP
system. The submission URL will be available on the website of the
closer to the deadline.

Lightweight Double-Blind Reviewing Process

CAV 2016 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. This
that committee members will not have access to authors' names or
as they review a paper; however, authors' names will be revealed once
have been submitted and online discussion has begun.

To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:

(1) author names and institutions must be omitted, and
(2) references to authors' own related work should be in the third person
(e.g., not "We build on our previous work ..." but rather "We build on the
of ...").

The purpose of this process is to help the PC and external reviewers come
to an
initial judgement about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible
them to discover the authors if they were to try.  Nothing should be done in
the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of
the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not
omitted or anonymized). In addition, authors should feel free to disseminate
their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally would.  For
instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web or give talks
their research ideas. A document answering frequently asked questions about
double-blind review process is available on the conference website.

Artifact Evaluation

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit their artifacts for
evaluation by a special committee.


Swarat Chaudhuri, Rice University, USA
Azadeh Farzan, University of Toronto, Canada

CAV Award Committee
Ahmed Bouajjani (Chair), Univ. Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
Tom Ball, Microsoft Research
Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University
Natarajan Shankar, SRI International

Program Committee

Rajeev Alur, University of Pennsylvania
Christel Baier, Technische Universität Dresden
Clark Barrett, New York University
Roderick Bloem, Graz University of Technology
Pavol Cerny, University of Colorado, Boulder
Adam Chlipala, MIT
Alessandro Cimatti, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Loris D'Antoni, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Constantin Enea, Univ. Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
Javier Esparza, Technische Universität München
Kousha Etessami, University of Edinburgh
Susanne Graf, VERIMAG
Orna Grumberg, Technion
Franjo Ivancic, Google
Somesh Jha, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ranjit Jhala, University of California, San Diego
Joost-Pieter Katoen, RWTH Aachen University
Zachary Kincaid, University of Toronto
Laura Kovacs, Chalmers University of Technology
Viktor Kuncak, EPFL
Shuvendu Lahiri, Microsoft Research
Akash Lal, Microsoft Research
Pete Manolios, Northeastern University
Kenneth McMillan, Microsoft Research
David Monniaux, VERIMAG
Marta Kwaitkowska, Oxford Unive
Kedar Namjoshi, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
David Parker, University of Birmingham
Corina Pasareneau, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley/NASA Ames
Ruzica Piskac, Yale University
Andreas Podelski, University of Freiburg
Shaz Qadeer, Microsoft Research
Andrey Rybalchenko, Microsoft Research
Mooly Sagiv, Tel Aviv University
Sriram Sankaranarayanan, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sanjit Seshia, University of California, Berkeley
Natasha Sharygina, University of Lugano
Sharon Shoham, Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo
Armando Solar-Lezama, MIT
Fabio Somenzi, University of Colorado, Boulder
Serdar Tesiran, Koç University
Mahesh Viswanathan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Bow-Yaw Wang, Academia Sinica
Thomas Wies, New York University
Lenore Zuck, University of Illinois, Chicago

Workshop Chair
Zachary Kincaid, University of Toronto, Canada

Artifact Evaluation Chair
Aws Albarghouthi, University of Wisconsin, USA

Publicity Chair
Roopsha Samanta, IST, Austria

Steering Committee
Michael Gordon, University of Cambridge, UK
Orna Grumberg, Technion, Israel
Aarti Gupta, Princeton University, USA
Kenneth McMillan, Microsoft Research, USA

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