[ecoop-info] CAV 2017: Call for Papers

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CAV 2017: 29th International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification

Important Dates

All deadlines are AOE (Anywhere on Earth).

  Paper submission:             January 24, 2017 (Tuesday)
  Author response period:    March 20-22, 2017 (Monday - Wednesday)
  Author notification:             April 12, 2017 (Wednesday)
  Final version:                     May 5, 2017 (Friday)

Workshops                         July 22-23, 2017
Main conference                July 24-28, 2017

Submission URL



CAV 2017 is the 29th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the
theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis and synthesis
methods for hardware and software systems.  CAV considers it vital to
continue spurring advances in hardware and software verification while
expanding to domains such as cyber-physical, social, and 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 LNCS 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 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:

1. There is no separate registration deadline.
   Full papers should be uploaded by the submission deadline.

2. Tool papers require a concurrent artifact submission together with
   the paper submission. Artifact evaluation occurs concurrently with
   the review process and the PC gets access to the artifact
   evaluation during the PC discussions.

Submissions on a wide range of topics are sought, particularly ones
that identify new research directions.  CAV 2017 is not limited to
topics discussed in previous instances of the conference.  Authors
concerned about the appropriateness of a topic may communicate with
the conference chairs prior to submission.

As explained below, CAV 2017 will follow a lightweight double-blind
review process.  Submissions that are not "blinded" will be rejected
without review.  Simultaneous submission to other conferences with
proceedings or submission of material that has already been published
elsewhere is not allowed.  The review process will include a
feedback/rebuttal period where authors will 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 <a href="https://cav2017.mpi-sws.org>here</a>.

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

Regular Papers

Regular Papers should not exceed 16 pages in LNCS format, not counting
references and appendices.  Authors can include a clearly marked
appendix at the end of their submissions, that is exempt from the page
limit restrictions. However, the reviewers are not obliged to read the
contents of these appendices.  These papers should contain original
research and sufficient detail 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, case studies, and comparisons
with existing experimental research, as well as combinations of new
theory with experimental evaluation.  A strong theoretical paper is
not required to have an experimental component.  On the other hand,
strong papers reproducing and comparing existing results
experimentally do not require new theoretical insights.

We encourage authors to provide any supplementary material that is
required to support the claims made in the paper, such as detailed
proofs or experimental 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 anonymized.  Reviewers are
under no obligation to look at the supplementary material but may
refer to it if they have questions about the material in the body of
the paper.

Tool Papers

Tool Papers should not exceed 6 pages, not counting references.  These
papers 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 any conference) will be accepted only if
significant and clear enhancements to the tool are reported and
implemented.  Note that tool papers require the submission of an
artifact for evaluation by the submission deadline.  Artifacts will be
evaluated concurrently with the review process and the program
committee will have access to the artifact evaluation while making
their decision.  In special cases, where an artifact cannot be
submitted, the authors should contact the program chairs to find
alternate modes of artifact evaluation.

Lightweight Double-Blind Reviewing Process

CAV 2017 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing
process. This means that committee members will not have access to
authors' names or affiliations as they review a paper; however,
authors' names will be revealed once reviews have been submitted.

To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:
Author names and institutions must be omitted, and 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 work 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 for them to discover the authors if they
were to try.  Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that
weakens the submission, makes the job of reviewing the paper more
difficult, or interferes with the process of disseminating new ideas.
For example, important background references should *not* be omitted
or anonymized, even if they are written by the same authors and share
common ideas, techniques, or infrastructure.  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 on their research ideas.

Artifact Evaluation

Authors of accepted regular papers will be invited to submit (but are
not required to submit) the relevant artifact for evaluation by the
artifact evaluation committee.

Authors of tool papers are required to submit their artifact to the
artifact evaluation committee at the paper submission time.  Unlike
regular papers, the results of the artifact evaluation for tool papers
will be available to the program committee during the online


Viktor Kuncak, EPFL, Switzerland
Rupak Majumdar, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany

CAV Award Committee
Tom Ball  (Chair), Microsoft research
Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University
Natarajan Shankar, SRI International
Pierre Wolper, Liege University

Program Committee

Aws Albarghouthi
Christel Baier
Per Bjesse
Jasmin Blanchette
Sergiy Bogomolov
Ahmed Bouajjani
Rohit Chadha
Bor-Yuh Evan Chang
Swarat Chaudhuri
Wei-Ngan Chin
Hana Chockler
Alessandro Cimatti
Isil Dilig
Dino Distefano
Cezara Dragoi
Michael Emmi
Javier Esparza
Georgios Fainekos
Azadeh Farzan
Aarti Gupta
Gerard Holzmann
Marieke Huisman
Radu Iosif
Franjo Ivancic
Stefan Kiefer
Zachary Kincaid
Barbara König
Daniel Kröning
Viktor Kuncak(Co-chair)
Rustan Leino
Rupak Majumdar (Co-chair)
Kenneth McMillan
Alexander Nadel
Madhusudan Parthasarathy
Corina Pasareanu
Nadia Polikarpova
Pavithra Prabhakar
Arjun Radhakrishna
Zvonimir Rakamaric
Andrey Rybalchenko
Roopsha Samanta
Rahul Sharma
Anna Slobodova
Ana Sokolova
Fabio Somenzi
Zhendong Su
Serdar Tasiran
Emina Torlak
Willem Visser
Mahesh Viswanathan
Yakir Vizel
Tomas Vojnar
Thomas Wahl
Bow-Yaw Wang
Georg Weissenbacher
Verena Wolf
Lenore Zuck
Damien Zufferey

Workshop Chair

Eva Darulova, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany

Publicity Chair
Mikael Mayer, EPFL

Steering Committee
Orna Grumberg, Technion, Israel
Aarti Gupta, Princeton University, USA
Daniel Kroening, University of Oxford, UK
Kenneth McMillan, Microsoft Research, USA

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