[ecoop-info] LASER Summer School 2011: Tools for Practical Software Verification
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Tue Dec 14 17:09:57 CET 2010
LASER Summer School on Software Engineering
Tools for Practical Software Verification
September 4-10, 2011 - Elba Island, Italy
Application deadline: April 1st, 2011
The LASER summer school, organized by the ETH Chair of Software
Engineering, brings together the concepts and practice of software
engineering in the idyllic setting of the Elba Island off the coast of
Tuscany, easily reachable by air, car, bus or train.
The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry
(engineers and managers) as well as university researchers, including
PhD students. Participants learn about the most important software
technology advances from the pioneers in the field. The school's focus
is applied, although theory is welcome to establish solid foundations.
The format of the school favors extensive interaction between
participants and speakers.
Topic and speakers
LASER 2011 is devoted to software verification tools. There have been
great advances in the field of software verification in recent years.
Today verification tools are being increasingly used not only by
researchers, but by programming practitioners. The summer school will
focus on several of the most prominent and practical of such tools from
different areas of software verification (such as formal proofs, testing
and model checking). During the school the participants will not only
learn the principles behind the tools, but also get hands-on experience,
trying the tools on real programs.
The speakers are among the most respected experts in the field:
- Edmund Clarke, Carnegie Mellon (involved in the development of SMV and
CBMC model checkers);
- Patrick Cousot, Ecole normale superieure (ASTREE and THESEE static
- Patrice Godefroid, Microsoft Research (VeriSoft model checker, DART
and SAGE testing tools);
- Rustan Leino, Microsoft Research (Boogie, Spec#, Dafny and Chalice
- Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich, organizer (AutoTest tool, Eiffel
- Cesar Munoz*, NASA Langley Research Center (PVS specification and
- Christine Paulin, Universite Paris-Sud (Coq proof assistant);
- Andrei Voronkov, University of Manchester (Vampire theorem prover).
(* - to be confirmed)
How to apply?
Use the online registration form available on the LASER website
http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2011. Registration is open until April 1st,
2011. The number of participants is strictly limited to ensure quality
interaction with the lecturers and the rest of the audience. For more
information, visit our website or contact the organizers: se-laser at
The school takes place at the magnificent Hotel del Golfo
(http://www.hoteldelgolfo.it/) in Golfo di Procchio, Elba. Along with an
intensive scientific program, participants will have time to enjoy the
natural and cultural riches of this history-laden jewel of the
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