[ecoop-info] DIFTS 2015: Call for Papers

Chao Wang chaowang at vt.edu
Sun Jul 5 05:03:39 CEST 2015

                         CALL FOR PAPERS

Third International Workshop on Design and Implementation of Formal Tools
and Systems (co-located with FMCAD 2015, MEMOCODE 2015, and SAT 2015)


Austin, TX, USA
September 26-27, 2015


Abstract submission:        July 7, 2015
Paper submission:           July 13, 2015
Author notification:        August 10, 2015

DIFTS (Design and Implementation of Formal Tools and Systems) workshop
emphasizes insightful experiences in formal tools and systems design.
The workshop provides an opportunity for discussing engineering aspects and
various design decisions required to put formal tools and systems into
practical use. In the past, we have invited speakers who have shared their
deep insights and discussed the practices followed in the Industry towards
adopting formal methods. It provides a forum for sharing challenges and
solutions that are original with ground breaking results.

The DIFTS workshop is co-located with FMCAD 2015 and SAT 2015. The regular
talks of DIFTS workshop will be on September 26, 2015.  The full-day
tutorial (joint with FMCAD 2015, SAT 2015, and MEMOCODE 2015) will be
on September 27, 2015.


DIFTS takes a broad view of the formal tools/systems area, and solicits
contributions from domains including, but not restricted to, decision
procedures, verification, testing, validation, diagnosis, debugging, and
synthesis. This workshop encourages and appreciates system development
activities, and facilitates transparency in the experimentation. It will also
serve as a platform to discuss open problems and future challenges in
practicing formal methods.


Flemming Andersen, Intel, USA
Shobha Vasudevan, UIUC, USA


The workshop specifically solicits contributions with substantial engineering
details that often do not get published but have significant practical impact.

Papers in the following two categories are solicited: (a) system category
(10 pages, double column, 11pt), and (b) tool category (8 pages, double
column, 11pt).

In the system category, we invite papers that have original ideas accompanied
with novel integration techniques, adequate design/implementation details,
important design choices made and explored, and good experimental results.

In the tool category, we invite papers that focus primarily on the engineering
aspects of some known/popular algorithm, with significant emphasis on the
design/implementation details, and various design choices made to advance
current state-of-the-art approaches.

The page limit for submissions in the system category is 10 pages in double
column format and for submissions in the tool category is 8 pages in double
column format.

Submission of papers should be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair.


To keep maintain uniformity and fairness in the reviewing process, the program
committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission based on
the following guidelines: the paper should provide enough details for others to
reproduce the results; and should solve a clearly-stated problem that is
significant and has wide interest; and the paper should provide enough
motivation for the design choices made. Overall, the paper should also clearly
identify what the main contributions of the work are.


All accepted contributions will be included in informal proceedings.
High quality submissions will be considered for a special issue
of journals such as  FMSD (Formal Methods in System Design) or
IEEE TC (Transactions on Computers).



Malay Ganai, Atrenta, USA
Chao Wang, Virginia Tech, USA


Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Malay Ganai, Atrenta, USA
Alberto Griggio, FBK-IRST, Italy
Daniel Grosse, University of Bremen, Germany
William Hung , Synopsys, Inc., USA
Priyank Kalla, University of Utah, USA
Joao Marques-Silva, University College Dublin, Ireland
Sandip Ray , Intel Corporation, USA
Alper Sen, Bogazici University, Turkey
Andreas Veneris, University of Toronto, Canada
Chao Wang, Virginia Tech, USA

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