[FM-India] Fourth Verified Software Competition (VSComp), 14-16 June, 2014

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Wed Jun 11 06:28:58 IST 2014

 Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:08:02 +0000
 From: "MUNOZ, CESAR (LARC-D320)" <cesar.a.munoz at nasa.gov>
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 Subject: [fm-announcements] Fourth Verified Software Competition (VSComp), 14-16 June, 2014
 Fourth Verified Software Competition (VSComp) 2014
 14-15 June 2014
 Organizers: Ernie Cohen, Marcelo Frias, Peter Müller, Natarajan Shankar
 The Fourth Verified Software Competition (VSComp) aims to showcase the
 progress in verification technology.  The competition will occur over 48
 hours during the weekend of 14/15 June starting with the publication of
 the challenge problems at 0900 GMT of Sat June 14 and ending with the
 submission deadline for the solutions at 0900 GMT of Mon June 16.  Teams
 of up to three individuals can register to participate just prior to the
 start of the competition at http://vscomp.org.
 The competition will consist of five verification challenges (with possible
 sub-problems) spanning a range of domains, including (but not limited to)
 sequential and concurrent algorithms, refinement, assertional
 verification, and metatheory.  Teams will have to solve the challenge
 problems using mechanized tools.  Teams are allowed to use multiple tools
 to tackle the challenges. Only the best three problem solutions from each
 team will be taken into consideration for evaluating team performance.  An
 FAQ Wiki page will be maintained at the website to clarify questions that
 might come up before or during the competition.  After the competition,
 solutions will be made publicly available for peer review by the other
 teams. Teams should be available to answer questions during the peer
 review process, and if necessary, be prepared to make their verification
 tools available for experimentation.  Based on the results of the peer
 review, the organizers will evaluate the solutions for correctness,
 completeness, and clarity.
 The winners will be given short speaking slots at VSTTE 2014 which takes
 place in Vienna during July 17, 18, 2014.  The competition will run on an
 honor system to ensure that above guidelines are being followed by each of
 the teams.  We especially encourage the participation of all-student teams
 and teams that are using tools developed by others.
 Questions or comments about the contest should be sent to
 vscomp2014 at gmail.com.

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