[FM-India] Call for Papers: SPIN 2020 - Model Checking of Software

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Fri Mar 13 19:18:13 IST 2020

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:25:52 +0000
From: "Legunsen, Owolabi" <legunse2 at illinois.edu>
To: "Rosu, Grigore" <grosu at illinois.edu>
CC: "Legunsen, Owolabi" <legunse2 at illinois.edu>
Subject: Call for Papers: SPIN 2020 - Model Checking of Software

SPIN 2020 - 27th International Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 24-25, 2020



The SPIN symposium aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in automated tool-based techniques for the analysis of software as well as models of software, for the purpose of verification and validation. The symposium specifically focuses on concurrent software but does not exclude the analysis of sequential software. Submissions are solicited on theoretical results, novel algorithms, tool development, and empirical evaluation.

The SPIN symposium originated as a workshop focusing on explicit state model checking, specifically as related to the Spin model checker. However, over the years it has evolved to a broadly-scoped symposium for software analysis using any automated techniques, including model checking, automated theorem proving, and symbolic execution. An overview of the previous SPIN symposia (and early workshops) can be found at: http://spinroot.com/spin/symposia.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Formal verification techniques for automated analysis of software
Formal analysis for modeling languages, such as UML/state charts
Formal specification languages, temporal logic, design-by-contract
Automated theorem proving, including SAT and SMT
Verifying compilers
Abstraction and symbolic execution techniques
Static analysis and abstract interpretation
Combination of verification techniques
Modular and compositional verification techniques
Verification of timed and probabilistic systems
Automated testing using advanced analysis techniques
Combination of static and dynamic analyses
Derivation of specifications, test cases, or other useful material via formal analysis
Case studies of interesting systems or with interesting results
Engineering and implementation of software verification and analysis tools
Benchmark and comparative studies for formal verification and analysis tools
Formal methods of education and training
Insightful surveys or historical accounts on topics of relevance to the symposium


Submissions: April 17, 2020 (23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth)
Author notification: May 22, 2020
Camera-ready: June 22, 2020
Symposium: July 24-25, 2020


Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair SPIN 2020 submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spin20200

The proceedings of SPIN 2020 will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Submissions should adhere to the LNCS format: http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines

With the exception of survey and history papers, the papers should contain original work that has not been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.

We are soliciting three categories of papers:

Full Research Papers describing fully developed work and complete results (16 pages – references are not included in this limit);
Short Papers presenting tools, technology, experiences with lessons learned, new ideas, work in progress with preliminary results, and novel contributions to formal methods (6 pages – references are not included in this limit).
Tool Demo Papers presenting the foundations, capabilities, application domains and relevant examples using the tools, with a clear description of what is expected to be shown in a live demonstration (4 pages to describe the tool foundations, features and use examples, plus an appendix explaining the content of the demo).

All papers that conform to submission guidelines will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee.  Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, the importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium and present the paper.

Best Paper awards will be given and announced at the conference.

Traditionally, a selection of papers were invited to a special issue of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT).


Program Chairs

Owolabi Legunsen, Cornell University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program Committee

Axel Legay, Universite catholique de Louvain
Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University
Alex Groce, Northern Arizona Univeristy
A. Prasad Sistla, University of Illinois at Chicago
Allison Sullivan, The University of Texas at Austin
Eunsuk Kang, Carnegie Mellon University
Alice Miller, University of Glasgow
Stefan Leue, University of Konstanz
Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Technical University of Denmark
Gerard Holzmann, Nimble Research
Cristina Seceleanu, Malardalen University
Corina Pasareanu, CMU/NASA Ames Research Center
Jaco van de Pol, Aarhus University
Kyungmin Bae, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Madalina Erascu, Institute e-Austria Timisoara and West University of Timisoara
Neeraj Suri, Lancaster University
Andreas Stahlbauer, University of Passau
Dragan Bosnacki, Eindhoven University of Technology
Sandeep Kulkarni, Michigan State University
Scott Smolka, Stony Brook Universtiy
Kuen-Bang Hou Favonia, University of Minnesota

Steering Committee

Dragan Bosnacki, Eindhoven University of Technology (chair)
Susanne Graf, Verimag
Gerard Holzmann, Nimble Research
Stefan Leue, University of Konstanz
Jaco van der Pol, Aarhus University
Neha Rungta, Amazon Web Services
Willem Visser, Stellenbosch University


Owolabi Legunsen, legunse2 at illinois.edu
Grigore Rosu, grosu at illinois.edu

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