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[PVS] ATVA 2008: Call for Papers

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                       CALL FOR PAPERS




                           ATVA 2008


                 Sixth International Symposium on

        Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis




                Seoul, South Korea, October 20-23, 2008






    Submission of papers (firm):    May  5, 2008

    Notification of authors    :    June 30, 2008

    Camera-ready papers        :    July 28, 2008





    Theory track     : Natarajan Shankar (SRI)

    Software track   : Sriram. K. Rajamani (Microsoft)

    Application track: TBA







ATVA 2008 is the sixth in the series of symposia on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis. The purpose of ATVA is to promote research on theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification and synthesis in East Asia by providing a forum for interaction between the regional and the international research communities and industry in the field. The first three ATVA symposia were held in 2003, 2004 and 2005 in Taipei. ATVA 2006 and 2007 were held in Beijing and Tokyo.


The proceedings of ATVA 2008 will be published by Springer as a volume in the LNCS series.  Submissions reporting original contributions are solicited in all areas of automated verification and analysis.  Please visit the ATVA 2008 web site for details not found in this CFP. 





The scope of interest is intentionally kept broad; it includes :


  - Theory useful for providing designers with automated support for obtaining correct software or hardware systems, including both functional and non functional aspects, such as: theory on (timed) automata, Petri-nets, concurrency theory, compositionality, model-checking, automated theorem proving, synthesis, performance analysis, correctness-by-construction results, infinite state systems, abstract interpretation, decidability results, parametric analysis or synthesis.


  - Applications of theory in engineering methods and particular domains and handling of practical problems occurring in tools, such as: analysis and verification tools, synthesis tools, reducing complexity of verification by abstraction, improved representations, handling user level notations, such as UML, practice in industry applications to hardware, software or real-time and embedded systems. Case studies, illustrating the usefulness of tools or a particular approach are also welcome.


Theory papers should be motivated by practical problems and applications should be rooted in sound theory. Of particular interest are algorithms on one hand and methods and tools for integrating formal approaches into industrial practice. Special care should be taken as well to present papers in such a way that they are accessible not only to specialists, that is, jargon need to be defined and intuitive interpretation provided for theories.





A submitted paper must contain original contributions, clearly written in English, and include comparison with related work.  The authors are advised to prepare their manuscripts using the LNCS style.  Each paper should be no more than 15 pages long and be submitted electronically via the ATVA 2008 Web site.  Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not allowed.






    Sungdeok Cha (KAIST, Korea)

    Insup Lee (Univ. of Pennsylvania, US)



    Moonzoo Kim (KAIST, Korea)

    Mahesh Viswanathan (UIUC, USA)



    Jin-Young Choi (Korea Univ., Korea)





    Christel Baier (Univ. of Bonn, Germany)

    Jonathan Billington (Univ. of South Australia, Austrailia)

    Byeong-Mo Chang (SookMyung Women University, Korea)

    Yunja Choi (Kyungpook National Univ, Korea)

    Ching-Tsun Chou (Intel, USA)

    Masahiro Fujita (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

    Susanne Graf (VERIMAG, France) 

    Wolfgang Grieskamp (Microsoft research, USA)

    Teruo Higashino (Osaka Univ., Japan)

    Franjo Ivancic (NEC Lab, USA)

    Ranjit Jhala (UC San Diego, USA)

    Gihwon Kwon (Kyonggi Univ., Korea)

    Insup Lee  (Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA)

    Shaoying Liu (Hosei Univ., Japan)

    Zhiming Liu (IIST/United Nations Univ., Macao)

    Mila E. Majster-Cederbaum (Univ. of Mannheim, Germany)

    Ken McMillan (Cadence, USA)

    In-ho Moon (Synopsis, USA)

    Shin Nakajima (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

    Kedar Namjoshi (Bell Labs, USA)

    Doron A. Peled (Univ. of Warwick, UK)

    Hiroyuki Seki (NAIST, Japan)

    Prasad Sistla (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

    P.S. Thiagarajan (National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore)

    Yih-Kuen Tsay (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)

    Bow-Yaw Wang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

    Farn Wang (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)

    Ji Wang (National U. of Techn. of China, China)

    Hsu-Chun Yen (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)

    Tomohiro Yoneda (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

    Sergio Yovine (VERIMAG, France)

    Shoji Yuen (Nagoya Univ., Japan)

    Wenhui Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)





    E.A. Emerson  (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

    Oscar H. Ibarra  (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

    Insup Lee  (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

    Doron A. Peled  (University of Warwick, UK)

    Farn Wang  (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

    Hsu-Chun Yen  (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)