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[PVS] Call for Papers: CFV'08, an IJCAR'08 workshop, Sydney, Australia, August 10 - 11, 2008



Call for Papers
CFV'08:  Fifth International Workshop on Constraints in Formal
Verification
Sydney, Australia, August 10 - 11, 2008.
A satellite event of the The International Joint Conference on
Automated Reasoning (IJCAR)
CFV'08 web site: http://www.miroslav-velev.com/cfv08.html

Abstract submission deadline:  May 15
Paper submission deadline:  May 22

Overview
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Formal verification is of crucial significance in the development of
hardware and software systems. In the last few years, tremendous
progress was made in both the speed and capacity of constraint
technology. Most notably, SAT solvers have become orders of magnitude
faster and capable of handling problems that are orders of magnitude
bigger, thus enabling the formal verification of more complex computer
systems. As a result, the formal verification of hardware and software
has become a promising area for research and industrial applications.
The main goals of the Constraints in Formal Verification workshop are
to bring together researchers from the CSP/SAT and the formal
verification communities, to describe new applications of constraint
technology to formal verification, to disseminate new challenging
problem instances, and to propose new dedicated algorithms for hard
formal verification problems.
This workshop will be of interest to researchers from both academia
and industry, working on constraints or on formal verification and
interested in the application of constraints to formal verification.

Scope
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The scope of the workshop includes topics related to the application
of constraint technology to formal verification, namely:
- application of constraint solvers to hardware verification;
- application of constraint solvers to software verification;
- dedicated solvers for formal verification problems;
- challenging formal verification problems.

Delivery
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The workshop is scheduled for August 10 - 11, 2008. It will be
structured to allow ample time for discussion and demonstration of new
tools and new problem instances.

Submissions
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Submissions should be in the LNCS format and in one of the following types:
- a regular paper of up to 15 pages;
- a short paper of up to 4 pages, describing an industrial experience.
Workshop papers should be submitted electronically in pdf format.
Papers should be formatted using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) style.
Paper submissions should be e-mailed to the workshop chair at:
mvelev@xxxxxxxxx

Important Dates
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The important dates for the workshop are as follows:
- abstract submission deadline:  May 15
- paper submission deadline:  May 22
- notification of acceptance:  June 10
- camera-ready version deadline:  June 30
- workshop date:  August 10 - 11

Invited Speakers
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 Alex Groce, NASA, U.S.A.
Talk title: Putting Flight Software Through the Paces with Testing, Model Checking, and Constraint-Solving
Priyank Kalla, University of Utah, U.S.A.
Talk title: Verification of Bit-Vector Arithmetic

Workshop Chair
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Miroslav Velev, U.S.A.
Email: mvelev@xxxxxxxxx

Program Committee
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Jay Bhadra, Freescale, U.S.A.
Sérgio Vale Aguiar Campos, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Maciej Ciesielski, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Michael Hsiao, Virginia Tech, U.S.A.
Chung-Yang (Ric) Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
John Franco, University of Cincinnati, U.S.A.
Masahiro Fujita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Oliver Kullmann, Swansea University, U.K.
Wolfgang Kunz, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Gihwon Kwon, Kyonggi University, Korea
Prabhat Mishra, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Steve Prestwich, University College Cork, Ireland
Andreas Veneris, University of Toronto, Canada
Toby Walsh, NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia