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[PVS] Deadline extension: SAVCBS 2009

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                    SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MAY 25, 2009

                           Call for Papers
               Workshop at ESEC/FSE 2009, August 25, 2009

The eighth workshop on specification and verification of
component-based systems is affiliated with ESEC/FSE 2009 and will be
held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 25, 2009. Eight page papers
are due May 15, 2009. Details on paper submission follow the general
description of the workshop below.

Theme and Topics of Interest

SAVCBS is focused on using formal (i.e., mathematical) techniques to
establish a foundation for the specification and verification of
component-based systems. Specification techniques are urgently needed
to support effective reasoning about systems composed from
components. Component-based approaches also underscore the need for
scaling advanced verification techniques such as extended static
analysis and model checking to the size of real systems. The workshop
will consider formalization of both functional and non-functional
behavior (such as performance or reliability). Suggested research
topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

   * Techniques for component-based verification or reasoning
   * Component-based specification languages
   * Static analysis of components and component compositions
   * Verification-oriented design methodologies for components
   * Dynamic checking techniques, including run-time assertion or
     property checking
   * Specification and verification of non-functional component
     behavior (performance, memory, concurrency, etc.)
   * Unifying formal descriptions of concurrency properties with
     model-based behavioral descriptions of components
   * Balancing tradeoffs (automatic/manual verification,
     soundness/completeness, static/dynamic verification,
     testing/formal verification, scalability/coverage, etc.)
   * Theories of component composition
   * Industrial experience, such as adoption issues, with formal
     techniques for component-based systems
   * Case studies of applying formal techniques to component based systems
   * Educational experience or tactics for formal approaches to
     component-based systems

Submissions should outline the current state of research or practice,
describe the most pressing shortcomings, and formulate goals for
future development.

Challenge Problem

One session during the workshop will be devoted to presenting
solutions (full or partial) to a challenge problem. This problem will
present features that pose difficulties for current specification
technologies. The session will be open both to presenters as well as
participants of the workshop. Details on the challenge problem will be
posted at http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/SAVCBS/2009/challenge.shtml.
Solutions should illustrate innovative features of specification or
verification as they pertain to this particular problem.


Submissions must not exceed 8 pages. We encourage, but do not require,
use of the ACM Conference format. We also suggest that you add page
numbers to your submission, to make adding comments easier. Papers
will be accepted in PDF or Postscript formats. Papers may be submitted
on-line at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=savcbs09 . We
are considering to invite best papers for submission to a journal
special issue.

Important dates:

        Paper submission deadline: May 25, 2009
        Notification date: June 10, 2009
        Final versions: June 20, 2009

See http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/SAVCBS/ for more details.

Workshop Program Committee:
Marieke Huisman - University of Twente, Netherlands (chair)
Jonathan Aldrich - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Marsha Chechik - University of Toronto, Canada
Jens Chr. Godskesen - IT University, Denmark
Alex Groce - Nasa JPL, USA
Dilian Gurov- KTH, Sweden
Barbara Jobstmann - EPFL, Switzerland
Florian Kammüller - Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Joe Kiniry - University College Dublin, Ireland
Darko Marinov - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Peter Müller - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
John Penix - Google, USA
Koushik Sen - University of California, Berkeley, USA
Natasha Sharygina - University of Lugano, Switzerland/Carnegie Mellon 
University, USA
Murali Sitaraman - Clemson University , USA