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[PVS] AVoCS 2010 in Düsseldorf



Hi,
As a former participant of AVoCS we thought you might be interested in the 2010 edition:
Kind regards,
Michael Leuschel


AVoCS 2010

10th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems
Düsseldorf, Germany, September 21-23, 2010

http://www.formal-methods.de/avocs2010


Invited Speakers
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Jean-Raymond Abrial
Joseph R. Kiniry

Relevant Dates 
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Submission of Full Papers: June 14, 2010
Notification: July, 21 2010
Submission of Short Papers: August 27, 2010
Workshop : September, 21-23 2010 

Scope
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The aim of AVoCS 2009 is to contribute to the interaction and exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems. The subject is to be interpreted broadly and inclusively. It covers all aspects of automated verification, including model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT/constraint solving, abstract interpretation, and refinement pertaining to various types of critical systems (safety-critical, security-critical, business-critical, performance-critical, etc.). Contributions that describe different techniques, or industrial case studies are encouraged. The technical programme will consist of invited and contributed talks and also allow for short presentations of ongoing work. The workshop will be relatively informal, with an emphasis on discussion. Previous AVoCS workshops were held at the University of Oxford (2001 and 2007), the University of Birmingham (2002), the University of Southampto!
 n (2003), the Royal Society in London (2004), the University of Warwick (2005), LORIA, Nancy (2006), the University of Glasgow (2008), Swansea University (2009).

Venue
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Avocs 2010 will be hosted by the University of Düsseldorf. The event will be co-located with the Rodin User and Developer Workshop. Düsseldorf  is located in the west of Germany. Düsseldorf is quite convenient to reach as it has an international airport with direct connections to  numerous cities. The city centre and the university can be easily and quickly reached from the airport for 2.30 EUR. Alternatively the Köln-Bonn airport provides more destinations; many with budget airlines. Many cities in Germany can be reached directly with the fast ICE train. Paris can also be reached using the Thalys train service from Cologne. Hotels are reasonably priced starting at 30 Euros.

Topics include
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Model Checking, 
Automatic and Interactive Theorem Proving,
SAT, SMT or constraint solving for Verification,
Abstract Interpretation,
Specification and Refinement,
Requirements Capture and Analysis,
Verification of Software and Hardware,
Verification of Security-Critical Systems,
Probabilistic and Real-Time Systems,
Verified System Development, and
Industrial Applications. 

Submission and Publication
==========================

Full Papers: Submissions of full papers to the workshop must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop. Papers must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages (excluding the title page) in the LaTeX EASST (http://eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de/template/) format.

Short Contributions: AVoCS 10 encourages the submissions of short contributions in order to stimulate discussions at the workshop. Reports on ongoing work or surveys on work published elsewhere are welcome. The Programme Committee will select short contributions on the basis of submitted abstracts according to significance and general interest. Short contributions must be written in English and not exceed 2 pages (excluding the title page) in the LaTeX EASST format.

Submission Site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=avocs2010

At the workshop, a draft of the workshop proceedings will be available in the form of a Technical Report of Düsseldorf University; this report will also include the short contributions.

After the workshop, the authors of accepted papers will have about one month in order to revise their papers for publication in the workshop proceedings which will probably appear in the 

    Electronic Communications of the EASST
    http://eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de/index.php/eceasst.

We will invite authors of a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop to submit extended versions of their work for publication in a special issue of Elsevier's journal

    Science of Computer Programming
    http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505623/description


Organization Committee
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Jens Bendisposto
Michael Leuschel
Markus Roggenbach

Program Committee
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Jens Bendisposto, Düsseldorf, Germany
Jan Friso Groote, T/U Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Thai Son Hoang, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Daniel Kroening Oxford/ETH
Michael Leuschel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Gerald Luettgen, Bamberg, United Kingdom
Stephan Merz, INRIA, Nancy, France
Alice Miller, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Silvio Ranise, Verona, Italy
Markus Roggenbach, Swansea, United Kingdom
Aryldo G. Russo Jr., AeS Group, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Thomas Santen, European Microsoft Innovation Center, Germany
Helen Treharne, Surrey, United Kingdom
Sergio Yovine, Verimag, France