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[PVS] SPIN 2013 - Extended Deadlines



International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software - SPIN 2013 Stony Brook, NY, USA, July 8-9 2013 Marking the 20th Anniversary of the International SPIN Workshop http://spin2013.cs.sunysb.edu/

IMPORTANT DATES        !!!!! EXTENDED !!!!!

Submission of abstracts: 8 March 2013 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) Submission of full papers: 15 March 2013 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 April 2013 Final version due: 24 April 2013
Symposium: 8-9 July 2013

AIMS AND SCOPE

The SPIN Symposium is a forum for practitioners and researchers interested in state space-based techniques for the validation and analysis of software systems.  Theoretical techniques and empirical evaluations based on explicit representations of state spaces, as implemented in the SPIN model checker, or other tools or techniques based on the combination of explicit representations with other representations, are the focus of this symposium.

We particularly welcome papers describing the development and application of state space exploration techniques in testing and verifying embedded software, security-critical software, enterprise and web applications, and other interesting software platforms.  The symposium aims to encourage interactions and exchanges of ideas with all related areas in software engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Formal verification techniques for automated analysis of software Algorithms and storage methods for explicit-state model checking Theoretical and algorithmic foundations of model checking Model checking for programming languages and code analysis Directed model checking using heuristics Parallel or distributed model checking Verification of timed and probabilistic systems Model checking techniques for biological systems Formal verification techniques for concurrent software Formal verification techniques for embedded software Abstraction and symbolic execution techniques in relation to
  software verification
Static analysis for state space reduction Combinations of enumerative and symbolic techniques Analysis for modeling languages, such as UML/state charts Property specification languages, including temporal logics Automated testing using state space and/or path exploration Derivation of specifications, test cases, or other useful material
  from state spaces
Combination of model checking techniques with other analyses Modular and compositional verification techniques Case studies of interesting systems or with interesting results Engineering and implementation of software verification tools Benchmark and comparative studies for formal verification tools Insightful surveys or historical accounts on topics of relevance
  to the symposium 

BEST PAPER AWARD

The Program Committee of SPIN 2013 will give this year a best paper award.
The Best Paper Award recipient is given public recognition and will receive one high-end NVIDIA K20 GPU coprocessor, donated by NVIDIA.

INVITED SPEAKER

Dirk Beyer (University of Passau, Germany), Conditional Model Checking

INVITED TUTORIAL

Gerard Holzmann (NASA/JPL, USA), Automatic Model Extraction from C Code

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

The proceedings of SPIN will be published as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to appear in a special issue of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT).

With the exception of survey and history papers, the papers should contain original work which has not been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Submissions should adhere to the LNCS format:

http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

We solicit two kinds of papers:

    Technical Papers: At most 18 pages in LNCS format.  All accepted
    technical papers will be included in the proceedings.

    Tool Presentations: This kind of submission should consist of two
    parts: the first part is at most a 5 page description of the tool.  
    If accepted, this part will be published in the symposium proceedings. 
    The second part should describe an informal plan for an oral
    presentation of the tool.  This part will not be included in the
    proceedings.

For submission instructions, please see the symposium website:
http://spin2013.cs.sunysb.edu/

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

ORGANIZATION

General chair

    Scott A. Smolka (Stony Brook University, USA) 

Program chairs

    Ezio Bartocci (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
    C. R. Ramakrishnan (Stony Brook University, USA) 

Publicity chair

    Scott D. Stoller (Stony Brook University, USA) 

Program Committee

    Gogul Balakrishnan (NEC Labs, USA)
    Paolo Ballarini (Ecole Centrale Paris, France)
    Ezio Bartocci (TU Wien, Austria) [PC co-chair]
    Armin Biere (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
    Marsha Chechik (University of Toronto, Canada)
    Hana Chockler (IBM, Israel)
    Giorgio Delzanno (University of Genova, Italy)
    Alastair Donaldson (Imperial College London, UK)
    Dimitra Giannakopoulou (NASA Ames, USA)
    Patrice Godefroid (Microsoft Research, USA)
    Radu Grosu (TU Wien, Austria)
    Klaus Havelund (NASA/JPL, USA)
    Gerard Holzmann (NASA/JPL, USA)
    Stefan Leue (University of Konstanz, Germany)
    Madanlal Musuvathi (Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA)
    David Parker (University of Birmingham, UK)
    C. R. Ramakrishnan (Stony Brook University, USA) [PC co-chair]
    S Ramesh (General Motors Global R&D, India)
    Stefan Schwoon (ENS Cachan, France)
    Scott A. Smolka (Stony Brook University, USA) [General Chair]
    Oleg Sokolsky (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
    Scott D. Stoller (Stony Brook University, USA)
    Stravos Tripakis (UC Berkley, USA)
    Helmuth Veith (TU Wien, Austria)
    Farn Wang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
    Lenore D. Zuck (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Steering Committee

    Dragan Bosnacki (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
    Susanne Graf (CNRS/VERIMAG, France)
    Gerard Holzmann (chair) (NASA/JPL, USA)
    Stefan Leue (University of Konstanz, Germany)
    Willem Visser (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)