18-20th September 2012

Bamberg, Germany

12th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems

Call for Papers

The aim of AVoCS 2012 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 which need to meet stringent dependability requirements (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.

Invited Speakers

This year there will be an "Inside Tools" track consisting of invited talks from

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • 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
  • Specification and Verification of Fault Tolerance and Resilience
  • Probabilistic and Real-Time Systems
  • Dependable Systems
  • Verified System Development
  • Industrial Applications

Important Dates

  • Submission (full papers): 6th June 2012 (title & abstract by 1st June 2012)
  • Notification (full papers): 16th July 2012
  • Submission (short papers): 23rd July 2012
  • Notification (short papers): 25th July 2012
  • Registration deadline (including accommodation): 30th July 2012
  • Submission of final versions: 3rd August 2012
  • Workshop: 18-20th September 2012

Submission Details

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. Final versions of the papers must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages (excluding the title page) in the EASST LaTeX or MS Word format (http://eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de/template/).

Short Contributions: AVoCS'12 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 EASST LaTeX or MS Word format (http://eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de/template/).

Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=avocs2012

Conference Proceedings & Special Journal Issue

At the workshop, pre-proceedings will be available in the form of a Bamberg University Report; 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 post-proceedings which will appear in the Electronic Communications of the EASST.

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.

Program Committee

Steering Committee

Organization Committee