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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: Computer Aided Verification CAV 2008


  Early Registration Deadline: May 25, 2008

                CAV 2008
 20th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification
 July 7 - 14, 2008        Princeton, NJ, USA

CAV 2008 is the 20th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the
theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for
hardware and software systems.

***** Invited Talks
- James Larus (Microsoft): Singularity: Designing Better Software 
- Edmund M. Clarke (CMU), E. Allen Emerson (UT Austin), Joseph Sifakis
- Edward Felten (Princeton): Coping with Outside-the-Box Attacks 

***** Invited Tutorials (July 9)
- Harry Foster (Mentor Graphics): Assertion-based Verification 
- John Harrison (Intel): Theorem Proving for Verification 
- Peter O' Hearn (University of London): Tutorial on Separation Logic 
- Reinhard Wilhelm (Saarland University): Abstract Interpretation with
Applications to Timing Validation
***** Affiliated Events
- First CAV Award Presentation
- SMT Competition
- Hardware Model Checking Competition

***** Affiliated Workshops
- Exploiting Concurrency Efficiently and Correctly (EC2)^2: July 7 and 8
- Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT): July 7 and 8
- Numerical abstractions for Software Verification (NSV): July 8
- Automated Formal Methods (AFM): July 14
- Bit-Precise Reasoning (BPR): July 14
- Formal verification of Analog Circuits (FAC): July 14
- Heap Analysis and Verification (HAV): July 14

***** Social Events
- Conference Reception: July 9
- Conference Banquet: July 10
- Manhattan Cruise Excursion: July 12

***** Registration Deadlines
Early registration: May 25
Regular registration: June 21
Late registration: After June 21 and on-site
Please follow directions and links on conference website.

***** Accommodations
CAV has arranged special rates at nearby hotels for conference
participants. Dorm rooms on Princeton University campus are also
available. Please follow directions and links on conference website.

***** Advance Program (Conference)

----- July 9 (Wednesday) Tutorials Day
8:45 - 9:00		Opening Remarks
9:00 - 10:30       Harry Foster: Assertion-based Verification
10:30 - 11:00		Break I
11:00 - 12:30     John Harrison: Theorem Proving for Verification
12:30 - 2:00		Lunch
2:00 - 3:30	Peter O'Hearn: Tutorial on Separation Logic
3:30 - 4:00		Break II
4:00 - 5:30	Reinhard Wilhelm: Abstract Interpretation with
Applications to Timing Validation

6:00 - 7:30		Conference Reception
----- July 10 (Thursday) 	
8:45 - 9:00		Opening Remarks
9:00 - 10:00    Invited Talk: James Larus -- Singularity: Designing
Better Software
10:00 - 10:30 	Break I

10:30 - 12:30	Session 1: Concurrency
10:30	Akash Lal and Thomas Reps: Reducing Concurrent Analysis Under a
Context Bound to Sequential Analysis
11:00	Azadeh Farzan and P. Madhusudan: Monitoring Atomicity in
Concurrent Programs
11:30	Sarvani Vakkalanka, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Robert Kirby:
Dynamic Verification of MPI programs with Reductions in Presence of
Split Operations and Relaxed Orderings 
12:00    Naoki Kobayashi and Davide Sangiorgi: A Hybrid Type System for
Lock-Freedom of Mobile Processes
12:30 - 2:00	Lunch

2:00 - 3:30		Session 2: Memory Consistency
2:00    Surender Baswana and Shashank Mehta: Implied Set Closure and Its
Application to Memory Consistency Verification 
2:30    Sebastian Burckhardt and Madanlal Musuvathi: Effective Program
Verification for Relaxed Memory Models 
3:00    Ariel Cohen, Amir Pnueli and Lenore Zuck: Mechanical
Verification of Transactional Memories with Non-Transactional Memory
3:30 - 4:00	Break II

4:00 - 5:30		Special Session
ACM 2007 Turing Award Winners: Edmund Clarke, Allen Emerson, Joseph

6:30 - 10:30	Conference Banquet at Institute for Advanced Study,
----- July 11 (Friday)
9:00 - 10:30	Session 3: Abstraction/Refinement
9:00    Mihaela Gheorghiu Bobaru, Corina Pasareanu and Dimitra
Giannakopoulou: Automated Assume-Guarantee Reasoning by Abstraction
9:30    Ariel Cohen and Kedar Namjoshi: Local Proofs for Linear-Time
Properties of Concurrent Programs 
10:00    Holger Hermanns, Bjorn Wachter and Lijun Zhang: Probabilistic
10:30 - 11:00	Break I

11:00 - 12:00	Session 4: Hybrid Systems
11:00 Andre Platzer and Edmund Clarke: Computing Differential Invariants
of Hybrid Systems as Fixedpoints 
11:30 Sumit Gulwani and Ashish Tiwari: Constraint-based Approach for
Analysis of Hybrid Systems 

12:00 - 12:30	Session 5: Tools - Dynamic Verification 
12:00   Ambar Gadkari, Anand Yeolekar, J Suresh, Ramesh S, Swarup Kumar
Mohalik and K.C. Shashidhar: AutoMOTGen: Automatic Model Oriented Test
Generator for Embedded Control Systems 
12:15   Andreas Holzer, Christian Schallhart, Michael Tautschnig and
Helmut Veith: FShell: Systematic Test Case Generation for Dynamic
Analysis and Measurement 
12:30 - 2:00	Lunch

2:00 - 3:30		Session 6: Modeling and Specification Formalisms
2:00   Salil Joshi and Barbara Konig: Applying the Graph Minor Theorem
to the Verification of Graph Transformation Systems 
2:30   Deepak D'Souza and Madhu Gopinathan: Conflict-Tolerant Features 
3:00   Rajeev Alur, Aditya Kanade and Gera Weiss: Ranking Automata and
Games for Prioritized Requirements 
3:30 - 4:00		Break II

4:00 - 5:30		Session 7: Decision Procedures
4:00   Himanshu Jain, Edmund Clarke and Orna Grumberg: Efficient
Interpolation for Linear Diophantine (Dis)equations and Linear Modular
4:30   Ruzica Piskac and Viktor Kuncak: Linear Arithmetic with Stars 
5:00   Andy King and Harald Sondergaard: Inferring Congruence Equations
with SAT 

5:30 - 6:30		Session 8: Tools - Decision Procedures
5:30   Miquel Bofill, Robert Nieuwenhuis, Albert Oliveras, Enric
Rodriguez Carbonell and Albert Rubio: The Barcelogic SMT solver 
5:45   Roberto Bruttomesso, Alessandro Cimatti, Anders Franzen, Alberto
Griggio and Roberto Sebastiani: The MathSAT 4 SMT Solver 
6:00   Dirk Beyer, Damien Zufferey and Rupak Majumdar: CSIsat:
Interpolation for LA+EUF 
6:15   Laura Meikle and Jacques Fleuriot: Prover's Palette: A
User-Centric Approach to Verification with Isabelle and QEPCAD 

6:30 - 7:30	CAV Business Meeting
----- July 12 (Saturday)	
9:00 - 10:00   Invited Talk: Edward Felten -- Coping with
Outside-the-Box Attacks 
10:00 - 10:30	Break I

10:30 - 12:30	Session 9: Program Verification
10:30   Andreas Podelski, Andrey Rybalchenko and Thomas Wies: Heap
Assumptions On Demand 
11:00   Byron Cook, Sumit Gulwani, Tal Lev-Ami, Andrey Rybalchenko and
Mooly Sagiv: Proving Conditional Termination 
11:30   Parosh Abdulla, Ahmed Bouajjani, Jonathan Cederberg, Frederic
Haziza and Ahmed Rezine: Monotonic Abstraction for Programs with Dynamic
Memory Heaps 
12:00   Huu Hai Nguyen and Wei-Ngan Chin: Enhancing Program Verification
with Lemmas 
12:30 - 1:30 	Lunch

1:30 - 3:00		Session 10: Program and Shape Analysis
1:30   Bhargav Gulavani and Sumit Gulwani: A Numerical Abstract Domain
based on "Expression Abstraction" and "Max Operator" with Application in
Timing Analysis 
2:00   Hongseok Yang, Oukseh Lee, Josh Berdine, Cristiano Calcagno,
Byron Cook, Dino Distefano and Peter O'Hearn: Scalable Shape Analysis
For Systems Code 
2:30   Josh Berdine, Tal Lev-Ami, Roman Manevich, Ganesan Ramalingam and
Mooly Sagiv: Thread Quantification for Concurrent Shape Analysis 
3:00 - 3:30		Break II

3:30 - 4:30		Session 11: Tools - Security and Program
3:30   Cas Cremers: The Scyther Tool: Verification, Falsification, and
Analysis of Security Protocols 
3:45   Michael Backes, Stefan Lorenz, Matteo Maffei and Kim Pecina: The
CASPA Tool: Causality-based Abstraction for Security Protocol Analysis 
4:00   Johannes Kinder and Helmut Veith: Jakstab: A Static Analysis
Platform for Binaries 
4:15   Stephen Magill, Ming-Hsien Tsai, Peter Lee and Yih-Kuen Tsay:
THOR: A Tool for Reasoning about Shape and Arithmetic 

4:45 - 11:45 	Manhattan Cruise Excursion
------ July 13 (Sunday) Last day of Conference
9:00 - 10:00	Session 12: Hardware Verification I
9:00   Cindy Eisner, Amir Nahir and Karen Yorav: Functional Verification
of Power Gated Designs by Compositional Reasoning 
9:30   Per Bjesse: A Practical Approach to Word Level Model Checking of
Industrial Netlists
10:00 - 10:30	Break I

10:30 - 11:45	Session 13: Hardware Verification II
10:30   Sudipta Kundu, Sorin Lerner and Rajesh Gupta: Validating High
Level Synthesis 
11:00   Oliver Wienand, Markus Wedler, Dominik Stoffel, Wolfgang Kunz
and Gert-Martin Greuel: An algebraic approach for proving data
correctness in arithmetic data paths 
11:30   Kavita Ravi, Hyondeuk Kim, Hoonsang Jin, Petr Spacek, Robert P.
Kurshan, Fabio Somenzi and John Pierce: Application of Formal Word-Level
Analysis in Constrained Random Simulation 

11:45 - 12:00	Hardware Model Checking Competition Report
12:00 - 12:15	SMT-Comp Report
12:15 - 2:00	Lunch

2:00 - 3:00		Session 14: Model Checking
2:00   Sujatha Kashyap and Vijay Garg: Producing short counterexamples
using "crucial events" 
2:30   Peter Niebert, Doron Peled and Amir Pnueli: Discriminative Model

3:00 - 4:00		Session 15: Space Efficient Algorithms
3:00   Pavel Simecek, Stefan Edelkamp and Peter Sanders: Semi-External
LTL Model Checking 
3:30   Rob van Glabbeek and Bas Ploeger: Correcting a Space-Efficient
Simulation Algorithm
4:00 - 4:30	Break II

4:30 - 5:15		Session 16: Tools - Model Checking
4:30   Simon Gay, Rajagopal Nagarajan and Nikolaos Papanikolaou: QMC: A
Model Checker for Quantum Systems 
4:45   Axel Legay: T(O)RMC: A Tool for (Omega)-Regular Model Checking 
5:00   Sebastian Kupferschmid, Martin Wehrle, Bernhard Nebel and Andreas
Podelski: Faster than Uppaal? 
5:15 			End of Conference

***** Program Committee
- Rajeev Alur, University of Pennsylvania
- Nina Amla, Cadence
- Clark Barrett, New York University
- Armin Biere, JKU Linz
- Roderick Bloem, TU Graz
- Ahmed Bouajjani, University Paris 7
- Alessandro Cimatti, IRST Trento
- Werner Damm, Oldenburg University
- Steven German, IBM
- Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah
- Mike Gordon, University of Cambridge 
- Orna Grumberg, Technion
- Aarti Gupta (co-chair), NEC Labs America
- David Harel, Weizmann Institute
- John Harrison, Intel
- Thomas A. Henzinger, EPFL
- Holger Hermanns, Saarland University
- Pei-Hsin Ho, Synopsys
- Robert Jones, Intel
- Daniel Kroening, Oxford University
- Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University
- Shuvendu Lahiri, Microsoft Research
- Rupak Majumdar, University of California - Los Angeles
- Oded Maler, Verimag
- Sharad Malik (co-chair), Princeton University
- Ken McMillan, Cadence
- Kedar Namjoshi, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
- Corina Pasareanu, NASA
- Amir Pnueli, New York University
- Andreas Podelski, University of Freiburg
- Shaz Qadeer, Microsoft Research
- Koushik Sen, University of California - Berkeley
- Fabio Somenzi, University of Colorado
- Ofer Strichman, Technion
- Karen Yorav, IBM Haifa
- Lenore Zuck, University of Illinois

***** Program Chairs
- Aarti Gupta, NEC Labs America
- Sharad Malik, Princeton University

***** Organizing Committee
- Workshops Chair: Byron Cook, Microsoft Research
- Tutorials Chair: Alan Hu, University of British Columbia

***** Local Arrangements
- Webmaster: Nadia Papakonstantinou, NEC Labs America
- Campus Arrangements:
  - Tara R. Zarillo, Princeton University
  - Stacey Weber Jackson, Princeton University
- Hospitality Crew:
  - NEC Labs Verification Group
  - Princeton Malik Group

***** Steering Committee
- Edmund M. Clarke, Carnegie Mellon University
- Mike Gordon, University of Cambridge
- Robert P. Kurshan, Cadence
- Amir Pnueli, New York University

***** Sponsors
- Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu)
- Cadence (http://www.cadence.com)
- IBM (http://www.ibm.com)
- Intel (http://www.intel.com)
- Jasper Design Automation (http://www.jasper-da.com)
- Mentor Graphics (http://www.mentor.com)
- Microsoft Research (http://research.microsoft.com)
- NEC Labs America (http://www.nec-labs.com)
- Synopsys (http://www.synopsys.com)