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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Automated Verification of Critical Systems AVoCS 2009

First call for papers

                              AVoCS 2009

                  Ninth International Workshop on
              Automated Verification of Critical Systems

                    Swansea, UK, 23.9. - 25.9.2009


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, 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

The technical programme will consist of invited talks and contributed
talks and will 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
Southampton (2003), the Royal Society in London (2004), the University
of Warwick (2005), LORIA, Nancy (2006) and the University of Glasgow


Typical, but not exclusive topics of interest are:

- Model Checking,
- Automatic and Interactive Theorem Proving,
- 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.


At the workshop, a draft of the workshop proceedings will be available
in the form of a

   Technical Report

of Swansea University; this report will also include the short

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 appear in the

   Electronic Communications of the EASST

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

   Science of Computer Programming

(Guest editor: Markus Roggenbach).


- David Aspinall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Muffy Calder, Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Michael Goldsmith, Warwick, United Kingdom
- Constance Heitmeyer, Naval Research Laboratory,
  Washington, DC, United States
- Gerald Luettgen, York, United Kingdom
- Eric Mercer, Brigham Young University, Utah, United States
- Stephan Merz, INRIA, Nancy, France
- Alice Miller, Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Paritosh Pandya, IIT Mumbai, India
- Silvio Ranise, Verona, Italy
- Mark Ryan, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Markus Roggenbach (Chair), Swansea, United Kingdom
- Helen Treharne, Surrey, United Kingdom
- Markus Wenzel, TU Muenchen, Germany
- Sergio Yovine, Verimag, France


26 June 2009
  Deadline for submission of full papers
24 July 2009
  Author notification for full papers
27 July 2009     Deadline for submission of short contributions
31 July 2009     Author notification for short contributions
28 August 2009     Deadline for final version of full papers & short contributions
23-25 September 2009     Workshop


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 in the EASST format.

Submission will be organized via easychair. The links to the
web-interface as well as to the EASST latex style will be announced in
due course.


AVoCS 09 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 in the
EASST format. Short contributions will be included in the Technical
Report available at the conference, however, they will not be part of
the Workshop Proceedings published by EASST.

Submission will be organized via easychair. The links to the
web-interface as well as to the EASST latex style will be announced in
due course.


AVoCS 2009 will be organised by Swansea University and held at the
conference centre Gregynog. Gregynog is situated six miles north of
Newtown in Mid Wales. It is surrounded by the beautiful
Montgomeryshire countryside and Gregynog Hall is set in fabulously
landscaped gardens that provide extensive grounds for peace and
relaxation. The conference centre will host all participants of the
workshop and will provide all catering.

The workshop will start on Wednesday 23/09/2009 with lunch and
conclude on Friday 25/09/2009 with lunch.


The local organisers are:

* Erwin R. Catesbeiana (Jr)
* Phillip James
* Temesghen Kahsai
* Liam O'Reilly
* Markus Roggenbach