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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

4th Summer School on Formal Techniques, 19-23 May 2014, Atherton CA (U.S.A.)

Fourth Summer School on Formal Techniques
May 19 - May 23, 2014
Menlo College, Atherton, CA

Techniques based on formal logic, such as model checking,
satisfiability, static analysis, and automated theorem proving, are
finding a broad range of applications in modeling, analysis,
verification, and synthesis.  This school, the fourth in the series,
will focus on the principles and practice of formal techniques, with a
strong emphasis on the hands-on use and development of this
technology.  It primarily targets graduate students and young
researchers who are interested in developing and using formal
techniques in their research.  A prior background in formal methods
is helpful but not required.   Participants at the school will have a
seriously fun time experimenting with the tools and techniques
presented in the lectures during laboratory sessions.

The lecturers at the school include:
* Nikolaj Bjorner (MSR Redmond): Software verification with SMT.
* Veronique Cortier (LORIA, France): Formal analysis of security protocols:
                                         Models, Techniques, and Tools
* Gerard Holzmann (JPL/Caltech): Verifying Safety Critical Code
* Gerwin Klein (NICTA Australia): Programming language semantics in Isabelle
* Marta Kwiatkowska (University of Oxford): Probabilistic model checking with 
* Natarajan Shankar (SRI CSL): Speaking Logic

We have NSF funding to support travel and accommodation for students
from US universities, but welcome applications from non-US students as
well.  Non-US students will be charged around 0 for meals and lodging.
Women and under-represented minorities are specially encouraged to
apply.  Applications should be submitted at

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before April
30, 2014, since there are only a limited number of spaces available.
Non-US applicants requiring US visas are urged to apply early.

Information about the first three Summer Schools on Formal Techniques can be 
found at