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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Dutch Model Checking Day 2012, 5 Sep 2012, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Model checking is a tool-supported technique to analyse the correctness of ICT systems that enjoys 
increasing popularity in both scientific and industrial circles. In the past twenty-five years, 
research in this area has led to dramatic improvements in the performance of model checking tools. 
This has enabled its application to real-life problems, and has induced major corporations such as 
Microsoft and Intel to invest in the development and application of model checking technology.

The Dutch Model Checking Day (DMCD) is a forum for practitioners and researchers interested in 
model-based techniques for the validation and analysis of software and hardware. DMCD covers a 
broad spectrum of topics, ranging from fundamental algorithms to industrial applications and tools.
The workshop aims to foster interactions and exchanges of ideas with all related areas in software 

* Towards verification of unmodified C/C++ parallel programs
   Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
* Modeling and analysis of protein biosynthesis using
   probabilistic model checking
   Dragan Bosnacki (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
* A new approach to temporal property verification
   Byron Cook (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
* Large-scale graph processing in the many-core era
   Ana Varbanescu (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) Abstracts of these talks and 
up-to-date information is  available through the workshop's website.

VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands.
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam.
Main building, room 4A04.

Organizing committee (VU University Amsterdam)
Henri Bal (
Wan Fokkink (
Thilo Kielmann (
Ela Krepska (

Contact address:
Elzbieta Krepska, DMCD 2012
Dept. of Computer Science
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Registration required, but it is free of charge.
Please register by sending an e-mail to

Dutch-style (late) lunch will be served for participants (free of charge).