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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation VMCAI'08

 The Ninth International Conference on Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation
                  San Francisco, USA, January 7-9, 2008
VMCAI provides a forum for researchers from the communities of Verification, 
Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation, facilitating interaction, 
cross-fertilization, and advancement of hybrid methods.
VMCAI'08 is co-located with the POPL'08 conference.
The program of VMCAI'08 will consist of invited lectures, tutorials, refereed 
research papers, and tool demonstrations. Research contributions can report 
new results as well as experimental evaluations and comparisons of existing 
techniques. Topics include, but are not limited to:
    program verification          program certification
    model checking                debugging techniques
    abstract interpretation       abstract domains
    static analysis               type systems
    deductive methods             optimization
Submissions can address any programming paradigm, including concurrent, 
constraint, functional, imperative, logic and object-oriented programming. 
Papers must describe original work, be written and presented in English, and 
must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that 
are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with refereed 
proceedings. The proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture 
Notes in Computer Science series. 
The page limit for submissions is 15 pages in Springer's LNCS format. 
Additional material may be placed in an appendix, to be read at the discretion 
of the reviewer. Formatting style files can be found at: 
Submissions deviating from these guidelines risk summary rejection. 
Important Dates
    Submission Deadline:  September 14, 2007
    Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2007
    Final Version Due: November 20, 2007
    Conference: January 7-9, 2008
Program Chairs:
    Francesco Logozzo, Doron Peled, and Lenore Zuck
Program Committee:
Roberto Bagnara, University of Parma, Italy
Christel Baier, Technische Universitt Dresden, Germany
Clark Barrett, New York University, USA
Agostino Cortesi, Universita' Ca' Foscari, Venice Italy
Radhia Cousot, CNRS, France
Nicolas Halbwachs, Vrimag, France
Tom Henzinger, Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael Huth, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University, Israel
Rustan Leino, Microsoft Research, USA
Francesco Logozzo, Microsoft Research, USA
Alan Mycroft, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA, France
Doron Peled, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Andreas Podelski, University of Freiburg, Germany
Tayssir Touili, CNRS, France
Andrei Voronokov, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Lenore Zuck, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA