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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Summer School on Program Synthesis, 8-12 Aug 2011, GERMANY

Schloss Dagstuhl (Germany)

  When verification has reached industrial maturity, program synthesis
    has appeared as the next research frontier.  Building on the advances
    in model checking, theorem proving, and machine learning, researchers
    have used synthesis in program repair, algorithm synthesis, end-user
    programming and several other areas.

    This week-long school will present a carefully selected range of
    complementary lectures that should prepare a student for research on
    the open problems of program synthesis in a wide range of application

 	* Controller and automata synthesis
 	* Inductive synthesis and constraint-based synthesis
 	* Derivational and theorem-prover-based synthesis
 	* Learning-based synthesis
 	* Hands-on exercises and contests


* Program Synthesis is a Game, Barbara Jobstmann , Verimag, CNRS
* SAT and SMT for Synthesis, Vijay Ganesh, MIT
* Software Development by Refinement, Doug Smith, Kestrel Institute
* AutoBayes and synthesis by program derivation, Johann Schumann, SGT, Inc. NASA Ames
* Constraint-based synthesis with Sketch, Armando Solar-Lezama, MIT
* Miscellaneous, Ras Bodik, UC Berkeley


   To apply, send email to by June 30.


 	* Ras Bodik, UC Berkeley
 	* Sumit Gulwani, Microsoft Research
 	* Viktor Kuncak, EPFL
 	* Eran Yahav, Technion