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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis ATVA 2008 - extended deadline

                           ATVA 2008
                 Sixth International Symposium on
        Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis
              Seoul, South Korea, October 20-23, 2008
!!!! NEWS: submission deadline extension to May 12, 2008.
!!!! NEWS: A new addition of a tool demonstration paper track  !!!!
    Submission of papers :    May  12, 2008 (new extension)
    Notification of authors :    June 30, 2008
    Camera-ready papers :    July 28, 2008
    Theory track     : Natarajan Shankar (SRI)
    Software track   : Sriram. K. Rajamani (Microsoft)
    Application track: TBA
ATVA 2008 is the sixth in the series of symposia on Automated Technology
for Verification and Analysis. The purpose of ATVA is to promote research
on theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification
and synthesis in East Asia by providing a forum for interaction
between the regional and the international research communities
and industry in the field. 
The first three ATVA symposia were held in 2003, 2004 and 2005 in Taipei. 
ATVA 2006 and 2007 were held in Beijing and Tokyo.
The proceedings of ATVA 2008 will be published by Springer
as a volume in the LNCS series.  Submissions reporting original
contributions are solicited in all areas of automated verification
and analysis.  Please visit the ATVA 2008 web site for details
not found in this CFP. 
The scope of interest is intentionally kept broad; it includes:
- Theory useful for providing designers with automated support for
  obtaining correct software or hardware systems, including both
  functional and non functional aspects, such as: theory on 
  automata, Petri-nets, concurrency theory, compositionality,
  model-checking, automated theorem proving, synthesis,
  performance analysis, correctness-by-construction results,
  infinite state systems, abstract interpretation,
  decidability results, parametric analysis or synthesis.
- Applications of theory in engineering methods and particular
  domains and handling of practical problems occurring in tools,
  such as: analysis and verification tools, synthesis tools,
  reducing complexity of verification by abstraction, improved
  representations, handling user level notations, such as UML,
  practice in industry applications to hardware, software or real-time
  and embedded systems. Case studies, illustrating the usefulness
  of tools or a particular approach are also welcome.
Theory papers should be motivated by practical problems and
applications should be rooted in sound theory. Of particular interest
are algorithms on one hand and methods and tools for integrating
formal approaches into industrial practice. Special care should
be taken as well to present papers in such a way that they are
accessible not only to specialists, that is, jargon need to be defined
and intuitive interpretation provided for theories. 
A submitted paper must contain original contributions, clearly written
in English, and include comparison with related work.  The authors
are advised to prepare their manuscripts using the LNCS style. 
Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not allowed. 
From 2008, ATVA accepts two types of contributions: RESEARCH PAPERS
and TOOL DEMONSTRATION PAPERS.  Both types of contributions will appear
in the proceedings and have oral presentations during the conference.
Research papers:
Research papers should contain original research, and sufficient detail
to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution.  Submissions
reporting on industrial case studies are welcome, and should describe
detailed weaknesses and strength in sufficient depth.  Submitted research
papers should be no more than 15 pages long. 
Tool demonstration papers:
Tool demonstration papers present tools based on aforementioned
technologies or fall into the above application areas.  Tool demonstration
papers allow researchers to stress the technical and practical side,
illustrating how one can apply the theoretic contributions in practice. 
Submitted tool demonstration papers should be no more than 6 pages long. 
    Sungdeok Cha (Korea Univ., Korea)
    Insup Lee (Univ. of Pennsylvania, US)
    Moonzoo Kim (KAIST, Korea)
    Mahesh Viswanathan (UIUC, USA)
    Jin-Young Choi (Korea Univ., Korea)
    Christel Baier (Univ. of Bonn, Germany)
    Jonathan Billington (Univ. of South Australia, Austrailia)
    Byeong-Mo Chang (SookMyung Women University, Korea)
    Yunja Choi (Kyungpook National Univ, Korea)
    Ching-Tsun Chou (Intel, USA)
    Masahiro Fujita (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
    Susanne Graf (VERIMAG, France) 
    Wolfgang Grieskamp (Microsoft research, USA)
    Teruo Higashino (Osaka Univ., Japan)
    Franjo Ivancic (NEC Lab, USA)
    Ranjit Jhala (UC San Diego, USA)
    Gihwon Kwon (Kyonggi Univ., Korea)
    Insup Lee  (Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA)
    Shaoying Liu (Hosei Univ., Japan)
    Zhiming Liu (IIST/United Nations Univ., Macao)
    Mila E. Majster-Cederbaum (Univ. of Mannheim, Germany)
    Ken McMillan (Cadence, USA)
    In-ho Moon (Synopsis, USA)
    Shin Nakajima (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    Kedar Namjoshi (Bell Labs, USA)
    Doron A. Peled (Univ. of Warwick, UK)
    Hiroyuki Seki (NAIST, Japan)
    Prasad Sistla (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
    P.S. Thiagarajan (National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore)
    Yih-Kuen Tsay (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
    Bow-Yaw Wang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
    Farn Wang (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
    Ji Wang (National U. of Techn. of China, China)
    Hsu-Chun Yen (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
    Tomohiro Yoneda (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    Sergio Yovine (VERIMAG, France)
    Shoji Yuen (Nagoya Univ., Japan)
    Wenhui Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
    E.A. Emerson  (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
    Oscar H. Ibarra  (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
    Insup Lee  (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
    Doron A. Peled  (University of Warwick, UK)
    Farn Wang  (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
    Hsu-Chun Yen  (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)