[DL] Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis - Call for Papers

Geoff Sutcliffe geoff at cs.miami.edu
Mon Mar 9 15:11:12 CET 2015


Call for Papers

Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis (HCVS)

July 19, 2015 - San Francisco, USA

Submission deadlines:

- paper submission: May 22, 2015
- paper notification: June 19, 2015

Most Program Verification and Synthesis problems of interest can be
modeled directly using Horn clauses and many recent advances in the
CLP and CAV communities have centered around efficiently solving
problems presented as Horn clauses.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in the two
communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g., ICLP and CP) and
Program Verification community (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI) on the
topic of Horn clause based analysis, verification and synthesis.

Horn clauses for verification and synthesis have been advocated by
these two communities in different times and from different
perspectives and this workshop is organized to stimulate interaction
and a fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the use of Horn
clauses, constraints, and related formalisms in the following areas:

- Analysis and verification of programs in various programming
  paradigms (e.g., imperative, object-oriented, functional, logic,
  higher-order, concurrent)
- Program synthesis
- Program testing
- Program transformation
- Constraint solving
- Type systems
- Case studies and tools
- Challenging problems

We solicit regular papers describing theory and implementation of
Horn-clause based analysis and tool descriptions. We also solicit
extended abstracts describing work-in-progress and presentations
covering previously published results that are of interest to the
workshop.

Invited speakers:

- Ranjit Jhala, University of California at San Diego
- Joxan Jaffar, National University of Singapore


Program Committee:

Elvira Albert (Complutense University of Madrid)
Nikolaj Bjorner (Microsoft Research)
Gregory J. Duck (National University of Singapore)
Fabio Fioravanti (University of Chieti-Pescara)
John Gallagher (Roskilde University and IMDEA-Software Madrid)
Arie Gurfinkel (Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University) - chair
Radu Grigore (University of Oxford)
Konstantin Korovin (Manchester University)
Viktor Kuncak (EPFL)
David Monniaux (CNRS/Verimag)
Jorge A. Navas (NASA) - chair
Corneliu Popeea (CQSE)
Maurizio Proietti (IASI-CNR, Italy)
Philipp Ruemmer (Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology)
Andrey Rybalchenko (Microsoft Research)
Valerio Senni (ALES srl)
Peter Stuckey (University of Melbourne)
Yakir Vizel (Princeton University)

The submission format is up to 12 pages plus bibliography for regular
papers and 1 to 3 pages (for work-in-progress), both in EPTCS format.

Original accepted papers will be published electronically as a volume
in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS)
series, see http://www.eptcs.org/

Authors of accepted papers are required to ensure that at least one of
them will be present at the workshop.  Papers must be submitted
through the EasyChair system using the web page:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hcvs2015.


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