The aim of the AVoCS workshop series is to contribute to the interaction and exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems. In particular, AVoCS 2019 aims to bring together scientists and engineers that are active in the area of formal methods, develop tools and techniques for the automated verification of critical systems, and are interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods and tools.
The subject is to be interpreted broadly and inclusively. It covers all aspects of automated verification, including model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT constraint solving, abstract interpretation, and refinement pertaining to various types of critical systems which need to meet stringent dependability requirements (safety-critical, business-critical, performance-critical, etc.). Contributions that describe different techniques or industrial case studies are encouraged.
The technical programme will consist of invited and contributed talks and also allows for short presentations of research ideas. The workshop will be relatively informal, with an emphasis on discussion where special discussion sessions will be organised around the research ideas presentations.
Submissions of full papers to the workshop must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop. Submissions are handled via Easychair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=avocs19The papers must be written in English and should not exceed 15 pages, not counting references and appendices, in Springer LNCS format.
AVoCS also encourages the submissions of research ideas in order to stimulate discussions at the workshop. Reports on ongoing work or surveys on work published elsewhere are welcome. The Programme Committee will select research ideas on the basis of submitted abstracts according to significance and general interest. Research ideas must be written in English and not exceed 2 pages using the Springer LNCS format. The presentation of these ideas will be organised around discussions, where the presenter should also prepare a set of questions in which the audience will discuss.
At the workshop, pre-proceedings will be available in the form of a pre-proceedings report; this report will also include the research ideas. After the workshop, the authors of accepted full papers will have about one month in order to revise their papers for publication in the workshop post-proceedings which will appear in the Electronic Communications of the EASST Open Access Journal. Research ideas will not be part of the proceedings in the Open Access Journal.
Authors of a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for publication in a special issue of Elsevier's journal Science of Computer Programming.
The event will be held in auditorium of the IMAG building at
Université Grenoble Alpes,
700, Avenue Centrale
38401 Saint Martin d'Hères
All questions about submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.