May 202018
 

I will be chairing DATE track E3 on Model-Based Design, Verification and Security for Embedded Systems.

Todd Austin at the University of Michigan will co-chair the track.

The general call for papers to DATE 2019 is available here.

DATE 2019 will be held on March 25 – 29, 2019, in the marvelous Firenze, Italy.

More details to be announced soon. Below is the track description.

Verification techniques for embedded and cyber-physical systems ranging from simulation, testing, model-checking, SAT and SMT-based reasoning, compositional analysis and analytical methods. Modeling, analysis and optimization of non-functional and performance aspects such as security, timing, memory usage, QoS and reliability. Model-based design of software architectures and deployment. Theories, languages and tools supporting model-based design flows covering software, control and physical components. Monitoring and run-time verification of embedded systems.

Apr 052018
 

VORTEX 2018, ECOOP and ISSTA, Amsterdam, July 16-21, 2018
(https://conf.researchr.org/track/ecoop-issta-2018/vortex-2018-papers)

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Runtime verification (RV) is an approach to software verification concerned with monitoring and analysis of software and hardware under execution. Recently, RV has gained more traction as an effective and promising approach to ensure software reliability, bridging a gap between formal verification and conventional testing; monitoring a system at runtime offers additional opportunities for addressing error recovery, self-adaptation, and other issues that go beyond software reliability. The goal of VORTEX is to bring together researchers working on runtime verification for topics covering either theoretical, or practical aspects, or, preferably, both, with emphasis on object-oriented languages, and systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following ones:

* behavioural types for RV
* combination of static and dynamic analyses
* industrial applications
* language support for RV
* monitor construction and synthesis techniques
* monitoring concurrent/distributed systems
* monitoring oriented programming
* program adaptation
* runtime enforcement, fault detection, recovery and repair
* RV for safety and security
* RV for the Internet of Things
* specification formalisms and formal underpinning of RV
* specification mining
* tool development

Contributions will be formally reviewed by at least three reviewers, and selection will be based on originality, relevance, technical accuracy, and the potential to generate interesting discussions.

Important Dates
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Paper submission: May 16, 2018 23:59 AoE (UTC-12h)
Notification: June 14, 2018

Submission Instructions
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Submissions must be unpublished work, in English, formatted in PDF with acmart sigplan style (http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author), and are allowed to be position papers or surveys (max 6 pages), short papers (max 3 pages) presenting preliminary ongoing scientific work, or long papers (max 6 pages) providing more consolidated research contributions.

Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vortex2018 .

Proceedings and Special Issue
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Accepted papers will, upon agreement by the authors, be published in the ACM Digital Library. Depending on the quality of submissions, authors of selected papers will be invited after the workshop to submit an extended version for a special issue hosted by a prime journal in the field.

Program Committee
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– Davide Ancona, University of Genova, Italy (co-chair)
– Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta (co-chair)

– Wolfgang Ahrendt, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
– Cyrille Artho, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
– Ezio Bartocci, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
– Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Iowa State University, USA
– Ylies Falcone, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inria, France
– Klaus Havelund, NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
– Reiner Hahnle, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
– Jean-Baptiste Jeannin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
– Martin Leucker, University of Lubeck, Germany
– Rumyana Neykova, Imperial College London, UK
– Luca Padovani, University of Turin, Italy
– Antonio Ravara, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
– Giles Reger, University of Manchester, UK
– Gerardo Schneider, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
– Volker Stolz, Hogskulen pa Vestlandet, Norway
– Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
– Frank S. de Boer, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Leiden University, Netherlands
– Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Mar 012018
 

With Ezio Bartocci (TU Wien, Austria), we will be chairing the track RV-TheToP: Runtime Verification from the Theory To the industry Practice.

Runtime verification. Runtime Verification (RV) has gained much focus, from both the research community and practitioners. Roughly speaking, RV combines a set of theories, techniques and tools aiming towards efficient analysis of systems’ executions and guaranteeing their correctness using monitoring techniques. Major challenges in RV include characterizing and formally expressing requirements that can be monitored, proposing intuitive and concise specification formalisms, and monitoring specifications efficiently (time and memory-wise).

With the major strides made in recent years, much effort is still needed to make RV an attractive and viable methodology for industrial use. In addition, further studies are needed to apply RV to wider application domains such as security, bio-health, power micro-grids and internet of things.

A Springer LNCS tutorial volume on advanced research topics is about to be re- leased by the organisers of the track. The book shall contain a selection of tutorials on advanced topics from leading researchers in the domain of runtime verification.

Description of the track. The purpose of the RV-TOP track at ISoLA’18 is to bring together experts on runtime verification and industry practitioners domains to i) have a dissemination of advanced research topics, ii) have a dissemination of current industrial challenges, and iii) get RV more attractive to industry and usable in additional applica- tion domains. As such, the track will contain three sorts of presentation:

– presentation of advanced tutorials from the authors involved in the Springer LNCS tutorial volume;

– presentation of current challenges in industry from industry practitioners;

– presentation of successful applications of RV to past industrial problems.

Oct 252017
 

I’m at ISSRE 2017 in Toulouse, France, for the presentation of our paper on Interactive Runtime Verification and attending the talks of the day.

Our paper on Interactive Runtime Verification (i-RV) can be downloaded here.

Verde, our open-source tool for i-RV, can be retrieved and experimented with our interactive tutorial by following this link. Our interactive tutorial illustrates how i-RV can be used to more effectively debug C programs leveraging runtime verification.

Jul 232017
 

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Topic E3: Model-based Design and Verification for Embedded Systems
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at DATE 2018,
Dresden, GE
March 19 – 23, 2018
https://www.date-conference.com/call-for-papers#The-Conference
https://www.date-conference.com/group/tpc/members/2018/E3

DATE 2018, will take place from 19 to 23 March, 2018, at the International Congress Center in Dresden, Germany.

The conference addresses all aspects of research into technologies for electronic and embedded systems engineering. An important part of the conference  is devoted to modeling, analysis, design and deployment of embedded software.

We invite you to submit papers to Topic E3: Model-based Design and Verification for Embedded Systems.

Main topics of interest:

Verification techniques for embedded and cyber-physical systems ranging from simulation, testing, model-checking, SAT and SMT-based reasoning, compositional analysis and analytical methods. Modeling, analysis and optimization of non-functional and performance aspects such as timing, memory usage, QoS and reliability. Model-based design of software architectures and deployment. Theories, languages and tools supporting model-based design flows covering software, control and physical components. Monitoring and run-time verification of embedded systems.

Topic Chair: Petru Eles, Linköping University, SE
Topic Co-Chair: Borzoo Bonakdarpour, University of Waterloo, CA,

Topic Subcommittee Members:

  • Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), SG
  • Ylies Falcone, University Grenoble Alpes, FR
  • Florence Maraninchi, Verimag, FR
  • Kristin Rozier, Iowa State University, US
  • Lothar Thiele, ETH Zurich, CH

Please note:

May 202017
 
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 ISSTA & SPIN 2017    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 26th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis

http://conf.researchr.org/home/issta-2017

 24th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software

http://conf.researchr.org/home/spin-2017

 July 10-14, 2017, Santa Barbara, California, USA

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ISSTA is the leading research symposium on software testing and analysis, bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners to exchange new ideas, problems, and experiences on how to analyze and test software systems.
The SPIN symposium brings together researchers and practitioners interested in automated, tool-based techniques to analyze software systems and models of software systems for verification and validation purposes.
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  *** VENUE ***

University of California, Santa Barbara (www.ucsb.edu)

 *** REGISTRATION ***

Registration is open! Early registration until June 9.

http://conf.researchr.org/attending/issta-2017/registration

 *** RESEARCH PROGRAM ***

ISSTA list of accepted papers:
http://conf.researchr.org/info/issta-2017/accepted-papers

SPIN list of accepted papers:
http://conf.researchr.org/info/spin-2017/accepted-papers

*** KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ***
 ISSTA
    Christopher Kruegel, UCSB
    Armando Solar-Lezama, MIT
 SPIN
    Domagoj Babic, Google
    Byron Cook, Amazon Web Services
    Gerard Holzmann, Nimble Research
*** CO-LOCATED EVENTS ***

ISSTA Doctoral Symposium

http://conf.researchr.org/track/issta-2017/issta-2017-doctoral-symposium

ISSTA Demonstrations track

http://conf.researchr.org/track/issta-2017/issta-2017-demos

TECPS 2017: Workshop on Testing Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems

http://conf.researchr.org/track/issta-2017/issta-2017-tecps

RERS Challenge 2017: Rigorous Examination of Reactive Systems

http://www.rers-challenge.org/2017/

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