Call for Papers

The aim of AVoCS 2010 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. 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 (safety-critical, security-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 allow for short presentations of ongoing work. The workshop will be relatively informal, with an emphasis on discussion. Previous AVoCS workshops were held at the University of Oxford (2001 and 2007), the University of Birmingham (2002), the University of Southampton (2003), the Royal Society in London (2004), the University of Warwick (2005), LORIA, Nancy (2006), the University of Glasgow (2008), Swansea University (2009)

Invited Speakers
Jean-Raymod Abrial
Joseph R. Kiniry

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Model Checking,
  • Automatic and Interactive Theorem Proving,
  • SAT, SMT or constraint solving for Verification,
  • Abstract Interpretation,
  • Specification and Refinement,
  • Requirements Capture and Analysis,
  • Verification of Software and Hardware,
  • Verification of Security-Critical Systems,
  • Probabilistic and Real-Time Systems,
  • Verified System Development, and
  • Industrial Applications.

Important Dates:

Submission of Full Papers: 2. July 2010 (extended)
Notification: 10. August 2010 (updated)
Submission of Short Papers: 27. August 2010
Workshop : 20. - 23. September 2010 (co-located with Rodin User and Developer Workshop)

Submission and Publication:

Full Papers: 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. Final versions of the papers must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages (excluding the title page) in the LaTeX EASST format. For submission we also accept LNCS format.

Short Contributions: AVoCS 10 encourages the submissions of short contributions 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 short contributions on the basis of submitted abstracts according to significance and general interest. Short contributions must be written in English and not exceed 2 pages (excluding the title page) in the LaTeX EASST format.

At the workshop, a draft of the workshop proceedings will be available in the form of a Technical Report of Düsseldorf University; this report will also include the short contributions.
After the workshop, the authors of accepted papers will have about one month in order to revise their papers for publication in the workshop proceedings which will probably appear in the Electronic Communications of the EASST.
We will invite authors of a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop to submit extended versions of their work for publication in a special issue of Elsevier's journal Science of Computer Programming

PC chairs
Jens Bendisposto
Michael Leuschel
Markus Roggenbach

Program committee
Jens Bendisposto
Michael Goldsmith
Jan Friso Groote
Thai Son Hoang
Daniel Kroening
Michael Leuschel
Gerald Luettgen
Stephan Merz
Alice Miller
Silvio Ranise
Markus Roggenbach
Aryldo G. Russo Jr.
Thomas Santen
Helen Treharne

Rodin User and Developer Workshop
AVoCS 2010 will be co-located with the second Rodin User and Developer Workshop (20.-22. September). The purpose of this workshop is to bring together existing and potential users and developers of the Rodin toolset and to foster a broader community of Rodin users and developers.
For Rodin users the workshop will provide an opportunity to share tool experiences and to gain an understanding of on-going tool developments. For plug-in developers the workshop will provide an opportunity to showcase their tools and to achieve better coordination of tool development effort. The format will be presentations together with plenty of time for discussion. On day 1 a Developer Tutorial will be held by Systerel ( while days 2 and 3 will be devoted to tool usage and tool developments.
if you are interested in giving a presentation at the workshop, send a short abstract (1 or 2 pages of A4) to by 9 August 2010. Indicate whether it is a tool usage or tool development presentation. Plug-in presentations may be about existing developments or planned future developments.
For further information see the Event-B website.
Note that the Rodin User and Developer Workshop starts one day before AVoCS!