CAV 2017 : 29th International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification

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Conference Dates Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017
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CAV 2017: 29th International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification


Important Dates

All deadlines are AOE (Anywhere on Earth).


Paper submission: January 24, 2017 (Tuesday)

Author response period: March 20-22, 2017 (Monday – Wednesday)

Author notification: April 12, 2017 (Wednesday)

Final version: May 5, 2017 (Friday)


Workshops July 22-23, 2017

Main conference July 24-28, 2017

Submission URL


CAV 2017 is the 29th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the

theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis and synthesis

methods for hardware and software systems. CAV considers it vital to

continue spurring advances in hardware and software verification while

expanding to domains such as cyber-physical, social, and biological

systems. The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results

to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification

tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their

implementation. The proceedings of the conference will be published in

the Springer LNCS series. A selection of papers will be invited to a

special issue of Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of

the ACM.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations

Algorithms and tools for system synthesis

Mathematical and logical foundations of verification and synthesis

Specifications and correctness criteria for programs and systems

Deductive verification using proof assistants

Hardware verification techniques

Program analysis and software verification

Software synthesis

Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification

Compositional and abstraction-based techniques for verification

Probabilistic and statistical approaches to verification

Verification methods for parallel and concurrent systems

Testing and run-time analysis based on verification technology

Decision procedures and solvers for verification and synthesis

Applications and case studies in verification and synthesis

Verification in industrial practice

New application areas for algorithmic verification and synthesis

Formal models and methods for security

Formal models and methods for biological systems

Paper Submission

NEW this year:

1. There is no separate registration deadline.

Full papers should be uploaded by the submission deadline.

2. Tool papers require a concurrent artifact submission together with

the paper submission. Artifact evaluation occurs concurrently with

the review process and the PC gets access to the artifact

evaluation during the PC discussions.

Submissions on a wide range of topics are sought, particularly ones

that identify new research directions. CAV 2017 is not limited to

topics discussed in previous instances of the conference. Authors

concerned about the appropriateness of a topic may communicate with

the conference chairs prior to submission.

As explained below, CAV 2017 will follow a lightweight double-blind

review process. Submissions that are not \”blinded\” will be rejected

without review. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with

proceedings or submission of material that has already been published

elsewhere is not allowed. The review process will include a

feedback/rebuttal period where authors will have the option to respond

to reviewer comments. The PC chairs may solicit further reviews after

the rebuttal period.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format (a href=\”

Submissions will be in two categories: Regular Papers and Tool Papers.

Regular Papers

Regular Papers should not exceed 16 pages in LNCS format, not counting

references and appendices. Authors can include a clearly marked

appendix at the end of their submissions, that is exempt from the page

limit restrictions. However, the reviewers are not obliged to read the

contents of these appendices. These papers should contain original

research and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of

the contribution. Papers will be evaluated on basis of a combination

of correctness, technical depth, significance, novelty, clarity, and

elegance. We welcome papers on theory, case studies, and comparisons

with existing experimental research, as well as combinations of new

theory with experimental evaluation. A strong theoretical paper is

not required to have an experimental component. On the other hand,

strong papers reproducing and comparing existing results

experimentally do not require new theoretical insights.

We encourage authors to provide any supplementary material that is

required to support the claims made in the paper, such as detailed

proofs or experimental data. These materials should be uploaded at

submission time, as a single pdf or a tarball, not via a URL. It will

be made available to reviewers only after they have submitted their

first-draft reviews and hence need not be anonymized. Reviewers are

under no obligation to look at the supplementary material but may

refer to it if they have questions about the material in the body of

the paper.

Tool Papers

Tool Papers should not exceed 6 pages, not counting references. These

papers should describe system and implementation aspects of a tool

with a large (potential) user base (experiments not required, rehash

of theory strongly discouraged). Papers describing tools that have

already been presented (in any conference) will be accepted only if

significant and clear enhancements to the tool are reported and

implemented. Note that tool papers require the submission of an

artifact for evaluation by the submission deadline. Artifacts will be

evaluated concurrently with the review process and the program

committee will have access to the artifact evaluation while making

their decision. In special cases, where an artifact cannot be

submitted, the authors should contact the program chairs to find

alternate modes of artifact evaluation.

Lightweight Double-Blind Reviewing Process

CAV 2017 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing

process. This means that committee members will not have access to

authors\’ names or affiliations as they review a paper; however,

authors\’ names will be revealed once reviews have been submitted.

To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:

Author names and institutions must be omitted, and references to

authors\’ own related work should be in the third person (e.g., not \”We

build on our previous work…\” but rather \”We build on the work of


The purpose of this process is to help the PC and external

reviewers come to an initial judgement about the paper without bias,

not to make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they

were to try. Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that

weakens the submission, makes the job of reviewing the paper more

difficult, or interferes with the process of disseminating new ideas.

For example, important background references should *not* be omitted

or anonymized, even if they are written by the same authors and share

common ideas, techniques, or infrastructure. Authors should feel free

to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they

normally would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers

on the web or give talks on their research ideas.

Artifact Evaluation

Authors of accepted regular papers will be invited to submit (but are

not required to submit) the relevant artifact for evaluation by the

artifact evaluation committee.

Authors of tool papers are required to submit their artifact to the

artifact evaluation committee at the paper submission time. Unlike

regular papers, the results of the artifact evaluation for tool papers

will be available to the program committee during the online




Viktor Kuncak, EPFL, Switzerland

Rupak Majumdar, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany

CAV Award Committee

Tom Ball (Chair), Microsoft research

Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University

Natarajan Shankar, SRI International

Pierre Wolper, Liege University

Program Committee

Aws Albarghouthi

Christel Baier

Per Bjesse

Jasmin Blanchette

Sergiy Bogomolov

Ahmed Bouajjani

Rohit Chadha

Bor-Yuh Evan Chang

Swarat Chaudhuri

Wei-Ngan Chin

Hana Chockler

Alessandro Cimatti

Isil Dilig

Dino Distefano

Cezara Dragoi

Michael Emmi

Javier Esparza

Georgios Fainekos

Azadeh Farzan

Aarti Gupta

Gerard Holzmann

Marieke Huisman

Radu Iosif

Franjo Ivancic

Stefan Kiefer

Zachary Kincaid

Barbara König

Daniel Kröning

Viktor Kuncak(Co-chair)

Rustan Leino

Rupak Majumdar (Co-chair)

Kenneth McMillan

Alexander Nadel

Madhusudan Parthasarathy

Corina Pasareanu

Nadia Polikarpova

Pavithra Prabhakar

Arjun Radhakrishna

Zvonimir Rakamaric

Andrey Rybalchenko

Roopsha Samanta

Rahul Sharma

Anna Slobodova

Ana Sokolova

Fabio Somenzi

Zhendong Su

Serdar Tasiran

Emina Torlak

Willem Visser

Mahesh Viswanathan

Yakir Vizel

Tomas Vojnar

Thomas Wahl

Bow-Yaw Wang

Georg Weissenbacher

Verena Wolf

Lenore Zuck

Damien Zufferey

Workshop Chair

Eva Darulova, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany

Publicity Chair

Mikael Mayer, EPFL

Steering Committee

Orna Grumberg, Technion, Israel

Aarti Gupta, Princeton University, USA

Daniel Kroening, University of Oxford, UK

Kenneth McMillan, Microsoft Research, USA

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