VSTTE 2016

8th Working Conference on Verified Software: Theories, Tools, and Experiments
Toronto, Canada
July 17 - 18, 2016
Co-located with 26th Conference on Computer Aided Verification (http://i-cav.org/2016)
Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 2, 2016

Overview | Program | Paper Submissions | Important Dates | Organization & Program Committee


The Eighth Working Conference on Verified Software: Theories, Tools, and Experiments follows a successful inaugural working conference at Zurich in 2005 followed by conferences in Toronto (2008), Edinburgh (2010), Philadelphia (2012), Atherton (2013), Vienna (2014) and San Franscisco (2015). The goal of this conference is to advance the state of the art in the science and technology of software verification, through the interaction of theory development, tool evolution, and experimental validation.

We welcome submissions describing significant advances in the production of verified software, i.e., software that has been proved to meet its functional specifications. We are especially interested in submissions describing large-scale verification and vertification efforts that involve collaboration, theory unification, tool integration, and formalized domain knowledge. We welcome papers describing novel experiments and case studies evaluating verification techniques and technologies. Topics of interest include education, requirements modeling, specification languages, specification/verification/certification case-studies, formal calculi, software design methods, automatic code generation, refinement methodologies, compositional analysis, verification tools (e.g., static analysis, dynamic analysis, model checking, theorem proving, satisfiability), tool integration, benchmarks, challenge problems, and integrated verification environments.


The program consists of a mix of invited and contributed papers. The program is available here. VSTTE will take place in Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON in room BA1190, on the main floor.

Paper Submissions

Papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the Program Committee. We are accepting both long (limited to 16 pages) and short (limited to 10 pages) paper submissions, written in English. Short submissions also cover Verification Pearls describing an elegant proof or proof technique. Submitted research papers and system descriptions must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

Research paper submissions must be in LNCS format and must include a cogent and self-contained description of the ideas, methods, results, and comparison to existing work. Submissions of theoretical, practical, and experimental contributions are equally encouraged, including those that focus on specific problems or problem domains.

Papers should be submitted through: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vstte2016.

Submissions that arrive late, are not in the proper format, or are too long will not be considered. The post-conference proceedings of VSTTE 2016 will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Authors of accepted papers will be requested to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to Springer-Verlag. The use of LaTeX and the Springer LNCS class files, obtainable from http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html, is strongly encouraged.


Accepted papers will be published as post-Proceedings, to appear in Springer's Lectures Notes in Computer Science. A selection of best papers will be invited for publication in Springer Journal of Automated Reasoning.

Important Dates

Abstract submission (extended deadline): May 2, 2016
Full paper submission (extended deadline): May 9, 2016
Notification: June 6, 2016
CAV/VSTTE early registration deadline: June 10, 2016
Camera-ready: August 28, 2016


General Chair: Temeghen Kahsai (NASA)
Program Chairs: Marsha Chechik (Toronto) and Sandrine Blazy (Rennes)

Program Committee:

Sandrine Blazy (Rennes, France) Co-Chair
Marsha Chechik (Univ. of Toronto, Canada) Co-Chair
Ernie Cohen (Amazon, USA)
Temeghen Kahsai (NASA Ames, USA)
Natarajan Shankar (SRI, USA)
Arie Gurfinkel (SEI, USA)
Rustan Leino (Microsoft, USA)
Natasha Sharygina (Lugano, Switzerland)
Jean-Christophe Filliâtre (Univ. Paris-Sud, France)
Tiziana Margaria (Lero, Ireland)
Vijay Ganesh (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada)
Bill Harris (Georgia Tech, USA)
Nadia Polikarpova (MIT, USA)
Kristin Yvonne Rozier (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Richard Trefler (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada)
Mike Whalen (Univ. Minnessota, USA)
June Andronick (NICTA, Australia)
Frédéric Besson (INRIA, France)
Nikolaj Bjorner (Microsoft, USA)
Vladimir Klebanov (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
David Naumann (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Deepak D'Souza (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
Naijun Zhan (Chineese Academy of Sciences, China)

Contact vstte16-chairs@cs.toronto.edu for further information