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March 30, 2012 - SPIN 2012 (19th International Workshop on Model Checking Software)

19th International Workshop on Model Checking Software - SPIN 2012 Oxford, July 23-24 2012
When Mar 30, 2012
from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
Where Oxford, UK
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*** SPIN 2012: CALL FOR PAPERS ***

19th International Workshop on Model Checking Software - SPIN 2012
Oxford, July 23-24 2012


- Submission of abstracts: 26 March AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
- Submission of full papers: 30 March AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: 7 May
- Final version due: 14 May
- Workshop: July 23-24


The SPIN workshop is a forum for practitioners and researchers
interested in state space-based techniques for the validation and
analysis of software systems. Theoretical techniques and empirical
evaluations based on explicit representations of state spaces, as
implemented in the SPIN model checker or other tools, or techniques
based on the combination of explicit representations with other
representations, are the focus of this workshop.

We particularly welcome papers describing the development and
application of state space exploration techniques in testing and
verifying embedded software, security-critical software, enterprise
and web applications, and other interesting software platforms. The
workshop aims to encourage interactions and exchanges of ideas with
all related areas in software engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Formal verification techniques for automated analysis of software
- Algorithms and storage methods for explicit-state model checking
- Theoretical and algorithmic foundations of model checking
- Model checking for programming languages and code analysis
- Directed model checking using heuristics
- Parallel or distributed model checking
- Verification of timed and probabilistic systems
- Model checking techniques for biological systems
- Formal verification techniques for concurrent software
- Formal verification techniques for embedded software
- Abstraction and symbolic execution techniques in relation to
software verification
- Static analysis for state space reduction
- Combinations of enumerative and symbolic techniques
- Analysis for modelling languages, such as UML/state charts
- Property specification languages, including temporal logics
- Automated testing using state space and/or path exploration
- Derivation of specifications, test cases, or other useful material
from state spaces
- Combination of model checking techniques with other analyses
- Modular and compositional verification techniques
- Case studies of interesting systems or with interesting results
- Engineering and implementation of software verification tools
- Benchmark and comparative studies for formal verification tools
- Insightful surveys or historical accounts on topics of relevance to
the workshop


- Tom Ball            Microsoft Research
- Andrey Rybalchenko  TU Munich
- Andreas Zeller      Saarland University


- Cristian Cadar      Imperial College London


The proceedings of SPIN will be published as a volume in Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.  Authors of selected
papers will be invited to submit an extended version to appear in a
special issue of an international journal (journal to be confirmed).

With the exception of survey and history papers, the papers should
contain original work which has not been submitted or accepted for
publication elsewhere. Submissions should adhere to the LNCS format:

We solicit two kinds of papers:

- Technical Papers: At most 18 pages in LNCS format. All accepted
technical papers will be included in the proceedings.
- Tool Presentations: This kind of submission should consist of two
parts: the first part is at most a 5 page description of the
tool. If accepted, this part will be published in the workshop
proceedings. The second part should describe an informal plan for an
oral presentation of the tool. This part will not be included in the

For submission instructions, please see the workshop website:

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop
and present the paper.


Programme Chairs:
-  Alastair F. Donaldson, Imperial College London, UK
-  David Parker, University of Oxford, UK

Local Arrangements Chair:
-  Michael Tautschnig, University of Oxford, UK

Programme Committee:
- Christel Baier (University of Dresden, Germany)
- Dirk Beyer (University of Passau, Germany)
- Dragan Bosnacki (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
- Alessandro Cimatti (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, IRST, Italy)
- Alastair Donaldson (Imperial College London, UK)
- Stefan Edelkamp (TZI University Bremen, Germany)
- Alex Groce (Oregon State University, USA)
- Gerard Holzmann (NASA/JPL, USA)
- Radu Iosif (VERIMAG, CNRS, France)
- Stefan Leue (University of Konstanz, Germany)
- Eric Mercer (Brigham Young University, USA)
- Alice Miller (University of Glasgow, UK)
- Madanlal Musuvathi (Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA)
- David Parker (University of Oxford, UK)
- Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames, USA)
- Doron Peled (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
- Jaco van de Pol (University of Twente, Netherlands)
- Kees Pronk (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
- Shaz Qadeer (Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA)
- Alastair Reid (ARM, UK)
- Tayssir Touili (LIAFA, CNRS, France)
- Helmut Veith (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
- Thomas Wahl (Northeastern University, USA)

Steering Committee:

- Dragan Bosnacki (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
- Susanne Graf (CNRS/VERIMAG, France)
- Gerard Holzmann (chair) (NASA/JPL, USA)
- Stefan Leue (University of Konstanz, Germany)
- Willem Visser (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)


The SPIN 2012 workshop is generously sponsored by:

- ARM                 (
- Codeplay            (
- Microsoft Research  (
- Monoidics           (

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