23rd International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software (SPIN 2016)
(colocated with ETAPS 2016)
7--8 April 2016 | Eindhoven, The Netherlands | http://www.spin2016.info
- Submission of papers: 8 January 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: 12 February 2016
- Final version due: 24 February 2016
- Symposium: 7--8 April 2016
Aims and Scope
The 23rd edition of the SPIN symposium aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers interested in symbolic and state space-based techniques for the validation and analysis of software systems. 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 symposium.
We particularly welcome papers describing the development and application of state space exploration techniques in testing and verifying embedded software, safety-critical software, enterprise and web applications, and other interesting software platforms. The symposium 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 symposium
SPIN 2016 will be colocated with the 19th European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS 2016). An overview of the previous SPIN symposia can be found at http://spinroot.com/spin/Workshops.
Paper Submission and Publication
The proceedings of SPIN will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT).
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 three kinds of papers:
- Technical Research Papers: At most 18 pages in LNCS format. All accepted technical papers will be included in the proceedings.
- Idea Papers: At most 6 pages in LNCS format that describe novel research directions in software model checking. New idea submissions are intended to describe well-defined research ideas that are at an early stage of investigation and may not be fully validated.
- Tool Presentations: This kind of submission should consist of two parts: the first part is at most a 6-page description of the tool. If accepted, this part will be published in the symposium proceedings. The second part should describe an informal plan for an oral presentation of the tool. This part will not be included in the proceedings and may also be in the form of a five minute video. Tools must be available online for reviewers to inspect.
All papers that conform to submission guidelines will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.
At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium and present the paper.
- Dragan Bosnacki (Eindhoven University of Technology)
- Anton Wijs (Eindhoven University of Technology)
- Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen University, GER)
- Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, CZE)
- Aleksandar Dimovski (University of Warwick, UK)
- Stefan Edelkamp (University of Bremen, GER)
- Bernd Fischer (Stellenbosch University, RSA)
- Jaco Geldenhuys (Stellenbosch University, RSA)
- Alex Groce (Oregon State University, USA)
- Jan Friso Groote (Eindhoven University of Technology, NED)
- Gerard Holzmann (NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
- Franjo Ivancic (Google, USA)
- Alfons Laarman (Vienna University of Technology, AUT)
- Stefan Leue (University of Konstanz, GER)
- Alberto Lluch Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark, DEN)
- Radu Mateescu (INRIA Rhone-Alpes, FRA)
- Eric Mercer (Brigham Young University, USA)
- Pedro Merino (University of Malaga, ESP)
- Alice Miller (University of Glasgow, UK)
- Jun Pang (University of Luxembourg, LUX)
- Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames / Carnegy Mellon University, USA)
- Theo Ruys (RUwise, NED)
- Jun Sun (Singapore University of Technology and Design, SIN)
- Michael Tautschnig (Queen Mary University, UK)
- Mohammad Torabi Dashti (ETH Zuerich, SUI)
- Antti Valmari (Tampere University of Technology, FIN)
- Martin Wehrle (University of Basel, SUI)