VPT 2016
Fourth International Workshop on
Verification and Program Transformation
April 2nd, 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Co-Located with the 19th
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The Proceedings of this Workshop have been published as EPTCS 216

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in the fields of Program Verification and Program Transformation.

There is a great potential for beneficial interactions between these two fields because:

The workshop will provide a forum where researchers from these fields may interact and foster new developments.

The workshop solicits research, position, application, and system description papers with a special emphasis on case studies, demonstrating viability of the interactions between the research fields of program transformation and program verification in a broad sense. Also papers in related areas, such as program testing and program synthesis are welcomed.

The workshop offers twofold benefits for the verification community. On the one hand it will rise awareness of and stimulate the development of novel verification methods and techniques. On the other hand it will draw attention of the community to the novel and challenging verification problems and research opportunities.

The workshop will be the fourth in the series after

Call for Papers


Invited Speakers:
  • John Gallagher, Roskilde University, Denmark and IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
    • Talk: Finite Tree Automata in Horn Clause Transformations. John_Gallagher_VPT-2016_abstract.pdf
  • Igor Walukiewicz, Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Université Bordeaux-1, France
    • Talk: Model Based Approach to Verification of Higher-Order Programs. Igor_Walukiewicz_VPT-2016_abstract.pdf
  • Geoff W. Hamilton, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
  • Alexei Lisitsa, The University of Liverpool, UK
  • Andrei P. Nemytykh, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia
Programme Committee:
  • Fabio Fioravanti, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
  • Geoff W. Hamilton, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland (chair)
  • Michael Hanus, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Boris Konev, The University of Liverpool, UK
  • Michael Leuschel, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Alexei Lisitsa, The University of Liverpool, UK
  • Andrei P. Nemytykh, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia
  • Maurizio Proietti, IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy
  • Peter Sestoft, The IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Morten H. Sørensen, Formalit, Denmark
  • Germán Vidal, Technical University of Valéncia, Spain
Steering Committee:
  • Geoff W. Hamilton, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
  • Alexei Lisitsa, The University of Liverpool, UK
  • Andrei P. Nemytykh, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia
  • Alberto Pettorossi, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Topics of Interest
include, but are not limited to:
  • Verification by Program Transformation
  • Verification Techniques in Program Transformation and Synthesis
  • Verification and Certification of Programs Transformations
  • Program Analysis and Transformation
  • Program Testing and Transformation
  • Case studies
Important Dates:
  • January 11th, 2016: Abstract submission deadline
  • January 18th, 2016: Paper submission deadline
  • January 25th, 2016: Extended paper submission deadline (Closed)
  • February 19th, 2016: Acceptance notification
  • March 7th, 2016: Camera ready version (Closed)
  • April 2nd, 2016: Workshop

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper in PDF, formatted in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science LaTeX Style (http://style.eptcs.org/), via the Easychair submission website for VPT 2016 ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vpt2016). and submitted as a single zip file containg both the source of your article and PDF file by 18th January. The source must contain all auxiliary files required to create the PDF file of your article: this includes images, bibliography, and all non-standard LaTeX packages you used.

Papers must describe original work that has not been published, nor is presently submitted, to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings. Also papers that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC co-chairs in case of questions).

Each submission must include on its first page the paper title; authors and their affiliations; contact author's email; abstract; and three to four keywords that will be used to assist the PC in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. Page numbers should appear on the manuscript to help the reviewers in writing their report.

Submissions should not exceed 25 pages including references but excluding well-marked appendices not intended for publication. Reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers should be intelligible without them.


Original accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer (EPTCS) series. If the workshop attracts sufficiently many high quality papers, a special issue of a journal on the topic of the workshop will be considered. The special issue will be open to high quality papers accepted for presentation in previous/past editions of the workshop.

Geoff W. Hamilton, hamilton@computing.dcu.ie
Alexei Lisitsa, a.lisitsa@csc.liv.ac.uk
Andrei P. Nemytykh, nemytykh@math.botik.ru