VPT 2018
Sixth International Workshop on
Verification and Program Transformation
April 21st, 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece
Co-Located with the 21st
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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 sixth in the series after


Call for Papers


Invited Speakers:
  • TBA
Organisers:
  • John Gallagher, Roskilde University and IMDEA Software Institute, Denmark and Spain
  • Alexei Lisitsa, The University of Liverpool, UK
  • Andrei P. Nemytykh, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia
Programme Committee:
  • Emanuele De Angelis, University G.d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
  • Olivier Danvy, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
  • John Gallagher, Roskilde University and IMDEA Software Institute, Denmark and Spain (Chair)
  • Robert Glück, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Geoff W. Hamilton, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
  • Bishoksan Kafle, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Julia Lawall, INRIA Paris, France
  • Alexei Lisitsa, The University of Liverpool, UK
  • Andrei P. Nemytykh, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia
  • Maurizio Proietti, IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy
  • C. R. Ramakrishnan, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Kostis Sagonas, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Hirohisa Seki, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
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
  • Verifiable Computing and Program Transformation
  • Case studies
Important Dates:
  • January 16th, 2018: Abstract submission deadline
  • January 22nd, 2018: Paper submission deadline
  • February 19th, 2018: Acceptance notification
  • February 25th, 2018: Camera ready version (for the pre-proceedings)
  • April 21st, 2018: 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 2018 ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vpt2018 ) by 22nd January.

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 15 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.


Proceedings

Revised versions of all the accepted papers, taking into account the feedback received at the workshop, will be published in a volume of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer (EPTCS) series after the workshop. 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.


Contacts
 
John Gallagher, jpg@ruc.dk
Alexei Lisitsa, a.lisitsa@csc.liv.ac.uk
Andrei P. Nemytykh, nemytykh@math.botik.ru