VPT 2021
Ninth International Workshop on
Verification and Program Transformation

March 27th and 28th, 2021, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Co-Located with the 24th
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The VPT 2021 event will consist of two parts:


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 held fully online mode by ETAPS decision, and remote participation and lectures and talks delivery will be possible.

A brief history of the VPT workshop follows below.

2013 / St. Petersburg, Russia / affiliated with CAV 2013

Invited Speakers:

2014 / Vienna, Austria / affiliated with CAV and VSL 2014

Invited Speakers:

2015 / London, UK / affiliated with ETAPS 2015

Invited Speakers:

  • Arie Gurfinkel (Software Engineering Institute,
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • David Monniaux
    (VERIMAG, CNRS - University of Grenoble, France)
2016 / Eindhoven, The Netherlands / affiliated with ETAPS 2016

Invited Speakers:

  • John Gallagher (Roskilde University, Denmark and
    IMDEA Software Institute, Spain)
  • Igor Walukiewicz
    (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique,
    Université Bordeaux-1, France)
2017 / Uppsala, Sweden / affiliated with ETAPS 2017

Invited Speakers:

2018 / Thessaloniki, Greece / affiliated with ETAPS 2018

Invited Speakers:

2019 / Genova, Italy / affiliated with Programming 2019

Invited Speakers:

2020 / postponed in line with ETAPS 2020

Keynote Speaker:

Invited Speakers:

  • Lorenzo Clemente (University of Warsaw, Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanic, Poland)
  • Alain Finkel (LSV, ENS Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, France)
  • John P. Gallagher (Roskilde University, Denmark and IMDEA Software Institute, Spain)
  • Moa Johansson (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Neil D. Jones (Professor emeritus at University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Michael Leuschel (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Maurizio Proietti (IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy)
  • Sophie Renault (European Patent Office - The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • Andrzej Skowron (Professor emeritus at University of Warsaw, Poland)

Call for Papers


Invited Speakers: Organisers:
  • Alexei Lisitsa, The University of Liverpool, UK
  • Andrei P. Nemytykh, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia
Programme Committee:
  • Emanuele De Angelis, IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy
  • Grigory Fedyukovich, Princeton University, USA
  • Laurent Fribourg, CNRS & ENS Paris-Saclay, France
  • John P. Gallagher, Roskilde University, Denmark and
                                IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
  • Geoff W. Hamilton, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
  • Alexei Lisitsa, The University of Liverpool, UK (co-Chair)
  • Andrei P. Nemytykh, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia (co-Chair)
  • Philipp Rümmer, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Peter Sestoft, The IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Germán Vidal, Universitat Politècnica de València, 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
  • Verifiable Computing and Program Transformation
  • Case studies
Important Dates: (updated)
  • January 3rd, 2021: Abstract submission deadline (The pre-submission is optional.)
  • January 24th, 2021: Regular paper submission deadline (The deadline has been extended.)
  • January 24th, 2021: Extended abstracts and presentation-only papers submission deadline
    • Extended abstracts (up to 3 pages in EPTCS format) describe work in progress or aim to initiate discussions. Submitted extended abstracts will be refereed by the program committee and will be selected for inclusion in accordance with the referee reports.

      Revised versions of all the accepted regular papers and accepted extended abstracts will be published electronically as a volume in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) series, see http://www.eptcs.org/.

    • Presentation-only papers are papers already submitted or presented at a conference or another workshop, or short communications reporting on ongoing research. Such papers can be submitted in any format, and will not be included in the workshop post-proceedings.
  • February 16th, 2021: Acceptance notification
  • March 1st, 2021: Camera ready version (for the informal pre-proceedings)
  • March 27th and 28th, 2021: Workshop
  • May 10th, 2021: Revised paper submission for the formal proceedings in EPTCS deadline
  • 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 VPT2021 (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vpt2021).

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the regular 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 2021 ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vpt2021 ) by January 10th, 2021.

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.

Regular paper 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 regular papers and accepted extended abstracts, 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
 
Alexei Lisitsa, a.lisitsa@csc.liv.ac.uk
Andrei P. Nemytykh, nemytykh@math.botik.ru