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Welcome to the website of the 21st International Conference on Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation (VMCAI 2020).

VMCAI provides a forum for researchers from the communities of Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation, facilitating interaction, cross-fertilization, and advancement of hybrid methods that combine these and related areas. VMCAI 2020 will be the 21st edition in the series.

Proceedings

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-39322-9

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce the the invited speakers for VMCAI 2020 are:

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Rajeev Alur

University of Pennsylvania

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Marta Kwiatkowska

University of Oxford

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Moshe Vardi

Rice University

Program Schedule

VMCAI program can be found here.

Remark about the schedule. The official schedule reflect the order of the talks. However, the times are not accurate (and we can’t change that). VMCAI will follow the following schedule:

Morning I 9:00 - 10:00 Afternoon I 14:00 - 15:05
BREAK 10:00 - 10:30 BREAK 15:05 - 15:35
Morning II 10:30 - 11:35 Afternoon II 15:35 - 16:40
MINI BREAK 11:35 - 11:45 MINI BREAK 16:40 - 16:50
Morning III 11:45 - 12:30 Afternoon III 16:50 - 17:35
LUNCH 12:30 - 14:00

Reception

On Monday 20th, VMCAI will host a reception from 7pm to 10pm at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.

Winter School

To complement the conference, we are organizing a winter school. See the Winter School page.

Registration

VMCAI registration is done through the POPL registration in step 2 of the registration form.

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Dates

Sun 19 Jan

VMCAI-2020-papers
09:00 - 10:00: VMCAI 2020 - Invited 1 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Dirk BeyerLMU Munich
VMCAI-2020-papers09:00 - 10:00
Talk
Moshe VardiRice University
POPL-2020-catering
10:00 - 10:30: Catering - Sunday Morning Break at Break
POPL-2020-catering10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
VMCAI-2020-papers
10:30 - 12:30: VMCAI 2020 - Papers 1 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Natasha SharyginaUSI Lugano, Switzerland
VMCAI-2020-papers10:30 - 11:00
Talk
Kedar NamjoshiBell Labs, Nokia, Lucas M. TabajaraRice University
VMCAI-2020-papers11:00 - 11:30
Talk
Pietro FerraraUniversità Ca' Foscari, Venezia, Italy, Luca OlivieriJuliaSoft SRL, Fausto SpotoU. Verona
VMCAI-2020-papers11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break
VMCAI-2020-papers12:00 - 12:30
Talk
Sorawee PorncharoenwaseUniversity of Washington, James BornholtUniversity of Texas at Austin, Emina TorlakUniversity of Washington
POPL-2020-catering
12:30 - 14:00: Catering - Sunday Lunch at Lunch Room
POPL-2020-catering12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
VMCAI-2020-papers
14:00 - 15:05: VMCAI 2020 - Invited 2 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Damien ZuffereyMPI-SWS
VMCAI-2020-papers14:00 - 15:05
Talk
Marta KwiatkowskaUniversity of Oxford
POPL-2020-catering
15:05 - 15:35: Catering - Sunday Afternoon Break at Break
VMCAI-2020-papers
15:35 - 17:45: VMCAI 2020 - Papers 2 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Kedar NamjoshiBell Labs, Nokia
VMCAI-2020-papers15:35 - 16:07
Talk
Nathanaël CourantINRIA, Antoine SereEcole Polytechnique, Natarajan ShankarSRI International, USA
VMCAI-2020-papers16:07 - 16:40
Talk
Jack GarzellaUniversity of Utah, Marek S. BaranowskiUniversity of Utah, Shaobo HeUniversity of Utah, Zvonimir RakamaricUniversity of Utah
VMCAI-2020-papers16:40 - 17:12
Coffee break
VMCAI-2020-papers17:12 - 17:45
Talk
Oren Ish-ShalomTel Aviv University, Israel, Shachar ItzhakyTechnion, Israel, Noam RinetzkyTel Aviv University, Sharon ShohamTel Aviv university

Mon 20 Jan

VMCAI-2020-papers
09:00 - 10:00: VMCAI 2020 - Invited 3 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Damien ZuffereyMPI-SWS
VMCAI-2020-papers09:00 - 10:00
Talk
Rajeev AlurUniversity of Pennsylvania
POPL-2020-catering
10:00 - 10:30: Catering - Monday Morning Break at Break
VMCAI-2020-papers
10:30 - 12:30: VMCAI 2020 - Papers 3 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Dirk BeyerLMU Munich
VMCAI-2020-papers10:30 - 11:00
Research paper
Sven KeidelJGU Mainz, Sebastian ErdwegJGU Mainz
Pre-print
VMCAI-2020-papers11:00 - 11:30
Talk
Marc ChevalierENS, CNRS, PSL University, INRIA, Jerome FeretINRIA Paris
VMCAI-2020-papers11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break
VMCAI-2020-papers12:00 - 12:30
Talk
Oren Ish-ShalomTel Aviv University, Israel, Shachar ItzhakyTechnion, Israel, Roman ManevichMellanox Technologies, Noam RinetzkyTel Aviv University
POPL-2020-catering
12:30 - 14:00: Catering - Monday Lunch at Lunch Room
POPL-2020-catering12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
VMCAI-2020-papers
14:00 - 15:05: VMCAI 2020 - Papers 4 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Ruzica PiskacYale University, USA
VMCAI-2020-papers14:00 - 14:32
Talk
Hongce ZhangPrinceton University, Weikun YangPrinceton University, Grigory FedyukovichFlorida State University, Aarti GuptaPrinceton University, Sharad MalikPrinceton University
VMCAI-2020-papers14:32 - 15:05
Talk
Eric Rothstein-MorrisSingapore University of Technology and Design, Jun SunSingapore Management University, Singapore, Sudipta ChattopadhyaySingapore University of Technology and Design
POPL-2020-catering
15:05 - 15:35: Catering - Monday Afternoon Break at Break
VMCAI-2020-papers
15:35 - 17:45: VMCAI 2020 - Papers 5 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Nikolaj BjørnerMicrosoft Research
VMCAI-2020-papers15:35 - 16:07
Talk
Daniel HausmannFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Tadeusz LitakFAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, INF 8, Christoph RauchFAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Lehrstuhl 8, Matthias ZinnerFAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
VMCAI-2020-papers16:07 - 16:40
Talk
Martin BlichaUniversità della Svizzera italiana, Antti HyvärinenUniversità della Svizzera Italiana, Matteo MarescottiUniversità della Svizzera Italiana, Natasha SharyginaUSI Lugano, Switzerland
VMCAI-2020-papers16:40 - 17:12
Coffee break
VMCAI-2020-papers17:12 - 17:45
Talk
Kohei SuenagaGraduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Takuya IshizawaKyoto University
Link to publication Pre-print

Tue 21 Jan

VMCAI-2020-papers
09:00 - 10:00: VMCAI 2020 - Papers 6 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Andreas PodelskiUniversity of Freiburg, Germany
VMCAI-2020-papers09:00 - 09:30
Talk
Helmut SeidlTechnische Universität München, Christian MüllerTechnical University of Munich, Bernd FinkbeinerSaarland University
VMCAI-2020-papers09:30 - 10:00
Talk
Ruben LapauwKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Maurice BruynoogheKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Marc DeneckerKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
POPL-2020-catering
10:00 - 10:30: Catering - Tuesday Morning Break at Break
VMCAI-2020-papers
10:30 - 12:30: VMCAI 2020 - Papers 7 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Thomas WiesNew York University
VMCAI-2020-papers10:30 - 11:00
Talk
Andreas FellnerAIT - Austrian Institute of Technology, Thorsten TarrachAustrian Institute of Technology, Georg WeissenbacherTechnische Universität Wien
VMCAI-2020-papers11:00 - 11:30
Talk
Swen JacobsCISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Mouhammad SakrSaarland University, Martin ZimmermannUniversity of Liverpool
VMCAI-2020-papers11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break
VMCAI-2020-papers12:00 - 12:30
Talk
Maxwell LevatichYale, Nikolaj BjørnerMicrosoft Research, Ruzica PiskacYale University, USA, Sharon ShohamTel Aviv university
POPL-2020-catering
12:30 - 14:00: Catering - Tuesday Lunch at Lunch Room
POPL-2020-catering12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
VMCAI-2020-papers
14:00 - 15:05: VMCAI 2020 - Papers 8 at St Jerome
Chair(s): Ori LahavTel Aviv University
VMCAI-2020-papers14:00 - 14:32
Talk
Ahmed BouajjaniIRIF, Université Paris Diderot, Constantin EneaIRIF, University Paris Diderot & CNRS, Madhavan MukundChennai Mathematical Institute, Gautham Shenoy RChennai Mathematical Institute, S.P. SureshChennai Mathematical Institute
VMCAI-2020-papers14:32 - 15:05
Talk
Wytse OortwijnETH Zürich, Dilian GurovKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Marieke HuismanUniversity of Twente
POPL-2020-catering
15:05 - 15:35: Catering - Tuesday Afternoon Break at Break
VMCAI-2020-papers
15:35 - 17:45: VMCAI 2020 - Panel Session at St Jerome
Chair(s): Dirk BeyerLMU Munich
VMCAI-2020-papers15:35 - 17:45
Other
Lenore ZuckUIC, Michael WhalenAmazon Web Services and the University of Minnesota, Natarajan ShankarSRI International, USA, Andreas PodelskiUniversity of Freiburg, Germany, Dirk BeyerLMU Munich

Call for Papers

21th International Conference on Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation (VMCAI 2020) January 19-21 2020, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

VMCAI provides a forum for researchers from the communities of Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation, facilitating interaction, cross-fertilization, and advancement of hybrid methods that combine these and related areas.

Scope

The program of VMCAI 2020 will consist of refereed research papers as well as invited lectures and tutorials. Research contributions can report new results as well as experimental evaluations and comparisons of existing techniques. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Program Verification
  • Model Checking
  • Abstract Interpretation
  • Abstract Domains
  • Program Synthesis
  • Static Analysis
  • Type Systems
  • Deductive Methods
  • Program Logics
  • First-Order Theories
  • Decision Procedures
  • Interpolation
  • Horn Clause Solving
  • Program Certification
  • Separation Logic
  • Probabilistic Programming and Analysis
  • Error Diagnosis
  • Detection of Bugs and Security Vulnerabilities
  • Program Transformations
  • Hybrid and Cyber-physical Systems
  • Concurrent Systems
  • Analysis of Numerical Properties
  • Case Studies on all of the above topics

Submissions can address any programming paradigm, including concurrent, constraint, functional, imperative, logic, and object-oriented programming.

Important Dates

Abstract submission 2019-10-01
Paper submission 2019-10-06
Notification 2019-11-07
Camera-ready 2019-11-15
Conference 2020-01-19 – 2020-01-21

Submissions

Submissions are restricted to 20 pages in Springer’s LNCS format, not counting references. Additional material may be placed in an appendix, to be read at the discretion of the reviewers and to be omitted in the final version. Formatting style files and further guidelines for formatting can be found at the Springer website.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vmcai2020

Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

There will be two categories of papers: regular and tool papers. Both types of paper have the same format but will be evaluated differently.

  • Regular paper clearly identify and justify a advance to the field of verification, abstract interpretation, or model checking. Where applicable, they are supported by experimental validation (up to 20 pages + refs).
  • Tool papers (present a new tool, a new tool component, or novel extensions to an existing tool. They should provide a short description of the theoretical foundations with relevant citations, and emphasize the design and implementation concerns, including software architecture and core data structures. A regular tool paper should give a clear account of the tool’s functionality, discuss the tool’s practical capabilities with reference to the type and size of problems it can handle, describe experience with realistic case studies, and where applicable, provide a rigorous experimental evaluation. Papers that present extensions to existing tools should clearly focus on the improvements or extensions with respect to previously published versions of the tool, preferably substantiated by data on enhancements in terms of resources and capabilities. Authors are strongly encouraged to make their tools publicly available and submit and artifact (up to 20 pages + refs, short tools papers are also welcome).

Artifacts

VMCAI 2020 is introducing the possibility to submit an artifact along a paper. Artifacts are any additional material that substantiates the claims made in the paper, and ideally makes them fully replicable. Submitting an artifact is encouraged but not required. The artifact will be evaluated in parallel with the submission by the artifact evaluation committee (AEC). The AEC will read the paper and evaluate the artifact on the following criteria:

  • consistency with and replicability of results in the paper,
  • completeness,
  • documentation, and
  • ease of use.

More information can be found on the artifact webpage: Call for Artifacts

Call for Artifacts

VMCAI 2020 is introducing the possibility to submit an artifact along a paper. Artifacts are any additional material that substantiates the claims made in the paper, and ideally makes them fully replicable. For some papers, these artifacts are as important as the paper itself because they provide crucial evidence for the quality of the results.

The goal of artifact evaluation is twofold. On the one hand, we want to encourage authors to provide more substantial evidence to their papers and to reward authors who create artifacts. On the other hand, we want to simplify the independent replication of results presented in the paper and to ease future comparison with existing approaches.

Artifacts of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Software, Tools, or Frameworks
  • Data sets
  • Test suites
  • Machine checkable proofs
  • Any combination of them
  • Any other artifact described in the paper

Artifact submission is optional. However, we highly encourage all authors to also submit an artifact. A successfully evaluated artifact can increase your chance of being accepted since the evaluation result of your artifact is taken into account during paper reviewing. Additionally, badges shown on the title page of the corresponding paper give you credit for good artifact submissions.

We award two types of badges that are granted independently of each other. For artifacts that are successfully evaluated by the artifact evaluation committee we grant the replicated badge. Artifacts that are publically available under a DOI receive an availability badge. Authors may use all granted badges on the title page of the respective paper.

Important Dates

The artifact evaluation will be done in parallel with the submission. The artifacts are submitted less than 1 week after the paper submission.

Artifact registration (abstract submission) 8th Oct 2019
Artifact submission 14th Oct 2019 (extended)
Artifact test phase notification 17th Oct 2019
Artifact clarification period 17th-20th Oct 2019
Artifact notification 7th Nov 2019

Artifact Evaluation

All artifacts are evaluated by the artifact evaluation committee. Each artifact will be reviewed by at least two committee members. Reviewers will read the paper and explore the artifact to evaluate how well the artifact supports the claims and results of the paper. The evaluation is based on the following questions.

  • Is the artifact consistent with the paper and the claims made by the paper?
  • Are the results of the paper replicable through the artifact?
  • Is the artifact complete, i.e., how many of the results of the paper are replicable?
  • Is the artifact well-documented?
  • Is the artifact easy to use?

The artifact evaluation is performed in the following two phases.

  1. In the test phase, reviewers check if the artifact is functional, i.e., they look for setup problems (e.g., corrupted, missing files, crashes on simple examples, etc.). If any problems are detected, the authors are informed of the outcome and asked for clarification. The authors will get 3 days to respond to the reviews in case problems are encountered.
  2. In the assessment phase, reviewers will try to reproduce any experiments or activities and evaluate the artifact w.r.t the questions detailed above.

Artifacts Submission

An artifact submission should consist of

  • an abstract that summarizes the artifact and explains its relation to the paper including
    • a URL from which a .zip file containing the artifact can be downloaded - we encourage you to provide a DOI - and
    • the SHA256 checksum of the .zip file, and
  • a .pdf file of the submitted paper.

The artifact evaluation chairs will download the .zip file and distribute it to the reviewers. Please also look at the Artifact Packaging Guidelines section for detailed information about the contents of the submission.

The abstract including the URL of the download link, as well as the SHA256 checksum of your .zip file, and the .pdf file of your paper must be submitted to EasyChair.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vmcai2020ae

We need the checksum to ensure the integrity of your artifact. You can generate the checksum using the following command-line tools.

  • Linux: sha256sum <file>
  • Windows: CertUtil -hashfile <file> SHA256
  • MacOS: shasum -a 256 <file>

If you cannot submit the artifact as requested or encounter any other difficulties in the submission process, please contact the artifact evaluation chairs prior to submission.

Artifact Packaging Guidelines

We expect that authors package their artifact (.zip file) and write their instructions such that the artifact evaluation committee can evaluate the artifact within a virtual machine provided by us. Only submit the required files to replicate your results in the provided virtual machine. Do not submit a virtual machine image in the .zip file. AEC members will copy your .zip file into the provided virtual machine.

VMCAI 2020 Virtual Machine

Note The final version of the virtual machine is now available from https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3533104.

The VMCAI 2020 virtual machine was created with VirtualBox 6.0.8 and consists of an installation of Ubuntu 19.04 with Linux 5.0.0-31 and the following notable packages.

  • OCaml 4.09.0
  • OpenJDK 1.8.0_222
  • Mono 6.4.0.198
  • ruby 2.5.5p157
  • Python 2.7.16 and Python 3.7.3
  • bash 5.0.3
  • cmake 3.13.4-1
  • clang 8.0.0.3
  • gcc 8.3.0
  • Racket 7.4
  • VIM 8.1
  • Emacs 26.1
  • Coq 8.9.1 with CoqIDE
  • benchexec 2.2
  • TexLive 2019
  • A 32bit libc
  • VirtualBox guest additions

The VM has a user vmcai2020 with password vmcai2020. The root user has the same password.

In order to save space, the VM does not have an active swap file. Please mention in your submission if you expect that a swap file is needed. You can activate swap for the running session using the following commands.

sudo fallocate -l 1G /swapfile 
sudo chmod 600 /swapfile
sudo mkswap /swapfile
sudo swapon /swapfile

The artifact evaluation committee will be instructed not to download software or data from external sources. Any additional software required by your artifact must be included in the .zip file and the artifact must provide instructions for the installation. To include an Ubuntu package in your artifact submission, you can create a .deb file with all the necessary dependencies from inside the VM. Reviewers can then install them by using sudo dpkg -i <.deb file>. You can create the necessary .deb files for example as follows.

  • If you have only one package without dependencies, you can use apt-get download <packagename>
  • If you have only one package without dependencies but with local modifications, e.g., particular configuration files, you can use the dpkg-repack utility
  • If you have a package with multiple dependencies, you can use wget together with apt to download them all and put them into a folder: wget $(apt-get install --reinstall --print-uris -qq <packagename> | cut -d"'" -f2)

In case you think the VM is improper for evaluation of your artifact, please contact the artifact evaluation chairs prior to artifact submission.

Submission Contents

Your artifact .zip file must contain the following elements.

  • The main artifact, i.e., data, software, libraries, scripts, etc. required to replicate the results of your paper. ◦ The review will be singly blind. Please make sure that you do not (accidentally) learn the identify of the reviewers (e.g., through analytics, logging). ◦ We recommend to prepare your artifact in such a way that any computer science expert without dedicated expertise in your field can use your artifact, especially to replicate your results. For example, provide easy-to-use scripts and a detailed README document.
  • A license file. Your license needs to allow the artifact evaluation chairs to download and distribute the artifact to the artifact evaluation committee members and the artifact evaluation committee members must be allowed to evaluate the artifact, e.g., use, execute, and modify the artifact for the purpose of artifact evaluation.
  • A README text file that introduces the artifact to the user and guides the user through replication of your results. Ideally, it should consist of the following parts.
    • We recommend to describe the structure and content of your artifact.
    • It should describe the steps to set up your artifact within the provided VMCAI 2020 VM. To simplify the reviewing process, we recommend to provide an installation script (if necessary).
    • We would appreciate it if you would support the reviewers not only for the main review phase but also for the testing phase. To this end, it would be helpful if you would provide instructions that allow installation and rudimentary testing (i.e., in such a way that technical difficulties would pop up) in as little time as possible.
    • Document in detail how to replicate your results of the paper.
      • Please document which claims or results of the paper can be replicated with the artifact and how (e.g., which experiment must be performed). Please also explain which claims and results cannot be replicated and why.
      • Describe in detail how to replicate the results in the paper, especially describe the steps that need to be performed to replicate the results in the paper. To simplify the reviewing process, we recommend to provide evaluation scripts (where applicable).
      • Precisely state the resource requirements (RAM, number of cores, CPU frequency, etc.), which you used to test your artifact. Your resource requirements should be modest and allow replication of results even on laptops.
      • Please provide for each task/step of the replication (an estimate) how long it will take to perform it or how long it took for you and what exact machine(s) you used.
      • For tasks that require a large amount of resources (hardware or time), we recommend to provide a possibility to replicate a subset of the results with reasonably modest resource and time limits, e.g., within 8 hours on a reasonable personal computer. In this case, please also include a script to replicate only a subset of the results. If this is not possible, please contact the artifact evaluation chairs early, but no latter than before submission.

Publication of Artifacts

The artifact evaluation committee uses the submitted artifact only for the artifact evaluation. It may not publicize the artifact or any parts of it during or after completing evaluation. Artifacts and all associated data will be deleted at the end of the evaluation process. We encourage the authors of artifacts to make their artifacts also permanently available, e.g., on ZENODO or figshare.com, and refer to them in their papers via a DOI. All artifacts for which a DOI exists that is known to the artifact evaluation committee are granted the availability badge.

Badges

Our badges were kindly provided by Claus Schätzle and are licensed under CC0. They are also available from Github. You will receive a mail from the artifact evaluation chairs detailing which badges you can use.

Accepted Papers

Title
Pre-print
Link to publication Pre-print

The VMCAI Winter School is the second winter school on formal methods associated with VMCAI 2020, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 16-18, 2020. In the vein of VMCAI, the school is meant to facilitate interaction, cross-fertilization, and advancement of hybrid methods that combine verification, model checking, and abstract interpretation.

The school is aimed primarily at PhD students but we will also consider applications from senior undergrad and master students who intend to continue their study in the field of verification.

Program

The VMCAI Winter School program will feature lectures and tutorials from both academia and industry experts in their respective fields. The school will cover several fundamental aspects of formal methods and applications.

We have the following speakers and topics confirmed already:

  • Dirk Beyer Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

    Benchmarking and competitions

  • Igor Konnov Interchain Foundation (Switzerland), Austria

    Model checking of distributed algorithms: from classics towards Tendermint blockchain

  • Corina Pasareanu NASA Ames and Carnegie Mellon University, USA

    Symbolic execution

  • Andreas Podelski University of Freiburg, Germany

    Software model checking

  • Natasha Sharygina University of Lugano, Switzerland

    Symbolic model checking with interpolation and IC3

  • Helmut Seidl TU Munich, Germany

    Abstract interpretation of concurrent programs

  • Moshe Vardi Rice University, USA

    Logic, automata, games, and algorithms

  • Mike Whalen Amazon, USA

    Reasoning about the security of Amazon Web Services

  • Valentin Wüstholz Consensys Diligence, Germany

    Testing and verification of smart contracts

  • Damien Zufferey Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany

    Programming Abstractions for Verifiable Software

Schedule

Here is the preliminary schedule for the winter school:

Time January 16 January 17 January 18
09:00 - 10:30 Helmut Seidl: Abstract interpretation of concurrent programs I Corina Pasareanu: Symbolic execution I Natasha Sharygina: Symbolic model checking with interpolation and IC3 I
10:40 - 12:00 Andreas Podelski: Software model checking I Dirk Beyer: Benchmarking and competitions I Mike Whalen: Reasoning about the security of Amazon Web Services
12:40 - 14:00 Helmut Seidl: Abstract interpretation of concurrent programs II Corina Pasareanu: Symbolic execution II Natasha Sharygina: Symbolic model checking with interpolation and IC3 II
14:10 - 15:30 Andreas Podelski: Software model checking II Dirk Beyer: Benchmarking and competitions II Moshe Vardi: Logic, automata, games, and algorithms
15:40 - 17:00 Igor Konnov: Model checking of distributed algorithms: from classics towards Tendermint blockchain Valentin Wüstholz: Testing and verification of smart contracts Damien Zufferey: Programming Abstractions for Verifiable Software

Registration

The registration for the winter school is free but mandatory. Please take into consideration that the number of attendees and support is limited. Register as soon you are sure to be able to attend the Winter School.

As part of the registration, you can apply for travel and accommodation support. Furthermore, we offer to help find room mates to reduce the accommodation cost. Students with alternative sources of funding are welcome.

Please fill the form linked below to register.

Registration form. At this time, we do not provide support anymore but we still have a few slots if you come with your own funding.

Venue

The 2nd VMCAI Winter School will take place at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. The school location and schedule has been chosen to integrate nicely with POPL (https://popl20.sigplan.org/) and VMCAI (https://popl20.sigplan.org/home/VMCAI-2020) that will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from January 19-25, 2019.

Organizers

  • Dirk Beyer, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Damien Zufferey, MPI-SWS, Germany

Group Picture

VMCAI Winter School 2020 Group Picture

Questions? Use the VMCAI contact form.