TACAS 2013

19th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS)

TACAS is a forum for researchers, developers and users interested in rigorously based tools and algorithms for the construction and analysis of systems. The conference serves to bridge the gaps between different communities that share common interests in, and techniques for, tool development and its algorithmic foundations. The research areas covered by such communities include but are not limited to formal methods, software and hardware verification, static analysis, programming languages, software engineering, real-time systems, communications protocols, and biological systems. The TACAS forum provides a venue for such communities at which common problems, heuristics, algorithms, data structures and methodologies can be discussed and explored. In doing so, TACAS aims to support researchers in their quest to improve the utility, reliability, flexibility and efficiency of tools and algorithms for building systems.

Tool descriptions and case studies with a conceptual message, as well as theoretical papers with clear relevance for tool construction are all encouraged. The specific topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Specification and verification techniques for finite and infinite-state systems;
  • Software and hardware verification;
  • Theorem-proving and model-checking;
  • System construction and transformation techniques,
  • Static and run-time analysis;
  • Abstraction techniques for modeling and validation;
  • Compositional and refinement-based methodologies;
  • Testing and test-case generation;
  • Analytical techniques for safety, security, or dependability;
  • Analytical techniques for real-time, hybrid, or stochastic systems;
  • Integration of formal methods and static analysis in high-level hardware design or software environments;
  • Tool environments and tool architectures;
  • SAT and SMT solvers;
  • Applications and case studies.

Important dates and submission

See the common call for papers of ETAPS 2013 and specific TACAS instructions. Submit your paper via the TACAS 2013 author interface of Easychair.

Competition on Software Verification

Associated with TACAS '13 there will be a competition on software verification. TACAS '13 hosts the second such competition event with the goal to evaluate the technology transfer and compare state-of-the-art software verifiers with respect to effectiveness and efficiency.

Invited speaker

Orna Grumberg (Technion, Haifa, Israel)

Programme co-chairs

Nir Piterman (University of Leicester, UK)
Scott Smolka (Stony Brook University, USA)

Tool chair

Claude Marché (INRIA Saclay, France)

Programme committee

Erika Ábrahám (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Marsha Chechik (University of Toronto, Canada)
Rance Cleaveland (University of Maryland, USA)
Leonardo De Moura (Microsoft Research, USA)
Cindy Eisner (IBM Research Haifa, Israel)
Cédric Fournet (Microsft Research Cambridge, USA)
Dimitra Giannakopoulou (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Susanne Graf (Verimag Laboratory, France)
Klaus Havelund (NASA JPL, Pasadena, USA)
Laurie Hendren (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
Gerard Holzmann (NASA JPL, USA)
Michael Huth (Imperial College London, UK)
Paola Inverardi (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University and University of Twente, Netherlands)
Panagiotis Katsaros (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Hillel Kugler (Microsoft Research Cambridge, USA)
Barbara König (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Kim Guldstrand Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Axel Legay (IRISA/INRIA Rennes, France)
Tobias Nipkow (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Gethin Norman (University of Glasgow, UK)
Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Mooly Sagiv (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Natasha Sharygina (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Cesare Tinelli (University of Iowa, USA)
Verena Wolf (Saarland University, Germany)
Lenore Zuck (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

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