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SPIN 2017
co-located with ISSTA 2017

The SPIN 2017 proceedings are now available online at ACM Digital Library at:


The full texts will become available (for free for four weeks) on the first day of the conference.

For conference attendees, a PDF version is available under the Program menu item accessible from the top navigation bar via a password. The password will be provided at the conference.


SPIN, ISSTA, and RERS registration is now open! Visit the ISSTA Registration site to register and reserve your accommodations. On-campus accommodations, both shared and private, are available, but limited in number. So hurry to book them! Nearby off-campus choices are also available.

SPIN will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For information on the venue and travel to Santa Barbara, visit this ISSTA page.

This year we accepted 16 full and 5 short papers out of 46 submissions. You can find the list of accepted papers here.

We have extended the paper submission deadline by one week to Friday, February 17. We have also pushed back the author notification date to April 20, 2017. There is no change to the Camera Ready version deadline.

SPIN organizers will accommodate, via alternative means of presentation, the authors of accepted papers if they are affected by the recent travel restrictions to the USA.

Our organizational sponsor, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), has provided a statement on this issue. You may view it here.

We are pleased to announce Domagoj Babic (Google), Byron Cook (Amazon Web Services), Gerard Holzmann (Nimble Research) as our keynote speakers.

Details to follow…

We are excited to announce the first keynote speaker for SPIN 2017: Dr. Domagoj Babic from Google, Inc.

Domagoj Babic

Domagoj Babic is a computer scientist at Google, Inc. His work focuses on research and development of automated software analysis systems for various security-related applications. Primarily, he wants his work to have a positive impact on people’s lives. He enjoys building strong teams and working with them on solving large-scale real-world important problems, while learning and having fun on the way. He’s particularly excited about big technical challenges and enjoy creating the vision, strategy, and technology for taming those challenges. Over his career, Domagoj has published in the areas of verification, testing, security of complex software systems, automated reasoning, grammar inference, and applied formal methods. Before joining Google, Domagoj was a research scientist at UC Berkeley and elsewhere in industry. He received his Dipl.Ing. in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Zagreb University (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing) in 2001 and 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008 from the University of British Columbia. He was a recipient of the NSERC PDF Research Fellowship (2010-2012), Microsoft Graduate Research Fellowship (2005-2007), and several awards at international programming competitions (1st place at the 2007 Satisfiability Modulo Theories competition in the bit-vector arithmetic category and 3rd place at the 2005 Satisfiability Testing competition in the satisfiable-crafted instances category).

SPIN Proceedings for attendees are now available! Wed 12 Jul 2017
SPIN registration is now open!Thu 4 May 2017
SPIN accepted papers are available!Sat 22 Apr 2017
SPIN submission deadline extended to Feb 17!Tue 7 Feb 2017
Statement on US Travel RestrictionsThu 2 Feb 2017
SPIN keynote speakers announced!Fri 20 Jan 2017
Domagoj Babic from Google will give a keynote address at SPIN 2017Thu 12 Jan 2017