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SPIN 2019
Mon 15 - Fri 19 July 2019 Beijing, China
co-located with ISSTA 2019
SPIN 2019
26th International Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Beijing, China, July 15-19, 2019
https://conf.researchr.org/home/spin-2019
Co-located with ISSTA 2019

The 26th edition of the SPIN symposium aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in automated tool-based techniques for the analysis of software as well as models of software, for the purpose of verification and validation. The symposium specifically focuses on concurrent software, but does not exclude analysis of sequential software. Submissions are solicited on theoretical results, novel algorithms, tool development, and empirical evaluation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal verification techniques for automated analysis of software
  • Formal analysis for modeling languages, such as UML/state charts
  • Formal specification languages, temporal logic, design-by-contract
  • Model checking
  • Automated theorem proving, including SAT and SMT
  • Verifying compilers
  • Abstraction and symbolic execution techniques
  • Static analysis and abstract interpretation
  • Combination of verification techniques
  • Modular and compositional verification techniques
  • Verification of timed and probabilistic systems
  • Automated testing using advanced analysis techniques
  • Combination of static and dynamic analyses
  • Derivation of specifications, test cases, or other useful material via formal analysis
  • Case studies of interesting systems or with interesting results
  • Engineering and implementation of software verification and analysis tools
  • Benchmark and comparative studies for formal verification and analysis tools
  • Formal methods education and training
  • Insightful surveys or historical accounts on topics of relevance to the symposium

Invited Speakers


Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University

Kuldeep S. Meel, National University of Singapore

Call for Papers

The SPIN symposium aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in automated tool-based techniques for the analysis of software as well as models of software, for the purpose of verification and validation. The symposium specifically focuses on concurrent software, but does not exclude analysis of sequential software. Submissions are solicited on theoretical results, novel algorithms, tool development, empirical evaluation, and education.

History: The SPIN symposium originated as a workshop focusing on explicit state model checking, specifically as related to the Spin model checker. However, over the years it has evolved to a broadly scoped symposium for software analysis using any automated techniques, including model checking, automated theorem proving, and symbolic execution.

An overview of the previous SPIN symposia (and early workshops) can be found at: http://spinroot.com/spin/symposia.

SPIN 2019 will be organized as an ACM SIGSOFT event, colocated with the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA 2019): https://conf.researchr.org/home/issta-2019.


Submission Guidelines


The contributions to SPIN 2019 should be submitted in the Springer LNCS format.

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this symposium.

  • We are soliciting three categories of papers:
    • Full Research Papers describing fully developed work and complete results (16 pages – references are not included in this limit);
    • Short Papers presenting tools, technology, experiences with lessons learned, new ideas, work in progress with preliminary results, and novel contributions to formal methods (6 pages – references are not included in this limit).
    • Tool Demo Papers presenting the foundations, capabilities, application domains and relevant examples using the tools, with a clear description of what is expected to be shown in a live demonstration (4 pages to describe the tool foundations, features and use examples, plus an appendix explaining the content of the demo).

Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair SPIN 2019 submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spin19.

A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT).


Important Dates


  • Please keep in mind the following dates for submission:
    • Paper Submission: April 19th, 2019 (23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth)
    • Author Notification: May 15th, 2019
    • Camera-Ready Paper: May 2019
    • Symposium: July 15-19, 2019

Dates
Plenary
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Conference Day
Mon 15 Jul

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09:00 - 10:30
09:00
90m
Day opening
Constrained Counting and Sampling: From Theory to Practice and Back
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Kuldeep S. MeelNational University of Singapore
11:00 - 12:30
11:00
30m
Talk
Statistical Model Checking of Complex Robotic Systems
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
11:30
30m
Talk
Model Checking Branching Time Properties of Incomplete Markov Chains
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
14:00 - 15:30
14:00
30m
Talk
Extracting Safe Thread Schedules from Incomplete Model Checking Results
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Patrick Metzler, Neeraj Suri, Georg WeissenbacherTechnische Universität Wien
14:30
30m
Talk
From Dynamic State Machines to Promela
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
15:00
30m
Talk
A Novel Decentralized LTL Monitoring Framework Using Formula Progression Table
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Omar BatainehNTU, David RosenblumNational University of Singapore, Mark ReynoldsThe Univeristy of Western Australia
16:00 - 17:30
Session 4 - Software Model Checking (Tools Sessions)26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software at Meeting Room 4
16:00
30m
Talk
String abstraction for model checking of C programs
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
16:30
30m
Talk
Applying Model Checking Approach with Floating Point Arithmetic
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Sergey StaroletovPolzunov Altai State Technical University, Nikolay ShilovInnopolis University

Conference Day
Tue 16 Jul

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09:00 - 10:00
09:00
60m
Talk
Model Verification Through Dependency Graphs
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
10:00 - 10:30
10:00
30m
Talk
Conformance Testing of Schedulers for DSL-based Model Checking
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
11:00 - 12:30
11:00
30m
Talk
STAD: Stack Trace Based Automatic Software Misconfiguration Diagnosis via Value Dependency Graph
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Yuan Liu, Xi WangYale University, USA, Lintao Xian, Zhongwen Guo
11:30
30m
Talk
Learning Guided Enumerative Synthesis for Superoptimization
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Shikhar Singh, Mengshi ZhangUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA, Sarfraz KhurshidUniversity of Texas at Austin
12:00
30m
Talk
A Study of Learning Data Structure Invariants Using Off-the-shelf Tools
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Muhammad Usman, Wenxi WangThe University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, Kaiyuan WangGoogle Inc., Cagdas Yelen, Nima DiniUniversity of Texas at Austin, Sarfraz KhurshidUniversity of Texas at Austin
14:00 - 15:30
14:00
60m
Talk
Efficient Evaluation of Embedded-System Design Alternatives
26th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software
Maxime CordySnT, University of Luxembourg