Call for Workshops [txt]

24th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification
CAV 2012
July 7-13, 2012
Berkeley, California, USA

The 2012 Computer-Aided Verification (CAV) Workshops provide an opportunity for participants to discuss topics in the broader verification related domains. CAV 2012 Workshops will be held before the main conference on July 7 and 8.

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the Workshop chair along with the program chairs and members of the steering committee. Proposals must consist of the following two parts:

Part I: Technical Information

A short (about 1 page) scientific justification of the proposed topic, its significance and relevance to CAV, and the particular benefits of the workshop to the verification community, as well as a list of previous or related workshops (if relevant).

Part II: Organizational Information

  • contact information of the workshop organizers
  • identifying a main contact for the workshop (i.e. a workshop chair)
  • the desired length of the workshop, (one or two days)
  • estimate of the audience size
  • proposed format and agenda (for example, demo sessions, tutorials, etc.)
  • potential invited speakers
  • procedures for selecting papers and participants
  • plans for dissemination, if any (for example, special issues of journals)
  • special technical, AV, or USB stick needs
  • links to a preliminary website of the workshop and call for papers (if possible)
  • information if workshop has been previously held

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Nov 10th, 2011 by email to the Workshop chair. Organizers will be notified by Nov 20th, 2011.

The workshop proposals will be reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Potential to advance state of the art in verification technologies, especially ability to break new ground.
  • Relevance to CAV.
  • Overlap of topics with other proposed workshops.
  • Past-successes of the workshop and association with previous CAV conferences.
  • Organizers' ability and experience to lead a successful workshop.

All accepted workshops will be asked to provide a webpage, call for papers, and list of invited speakers. The workshop participants will be required to register for the workshop through the CAV main registration page.

The registration rates for workshops will be set by CAV organizers in consultation with the workshop organizers, following rate structures similar to (but not the same as) those followed in the past. The workshop organizers are strongly encouraged to seek external funding and sponsorships.

For further enquiries or information, please contact:

Shuvendu Lahiri (CAV2012 Workshop Chair) 
Microsoft Research, 
One Microsoft Way, 
Redmond, WA 98052, USA 
Phone: 1-425-722-4122 
email: shuvendu AT