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OVERLAY 2020 : Artificial Intelligence and fOrmal VERification, Logic, Automata, and sYnthesis


When Sep 25, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020
Where Bolzano, Italy
Submission Deadline Jul 3, 2020
Notification Due Jul 23, 2020
Final Version Due Sep 11, 2020
Categories    artificial intelligence   logic   formal verification   synthesis

Call For Papers


Second Workshop on
Artificial Intelligence and
fOrmal VERification, Logic, Automata, and sYnthesis

Co-located with the 27th International Symposium on Temporal
Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2020)
and the BOlzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK 2020)

September 25th-26th, 2020, Bolzano (Italy)


The increasing adoption of Artificial Intelligence techniques in
safety-critical systems, employed in real world scenarios, requires
the design of reliable, robust and verifiable methodologies. AI
systems employed in such applications need to provide formal
guarantees about their safety, increasing the need for a synergic
collaboration between the AI and Formal Methods scientific
communities. Despite this increasing need, tools and methodologies
integrating Formal Methods and Artificial Intelligence solutions have
received relatively little attention.

Aware of this scenario, the combined efforts of notable Italian
researchers, that have been collaborating for several years in
complementary fields such as specification, verification, and
synthesis of reactive systems, artificial intelligence, controller
synthesis, etc., has led to the creation of a new research group on
Artificial Intelligence and fOrmal VERification, Logic, Automata, and
sYnthesis (OVERLAY - The group is
structured in four areas: Formal Methods, Automated Planning, Discrete
and Continuous Hybrid Systems, Tools and Applications. In general, it
aims at investigating novel methods and algorithms supporting the
design and development of autonomous safety-critical systems.

The workshop, officially supported by OVERLAY, aims at establishing a
stable, long-term scientific forum on relevant topics connected to the
relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods, by
providing a stimulating environment where researchers can discuss
opportunities and challenges at the border of the two areas.

Important goals of the workshop are (i) to encourage the ongoing
interaction between the FM and AI communities, (ii) to identify
innovative tools and methodologies, and (iii) to elicit a discussion
on open issues and new challenges.


We elicit the contribution of extended abstracts (4 pages +
references) discussing the interaction of Artificial Intelligence and
Formal Methods. Invited talks will complement the presentations of
contributed papers.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- automated reasoning
- automated planning and scheduling
- controller synthesis
- formal verification
- formal specification languages
- game theory
- hybrid and discrete systems
- logics
- reactive synthesis
- runtime verification and monitoring
- specification and verification of machine learning systems
- timed automata
- tools and applications

Contributed papers can present recent results at the border of the two
fields, new research directions, challenges and
perspectives. Presentation of results recently published in other
scientific journals or conferences is welcome.

All papers will be included in the Proceedings of the event, published
in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings AI*IA Series as well as on the
workshop website. CEUR WS proceedings are archival proceedings indexed
by DBLP and Scopus.


- Paper submission: July 3rd, 2020
- Notification: July 23rd, 2020
- Camera-ready: September 11th, 2020
- Workshop: September 25th-26th, 2020


Submitted papers should not exceed four (4) pages, not including
references. Authors are asked to use the LaTeX style provided at

Submissions must be in PDF format and will be handled via the
EasyChair Conference system at the following address:


- Riccardo De Benedictis * ISTC-CNR, Italy
- Luca Geretti * University of Verona, Italy
- Andrea Micheli * Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

**** PROGRAM COMMITTEE (expanding...) ****

- Massimo Benerecetti * University of Naples Federico II
- Davide Bresolin * University of Padova
- Amedeo Cesta * ISTC-CNR, Italy
- Dario Della Monica * University of Udine
- Nicola Gigante * University of Udine, Italy
- Salvatore La Torre * University of Salerno
- Ivan Lanese * University of Bologna
- Federico Mari * University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy
- Angelo Montanari * University of Udine
- AndreA Orlandini * ISTC-CNR, Italy
- Adriano Peron * University of Naples Federico II
- Carla Piazza * University of Udine
- Pietro Sala * University of Verona
- Guido Sciavicco * University of Ferrara
- Stefano Tonetta * Fondazione Bruno Kessler
- Enrico Tronci * University of Rome La Sapienza
- Alessandro Umbrico * ISTC-CNR, Italy
- Tiziano Villa * University of Verona

**** CONTACTS ****

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