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VPT 2021 : Ninth International Workshop on Verification and Program Transformation


When Mar 27, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021
Where Luxembourg
Abstract Registration Due Jan 3, 2021
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2021
Notification Due Feb 16, 2021
Final Version Due Mar 1, 2021

Call For Papers


Ninth International Workshop on Verification and Program Transformation

Devoted to the achievements of the research career of Professor Alberto Pettorossi

March 27th and 28th, 2021, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Co-Located with the 24th European joint Conference on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS 2021)

The VPT 2021 event will consist of two parts:

Day 1: Invited and contributed presentations of the postponed VPT 2020 workshop devoted to the achievements of the research career of Professor Alberto Pettorossi

The Proceedings of VPT-2020 was published as EPTCS 320:

Day 2: new Invited and contributed presentations of VPT 2021 workshop.

VPT-2020 Keynote Speaker:

Professor Alberto Pettorossi,

Universita di Roma Tor Vergata and Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica "A. Ruberti", Italy

The VPT-2020 Invited Speakers:

Alain Finkel, LSV, ENS Paris-Saclay, CNRS
Universite Paris-Saclay, France

John P. Gallagher, Roskilde University, Denmark
and IMDEA Software Institute, Spain

Moa Johansson, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

Neil D. Jones, Professor emeritus at University of Copenhagen,

Michael Leuschel, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf, Germany

Maurizio Proietti, IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy

Sophie Renault, European Patent Office - The Hague, The Netherlands

Andrzej Skowron, Professor emeritus at University of Warsaw, Poland

VPT-2021 Invited Speakers:

Nikos Gorogiannis, Middlesex University, UK

Fritz Henglein, DIKU, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

................................ TBA .................................

The Ninth International Workshop on Verification and Program Transformation (VPT 2021) aims to bring together researchers working in the areas of Program Verification and Program Transformation.

The workshop will be held either fully online or in hybrid mode (depending on epidemiological situation and subject to ETAPS decision expected in December 2020), and remote participation and lectures and talks delivery will be possible.

The previous workshops in this series were:

VPT 2013, Saint Petersburg, Russia
VPT 2014, Vienna, Austria
VPT 2015, London, UK
VPT 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
VPT 2017, Uppsala, Sweden
MARS/VPT 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece
VPT 2019, Genova, Italy
VPT 2020, Dublin, Ireland
The VPT-2020 Workshop was postponed in-line with ETAPS-2020,
The Proceedings of VPT-2020 was published as EPTCS 320.

The workshop solicits research, position, application, and system description papers with a special emphasis on case studies, demonstrating viability of the interactions between the research fields of program transformation and program verification in a broad sense. Also papers in related areas, such as program testing and program synthesis are welcomed.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Verification by Program Transformation
* Verification Techniques in Program Transformation and Synthesis
* Verification and Certification of Programs Transformations
* Program Analysis and Transformation
* Program Testing and Transformation
* Verifiable Computing and Program Transformation
* Case studies

*Important Dates*

* January 3rd, 2021: Abstract submission deadline
* January 10th, 2021: Regular paper submission deadline
* January 24th, 2021: Extended abstracts and presentation-only papers submission deadline
* February 16th, 2021: Acceptance notification
* March 1st, 2021: Camera ready version (for the informal pre-proceedings)
* March 27th and 28th, 2021: Workshop
* May 10th, 2021: Revised paper submission for the formal proceedings in EPTCS deadline

*Submission Guidelines*

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper in PDF, formatted in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science LaTeX Style (, via the Easychair submission website for VPT 2021 :

Regular papers must describe original work that has not been published, or currently submitted, to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings.
Also papers that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted.

Each submission must include on its first page the paper title; authors and their affiliations; contact author's email; abstract; and three to four keywords that will be used to assist the PC in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. Page numbers should appear on the manuscript to help the reviewers in writing their report.

Regular paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages including references but excluding
well-marked appendices not intended for publication. Reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers should be intelligible without them.


Revised versions of all the accepted papers and accepted extended abstracts, taking into account the feedback received at the workshop, will be published in a volume of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer (EPTCS) series after the workshop.

If the workshop will attract sufficiently many high quality papers, a special issue of a journal on the topic of the workshop will be considered.
The special issue will be open to high quality papers accepted for presentation in revious editions of the workshop.

Program Committee:
Emanuele De Angelis, IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy
Grigory Fedyukovich, Princeton University, USA
Laurent Fribourg, CNRS & ENS Paris-Saclay, France
John P. Gallagher, Roskilde University, Denmark and
IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Geoff W. Hamilton, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
Alexei Lisitsa, The University of Liverpool, UK (co-Chair)
Andrei P. Nemytykh, Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia (co-Chair)
Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University, Sweden
Peter Sestoft, The IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
German Vidal, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Alexei Lisitsa (The University of Liverpool, UK)
Andrei P. Nemytykh (Program Systems Institute of RAS, Russia)

Alexei Lisitsa,
Andrei P. Nemytykh, ,

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