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HCVS 2014 : Workshop on Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis


When Jul 17, 2014 - Jul 17, 2014
Where Vienna, Austria
Submission Deadline May 1, 2014
Notification Due May 21, 2014
Final Version Due May 28, 2014
Categories    computer science   verification   logic   synthesis

Call For Papers

HCVS 2014
Workshop on Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis

July 17, 2014 · Vienna, Austria

Most Program Verification and Synthesis problems of interest
can be modeled directly using Horn clauses and many recent
advances in the CLP and CAV communities have centered around
efficiently solving problems presented as Horn clauses.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in
the two communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g., ICLP and CP)
and Program Verification community (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI)
on the topic of Horn clause based analysis, verification and synthesis.

Horn clauses for verification and synthesis have been advocated
by these two communities in different times and from different
perspectives and this workshop is organized to stimulate interaction
and a fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.

Aims and Scope

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the use of
Horn clauses, constraints, and related formalisms in the following

- Analysis and verification of programs in various programming paradigms
(e.g., imperative, object-oriented, functional, logic,
higher-order, concurrent)
- Program synthesis
- Program testing
- Program transformation
- Constraint solving
- Type systems
- Case studies and tools
- Challenging problems

We solicit regular papers describing theory and implementation of
Horn-clause based analysis, tool descriptions and extended abstracts
describing work-in-progress, and finally also position papers covering
previously published results that are of interest to the workshop.

Invited Speakers

- Daniel Kröning (University of Oxford)
- Michael Leuschel (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Program Committee

- Elvira Albert (Complutense University of Madrid)
- Roberto Bagnara (University of Parma and BUGSENG)
- Nikolaj Bjorner (Microsoft Research) - *chair*
- Swarat Chaudhuri (Rice University)
- Fabio Fioravanti (University of Chieti-Pescara) - *chair*
- John Gallagher (Roskilde University)
- Arnaud Gotlieb (SIMULA Research Laboratory)
- Arie Gurfinkel (Software Engineering Institute, CMU)
- Konstantin Korovin (Manchester University)
- Viktor Kuncak (EPFL)
- Ken McMillan (Microsoft Research)
- Jorge A. Navas (NASA)
- Maurizio Proietti (IASI-CNR, Italy)
- C. R. Ramakrishnan (University at Stony Brook)
- Grigore Rosu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Philipp Ruemmer (Uppsala University)
- Andrey Rybalchenko (Microsoft Research) - *chair*
- Valerio Senni (ALES srl) - *chair*

Important Dates

- Submission Deadline: May 1, 2014
- Notification: May 21, 2014
- Camera-ready version: May 28, 2014
- Workshop: July 17, 2014 · Vienna, Austria

Submission Format:

- up to 12 pages plus bibliography, in EPTCS format.

Original Accepted papers will be published electronically as a volume
in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS)
series, see

Authors of accepted papers are required to ensure that at least one
of them will be present at the workshop.

Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair system using the web page

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