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MVV 2009 : Model-Based Verification and Validation - From Research to Practice


When Jul 8, 2009 - Jul 8, 2009
Where Shanghai, China
Submission Deadline Apr 20, 2009
Notification Due May 7, 2009
Final Version Due May 20, 2009

Call For Papers

Model-Based Verification & Validation - From Research to Practice

The 1st Workshop in conjunction with SSIRI 2009 (
(The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Secure Software Integration and Reliability Improvement)


Costs entailed by software failures demonstrate that, even after decades of research, the systematic development of software of a certain quality is still a challenge. A reason for this can certainly be found within the individual projects. Often, known techniques of quality assurance are not well understood or properly used due to deadline and budget restrictions. However, another reason is the lack of techniques for quality assurance for specific types of software and software developed according to specific programming and modeling techniques.

Many ad hoc security specifications, models, and protocols, which were implemented in software components in the past, turned out to be vulnerable to some extent. Formal verification and validation methodologies have the potential to increase user confidence in software artifacts. Therefore, theoretical foundations for security assurance should be investigated to discover new methods that will bring high certainty to the trustworthiness of software entities.

Verification and validation (V&V) methods, especially testing, deliver important analytical techniques for quality assurance. In model-based V&V, the software under consideration is considered by means of a model that focuses on certain aspects, often on the behavior, of the software. Models frequently used are finite state machines and flow graphs. Testing techniques based on such models include formal verification, control and data flow analysis, test case generation, and model checking.

This workshop will give researchers and practitioners a platform for presenting their results and experience to a broader audience. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Formal methods and theories in model-based V&V
- Simulation by models, forecasts of behavior and properties by models
- Models and modeling notations for programming and V&V
- Tools for model-based V&V
- Model-based security evaluation
- V&V of security specifications, models, and protocols
- Theoretical foundations of security analysis and design
- Formal models for security testing
- Testing with software usage models
- Test case generation based on formal and semi-formal models
- Test coverage metrics and criteria for model-based testing
- Models as test oracles, test validation with models
- Application of model checking in testing
- Model-based V&V of reactive and object-oriented systems
- Model-based verification and validation of tests
- Experience reports and requirements from model-based V&V and model-based development in practice

Important dates

April 20: Submission deadline
May 7: Notification date
May 20: Camera-ready

Submission, Workshop Proceedings, Paper Presentation

Submit original papers (not published or submitted elsewhere) with a maximum of ten pages. Include the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 8 keywords. The format of your submission must follow the IEEE conference proceedings format ( Please submit your paper at
Accepted submissions will be published by IEEE Press and available in the IEEE digital library. One of the authors needs to register and present the accepted submission. Each paper has 30 minutes, with 20-25 minute presentation.


Fevzi Belli, Axel Hollmann (belli[a~t], hollmann[a~t], University of Paderborn, Germany
Tugkan Tuglular (tugkantuglular[a~t], Izmir Institute of Technology, 35430 Urla-Izmir, Turkey

Program Committee (to be announced)

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