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RV 2018 : 18th International Conference on Runtime Verification


Conference Series : Runtime Verification
When Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Where Limassol, Cyprus
Abstract Registration Due Jun 18, 2018
Submission Deadline Jun 25, 2018
Notification Due Sep 10, 2018
Final Version Due Sep 24, 2018
Categories    runtime verification   specification languages   runtime monitoring   program instrumentation

Call For Papers

# Scope

Runtime verification is concerned with the monitoring and analysis of the runtime behaviour of software and hardware systems. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability, and robustness; they provide an additional level of rigor and effectiveness compared to conventional testing, and are generally more practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as online system repair. Topics of interest to the conference include:

* specification languages
* monitor construction techniques
* program instrumentation
* logging, recording, and replay
* combination of static and dynamic analysis
* specification mining and machine learning over runtime traces
* metrics and statistical information gathering
* program/system execution visualization
* fault localization, containment, recovery and repair
* integrated vehicle health management (IVHM)

Application areas of runtime verification include cyber-physical systems, safety/mission-critical systems, enterprise and systems software, autonomous and reactive control systems, health management and diagnosis systems, and system security and privacy.

We welcome contributions exploring the combination of runtime verification techniques with machine learning and static analysis. Whilst these are highlight topics, papers falling into these categories will not be treated differently from other contributions.

An overview of previous RV conferences and earlier workshops can be found at:

# Submissions

All papers and tutorials will appear in the conference proceedings in an LNCS volume. Submitted papers and tutorials must use the LNCS/Springer style detailed here:

Papers must be original work and not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must be written in English and submitted electronically (in PDF format) using the EasyChair submission page here:

The page limitations mentioned below include all text and figures, but exclude references. Additional details omitted due to space limitations may be included in a clearly marked appendix, that will be reviewed at the discretion of reviewers, but not included in the proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper and tutorial must attend RV 2018 to present.

# Papers

There are two categories of papers which can be submitted: regular or short papers. Papers in each category will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the Program Committee.

* Regular Papers (up to 15 pages, not including references)
should present original unpublished results. We welcome theoretical papers, system papers, papers describing domain-specific variants of RV, and case studies on runtime verification.

* Short Papers (up to 6 pages, not including references)
may present novel but not necessarily thoroughly worked out ideas, for example emerging runtime verification techniques and applications, or techniques and applications that establish relationships between runtime verification and other domains.

* Tool Demonstration Papers (up to 8 pages, not including references)
should present a new tool, a new tool component, or novel extensions to existing tools supporting runtime verification. The paper must include information on tool availability, maturity, selected experimental results and it should provide a link to a website containing the theoretical background and user guide. Furthermore, we strongly encourage authors to make their tools and benchmarks available with their submission.
(Note that this is separate from the "Industrial Day" organised as part of ISoLA where tools can be exhibited, so participation in one does not preclude the other.)

The Program Committee of RV 2018 will give a best paper award, and a selection of accepted regular papers will be invited to appear in a special issue of the Springer Journal on Formal Methods in System Design.

# Related events

The RV conference also includes an RV tool contest as well as an exhibition of industrial-strength runtime verification tools and approaches. Separate calls for contribution to these events will be issued soon.

# Committees

### General Chair
* Saddek Bensalem, VERIMAG (University of Grenoble Alpes), France

### Program Chairs
* Christian Colombo, University of Malta, Malta
* Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany

### Finance Chair
* Violet Ka I Pun, University of Oslo, Norway

### Publicity Chair
* Cyrille Artho, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

### Local Organisation Chairs
* Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Panagiotis Kouvaros, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

### Program Committee
* Wolfgang Ahrendt, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* Howard Barringer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
* Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* Andreas Bauer, KUKA Systems, Germany
* Eric Bodden, Paderborn University, Germany
* Borzoo Bonakdarpour, McMaster University, Canada
* Ylies Falcone, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
* Lu Feng, University of Virginia, USA
* Adrian Francalanza, University of Malta
* Jean Goubault-Larrecq, University of Paris Saclay
* Radu Grosu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec, Canada
* Klaus Havelund, NASA, USA
* Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, Netherlands
* Limin Jia, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Felix Klaedtke, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
* Shuvendu Lahiri, Microsoft, USA
* Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
* Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
* Axel Legay, Inria, France
* David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
* Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
* Ayoub Nouri, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
* Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta
* Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University, Israel
* Jorge A. Perez, University of Groningen, Netherlands
* Violet Ka I Pun, University of Oslo, Norway
* Giles Reger, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
* Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois, USA
* Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
* Gerardo Schneider, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
* Nastaran Shafiei, NASA, USA
* Rahul Sharma, Stanford University, USA
* Shin'ichi Shiraishi, Toyota, USA
* Julien Signoles, CEA, France
* Scott Smolka, Stony Brook University, USA
* Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania, USA
* Bernhard Steffen, University of Applied Science Dortmund, Germany
* Scott Stoller, Stony Brook University, USA
* Volker Stolz, Western Norway Univ. of Applied Sciences, Norway
* Neil Walkinshaw, University of Leicester, UK
* Chao Wang, University of Southern California, USA
* Eugen Zalinescu, TUM, Germany

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