CfP: RV2019 - Runtime Verification - EXTENDED DEADLINE

by Martin Leucker, April 27, 2019

RV Conference, part of Formal Methods Week in Porto
Deadline for Submission extended till 21st of May 2019

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DEADLINE EXTENSION

Abstract deadline   May 21, 2019
Submission deadline May 21, 2019

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Call for Papers

RV 2019

19th International Conference on Runtime Verification
Porto, Portugal
October 8-11, 2019

NEW IN 2019: Benchmark Papers Track

https://www.react.uni-saarland.de/rv2019/

# 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, but are not limited to:

* specification languages for monitoring
* monitor construction techniques
* program instrumentation
* logging, recording, and replay
* combination of static and dynamic analysis
* specification mining and machine learning over runtime traces
* monitoring techniques for concurrent and distributed systems
* runtime checking of privacy and security policies
* metrics and statistical information gathering
* program/system execution visualization
* fault localization, containment, recovery and repair
* dynamic type checking

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

An overview of previous RV conferences and earlier workshops can be
found at: http://www.runtime-verification.org.

# 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:

http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

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:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rv19

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 2019 to present.

# Papers

There are four categories of papers which can be submitted: regular, short, tool demo, and benchmark 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.

* Benchmark Papers (up to 10 pages, not including references, NEW IN 2019) should describe a benchmark, suite of benchmarks, or benchmark generator useful for evaluating RV tools. Papers will should include information as to what the benchmark consists of and its purpose (what is the domain), how to obtain and use the benchmark, an argument for the usefulness of the benchmark to the broader RV community, and may include any existing results produced using the benchmark. We are interested in both benchmarks pertaining to real-world scenarios and those containing synthetic data designed to achieve interesting properties. Broader definitions of benchmark e.g. for generating specifications from data or diagnosing faults are within scope. Finally, we encourage but do not require benchmarks that are tool agnostic (especially those that have been used to evaluate multiple tools), labelled benchmarks with rigorous arguments for correctness of labels, and benchmarks that are demonstrably challenging with respect to the state-of-the-art tools. Benchmark papers must be accompanied by an easily accessible and usable benchmark submission. Papers will be evaluated by a separate benchmark evaluation panel who will asses the benchmarks relevance, clarity, and utility as communicated by the submitted paper.

The Program Committee of RV 2019 will give a best paper award, and a selection of accepted regular papers will be invited to appear in a special journal issue.

# Tutorial Track

Tutorials are two-to-three-hour presentations on a selected
topic. Additionally, tutorial presenters will be offered to publish a paper of up to 20 pages in the LNCS conference proceedings.  A
proposal for a tutorial must contain the subject of the tutorial, a
proposed timeline, a note on previous similar tutorials (if
applicable) and the differences to this incarnation, and a biography of the presenter. The proposal must not exceed 2 pages. Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee.  

# Website

https://www.react.uni-saarland.de/rv2019/

# Important Dates

Abstract deadline:                May 21, 2019
Paper and tutorial deadline: 	  May 21, 2019
Paper and tutorial notification:  July 1, 2019
Camera-ready deadline:  	  July 14, 2019
Conference: 	                  October 8 - 11, 2019

# Program Committee

Wolfgang Ahrendt, Chalmers University of Technology
Howard Barringer, The University of Manchester
Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology
Andreas Bauer, KUKA
Eric Bodden, Paderborn University and Fraunhofer IEM
Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Iowa State University
Christian Colombo, University of Malta
Ylies Falcone, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Inria
Lu Feng, University of Virginia
Bernd Finkbeiner, Saarland University
Adrian Francalanza, University of Malta
Radu Grosu, TU Vienna
Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Klaus Havelund, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Catalin Hritcu,	INRIA
Felix Klaedtke, NEC Labs Europe
Axel Legay, UCLouvain
David Lo, Singapore Management University
Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano Bicocca
Viviana Mascardi, DIBRIS, University of Genova
Dejan Nickovic, Austrian Institute of Technology AIT
Ayoub Nouri, Verimag
Gordon Pace, University of Malta
Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University
Ka I Pun, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Jorge A. Pérez, University of Groningen
Giles Reger, The University of Manchester
Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kristin Yvonne Rozier, Iowa State University
Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute
Gerardo	Schneider, University of Gothenburg
Nastaran Shafiei, NASA Ames Research Center/SGT
Julien Signoles, CEA LIST
Scott Smolka, Stony Brook University
Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania
Bernhard Steffen, Univ Dortmund
Scott Stoller, Stony Brook University
Volker Stolz, Høgskulen på Vestlandet
Neil Walkinshaw, The University of Sheffield
Chao Wang, University of Southern California
Xiangyu Zhang, Purdue University