CFP VerifyThis Long-Term Challenge

by Raul Monti, Feb. 10, 2020

Call for presentations for VTLTC-2020

                                  Call for Presentations

                  VerifyThis Long-Term Challenge 2020
                                 - Concluding Event -

                    co-located with ETAPS and VerifyThis
                   25th and 26th April 2020, Dublin, Ireland
                             http://verifythis.github.io/                                       
                             Deadline: 1st March 2020

## Introduction

The VerifyThis  Long-Term Challenge complements the  on-site format of
the  VerifyThis competition  with a  verification challenge,  in which
teams contribute to  the verification of a  practically relevant piece
of software over  a period of six  months. The challenge aims  to be a
showcase  that deductive  program  verification  can produce  relevant
results for  real systems with  acceptable effort. The  challenge 2020
started in  September 2019, and  ends February 2020.  To  conclude the
challenge, we will  have a final workshop session at  ETAPS along with
the VerifyThis program verification competition [1].

For 2020, the  challenge system is the new, implementation  of the PGP
server infrastructure,  called HAGRID [2]. The  old implementation did
not  conform to  GDPR  and  was known  to  be  vulnerable against  DoS
attacks.

We invite  you to  present your  results on  the verification  of this
security-relevant  challenge system  during a  special session  of the
VerifyThis program verification competition, held at ETAPS.

## Submission

Authors are invited to submit a presentation proposal (or extended
abstract) as a PDF using Springer’s LNCS style, which should be about
a page long, but not longer than three pages (excluding bibliography).
It should discuss ...

* ... the used verification approach and tools
* ... how the challenge was adapted to make verification possible
  (abstractions, reimplementation, different behaviour)
* ... what has been achieved (modelled and verified properties)
* ... successes and challenges encountered in the course of the case
  study.
 
## Submission Link

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vtltc2020

## Proceedings

There will be an informal pre-proceeding of the accepted presentation
proposals.

A special issue for this verification challenge is planned and will be
discussed on-site.

## Important dates

Submission deadline: 1st March 2020
Notifications: 15th March 2020
Workshop: 25-26th April 2020

## Program Chairs and Organizers

Marieke Huisman                 Raul E. Monti
Mattias Ulbrich                 Alexander Weigl

[1] https://www.pm.inf.ethz.ch/research/verifythis.html
[2] https://sequoia-pgp.org/blog/2019/06/14/20190614-hagrid/