Rust Verification Workshop at ETAPS 2021: Call for Talk and Demo Proposals

by Peter Mueller, Dec. 4, 2020

Rust is a new programming language for writing performant code with strong type and memory safety guarantees. It is now considered a serious alternative to C and C++ for systems programming, because it provides high-level abstractions but without the cost of garbage collection. Given the growing popularity of Rust, and given that bugs in systems programs can be costly, there is growing interest in the program verification community for building program verifiers for Rust. In this workshop, we aim to bring together language designers, application developers and formal verification tool builders, to exchange ideas and build collaborations around developing verified Rust programs.
The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers from a variety of different backgrounds and perspectives together to exchange new and exciting ideas concerning the verification of Rust programs and exploring avenues for collaboration.
We want the workshop to be as informal and interactive as possible. The program will thus involve a combination of invited talks, contributed talks about work in progress, tool demos, and open-ended discussion sessions. There will be no published proceedings, but participants will be invited to submit working documents, talk slides, etc. to be posted on this website.

Call for Talk and Demo Proposals

We solicit proposals for contributed talks and tool demos. Proposals should be at most 2 pages, in either plain text or PDF format, and should specify how long a talk/demo the speaker wishes to give. By default, contributed talks will be 30 minutes long, but proposals for shorter or longer talks will also be considered. 

We are interested in talks/demos on all topics related to the verification of Rust programs (including, for instance, program specification, deductive verification, model checking, symbolic execution, runtime monitoring, the semantics and formalization of Rust, and tool support). Talks about work in progress as well as proposals for challenge problems in Rust are particularly encouraged.

Please submit proposals by email to [email protected].


Important Dates:

  •  15 January, 2021: Abstract Submission Deadline
  •  25 January, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
  •  28 March, 2021: Workshop

Note: In the event that ETAPS is held virtually, the workshop will be held virtually as well.  We'll update the web site as we learn more.


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