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     *                          SPIN 2007                             *
     * 14th International SPIN Workshop on Model Checking of Software *
     *                July 1-3, 2007, Berlin, Germany                 *
     *                 (affiliated with CAV '2007)                    *
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     *        http://ls5-www.cs.uni-dortmund.de/~edelkamp/spin/       *
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Important Dates
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March 15, 2007      Submission deadline
April 15, 2007      Notification of acceptance
May 1, 2007         Camera ready copy for proceedings
July 01-03, 2007    Workshop dates


Objectives
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The 14th edition of the SPIN workshop series aims at bringing together
practitioners and researchers interested in state space based techniques for 
the 
validation and analysis of software systems.
The workshop focuses on techniques based on explicit representations of state 
spaces, as implemented in the SPIN model checker and other tools, or techniques 
based on combination of explicit with other representations. One of the main 
goals of the workshop is to encourage interactions and exchanges of ideas with 
all related areas in software engineering.

The workshop will be held as a satellite event of CAV 2007, the 19th edition of 
the Computer Aided Verification conference.
The first SPIN workshop was held in Montreal in 1995. Since 1996, SPIN 
workshops 
have been organized each year as a more or less closely affiliated event with 
bigger conferences. An overview of the previous SPIN workshops can be found at
            http://spinroot.com/spin/whatispin.html#D.


Workshop Specific Topics
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We encourage submission of works which include but are not limited to
the following topics:

* Algorithms for state space based verification
* Innovative implementation techniques
* Tool descriptions (full paper, no tool demonstration)
* Manual or automatic modeling of systems for state space tools
* Manual or automatic derivation of properties that are to be checked of the
    systems
* Techniques for alleviating state explosion
* Techniques for dealing with infinite state spaces and infinite families of
    systems
* Techniques for dealing with timed or probabilistic systems
* Derivation of code, test cases, or other useful material from state spaces
* Innovative or otherwise particularly significant case studies
* Theoretical results on the limits and possibilities of state space methods
* Unpublished, insightful surveys or historical accounts on topics of relevance
    to SPIN workshops
* Directed model checking and accelerated error detection
* Combinations of artificial intelligence techniques and model checking
* Short tool presentations


Solicited Contributions
-----------------------
With the exception of survey and history papers, the papers should contain 
original work which has not been submitted or accepted for publication 
elsewhere. Submissions should adhere to the LNCS format. We solicit two kind of 
papers:

* Technical Papers no longer than 18 pages. All accepted technical papers will 
be included in the proceedings.

* Tool Presentations. This kind of submissions should consist of two parts. The 
first part is at most 5 page description of the tool. If accepted, this part 
will be published in the workshop proceedings. The second part should describe 
an informal plan for an oral presentation of the tool. This part will not be 
included in the proceedings.


Submissions and Publication
---------------------------
As in the previous years, also the proceedings of this edition of the workshop 
will appear in the Spriger-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 
series. Also, we intend to publish extended versions of the best papers in a 
special section of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology 
Transfer (STTT).


Organization
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Dragan Bosnacki (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Stefan Edelkamp (Dortmund, Germany)

Program Committee
Dragan Bosnacki (Eindhoven, Netherlands) (co-chair)
Matthew Dwyer (U. Nebraska, USA)
Stefan Edelkamp (Dortmund, Germany) (co-chair)
Jaco Geldenhuys (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Patrice Godefroid (Microsoft, USA)
Susanne Graf (Verimag, France)
Alex Groce (NASA/JPL, USA)
Joerg Hoffmann (DERI, Austria)
Gerard Holzman (NASA/JPL, USA)
Radu Iosif (Verimag, France)
Marta Kwiatkowska  (Birmingham, UK)
Stefan Leue (Konstanz, Germany)
Alberto Lluch Lafuente  (Pisa, Italy)
Pedro Merino (Malaga, Spain)
Kedar Namjoshi (Bell Labs, USA)
Corina Pasareanu  (NASA Ames, USA)
Doran Peled (Warwick, UK/Bar Ilan, Israel)
Paul Pettersson (Malardalen, Sweden)
Theo Ruys (Twente, Netherlands)
Antti Valmari (Tempere, Finland)
Willem Visser (SEVEN Networks, USA)
Pierre Wolper (Liege, Belgium)

Steering Committee
Patrice Godefroid (Microsoft, USA)
Susanne Graf (Verimag, France)
Stefan Leue (U. Konstanz, Germany) Antti Valmari (Tempere, Finland)
Moshe Vardi (Rice U., USA)
Pierre Wolper (Liege, Belgium)(chair)

Advisory Committee
Gerard Holzmann (NASA JPL, USA) (chair)
Amir Pnueli (Weizmann Inst., Israel)






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