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Applications are now invited for participation in the
Second DeepSpec Summer School (DSSS'18)
Princeton, NJ, July 16-27, 2018
Can critical systems be built according to functionally precise
specifications of of their constituent components (processor,
operating system, crypto library,..) and development tools (compilers,
synthesis tools)? This may seem a pipe dream, but the past decade has
seen remarkable advances in the technology required to realize it. The
DeepSpec summer school will provide students with knowledge and
experience necessary for understanding the state of the art and for
contributing to ongoing research efforts, based on the interactive
proof assistant Coq. The school is supported by generous funding from
the National Science Foundation.
DSSS'18 will consist of two parts with the first week being devoted to
introductory topics and the second week covering current research
July 16-18 (Mon-Wed) Coq Intensive
July 19-20 (Thu-Fri) Fundamental proof techniques and project overviews
July 23-27 (week 2) Advanced topics in system verification
Lecturers and Topics for week 2
Andrew Appel and Verifiable C: a logic and toolset for
Lennart Beringer proving C programs correct
Adam Chlipala Implementing, specifying, verifying,
and compiling hardware components with Kami
Zach Tatlock Verifying distributed systems
Benjamin Pierce Property-based random testing with QuickChick
All DeepSpec PIs Towards the specification and verification of a
DSSS'18 is aimed at a wide range of participants, including graduate
students, academics, and industrial engineers and researchers.
The Coq proof assistant will serve as a lingua franca for all the
lectures. Participants who are not familiar with Coq at the level of
Software Foundations (Volume 1) should plan on attending the Coq
Intensive. Participants unfamiliar with volumes 2 and 3 may benefit
from attending the last 3 days of week 1.
Participants of DSSS'17 are likely to be admitted for participation in
week 2 only.
Application and participation
Participation in DSSS'18 is by invitation only, based on an
application process that is open to anybody. To apply, please fill
this application form
preferably no later than March 23, 2018. Accepted participants will be
notified shortly thereafter, and will be invited to confirm their
participation by registering.
Thanks to the generosity of NSF, we will be able to provide
substantial financial assistance to all participants. We will not
charge a registration fee, and will offer free dorm accommodation on
the campus of Princeton University. In addition, we expect to
subsidize travel expenses for the majority of participants, based on
their geographic origin, qualification, and financial needs. To help
us allocating these funds, the application form includes the option to
enter estimated travel costs etc..
Late applications will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
For additional information on the DeepSpec project, please see