ATVA 2015

13th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis

October 12–15, 2015, Shanghai, China


The purpose of ATVA is to promote research on theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification and synthesis by providing a forum for interaction between the regional and the international research communities and industry in the field. The previous events were held in Taiwan – 2003–5, Beijing – 2006, Tokyo – 2007, Seoul – 2008, Macao – 2009, Singapore – 2010, Taiwan – 2011, Thiruvananthapuram – 2012, Hanoi – 2013, and Sydney – 2014.

Call for Papers (text, pdf), Workshop Proposals (text)


ATVA 2015 solicits high-quality submissions in areas related to the theory and practice of automated analysis and verification of hardware and software systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Formalisms for modeling hardware, software and embedded systems
  • Specification and verification of finite-state, infinite-state and parameterized system
  • Program analysis and software verification
  • Analysis and verification of hardware circuits, systems-on-chip and embedded systems
  • Analysis of real-time, hybrid, priced/weighted and probabilistic systems
  • Deductive, algorithmic, compositional, and abstraction/refinement techniques for analysis and verification
  • Analytical techniques for safety, security, and dependability
  • Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology
  • Analysis and verification of parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems
  • Verification in industrial practice
  • Applications and case studies

Theory papers should preferably be motivated by practical problems, and applications should be based on sound theory and should solve problems of practical interest.


ATVA invites research contributions in two categories:

  • Regular research papers (with 16 pages page limit, including references ) and
  • Tool papers (with 5 pages page limit, not counting references )

Contributions must be written in English and in LNCS format, and must present original research that is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere (conferences or journals). The proceedings of ATVA 2015 will be published by Springer as a volume in the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). A special journal issue of Acta Informatica is also being planned for selected papers.

Proofs and details omitted due to space constraints may be put in an appendix. Any such additional material will be read by reviewers/program committee members at their discretion. Authors are therefore urged to include details necessary for evaluation of the technical merit of their work within the prescribed page limits.

Tool papers must include information about a URL from where the tool can be downloaded or accessed on-line for evaluation. The linked website must also contain a set of examples, and a user’s manual that describes usage of the tool through examples. In case the tool needs to be downloaded and installed, the website must also contain a document clearly giving instructions for installation of the tool on Linux/Windows/MacOS. Authors must upload PDF files of their papers through EasyChair.

Accepted papers in both categories will be published by Springer as a LNCS volume. At least one author of each accepted paper must also register for the conference and present the paper.

Important Dates -- extended

April 22, 2015 April 29, 2015 23:59 AoE Abstract submission deadline
April 25, 2015 May 2, 2015 23:59 AoE (strict) Paper submission deadline
May 5, 2015 Submission of workshop proposals
June 8, 2015 June 15, 2015 Paper acceptance/rejection notification
June 10, 2015 June 17, 2015 Announcement of the accepted papers
July 5, 2015 July 12, 2015 Camera-ready copy deadline
October 12–15, 2015 Main conference & tutorials


Conference Venue

The ATVA 2015 conference will be held at the Maths Building, East China Normal University (old campus).

See the participation page for the map and nearby accommodation.

Organizing Committees

General Chair

Steering Committee

  • E. Allen Emerson (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Teruo Higashino (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Insup Lee (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Doron Peled (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
  • Farn Wang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Hsu-Chun Yen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Programme Co-Chairs

Publicity Chairs

Workshop Chair

Programme Committee


ATVA 2015 gratefully acknowledges the support from the following sponsors:

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