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VerifyThis 2018: Call for Participation and Travel Grants

Andrei Paskevich-3

VerifyThis Verification Competition 2018


Competition to be held at ETAPS 2018


Grant application deadline: March 12, 2018
Competition: April 14 and 15, 2018


VerifyThis 2018 is a program verification competition taking place as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS 2018) on April 14-15, 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
It is the 7th event in the VerifyThis competition series.

The competition will offer a number of challenges presented in natural language and pseudo code.
Participants have to formalize the requirements, implement a solution, and formally verify the implementation for adherence to the specification.

There are no restrictions on the programming language and verification technology used.
The correctness properties posed in problems will have the input-output behaviour of programs in focus. Solutions will be judged for correctness, completeness, and elegance.

Participation is open for anybody interested.
Teams of up to two people are allowed.
Registration for ETAPS workshops and physical presence on site is required.

We particularly encourage participation of:
    - student teams (this includes PhD students)
    - non-developer teams using a tool someone else developed
    - several teams using the same tool

The competition has funds for a limited number of travel grants.
A grant covers the incurred travel and accommodation costs up to a certain limit.
The expected limit is EUR 350 for those coming from Europe and EUR 600 for those coming from outside Europe.

To apply for a travel grant, send an email to [hidden email] by March 12, 2018. The application should include:
    - your name
    - your affiliation
    - the verification system(s) you plan to use at the competition
    - the planned composition of your team
    - a short letter of motivation explaining your involvement with formal verification so far
    - if you are a student, please state the academic degree you are seeking and have your supervisor send a brief letter of support to [hidden email]

* Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, the Netherlands
* Rosemary Monahan, Maynooth University, Ireland
* Peter Müller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
* Andrei Paskevich, Paris-Sud University, France
* Gidon Ernst, National Institute of Informatics Tokyo, Japan

Email: [hidden email]
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