Call for Papers

HVC 2017 invites the submission of technical papers reporting original research and experience results in all sub-fields of testing and verification applicable to software and hardware. The conference will involve the presentation of peer-reviewed, original technical papers, as well as lectures by guests from industry and academia.

Special theme this year: verification for security

In addition to the traditional HVC topics (see below), we plan at least one session dedicated to the research and application of verification techniques in security. At least one of our invited keynote talks will also be dedicated to this topic.

New this year: tool demos category. See details on the submission page.

Topics of interest to the conference include:

  • Simulation-based verification
  • Formal and semi-formal specification, modeling, and verification
  • Functional and non-functional software testing
  • Software and hardware equivalence checking
  • SAT/SMT-based verification algorithms
  • Static analysis
  • Model checking
  • High-level stimuli generation
  • Hardware/software co-verification
  • Cloud quality
  • Validation of data-intensive solutions
  • Validation of machine learning algorithms
  • Triage and debug technologies
  • Post-silicon validation including emulation and acceleration
  • Coverage analysis and test minimization
  • Testing of mobile and cloud applications
  • Software artifacts review and inspection
  • Test planning
  • Empirical studies on hardware and software quality
  • Security verification
  • Machine learning techniques for verification

The conference proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS), and handed out in digital format to registered guests of the conference. There are three submission categories this year: regular research paper, poster, and tool demos. Please see the submission page for more details.

Student grants

We anticipate a number of student grants to cover part of the travel expenses for full-time students who are authors of accepted papers. Precedence will be given to students who are also presenting a poster or a tool at the conference.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: July 21, 2017
(11.59 pm GMT)

July 28, 2017
(11.59 pm GMT)
Author Notification: September 1, 2017
Camera Ready: September 7, 2017
Conference: November 13 - 15, 2017
Tutorials: November 13, 2017

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