NSV 2018: 11th International Workshop on Numerical Software Verification 2018

July 18-19, 2018

NSV 2018: 11th International Workshop on Numerical Software Verifictaion 2018 in Oxford, UK
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Numerical computations are ubiquitous in digital systems: supervision, prediction, simulation and signal processing rely heavily on numerical calculus to achieve desired goals. Design and verification of numerical algorithms has a unique set of challenges, which set it apart from rest of software verification. To achieve the verification and validation of global properties, numerical techniques need to precisely represent local behaviors of each component. The implementation of numerical techniques on modern hardware adds another layer of approximation because of the use of finite representations of infinite precision numbers that usually lack basic arithmetic properties such as commutativity and associativity. Finally, the development and analysis of cyber-physical systems (CPS) which involve the interacting continuous and discrete components pose a further challenge. It is hence imperative to develop logical and mathematical techniques for the reasoning about programmability and reliability. The NSV workshop is dedicated to the development of such techniques.

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The scope of the workshop includes, but is not restricted to, the following topics:

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of hybrid systems
  • Models and abstraction techniques
  • Optimal control of dynamical systems
  • Parameter identification for hybrid systems
  • Numerical optimization methods
  • Hybrid systems verification
  • Applications of hybrid systems to systems biology
  • Propagation of uncertainties, deterministic and probabilistic models
  • Specifications of correctness for numerical programs
  • Formal specification and verification of numerical programs
  • Quality of finite precision implementations
  • Numerical properties of control software
  • Validation for space, avionics, automotive and real-time applications
  • Validation for scientific computing programs

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Call for Papers

Call for papers can be found here:

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confirmed invited speakers

  • Alberto Ferrari/Orlando Ferrante (United Technologies Research Center, Roma, Italy)
  • Pierre-Loïc Garoche (ONERA Toulouse, France)
  • Laurent Raffaeli (Naval Group, France)
  • Andrew Raynolds (University of Iowa, USA)
  • Paolo Zuliani (Newcastle University, UK)


To be announced.

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Important Dates

Paper submission DEADLINE: April 15, 2018
Author notification May 15, 2018
Camery-ready version June 15, 2018
Workshop July 18-19, 2018

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Program Committee

Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen, DE)
Olivier Bouissou (The Mathworks, France)
Remi Delmas (ONERA, France)
Adam Duracz (Rice University, USA)
Franz Franchetti (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Antti Hyvärinen (USI, Switzerland)
Arnault Ioualalen (Numalis, France)
Daisuke Ishii (University of Fukui, Japan)
Susmit Jha (SRI International, USA)
Temesghen Kahsai (Amazon)
Matthieu Martel (Université de Perpignan, France)
Guillaume Melquiond (Inria, France)
Tze Meng Low (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Olivier Mullier (ENSTA ParisTech, France)
Junkil Park (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Akshay Rajhans (The Mathworks, USA)
Stefan Ratschan (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Ramesh S (General Motors, USA)
Yassamine Seladji (University of Tlemcen, Algeria)
Laura Titolo (NASA, USA)
Jyotirmoy V. Deshmukh (University of Southern California, USA)
Timothy Wang (United Technologies Research Center, USA)
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Steering Committee

Sergiy Bogomolov (ANU, Australia)
Radu Grosu (TU Vienna, Austria)
Matthieu Martel (Université de Perpignan, France)
Pavithra Prabhakar (Kansas State University, USA)
Sriram Sankaranarayanan (UC Boulder, USA)
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Previous Editions

  • 2017, July 22-23, 2017, Heidelberg, Germanycollocated with CAV 2017
  • 2016, July 17-18, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, collocated with CAV 2016
  • 2015, April 13, 2015, Seattle, USA, collocated with CPSWeek 2015
  • 2014, July 17-18, 2014, Vienna, Austria, collocated with Vienna Summer of Logic 2014
  • 2013, April 8, 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, collocated with CPSWeek 2013
  • 2012, July 7-8, 2012, Berkeley, California, collocated with CAV 2012
  • 2011, July 14, 2011, Salt lake City, Utah, collocated with CAV 2011
  • 2010, July 15, 2010, Edinburgh, UK, collocated with the Federated Logic Conference FLoC 2010
  • 2009, April 16, 2009, San Fransisco, California collocated with CPSWeek 2009
  • 2008, July 8, 2008, Princeton, New Jersey, collocated with CAV 2008
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