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====== Workshop on Synthesis, Verification and Analysis of Rich Models: Rome 2013 ====== Meeting is collocated with [[|POPL 2013]], organized by **Maria Paola Bonacina** and **Cesar Sanchez**. This workshop also serves as the meeting of the Rich Model Toolkit COST Action IC0901. Information about the Action: The meeting continues a series of meetings held in Brussels, Belgrade, Edinburgh, Lugano, Saarbruecken, Dagstuhl, Turin, Tallinn, Manchester, and Haifa held in the period 2009-2012. ===== KEYNOTES ===== We are pleased to confirm keynotes from: * **[[|Kenneth L. McMillan]]** (Microsoft Research) * **[[|Joe Leslie-Hurd]]** (Intel) ===== Scope of the Event ===== Researchers have developed a number of useful tools for automated analysis of particular classes of models of computer systems: * software vendors are using static analyses supported by automated theorem provers and constraint solvers to prevent software crashes; * hardware manufacturers are using SAT solvers,model checkers, and theorem provers to identify and correct errors that could have enormous financial consequences; * description logic reasoners analyze relationships between tens of thousands of terms in medical ontologies and verify their consistency; * aircraft manufacturers and space agencies are using analysis tools based on abstract interpretation to eliminate errors in aircraft control software. Despite these successes, today’s automated analysis methods are not widespread in engineering practice. Among the factors contributing to this state of affairs are the limitations of the tools themselves: insufficient automation, specialized input formats, and no support for high-level synthesis. Another factor is the lack of standards of quality that would easy tool interoperability and give formally certified computer system a competitive advantage over systems without formal assurance guarantees. ===== Example topics of interest ===== * **Standardization of expressive languages.** Formats to represent systems, formulas, proofs, counterexamples. Translation between specification languages. Benchmarks and competitions for automated reasoning, verification, analysis, synthesis. * **Decision procedures:** Decision procedures for new classes of constraints. SAT and SMT implementation and certification. Encoding synthesis and analysis problems into SMT. Description logics and scalable reasoning about knowledge bases. * **Transition system analysis:** Abstraction-based approaches and refinement for verification of infinite-state systems. Constraint-based program analysis. Data-flow analysis for complex domains. Extracting transition systems from programming languages and bytecodes. * **High-level synthesis:** New algorithms for synthesis from high-level specifications. Extending decision procedures to perform synthesis tasks. Connections between invariant generation and code synthesis.