ATVA 2016

14th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis

October 17 - 19, 2016, Chiba, Japan


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, Sydney – 2014, and Shanghai - 2015.

Call for papers



ATVA 2016 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)
  • 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Contributions must be written in English and in LNCS format, and must present original research that is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere (conferences or journals).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 2016 will be published by Springer as a volume in the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

PDF versions of the papers should be submitted to EasyChair.

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 URL 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 URL must also contain a document clearly giving instructions for installation of the tool on Linux/Windows/MacOS.

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.

Workshop Proposals

ATVA 2016 invites submissions for workshop proposals on topics of interest to the ATVA series. The workshops will be either half day or one full day. The workshops will be scheduled on October 20 and 21, 2016. Please send proposals by email to the ATVA contact address

Important Dates

May 7, 2016 23:59 AoE Abstract submission deadline
May 13, 2016 23:59 AoE Paper submission deadline
June 15, 2016 Paper acceptance/rejection notification
June 29, 2016 Camera-ready copy deadline
October 17 - 19, 2016 Main conference & tutorials

Invited Speakers for keynotes and tutorials

  • Masahiro Fujita (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Javier Esparza (Technical University Munich, Germany)
  • Tevfik Bultan (University of California, Santa Barbara, United States)


ATVA 2016 will take place at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Chiba, Japan.

Chiba can be reached from Tokyo/Narita Airport in just 45 minutes by a direct train. That airport has direct flights to most large cities in the world.

Chiba is also 40 minutes away from central Tokyo and close to attractions such as

  • Nokogiri Mountain, which boasts spectacular cliffs and a 30-meter-tall Buddha statue;
  • Tokyo Disney, the largest Disney theme park outside the U.S.;
  • Tokyo SkyTree, the second-largest structure in the world;
  • Asakusa Temple, the largest temple in Tokyo.


Programme Committee Co-Chairs

  • Cyrille Artho (AIST, Japan)
  • Axel Legay (Inria Rennes, France)
  • Doron Peled (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Publicity Chair

  • Takashi Kitamura (AIST, Japan)

Local Chairs

  • Mitsuharu Yamamoto (Chiba University, Japan)
  • Yoshinori Tanabe (Tsurumi University, Japan)

Programme Committee

  • Toshiaki Aoki
  • Cyrille Artho
  • Christel Baier
  • Armin Biere
  • Tevfik Bultan
  • Franck Cassez
  • Krishnendu Chaterjee
  • Allesandro Cimatti
  • Rance Cleaveland
  • Deepak D'Souza
  • Allen Emerson
  • Bernd Finkbeiner
  • Radu Grosu
  • Klaus Havelund
  • Marieke Huisman
  • Ralf Huuck
  • Moonzoo Kim
  • Marta Kwiatkowska
  • Kim Larsen
  • Axel Legay
  • Tiziana Margaria
  • Madhavan Mukund
  • Anca Muscholl
  • Doron Peled
  • Andreas Podelski
  • Geguang Pu
  • Sven Schewe
  • Oleg Sokolsky
  • Marielle Stoelinga
  • Bow-Yaw Wang
  • Chao Wang
  • Farn Wang
  • Wang Yi
  • Naijun Zhan
  • Lijun Zhang
  • Huibiao Zhu


ATVA 2016 gratefully acknowledges the support from the following sponsors: