Extended Deadline: 29.09.2008

Call for Papers

Industrial-strength software analysis and verification has advanced in recent years through the introduction of model checking, automated and interactive theorem proving, static analysis techniques, as well as correctness by design. However, many techniques are working under restrictive assumptions which are invalidated by complex (embedded) system software such as operating system kernels, low-level device drivers or microcontroller code.

This special issue will be devoted to the formal verification of operating systems and similar low-level systems code. The emphasis is on techniques and methods that provide real solutions to real software problems. A real solution is one that is applicable to the problem in industry and not one that only applies to an abstract, academic toy version of it. Submissions are encouraged, but not limited to, the following topics and their application to operating systems or low-level systems code:

  • model checking
  • automated and interactive theorem proving
  • embedded systems development
  • programming languages
  • verifying compilers
  • software certification

Manuscripts should be unpublished works and not submitted elsewhere. Revised and enhanced versions of papers published in conference proceedings that have not appeared in archival journals are eligible for submission. All submissions will be reviewed according to the usual standards of scholarship and originality.

Papers should be in pdf format, following the JAR guidelines for authors, and be submitted via EasyChair. Please do not use the Springer online submission system for the special issue at this stage, but EasyChair instead. To encourage a speedy review cycle, it will be expected that authors of submissions also serve as referees. We encourage authors to keep their submissions below 30 pages.

Important dates

29th Sep 2008    submission deadline (extended)
15th Dec 2008 notification of accepted papers
18th Jan 2009 final version

Guest Editors

Gerwin Klein NICTA, Australia
Ralf Huuck NICTA, Australia
Bastian Schlich RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Last updated: September 07 2008.