TACAS is a forum for researchers, developers and users interested in rigorously based tools for the construction and analysis of systems. The conference serves to bridge the gaps between different communities --- including but not limited to those devoted to formal methods, real-time, software engineering, communications protocols, hardware, theorem proving, and programming languages --- that have traditionally had little interaction but share common interests in, and techniques for, tool development. In particular, by providing a venue for the discussion of common problems, heuristics, algorithms, data structures and methodologies, TACAS aims to support researchers in their quest to improve the utility, reliability, flexibility and efficiency of tools for building systems.
Tool descriptions and case studies with a conceptual message and theoretical papers with a clear link to tool construction are particularly encouraged. The specific topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to:
Verification and construction techniques.
Compositional and refinement-based methodologies.
Theorem-proving and model checking.
Analytical techniques for real-time, hybrid and safety-critical systems.
Tool environments and tool architectures.
Applications and case studies.
All accepted contributions will receive the same space in the conference schedule and in the proceedings, and technical support will be provided for allowing presenters to demonstrate their tools during their talks. Facilities will also be available for informal tool demonstrations during the conference. As TACAS addresses a heterogeneous audience, authors are strongly encouraged to write about their ideas in general and jargon-independent, rather than application- and domain-specific, terms.
Perdita Stevens (UK), firstname.lastname@example.org
Joost-Pieter Katoen (NL), email@example.com
Michael Lowry, NASA Ames Research Center