NSV Call for Papers

NSV 2014 – 7th International Workshop on Numerical Software Verification
July 17-18, 2014 · Vienna, Austria



Important Dates
Submissions deadline:	** March 30th 2014 **
Notification:		May 4th 2014.
Final version:		June 6th 2014.
Workshop:		July 17th-18th 2014.

Novelty of this edition
The 2014 edition of NSV will be published electronically by Elsevier
in the Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science Serie (ENTCS).

In this new NSV edition, we encourage publications about the numerical
issues in new domains, in particular computational finance and
biological systems: problems, consequences and state-of-the-art

Description of the Workshop
Numerical computations are ubiquitous in digital systems: supervision,
prediction, simulation and signal processing rely heavily on numerical
calculus to achieve desired goals. Verification of numerical
algorithms has a unique set of challenges, which set it apart from
the rest of software verification. To achieve the verification and
validation of global properties, numerical techniques need to
precisely represent local behaviors of each component. In fact, in
numerical algorithms, coarse abstractions are unlikely to succeed
essentially because of the above mentioned issue. The implementation
of numerical techniques on modern hardware adds another layer of
approximation: the use of finite representations of infinite
precision numbers usually lack basic arithmetic properties such
as commutativity and associativity. It is hence imperative to develop
logical and mathematical techniques that would allow reasoning about
programmability and reliability. The NSV workshop is dedicated to the
current development and the future prospects for such techniques.

The scope of the workshop includes, but is not restricted to, the
following topics:
- Models and abstraction techniques
- Specifications of correctness for numerical programs
- Formal specification and verification of numerical programs
- Quality of finite precision implementations
- Propagation of uncertainties, deterministic and probabilistic models
- Numerical properties of control software
- Hybrid systems verification
- Validation for space, avionics, automotive and real-time applications
- Validation for scientific computing programs
- Optimality of program behavior
- Trade-offs between quality of service and resource (for example
  energy) consumption in programs
- Benchmarks and tools for numerical software verification
- Numerical issues in computational finance

Submission information
We solicit regular and short papers.
Paper submission must be performed via the EasyChair system:


Regular papers must describe original work, be written and presented
in English, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have
been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with refereed proceedings. Submitted papers will be judged
on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and
clarity. They should clearly identify what has been accomplished and
why it is significant.

Regular paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages in ENTCS style,
including bibliography and well-marked appendices:
Program committee members are not required to read the appendices, and
thus papers must be intelligible without them.

Short papers are also welcomed, they should present tools, benchmarks,
case-studies or be extended abstracts of ongoing research. Short
papers should not exceed 6 pages.

Regular papers will be published electronically by Elsevier in the
Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science serie ENTCS), all
accepted (regular and short) papers will also be included in the
Vienna Summer of Logic USB-stick distributed to all participants to the VSL.

Olivier Bouissou,	CEA, LIST
Khalil Ghorbal,		Carnegie Mellon University

All questions about the workshop can be addressed to them via email: