- Workshop paper submissions due: January 31, 2014 Firm Deadline
- Notification to authors: February 24, 2014
- Camera-ready copies of authors’ papers: March 14, 2014
Research papers: Authors are invited to submit original contributions, presenting novel ideas, results or systems in constraint-based software engineering. Papers should not be published or submitted elsewhere during the time of evaluation.
Tool demo papers or fast abstract papers: Authors are invited to propose tool demonstrations or fast abstract, presenting new tools, new challenges or breaking results in constraint-based software engineering.
Submitted papers must be in PDF format, formatted according to the ACM Formatting Guidelines. (LaTeX users, please use the “Option 2” style), and must not exceed the following size limits:
- Research papers: max 10 pages for the main text, including figures, tables, appendices, references may be included on up to 2 additional pages
- Tool demo/fast abstract papers: max 6 pages
All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Papers can be submitted on the CSTVA 2014 submission site on EasyChair.
Recent years have seen an increasing usage and consequent impact of Boolean SAT, SMT and Constraint Programming (CP or CSP) solvers in testing, verification and analysis of software systems. The primary reason for this is the dramatic improvement in the efficiency and expressive power of solvers. As newer and more powerful solvers are built, software engineering researchers dramatically scale existing applications such as symbolic-execution methods, or find unexpected applications for them, e.g., software product lines or fault localization methods.
This workshop will bring together researchers in solvers and software engineering applications in order to raise the awareness of constraint solving in the broader software engineering research community, and encourage development of new applications based on tunable, extensible, and programmable solvers. The workshop will cover a broad range of topics where solvers have already made an impact, e.g., symbolic-execution based testing, verification and analysis, as well as newer applications where their use is still nascent, e.g., synthesis, software product lines and fault localization. Submission topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Constraint-based analysis of programs and models
- Constraint-based test input generation and fault localization
- Solvers and computer security
- SMT solvers for testing, verification, analysis, and synthesis
- Programmable SMT solvers
- Combinations of constraint solvers
- Solvers for software product lines
Following the 5 previous editions of this workshop, held first at the CP and then the ICST conferences, this year’s CSTVA workshop will be held at ICSE with the goal of strengthening the links between the solver and software engineering research communities. The workshop aims to encourage newer applications of solvers, showcase their rich extensible APIs, and act as a forum for feedback from users to solver developers.