CSTVA 2014

Important Dates

The deadlines for submission is 23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth, as advised by IEEE.

Submission Details

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 Papers should not be published or submitted elsewhere during the time of evaluation.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:

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:

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.