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VORTEX 2017 is the second edition of the ECOOP workshop devoted to runtime verification for object-oriented languages and systems.

Runtime verification (RV) is an approach to software verification which consists in monitoring the behaviour of a system by dynamically checking its execution traces against a specification.

In recent years RV has gained more and more consensus as an effective and promising approach to ensure software reliability, bridging a gap between formal verification, and conventional testing; furthermore, monitoring a system during runtime execution offers additional opportunities for addressing error recovery, self-adaptation, and other issues that go beyond software reliability.

The goal of VORTEX is to bring together researchers working on RV for object-oriented languages, and systems, on topics covering either theoretical, or practical aspects, or, preferably, both.

Call for Papers

Contributions are solicited on Runtime Verification in the context of Object-Oriented Programming addressing open questions covering theoretical and/or practical aspects, presenting new implemented tools, proposing interesting new applications, or describing real case studies (download the Call for Papers).

Submissions suggesting speculative new approaches, raising challenging issues, or focusing on problems deemed to be crucial for the research community are also welcome, as well as all contributions covering topics suitable for lively discussion at the workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following ones:

  • combination of static and dynamic analyses
  • industrial applications
  • monitor construction and synthesis techniques
  • monitoring concurrent/distributed systems
  • program adaptation
  • runtime enforcement, fault detection, recovery and repair
  • RV for safety and security
  • specification formalisms and formal underpinning of RV
  • specification mining
  • tool development

Contributions will be formally reviewed by at least three reviewers, and selection will be based on originality, relevance, technical accuracy, and the potential to generate interesting discussions.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be in English, in PDF format, and are limited to 6 pages in the sigplanconf ACM Format.

Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair.

PC members, except for the chairs, are allowed to submit papers, and any conflict of interest will be properly managed by excluding the involved PC members from the review and evaluation process.

Proceedings and Special Issue

Accepted papers will have the option of being published in the ACM Digital Library. Depending on the quality of submissions, authors of selected papers will be invited after the workshop to submit an extended version for a special issue hosted by a prime journal in the field.