HCVS 2017: 4th Workshop on Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis
Workshop affiliated with CADE 2017
August 7, 2017 · Gothenburg, Sweden
Local info and registration via CADE
Most Program Verification and Synthesis problems of interest can be
modeled directly using Horn clauses and many recent advances in the
CLP and CAV communities have centered around efficiently solving
problems presented as Horn clauses.
This series of workshops aims to bring together researchers
working in the two communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g.,
ICLP and CP), Program Verification (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI), and
Automated Deduction (e.g., CADE), on the topic of Horn clause based
analysis, verification, and synthesis.
Horn clauses for verification and synthesis have been
advocated by these communities in different times and from different
perspectives and HCVS is organized to stimulate interaction and a
fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.
The workshop follows three previous meetings:
HCVS 2016 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (ETAPS),
HCVS 2015 in San Francisco, CA, USA (CAV), and
HCVS 2014 in Vienna, Austria (VSL).
Aims and Scope
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the use of Horn
clauses, constraints, and related formalisms in the following
Analysis and verification of programs and systems of various kinds
(e.g., imperative, object-oriented, functional, logic, higher-order,
- Program synthesis
- Program testing
- Program transformation
- Constraint solving
- Type systems
- Case studies and tools
- Challenging problems
We solicit regular papers describing theory and implementation of
Horn-clause based analysis and tool descriptions. We also solicit
extended abstracts describing work-in-progress, as well as
presentations covering previously published results that are of
interest to the workshop.
Important Dates (tentative)
June 11, 2017
July 3, 2017
August 7, 2017
Program Chairs and Organizers
Submission has to be done in one of the following formats:
- Regular papers (up to 12 pages plus bibliography, typeset in
series format), which should present previously unpublished work
(completed or in progress), including descriptions of research,
tools, and applications.
Extended abstracts (up to 3 pages in EPTCS
format), which describe
work in progress or aim to initiate discussions.
Presentation-only papers, i.e., papers already submitted or
presented at a conference or another workshop. Such papers can be
submitted in any format, and will not be included in the workshop
All submitted papers will be refereed by the program committee and
will be selected for inclusion in accordance with the referee
Authors of accepted papers are required to ensure that at
least one of them will be present at the workshop.
Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair system using the