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From: Frederic Loulergue <>
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Call for Papers

15th International Conference on Tests And Proofs
TAP 2021 Bergen (Norway), June 21-25, 2021

Part of STAF 2021

Important Dates

Full Paper: January 31, 2021
Notification: March 15, 2021
Camera-Ready Version: April 18, 2021
Conference: June 21-25, 2021

Aim and Scope

The TAP conference promotes research in verification and formal
methods that targets the interplay of proofs and testing: the
advancement of techniques of each kind and their combination, with the
ultimate goal of improving software and system dependability.

Research in verification has seen a steady convergence of
heterogeneous techniques and a synergy between the traditionally
distinct areas of testing (and dynamic analysis) and of proving (and
static analysis). Formal techniques for counter-example generation
based on, for example, symbolic execution, SAT/SMT-solving or model
checking, furnish evidence for the potential of a combination of test
and proof. The combination of predicate abstraction with testing-like
techniques based on exhaustive enumeration opens the perspective for
novel techniques of proving correctness. On the practical side,
testing offers cost-effective debugging techniques of specifications
or crucial parts of program proofs (such as invariants). Last but not
least, testing is indispensable when it comes to the validation of the
underlying assumptions of complex system models involving hardware
and/or system environments. Over the years, there is growing
acceptance in research communities that testing and proving are
complementary rather than mutually exclusive techniques.

The TAP conference aims to promote research in the intersection of
testing and proving by bringing together researchers and practitioners
from both areas of verification.

Topics of Interest

TAP's scope encompasses many aspects of verification technology,
including foundational work, tool development, and empirical
research. Its topics of interest center around the connection between
proofs (and other static techniques) and testing (and other dynamic
techniques). Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the
following topics:

Submission Instructions

TAP 2021 accepts papers of four kinds:

Accepted submissions will be published in Springer's LNCS
series. Papers have to adhere to Springer's LNCS format and must be
submitted in PDF format at the EasyChair submission site:


Information about all committees can be found under

Program Chairs :
Frederic Loulergue (University of Orleans, France)
Franz Wotawa (Graz University of Technology, Austria)


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