PrePost (Pre- and Post-Deployment Verification Techniques)

First International Workshop (Affiliated with iFM 2016)


The workshop aims to bring together researchers working in the field of computer-aided validation and verification to discuss the connections and interplay between pre- and post-deployment verification techniques. Examples of the topics covered by the workshop are the relationships between classic model checking and testing on the one hand and runtime verification and statistical model checking on the other, and between type systems that may be checked either statically or dynamically through techniques such as runtime monitoring. Relevant topics also include the synthesis of runtime adaptation and enforcement mechanisms from correctness specifications, as well as combining deductive verification with runtime verification. Contributions related to tools and applications of pre- and post-deployment verification will also be welcome.

Important Dates

Paper submission (extended) March 4, 2016 March 11, 2016 (new deadline!)
Notification of acceptance April 1, 2016
Camera ready version April 15, 2016
Conference iFM 2016 June 1-3, 2016
Workshop PrePost 2016 June 4, 2016

Programme for the Workshop

09:00 - 10:00 Those who are interested have a chance to attend Tony Hoare's invited talk at the 6th International Symposium on Unifying Theories of Programming.
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 Invited talk: Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University). From Pre-Verification and -Analysis to Post-Synthesis and -Optimization for Timed and Hybrid Systems.
11:30 - 11:55 Vignir Gudmundsson, Mikael Lindvall, Luca Aceto, Johann Bergthorsson and Dharmalingam Ganesan. Model-based testing of mobile systems -- an empirical study on QuizUp Android App.

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Invited talk: Dino Distefano (Facebook and Queen Mary, University of London, UK). Reasoning with Big Code
14:30 - 14:50 Annalizz Vella and Adrian Francalanza. Preliminary Results Towards Contract Monitorability.
14:50 - 15:10 Oleg Sokolsky, Teng Zhang, Insup Lee and Michael McDougall. Monitoring Assumptions in Assume-Guarantee Contracts.

15:10 - 15:30 Coffee break 15:30 - 15:55 Nafi Diallo, Wided Ghardallou and Ali Mili. Program Repair by Stepwise Correctness Enhancement.
15:55 - 16:20 Sönke Holthusen, Sophie Quinton, Ina Schaefer, Johannes Schlatow and Martin Wegner. Using Multi-Viewpoint Contracts for Negotiation of Embedded Software Updates.
16:20 - 16:25 Closing

Topics of Interest

PrePost welcomes papers of either theoretical or applied interest, including case studies or experience reports dealing with the interplay between any of the pre- and post-verification techniques mentioned below:


We solicit the submission of original and unpublished contributions not under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions are expected to comprise research papers (with novel, previously unpublished results), experience reports of real-world applications, tool descriptions, as well as work-in-progress or exploratory ideas. All papers must be prepared in LaTeX using the EPTCS style.

Additional details omitted due to space limitations may be included in a clearly marked appendix. Submissions must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, not submitted elsewhere. Contributions should be submitted in PDF format through the

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Submission of a paper involves a firm commitment that at least one of the authors will attend and participate in the workshop in case the paper is accepted.


All contributions will be evaluated by at least three reviewers, chosen by the Program Committee. The PC will select the best papers based on their quality, relevance to the workshop, and potential to instigate discussion. All accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings, which will be published as a volume of the EPTCS series.

The proceedings of PrePost are now available as volume 208 in the EPTCS series. The PDF file is here.

Invited Speakers

Program Chairs

Program Committee

For information, please e-mail the PC chairs.
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