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September 5-6, 2005

The fourth workshop on specification and verification of component-based systems is affiliated with ESEC/FSE 2005 and will be held at the Campolide campus of the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-6, 2005. Seven page papers are due on June 20, 2005. Details on paper submission follow a general description of the workshop below.

Themes and Topics of Interest

SAVCBS is focused on using formal (i.e., mathematical) techniques to establish a foundation for the specification and verification of component-based systems. Specification techniques are urgently needed to support effective reasoning about systems composed from components. Component-based approaches also underscore the need for scaling advanced verification techniques such as extended static analysis and model checking to the size of real systems. The workshop will consider formalization of both functional and non-functional behavior (such as performance or reliability). Suggested research topics of interest include (but are not limited to): We are soliciting position papers from researchers and practitioners in the areas of component-based software engineering and formal methods. Submissions should outline the current state of research or practice, describe the most pressing shortcomings, and formulate goals for future development.


Invitation to the workshop will be based on accepted position papers. An ideal position paper would identify new research topics, areas, or problems related to component-based software engineering. It should address the following questions. Important dates
        Submission deadline: June 20, 2005
        Early registration (with hotel) deadline: July 1, 2005
        Notification date: July 18, 2005
        Final versions: August 1, 2005

Submissions must not exceed 7 pages. We encourage, but do not require, use of the ACM Conference format. We also suggest that you add page numbers to your submission, to make adding comments easier. Papers will be accepted in PDF or Postscript format. Papers will be submitted on-line at

We will notify authors that are selected for presentation to the workshop by July 18, 2005. Some authors will be invited to attend but not to present their work formally, and others may have short presentations. All invited authors will have pages in the workshop proceedings. The final versions of papers for invited authors will be due on August 1, 2005.

Copies of the proceedings will be available on the web before the workshop. Check back here to print a copy before attending.

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The SAVCBS 2005 workshop gratefully acknowledges financial sponsorship from Microsoft Research We also thank the ACM for helping broker the financial support.

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Mike Barnett, Steve Edwards, Dimitra Giannakopoulou, Gary T. Leavens, and Natasha Sharygina

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