Call for Papers

Runtime verification is concerned with the monitoring and analysis of the runtime behaviour of software and hardware systems. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability, and robustness; they provide an additional level of rigor and effectiveness compared to conventional testing, and are generally more practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as online system repair.

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

  • specification languages
  • monitor construction techniques
  • program instrumentation
  • logging, recording, and replay
  • combination of static and dynamic analysis
  • specification mining and machine learning over runtime traces
  • monitoring techniques for concurrent and distributed systems
  • runtime checking of privacy and security policies
  • statistical model checking
  • metrics and statistical information gathering
  • program/system execution visualization
  • fault localization, containment, recovery and repair
  • dynamic type checking

Application areas of runtime verification include cyber-physical systems, safety/mission critical systems, enterprise and systems software, autonomous and reactive control systems, health management and diagnosis systems, and system security and privacy.

We welcome contributions exploring the combination of runtime verification techniques with machine learning and static analysis. Whilst these are highlight topics, papers falling into these categories will not be treated differently from other contributions.

An overview of previous RV conferences and earlier workshops can be found at:

RV 2018 will be held November 10-13 in Limassol, Cyprus. RV 2018 will feature a tutorial day (November 10), and three conference days (November 11-13).

Important dates

  • Abstract deadline: June 18, 2018 July 8, 2018
  • Paper deadline: June 25, 2018 July 8, 2018
  • Paper notification: September 10, 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline: September 21, 2018
  • Tutorials: November 10, 2018
  • Conference: November 11-13, 2018

All deadlines are Anywhere On Earth.

General information on submissions

All accepted papers (including short papers) will appear in the conference proceedings in an LNCS volume. More precisely, the proceedings will appear within the formal methods subline of LNCS. Submitted papers must use the LNCS/Springer style detailed here.

Papers must be original work and not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must be written in English and submitted electronically (in PDF format) using the EasyChair submission page here.

The page limitations mentioned below include all text and figures, but exclude references. Additional details omitted due to space limitations may be included in a clearly marked appendix, that will be reviewed at the discretion of reviewers, but not included in the proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend RV 2018 for presentation.

Paper submissions

There are two categories of papers which can be submitted: regular or short papers. Papers in each category will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the Program Committee.

  • Regular Papers (up to 15 pages, not including references) should present original unpublished results. We welcome theoretical papers, system papers, papers describing domain specific variants of RV, and case studies on runtime verification.
  • Short Papers (up to 6 pages, not including references) may present novel but not necessarily thoroughly worked out ideas, for example emerging runtime verification techniques and applications, or techniques and applications that establish relationships between runtime verification and other domains.
  • Tool Demonstration Papers (up to 8 pages, not including references) should present a new tool, a new tool component, or novel extensions to existing tools supporting runtime verification. The paper must include information on tool availability, maturity, selected experimental results and it should provide a link to a website containing the theoretical background and user guide. Furthermore, we strongly encourage authors to make their tools and benchmarks available with their submission. Note that this is separate from the “Industrial Day” organised as part of ISoLA where tools can be exhibited, so participation in one does not preclude the other.

The Program Committee of RV 2018 will give a best paper award, and a selection of accepted regular papers will be invited to appear in a special issue of the Springer Journal on Formal Methods in System Design.

Related events

The RV conference also includes an RV tool contest as well as an exhibition of industrial-strength runtime verification tools and approaches. Separate calls for contribution to these events will be issued soon.


General Chair

Saddek Bensalem, VERIMAG (University of Grenoble Alpes), France

Program Chairs

Christian Colombo, University of Malta, Malta
Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany

Finance Chair

Violet Ka I Pun, University of Oslo, Norway

Publicity Chair

Cyrille Artho, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Local Organisation Chairs

Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Panagiotis Kouvaros, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Committee
Wolfgang Ahrendt, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Howard Barringer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Andreas Bauer, KUKA Systems, Germany
Eric Bodden, Paderborn University, Germany
Borzoo Bonakdarpour, McMaster University, Canada
Ylies Falcone, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
Lu Feng, University of Virginia, USA
Adrian Francalanza, University of Malta
Jean Goubault-Larrecq, University of Paris Saclay
Radu Grosu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec, Canada
Klaus Havelund, NASA, USA
Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, Netherlands
Limin Jia, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Felix Klaedtke, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Shuvendu Lahiri, Microsoft, USA
Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Axel Legay, Inria, France
David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Ayoub Nouri, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
Gordon Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Jorge A. Perez, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Violet Ka I Pun, University of Oslo, Norway
Giles Reger, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois, USA
Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Gerardo Schneider, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Nastaran Shafiei, NASA, USA
Rahul Sharma, Stanford University, USA
Shinichi Shiraishi, Toyota ITC, USA
Julien Signoles, CEA, France
Scott Smolka, Stony Brook University, USA
Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Bernhard Steffen, University of Applied Science Dortmund, Germany
Scott Stoller, Stony Brook University, USA
Volker Stolz, Western Norway Univ. of Applied Sciences, Norway
Neil Walkinshaw, University of Leicester, UK
Chao Wang, University of Southern California, USA
Eugen Zalinescu, TUM, Germany