PrePost (Pre- and Post-Deployment Verification Techniques)

Second International Workshop (Affiliated with iFM 2017)


The workshop aims to bring together researchers working in the field of computer-aided validation, programming languages 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, gradual typing and contracts. Relevant topics also include the synthesis of runtime adaptation and enforcement mechanisms from correctness specifications, as well as the combination of deductive verification with runtime verification. Contributions related to tools and applications of pre- and post-deployment verification will also be welcome.

Important Dates

Abstract submission (extended) June 5, 2017 June 12, 2017 (new deadline!)
Paper submission (extended) June 12, 2017 June 19, 2017 (new deadline!)
Notification of acceptance July 10, 2017
Camera ready version July 17, 2017
Conference iFM 2017 Sep 20-22, 2016
Workshop PrePost 2017 Sep 19, 2017

Programme for the Workshop

09:00 - 10:00 Invite talk: Luca Padovani (Universita' di Torino). Hybrid Protocol Conformance Verification for Binary Sessions.
10:00 - 10:30 Giles Reger. A Story of Parametric Trace Slicing, Garbage and Static Analysis.

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11:30 - 11:30 Ian Cassar, Adrian Francalanza, Luca Aceto and Anna Ingolfsdottir. A Survey of Runtime Monitoring Instrumentation Techniques.
11:30 - 11:55 Shaun Azzopardi, Christian Colombo and Gordon J. Pace. Control-Flow Residual Analysis for Symbolic Automata.

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Invited talk 2
14:30 - 15:00 Luke Chircop, Christian Colombo and Mark Micallef. Exploring the Link Between Test Suite Quality and Automatic Specification Inference.

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00 Oscar Cornejo, Daniela Briola, Daniela Micucci and Leonardo Mariani. Fragmented Monitoring.
16:00 - 16:30 Ian Cassar, Adrian Francalanza, Claudio Antares Mezzina and Emilio Tuosto. Reliability and Fault-Tolerance by Choreographic Design.

16:30 - 16:35 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.

Previous Proceedings

The proceedings of PrePost16 are available as volume 208 in the EPTCS series. The PDF file may be accessed directly from here.

Invited Speakers

Program Chairs

Program Committee

For information, please e-mail the PC chairs.
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