Workshop on Software Correctness and Reliability

Oct 3-4, 2014
Alumni Pavillon, Rämlmistrasse 101, ETH Zürich

Workshop Information

Ensuring that our programs behave correctly and reliably is a fundamental challenge facing computing today. Recent years have seen an explosion of a diverse set of new techniques for ensuring program correctness ranging from verification and synthesis approaches to runtime systems to quantitative reasoning. The aim of the workshop is to provide insight into the latest research advances in the area. In a period of two days, the workshop will host a number of invited speakers who will present research talks related to software reliability and correctness.


Peter Müller (ETH Zürich) , Martin Vechev (ETH Zürich)
This is the second time the workshop is being held. Materials from the 2013 workshop is also available.


October 3 (Friday)

TimeSpeakerInstitutionTalk Title & AbstractSlidesVideo
9:00 - 9:15 Organizers ETH Zürich
Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:00 James Larus EPFL
What Happened to the Promise of Software Tools?
10:00 - 10:45 Martin Rinard MIT
Two Techniques for Automatically Eliminating Software Defects
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 David Basin ETH Zurich
Enforceable Security Policies
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Rajeev Alur University of Pennsylvania
Regular Functions
14:15 - 15:00 Armando Solar-Lezama MIT
Techniques and applications of constraint-based synthesis
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15 Anders Møller Aarhus University
Program Analysis for JavaScript - Challenges and Techniques
16:15 - 16:45 Martin Vechev
ETH Zürich
Statistical Program Analysis and Synthesis
16:45 - 17:15 Peter Müller ETH Zürich
TouchGuru - Static Analysis for a Mobile Development Environment

October 4 (Saturday)

Time Speaker Institution Talk Title & Abstract Slides Video
9:00 - 9:15 Organizers ETH Zürich
Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:00 Vijay Saraswat IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Resilient X10
10:00 - 10:45 Ranjit Jhala UC San Diego
Types are a Program Analysis' Best Friend
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 Ahmed Bouajjani University Paris 7
On checking observational refinement between libraries of concurrent data structures
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Mayur Naik Georgia Tech
Self-Adaptive Program Analysis
14:15 - 15:00 Manfred Broy TU Munich
Modeling Software and System Reliability
15:00 - 15:10 Organizers ETH Zürich Closing Remarks


Early Bird: by Sept 10th 2014 Regular fee: after Sept 10th 2014 (latest day: Sept 22, 2015)
Workshop Fee (Students) 70 CHF 90 CHF
Workshop Fee (Regular) 110 CHF 130 CHF
The registration fees include:
  • Attendance to all presentations
  • Lunches on both days
  • Coffee & Snacks

To register, please follow this link: Workshop Registration

For information and questions, please contact Mrs. Marlies Weissert:


ETH Zürich is located in the heart of the city and easy to reach.
From Zürich HB (main station): If you arrive by train to Zürich HB, take either:

  • Tram no. 6 (direction Zoo) from tram stop "Bahnhofstrasse/HB", exit at tram stop "ETH/Universitätsspital" (right next to the ETH main building). Journey time: about 8 minutes or
  • Tram no. 10 (direction Flughafen or Bahnhof Oerlikon) from tram stop "Bahnhofplatz/HB", exit at tram stop "ETH/Universitätsspital". Journey time: about 8 minutes

From Zürich airport: You can either take the tram to ETH or a train to the city center (Zürich HB):

  • Tram no. 10 (direction Bahnhofplatz/HB) to tram stop "ETH/Universittsspital". The tram operates daily from 6 a.m to 11 p.m. with trams departing every 7 to 15 minutes. Journey time: 30 minutes
  • S-Bahn/Train: Follow the signs "Bahn/Railway" to the ticket counters and/or ticket machines. You will find instructions in English on the ticket machines. Get a ticket for "Zürich City" (make sure that the display shows "1 Std"). The machines accept coins as well as bills and gives change (the ticket costs 6.40 CHF). The ticket is valid for 1 hour for all trains to Zürich as well as for trams and buses in the city (streetcar, Strassenbahn). Take the escalator down to the platforms. Trains to the city center leave approx. every 10 minutes and it takes about 10 minutes to reach the main station.


You can check the availability and prices and make reservations for hotels at Zürich Tourism

The following is a list of hotels in walking distance from the workshop venue:

Some hotels further away: