Workshop on Software Correctness and Reliability

Oct 13-14, 2017
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 fifth time the workshop is being held. Materials from the 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 workshops are also available.


October 13 (Friday)

TimeSpeakerInstitutionTalk Title & AbstractSlidesVideo
9:00 - 9:15 Organizers ETH Zürich
Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:00 Nate Foster Maryland, USA
Verifying Network Data Planes
10:00 - 10:45 Joost-Pieter Katoen Aachen, Germany
Predictable Probabilistic Programming by Deductive Verification
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 Sharon Shoham Tel Aviv University, Israel
Interactive Verification of Distributed Protocols
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Mike Carbin MIT, USA
From Reliability to Resilience via Program Verification
14:15 - 15:00 Derek Dreyer MPI-SWS, Germany
RustBelt: Securing the Foundations of the Rust Programming Language
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15 Laura Kovacs TU Wien, Austria
Symbol Elimination for Program Analysis
16:15 - 16:45 Martin Vechev ETH Zürich
Reliable and Interpretable Artificial Intelligence
16:45 - 17:15 Peter Müller ETH Zürich
Modular Verification of Secure Information Flow

October 14 (Saturday)

Time Speaker Institution Talk Title & Abstract Slides Video
9:00 - 9:15 Organizers ETH Zürich
Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:00 Rupak Majumdar MPI-SWS, Germany
Combinatorial Constructions in Testing Concurrent Programs
10:00 - 10:45 Brandon Lucia CMU, USA
Reliable Intermittent Computing
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 Klaus Havelund JPL/NASA, USA
From Specifications to Monitors
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Manu Sridharan Uber, USA
Moving Fast with High Reliability: Program Analysis at Uber
14:15 - 15:00 Swarat Chaudhuri Rice University, USA
Guiding Formal Methods with Discovered Knowledge
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30- 16:15 Cezara Dragoi ENS, France
Partially synchronous programming abstractions for replicated state machine
16:15 - 17:00 Francesco Zappa Nardelli Inria, France
Debugging Debug Informations
17:00 - 17:10 Organizers ETH Zürich Closing Remarks


Early Bird: by Sept 15th 2017 Regular fee: after Sept 15th 2017
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 for the workshop, please send an e-mail to Claudia Gunthart at:


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:

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