19th International SPIN Workshop
on Model Checking of Software
Oxford, 23-24 July 2012


May 2012
The provisional programme is now online.
May 2012
Registration is now open.


SPIN 2012 is sponsored by:


19th International Workshop on Model Checking Software - SPIN 2012
Oxford, July 23-24 2012
  • Submission of abstracts: 26 March AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Submission of full papers: 30 March AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 7 May
  • Final version due: 14 May
  • Workshop: July 23-24
The SPIN workshop is a forum for practitioners and researchers interested in state space-based techniques for the validation and analysis of software systems. Theoretical techniques and empirical evaluations based on explicit representations of state spaces, as implemented in the SPIN model checker or other tools, or techniques based on the combination of explicit representations with other representations, are the focus of this workshop.

We particularly welcome papers describing the development and application of state space exploration techniques in testing and verifying embedded software, security-critical software, enterprise and web applications, and other interesting software platforms. The workshop aims to encourage interactions and exchanges of ideas with all related areas in software engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Formal verification techniques for automated analysis of software
  • Algorithms and storage methods for explicit-state model checking
  • Theoretical and algorithmic foundations of model checking
  • Model checking for programming languages and code analysis
  • Directed model checking using heuristics
  • Parallel or distributed model checking
  • Verification of timed and probabilistic systems
  • Model checking techniques for biological systems
  • Formal verification techniques for concurrent software
  • Formal verification techniques for embedded software
  • Abstraction and symbolic execution techniques in relation to software verification
  • Static analysis for state space reduction
  • Combinations of enumerative and symbolic techniques
  • Analysis for modelling languages, such as UML/state charts
  • Property specification languages, including temporal logics
  • Automated testing using state space and/or path exploration
  • Derivation of specifications, test cases, or other useful material from state spaces
  • Combination of model checking techniques with other analyses
  • Modular and compositional verification techniques
  • Case studies of interesting systems or with interesting results
  • Engineering and implementation of software verification tools
  • Benchmark and comparative studies for formal verification tools
  • Insightful surveys or historical accounts on topics of relevance to the workshop
The proceedings of SPIN will be published as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to appear in a special issue of an international journal (journal to be confirmed).

With the exception of survey and history papers, the papers should contain original work which has not been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Submissions should adhere to the LNCS format:


We solicit two kinds of papers:
  • Technical Papers: At most 18 pages in LNCS format. All accepted technical papers will be included in the proceedings.
  • Tool Presentations: This kind of submission should consist of two parts: the first part is at most a 5 page description of the tool. If accepted, this part will be published in the workshop proceedings. The second part should describe an informal plan for an oral presentation of the tool. This part will not be included in the proceedings.
For submission instructions, please see the workshop website:


At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop and present the paper.
Programme Chairs: Local Arrangements Chair: Programme Committee: Steering Committee:
The SPIN 2012 workshop is generously sponsored by: