The 19th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis

18 - 22 October 2021, Gold Coast, Australia

Welcome to the website of the 19th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA 2021)

The ATVA series of symposia is intended to promote research in theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification and synthesis by providing a forum for interaction between the regional and international research communities and industry in the field. The previous 18 events were held in Taipei (2003-2005), Beijing (2006), Tokyo (2007), Seoul (2008), Macao (2009), Singapore (2010), Taipei (2011), Thiruvananthapuram (2012), Hanoi (2013), Sydney (2014), Shanghai (2015), Chiba (2016), Pune (2017), Los Angeles (2018), Taipei (2019) and Hanoi/Online (2020).

ATVA is an A-ranked international conference by the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE) 2020 ranking.

The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, same as in previous years. You can find previous proceedings here.

You can download an A4 poster of ATVA 2021 here.

Importance notice: Selected papers from ATVA 2021 proceedings will be invited to extend and publish in a special issue of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering - A NASA Journal (ISSE). The tentative deadline for the final version of the journal paper is 15th Jan 2022.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposals Due: 20 March 2021 (email to Workshop Co-chairs)

Full Paper Submissions Due: 9 April (AOE) 2021

Notification: 4 June 2021

Camera-ready Due: 4 July 2021

Conference Paper Submission and Publication

Scope and Topics

ATVA 2021 is the 19th in a series of symposia aimed at bringing together academics, industrial researchers and practitioners in the area of theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, synthesis, and verification of hardware and software systems. ATVA solicits high quality submissions in the following suggestive list of topics:

  • Formalisms for modeling hardware, software and embedded systems
  • Specification and verification of finite-state, infinite-state and parameterized system
  • Program analysis and software verification
  • Analysis and verification of hardware circuits, systems-on-chip and embedded systems
  • Analysis of real-time, hybrid, priced, weighted and probabilistic systems
  • Deductive, algorithmic, compositional, and abstraction/refinement techniques for analysis and verification
  • Analytical techniques for safety, security, and dependability
  • Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology
  • Analysis and verification of parallel and concurrent systems
  • Verification in industrial practice
  • Synthesis for hardware and software systems
  • Applications and case studies
  • Automated tool support
  • Analysis and verification of machine learning and other AI systems


ATVA welcomes submissions in the following two categories:

  • Regular research papers (16 pages, including references)
  • Tool papers (6 pages, including references)

Submissions must be in Springer’s LNCS format. Additional material may be placed in an appendix, to be read at the discretion of the reviewers and to be omitted in the final version. Formatting style files and further guidelines for formatting can be found at the Springer website.

Tool papers must include information about a URL from where the tool can be downloaded or accessed on-line for evaluation. The URL must also contain a set of examples, and a user manual that describes usage of the tool through examples. In case the tool needs to be downloaded and installed, the URL must contain instructions for installation of the tool on Linux/Windows/MacOS.

Accepted papers in both categories will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register and present the paper at the conference.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

If you are interested in Open Access or Open Choice, please refer to Springer's webpage. They would need the address(es) for the invoice(s) and the CC-BY Consent-to-Publish form(s) at the same time as the files for the publication.

Papers must be submitted through EasyChair.

Submit your paper!

Copyright (Consent to Publish) form for accepted papers can be downloaded here.


To be determined.

Venue and Accomodation

Gold Coast is blessed with an enviable climate, world-class facilities and convenient public transport networks.

Delegates can easily access activities like cruising on the Bay, with the lush rainforests of the Scenic Rim and the beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast within a short drive of the city centre. More informations are available at the Official Tourism Website for the Gold Coast

More info soon.


To be determined.

Official Sponsors

ATVA'21 is an outstanding opportunity for you to reach the ‘thought leaders’ in this industry with your message, and for your Software Engineering team to network and exchange ideas with their peers in this unique and innovative forum.

Sponsors are offered the opportunity to reach over 100 software engineering experts, including researchers and industry practitioners such as developers, QA and engineering managers.

New sponsorship are welcome and any entity wishing to become an official sponsor may contact the Program Co-chairs.



Conference Organising Committee

General Chair

Jing Sun, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Program Co-Chairs

Vijay Ganesh, University of Waterloo, Canada
Zhe Hou, Griffith University, Australia

Publicity Co-chairs

Giles Reger, The University of Manchester, UK
Meng Sun, Peking University, China

Workshop Co-chairs

Guy Katz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Rayna Dimitrova, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany

Program Committee

Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Mohamed Faouzi Atig, Uppsala University, Sweden
Christel Baier, TU Dresden, Germany
Stanley Bak, Stony Brook University, US
Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Saddek Bensalem, VERIMAG, France
Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft, USA
Udi Boker, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Michigan State University, US
Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
Jalil Boudjadar, Aarhus University, Denmark
Martin Brain, University of Oxford, UK
Franck Cassez, ConsenSys & Macquarie University, Australia
Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Bombay, India
Krishnendu Chatterjee, Institute of Science and Technology (IST), UK
Yu-Fang Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Chih-Hong Cheng, DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Alessandro Cimatti, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Hung Dang Van, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
Tien V. Do, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Alexandre Duret-Lutz, LRDE/EPITA, France
Javier Esparza, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Bernd Finkbeiner, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany
Pascal Fontaine, Université de Liège, Belgium
Martin Fränzle, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
Pierre Ganty, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Alberto Griggio, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Dimitar Guelev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Keijo Heljanko, University of Helsinki, Finland
Guy Katz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Siau-Cheng Khoo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China
Anthony Widjaja Lin, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
Alexander Nadel, Intel, Israel
Pham Ngoc Hung, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
Aina Niemetz, Stanford University, USA
Tobias Nipkow, The Technical University of Munich, Germany
Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Mathias Preiner, Stanford University, USA
Markus Rabe, Google, USA
Andrew Reynolds, University of Iowa, USA
Olli Saarikivi, Aalto University, Finland
Indranil Saha, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Sven Schewe, University of Liverpool, UK
Anne-Kathrin Schmuck, Max-Planck-Institute for Software Systems, Germany
Daniel Selsam, Microsoft Research, USA
Gagandeep Singh, VMWare Research and UIUC, USA
Sadegh Soudjani, Newcastle University, UK
Jun Sun, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Sofiene Tahar, Concordia University, Canada
Michael Tautschnig, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Tachio Terauchi, Waseda University, Japan
Aditya Thakur, University of California, Davis, USA
Cesare Tinelli, University of Iowa, USA
Hoang Truong, Vietname National University, Vietname
Bow-Yaw Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Zhilin Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Contact Us

ATVA Local Organiser, Griffith University