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CPP 2017: Call for Papers

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CPP is an international forum on theoretical and practical topics in all areas, including computer science, mathematics, and education, that consider certification as an essential paradigm for their work. Certification here means formal, mechanized verification of some sort, preferably with production of independently checkable certificates.

We welcome submissions in research areas related to formal certification of programs and proofs. The following is a suggested list of topics of interests to CPP. This is a non-exhaustive list and should be read as a guideline rather than a requirement.

  • certified or certifying programming, compilation, linking, OS kernels, runtime systems, and security monitors;
  • program logics, type systems, and semantics for certified code;
  • certified decision procedures, mathematical libraries, and mathematical theorems;
  • proof assistants and proof theory;
  • new languages and tools for certified programming;
  • program analysis, program verification, and proof-carrying code;
  • certified secure protocols and transactions;
  • certificates for decision procedures, including linear algebra, polynomial systems, SAT, SMT, and unification in algebras of interest;
  • certificates for semi-decision procedures, including equality, first-order logic, and higher-order unification;
  • certificates for program termination;
  • logics for certifying concurrent and distributed programs;
  • higher-order logics, logical systems, separation logics, and logics for security;
  • teaching mathematics and computer science with proof assistants.

Submission guidelines

Papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EasyChair submission page at


Submitted papers must be formatted following the ACM SIGPLAN Proceedings format using 10 point font for the main text (not the default 9pt font).

Papers should should not exceed 12 pages including all tables, figures, and bibliography. Shorter papers are very welcome and will be given equal consideration.

Abstracts must be submitted by October 5, 2016 (AOE). The deadline for full papers is October 12, 2016 (AOE), and authors have the option to withdraw their papers during the window between the two.

Submissions must be written in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the paper. They should begin with a succinct statement of the issues, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance and relevance to the conference, all phrased for the non-specialist. Technical and formal developments directed to the specialist should follow. References and comparisons with related work should be included. Papers not conforming to the above requirements concerning format and length may be rejected without further consideration.

Whenever appropriate, the submission should come along with a formal development, using whatever prover, e.g., Agda, Coq, Dafny, Elf, HOL, HOL-Light, Isabelle, Lean, Matita, Mizar, NQTHM, PVS, Vampire, etc. Such formal developments must be submitted together with the paper as auxiliary material, and will be taken into account during the reviewing process.

The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the proceedings of other published conferences or workshops. The PC chairs should be informed of closely related work submitted to a conference or journal in advance of submission. Original formal proofs of known results in mathematics or computer science are welcome. One author of each accepted paper is expected to present it at the conference.

For any questions about the formatting or submission of papers, please consult the PC chairs.

Important dates

Abstract submission October 5, 2016
Full paper submission October. 2016
Notification November 16, 2016
Conference dates January 16–17, 2016

Program committee