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CPP 2018 - The 7th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Certified Programs and Proofs: Call for Papers

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Certified Programs and Proofs (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.

Important Dates (AoE, UTC-12h)

  • Abstract submission deadline: Fri 6 Oct 2017
  • Full paper submission deadline: Wed 11 Oct 2017
  • Notification: Tue 14 Nov 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline: Sun 26 Nov 2017
  • Conference dates: Mon 8 - Tue 9 Jan 2018

Topics of interest

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 the sigplanconf format (not the acmart format) acmart format with the sigplan option, using 10 point font for the main text (not the default 9pt font), and a header for single blind review submission, e.g.,


Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages, including tables and figures, but excluding bibliography. Shorter papers are welcome and will be given equal consideration.

Abstracts must be submitted by October 6, 2017 (AOE). The deadline for full papers is October 11, 2017 (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. Please do so by including a link to your files in the text of your paper, or by sending a zip or tar file to the PC chairs at cpp2018@easychair.org with your paper number included in the subject of your email.

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.

Invited Speakers

CPP’18 invited speakers are generously funded in part by Galois.

Program Committee