ACL2 Call for Papers

ACL2’14 – 12th International Workshop on the ACL2 Theorem Prover and its Applications
July 12-13, 2014 · Vienna, Austria




The submission page is:


Important Dates

Abstract Submission 30th March 2014
Paper Submission 13th April 2014 (extended)
Author Notification 18th May 2014 (extended)
Camera Ready 25th May 2014

Aims and Scope

ACL2 2014 is the major technical forum for users of the ACL2 theorem
proving system to present research related to the ACL2 theorem prover
and its applications. ACL2 2014 is the eleventh in the series of ACL2
workshops, which occur approximately every 18 months. ACL2 is an
industrial-strength automated reasoning system, the latest in the
Boyer-Moore family of theorem provers. The 2005 ACM Software System
Award was awarded to Boyer, Kaufmann, and Moore for their work in ACL2
and the other theorem provers in the Boyer-Moore family.

ACL2 2014 is a two-day workshop to be held in Vienna, Austria, July 12-13.
The workshop will feature technical papers, invited

talks, and rump sessions discussing ongoing research. We invite
submissions of papers on any topic related to ACL2 and its
applications, and we strongly encourage submissions related to other
theorem provers or formal methods that are of interest to the ACL2
community. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the

  • software or hardware verification with ACL2,
  • formalizations of mathematics in ACL2,
  • new libraries, tools, and interfaces for ACL2,
  • novel uses of ACL2,
  • experiences with ACL2 in the classroom,
  • reports of and proposals for improvements of ACL2,
  • comparisons with other theorem provers,
  • comparisons with other programming or specification languages,
  • challenge problems and their solutions,
  • foundational issues related to ACL2, and
  • implementations connecting ACL2 with other systems.

Paper Submissions

Submissions should be prepared in the EPTCS templates, available from
http://style.eptcs.org. Submission will use Easychair, further instructions
will follow.

The ACL2 Workshop accepts both long papers (up to sixteen pages) and
extended abstracts (up to two pages). Both categories of papers will
be fully refereed, but only long papers will be included in the final
workshop proceedings. At least one author of each accepted papers must
register for the workshop and give a presentation summarizing the
paper's results. Authors of long papers will have more time to present
their work at the workshop. One of the main advantages of the ACL2
Workshop is that attendees are already knowledgeable about ACL2, its
syntax, its basic commands, and the art of writing models in it. So
authors may assume that readers have this familiarity. The workshop
proceedings will be published as a volume of Electronic Proceedings in
Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS).

Many papers presented at the workshop will describe interactions with
the theorem prover. We strongly encourage authors of such papers to
provide ACL2 script files (aka "books") along with instructions for
using these books in ACL2. Such supporting materials should follow the
guidelines at
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/moore/acl2/books/index.html. For
accepted papers, we will ask authors to make these books available
by adding them to the ACL2 books repository.


Program Committee

To be announced