About

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Edmund Clarke, who passed away on December 22, 2020. Ed was a founder of CAV and a visionary leader in the field. He was also a friend, a mentor and an inspiration to all of us.  His ideas, his dedication and his generosity of spirit have touched each of our lives and provided a foundation for our careers in a field that he was instrumental in creating.  As we mourn his loss, we are grateful for his many contributions, both personal and professional, and we know that his work will continue to inspire new generations of researchers.   

Orna Grumberg
Aarti Gupta
Daniel Kroening
Ken McMillan
The CAV Steering Committee




CAV is the premier international conference on computer-aided verification. It provides a forum for a broad range of advanced research in areas ranging model checking and automated theorem proving to testing, synthesis and related fields. Research reported in CAV includes the application of formal methods to many kinds of systems,including hardware, software and communication protocols. It covers many system models, including finite-state and infinite state systems, hybrid systems and probabilistic systems. It encompasses both theory and industrial case studies. The common thread is the use of automation to help designers build more reliable systems.

CAV is held each year in July, and usually alternates between North America and Europe. It began as a workshop held in 1989 in Grenoble France. Subsequently, CAV was organized as a conference by Edmund Clarke, Robert Kurshan, Amir Pnueli and Joseph Sifakis. It has been held each year since 1990. A list of past and planned CAV conferences by year can be found below.

The current steering committee of CAV consists of:

Orna Grumberg , The Technion
Aarti Gupta , Princeton University
Daniel Kröning , University of Oxford
Ken McMillan , UT Austin

1989Grenoble
1990Rutgers
1991Aarlborg
1992Montreal
1993Elouanda
1994Stanford
1995Liege
1996Rutgers
1997Haifa
1998Vancouver
1999Trento
2000Chicago
2001Paris
2002Copenhagen
2003Boulder
2004Boston
2005Edinburgh
2006Seattle
2007Berlin
2008Princeton
2009Grenoble
2010Edinburgh
2011Salt Lake City
2012Berkeley
2013St. Petersburg
2014 Vienna
2015San Francisco
2016Toronto
2017Heidelberg
2018Oxford
2019New York
2020Los Angeles(virtual)
2021Los Angeles