CAV 2021 is the 33rd in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. The conference will take place July 18-23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. CAV considers it vital to continue spurring advances in hardware and software verification while expanding to new domains such as biological systems and computer security. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A selection of papers is expected to be invited to a special issue of Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of the ACM.

See information of CAV from previous years.


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