Verification and Deduction Mentoring Workshop

The purpose of the Verification and Deduction Mentoring Workshop is to provide mentoring and career advice to early-stage graduate students, to attract them to pursue research careers in the area of computer-aided verification and deduction. The workshop will particularly encourage participation of women and underrepresented minorities.

The workshop program will include a number of talks and interactive sessions. The talks will give an overview of the field along with brief introductions to the varied topics highlighted at CAV, IJCAR and other conferences at the Federated Logic Conference style=. Other talks will provide mentoring and career advice, from academia and industry.

This mentoring workshop unites the following two workshops:

  1. The 4th Verification Mentoring Workshop affiliated with CAV.
  2. The 1st Deduction Mentoring Workshop affiliated with IJCAR.


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Tentative Program

09:00 Session 1
    9:00 Orna Grumberg, Technion, Model Checking and Its Applications
    9:45 Natarajan Shankar, SRI International, “Computation and inference
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Session 2
    11:00 Sharon Shoham, Tel Aviv University, “Verification of infinite-state systems using decidable logic”
    11:45 Cristina David, Diffblue, “Should I join a startup?
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Session 3
    14:00 Larry Paulson, University of Cambridge, “How to get a paper accepted?
    14:30 Tom Melham, University of Oxford, “How to attend a conference?
15:00 Hands-on: Elevator Pitch
15:30 Coffee
16:00 Session 4
    16:00 Byron Cook, Amazon, “Learning from failure”
17:00 End


Along with the workshop, there will be a buddy program throughout the conference to connect the new and experienced students together. Students attending the workshop should have received an email with further information. Please contact Tanja Schindler and Siddharth Krishna if you have any questions.


Please fill in the following form if you are interested in attending the mentoring workshop and/or if you need financial support. We have limited funding available to support students attending the mentoring workshop and CAV/IJCAR 2018.

Application form

Important Dates

CAV Conference:July 14 – 17, 2018

Deadline for submission of applications: April 13, 2018
Notification of travel grants: April 27, 2018
Mentoring Workshop: July 13, 2018


Jasmin Blanchette, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Lu Feng, University of Virginia
Barbara Jobstmann, EPFL and Cadence Design Systems
Laura Kovacs, TU Wien
Andrew Reynolds, University of Iowa