Call for papers


The ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) 2022 has gathered scientists from different areas of computing over the last more than thirty years. The forum represents an opportunity to interact with different communities sharing an interest in applied computing.

The 37th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2022) is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and will take place on April 25-29, 2022 in Brno, Czech Republic.

Software Verification and Testing Track (SVT)

The Software Verification and Testing track aims at contributing to the challenge of improving the usability of formal methods in software engineering. The track covers areas such as formal methods for verification and testing, based on theorem proving, model checking, static analysis, and run-time verification. We invite authors to submit new results in formal verification and testing, as well as development of technologies to improve the usability of formal methods in software engineering. Also are welcome detailed descriptions of applications of mechanical verification to large scale software.


Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • model checking
  • theorem proving
  • correct by construction development
  • verification-based testing
  • software testing
  • symbolic execution
  • static and dynamic analysis
  • abstract interpretation
  • analysis methods for dependable systems
  • software certification and proof carrying code
  • fault diagnosis and debugging
  • verification and validation of large scale software systems
  • real world applications and case studies applying software testing and verification
  • benchmarks and data sets for software testing and verification

Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions must report on original, unpublished work. Submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review process. Author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be avoided and made in the third person. We welcome research papers and posters. Research papers should have at most 8 two-column pages in ACM format (further two pages, to a total of 10 pages, may be available at a charge). The length of a poster is limited to three pages (one extra page may be available at a charge). Please comply to this page limitation already at submission time.

Furthermore, in the context of the Student Research Competition (SRC) Program to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of interest, graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the instructions published at the SAC 2021 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2022 proceedings in the ACM digital library. Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of registered papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.

The author kit:

The submission system for regular papers:

The submission system for SRC (Student Research Competition) abstracts:

Important Dates

  • Paper and SRC abstract submission: October 15, 2021   October 24, 2021 (new deadline)
  • Notification: December 10, 2021
  • Camera-ready version of accepted papers: December 21, 2021
  • SAC 2022 April 25-29, 2021

Selected Papers

Summarization of Branching Loops.  Martin Blicha, Jan Kofroň, William Tatarko

Verifying Opacity by Abstract Interpretation. Isabella Mastroeni, Michele Pasqua

Leveraging Hardware-Dependent Knowledge Extraction with Multiple Program Analysis Techniques. Thuy Nguyen, Takashi Tomita, Junpei Endo, Geon-ung Kang, Toshiaki Aoki

A Lightweight Approach for Sound Call Graph Approximation. Aharon Abadi, Bar Makovtizki, Ron Shemer, Shmuel Tyszberowicz

Selected Poster Papers

Model Sketching by Abstraction Refinement for Lifted Model Checking. Aleksandar S. Dimovski

Verifying Redundant-Check Based Countermeasures: A Case Study. Thibault Martin, Nikolai Kosmatov, Virgile Prevosto

A Simple Proof of Data-Race Freedom and Data Coherence for Simpson’s 4-Slot Algorithm.  Xu Wang, Qiwen Xu

Capturing Program Models with BISM. Chukri Soueidi, Yliès Falcone

Track Chairs


Program Committee

Wolfgang Ahrendt, Chalmers University, Sweden  

Bernhard Aichernig, TU Graz, Austria

Ezio Bartocci, TU Vienna, Austria 

Antonia Bertolino, Pisa, Italy

Arpad Beszédes, University of Szeged, Hungary

Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Michigan State University, USA

Christian Colombo, University of Malta, Malta

Cristina David, University of Cambridge, UK

Catherine Dubois, ENSIIE, France

Yliès Falcone, University Grenoble Alpes, Inria, France

João Pascoal Faria, INESC TEC and University of Porto, Portugal

Maria del Mar Gallardo, University of Malaga, Spain

Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy

Matthias Güdemann, UAS Münich, Germany

Ernst Moritz Hahn, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada

Klaus Havelund, California Institute of Technology, USA

Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Ralf Huuck, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Thierry Jéron, Inria, France

Violet Ka I Pun, University of Bergen, Norway

Ferhat Khendek, Concordia, Canada

Nikolai Kosmatov, Thales, France

Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany

Mercedes Merayo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Mike Papadakis, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Antoine Rollet, Bordeaux INP, LaBRI, France

Julien Signoles, CEA-List, France

Marjan Sirjani, Malardalen University, Sweden

Armando Tacchella, University of Genoa, Italy

Tom Van Dijk, University of Twente, Netherlands 

Mahsa Varshosaz, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Neil Walkinshaw, University of Sheffield, UK

Anton Wijs, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Franz Wotawa, TU Graz, Austria

Fatiha Zaidi, University of Paris-Saclay, France