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ECOOP 2021
Sun 11 - Sat 17 July 2021 Online
co-located with ECOOP and ISSTA 2021

VORTEX brings together researchers working on all aspects of Runtime Monitoring (RM) with emphasis on integration with formal verification and testing.

RM is concerned with the runtime analysis of software and hardware system executions in order to infer properties relating to system behaviour. Example applications include telemetry, log aggregation, threshold alerting, performance monitoring and adherence to correctness properties (more commonly referred to as Runtime Verification).

RM has gained popularity as a solution to ensure software reliability, bridging the gap between formal verification and testing: on the one hand, the notion of event trace abstracts over system executions, thus favoring system agnosticism to better support reuse and interoperability; on the other hand, monitoring a system offers more opportunities for addressing error recovery, self-adaptation, and issues that go beyond software reliability.

The goal of VORTEX is to bring together researchers contributing on all aspects of RM covering and possibly integrating both theoretical and practical aspects, with particular focus on hybrid approaches inspired by formal methods, program analysis, testing.

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10:30 - 11:50
Morning sessionVORTEX at VORTEX
Chair(s): Davide Ancona DIBRIS, University of Genova, Italy
Increasing Confidence in Autonomous Systems
I: Michael Fisher University of Manchester, UK
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Test’n’Mo: A Collaborative Platform for Human Testers and Intelligent Monitoring Agents
Filippo Ricca DIBRIS, University of Genova, Italy, Viviana Mascardi DIBRIS, University of Genova, Italy, Alessandro Verri
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RVPLAN: A General Purpose Framework for Replanning using Runtime Verification
Angelo Ferrando DIBRIS, Università di Genova, Rafael C. Cardoso
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Call for Papers

Submissions are expected to be in English and to belong to one of the following two categories:

  • regular paper, page limit 8 in acmart style: unpublished self-contained work
  • extended abstract, page limit 4 in acmart style: original contribution, not yet fully developed

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following ones:

  • monitor construction and synthesis techniques
  • program adaptation
  • monitoring oriented programming
  • runtime enforcement, fault detection, recovery and repair
  • combination of static and dynamic analyses
  • specification formalisms for RM
  • specification mining
  • monitoring concurrent/distributed systems
  • RM for safety and security
  • RM for the Internet of Things
  • industrial applications
  • integrating RM, formal verification, and testing
  • tool development
  • instrumentation techniques for RM
  • surveys on different RM tools, formal frameworks or methodologies
  • presentations of RM tools

Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair; the submission deadline is April 30 AoE. Authors should use the official ACM Master article template, which can be obtained from the ACM Proceedings Template pages.

Latex users should use the sigconf option, as well as review to produce line numbers for easy reference by the reviewers, as indicated by the following command:


Accepted regular papers and extended abstracts will be included in the proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library.

After the workshop, VORTEX speakers will be invited to contribute to a special issue of The Journal of Object Technology (JOT) with an extended version of their presented work.