International SPIN Symposium
on Model Checking of Software
Stony Brook, NY, USA, 8-9 July 2013
Marking the 20th Anniversary of the International SPIN Workshop


April 2013
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Campus Hotel (Hilton Garden Inn), just a few minutes walk from the Charles B. Wang Asian-American Center. Click here to book for the hotel with the SPIN rate.
March 2013
Spin 2013 will overlap with 24th International Conference on Game Theory at Stony Brook University.

For those of you interested in game theory, you can extend your stay at Stony Brook to hear about the latest developments in this field from leading experts.

October 2012
Best Paper Award offered by NVIDIA.
October 2012
Special Issue on STTT - International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer.
September 2012
IBM, Microsoft and NEC joined as our sponsors.
July 2012
Program Committee announced.
June 2012
Work in Progress for Spin 2013.



International Symposium on Model Checking Software - SPIN 2013
Stony Brook, NY, USA, July 8-9 2013
Marking the 20th Anniversary of the International SPIN Workshop.
  • Submission of abstracts: 8 March 2013 *Waived
  • Submission of full papers: 15 March 2013 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 19 April 2013
  • Final version due: 29 April 2013 ( Accepted papers)
  • Symposium: July 8-9
* The abstract submission deadline is waived. You can submit your abstract and paper anytime up to the paper submission deadline of March 15th.
The SPIN Symposium is a forum for practitioners and researchers interested in state space-based techniques for the validation and analysis of software systems. Theoretical techniques and empirical evaluations based on explicit representations of state spaces, as implemented in the SPIN model checker or other tools, or techniques based on the combination of explicit representations with other representations, are the focus of this symposium.

We particularly welcome papers describing the development and application of state space exploration techniques in testing and verifying embedded software, security-critical software, enterprise and web applications, and other interesting software platforms. The symposium aims to encourage interactions and exchanges of ideas with all related areas in software engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Formal verification techniques for automated analysis of software
  • Algorithms and storage methods for explicit-state model checking
  • Theoretical and algorithmic foundations of model checking
  • Model checking for programming languages and code analysis
  • Directed model checking using heuristics
  • Parallel or distributed model checking
  • Verification of timed and probabilistic systems
  • Model checking techniques for biological systems
  • Formal verification techniques for concurrent software
  • Formal verification techniques for embedded software
  • Abstraction and symbolic execution techniques in relation to software verification
  • Static analysis for state space reduction
  • Combinations of enumerative and symbolic techniques
  • Analysis for modelling languages, such as UML/state charts
  • Property specification languages, including temporal logics
  • Automated testing using state space and/or path exploration
  • Derivation of specifications, test cases, or other useful material from state spaces
  • Combination of model checking techniques with other analyses
  • Modular and compositional verification techniques
  • Case studies of interesting systems or with interesting results
  • Engineering and implementation of software verification tools
  • Benchmark and comparative studies for formal verification tools
  • Insightful surveys or historical accounts on topics of relevance to the symposium
The Program Committee of SPIN 2013 will give this year a best paper award. The Best Paper Award recipient is given public recognition and will receive one high-end NVIDIA GPU equipment (the NEW Tesla K20) donated by NVIDIA.
  • Dirk Beyer (University of Passau, Germany)
    Conditional Model Checking
  • Gerard Holzmann (NASA/JPL, USA)
    Proving properties of concurrent C programs
The proceedings of SPIN will be published as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to appear in a special issue of an international journal (STTT - International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer).

With the exception of survey and history papers, the papers should contain original work which has not been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Submissions should adhere to the LNCS format:

We solicit two kinds of papers:
  • Technical Papers: At most 18 pages in LNCS format. All accepted technical papers will be included in the proceedings.
  • Tool Presentations: This kind of submission should consist of two parts: the first part is at most a 5 page description of the tool. If accepted, this part will be published in the symposium proceedings. The second part should describe an informal plan for an oral presentation of the tool. This part will not be included in the proceedings.
Please submit your papers via the paper submission website.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium and present the paper.
General chair:
Program chairs:
Publicity chair:
Program Committee:
Steering Committee:

SPIN 2013 gratefully acknowledges the support from the following sponsors: