1st Intl. Competition on Software Verification held at TACAS 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Competition Report of SV-COMP'12 available.


Competition is a driving force for the invention of new methods, technologies, and tools. This web page describes the competition of software-verification tools, which will take place at TACAS'12.

There are several new and powerful software-verification tools around, but they are very difficult to compare. The reason is that no widely distributed benchmark suite is available and most concepts are only validated in research prototypes. This competition wants to change this.

Only few projects aim at producing stable tools that can be used by people outside the respective development groups, and the development of such tools is not continuous. Also, PhD students and PostDocs do not adequately benefit from tool development because theoretical papers count more than papers that present technical contributions, like tool papers. Through its visibility, this competition wants to change this, showing off the latest implementation of the research results in our community, and give credits and benefits to researchers and students who spend considerable amounts of time developing verification algorithms and software packages.

Goals of the Competition