First Workshop on
Artificial Intelligence and
fOrmal VERification, Logic,
Automata, and sYnthesis

November 19-22 2019, Rende (Italy)

The increasing adoption of Artificial Intelligence techniques in safety-critical systems, employed in real world scenarios, requires the design of reliable, robust and verifiable methodologies. AI systems employed in such applications need to provide formal guarantees about their safety, increasing the need for a synergic collaboration between the AI and Formal Methods scientific communities. Despite this increasing need, tools and methodologies integrating Formal Methods and Artificial Intelligence solutions have received relatively little attention.

The workshop is the first official initiative supported by OVERLAY, presenting the research group and its current results to the Italian AI scientific community. The event aims at establishing a stable, long-term scientific forum on relevant topics connected to the relationships between Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods, by providing a stimulating environment where researchers can discuss about opportunities and challenges at the border of the two areas.

Important goals of the workshop are (i) to encourage the ongoing interaction between the FM and AI communities, (ii) to identify innovative tools and methodologies, and (iii) to elicit a discussion on open issues and new challenges.

Important dates

  • Paper submission: September 6th, 2019
  • Notification: September 28th, 2019
  • Camera-ready: October 15th, 2019
  • Workshop: November 19-22, 2019

Call for contributions

We elicit the contribution of extended abstracts (4 pages + references) discussing the interaction of Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods. Invited talks will complement the presentations of contributed papers.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • automated reasoning
  • automated planning and scheduling
  • controller synthesis
  • formal verification
  • formal specification languages
  • game theory
  • hybrid and discrete systems
  • logics
  • reactive synthesis
  • runtime verification and monitoring
  • specification and verification of machine learning systems
  • timed automata
  • tools and applications

Contributed papers can present recent results at the border of the two fields, new research directions, challenges and perspectives. Presentation of results recently published in other scientific journals or conferences is welcome.

All papers will be included in the Proceedings of the event, published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings AI*IA Series as well as on the workshop website. CEUR WS proceedings are archival proceedings indexed by DBLP and Scopus.


Submitted papers should not exceed four (4) pages, not including references. Authors are asked to use the workshop's LaTeX style.

Submissions must be in PDF format and will be handled via the EasyChair Conference system at the following address:

Program Committee

PC Members (expanding...)


We acknowledge the support of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Padova.

Department of Mathematics - University of Padova