2nd Workshop on
Artificial Intelligence and
fOrmal VERification, Logic,
Automata, and sYnthesis

September 25-26, 2020, Bozen-Bolzano (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 main 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    July 3rd, 2020
Notification    July 23rd, 2020
Camera-ready    September 11th, 2020
Workshop    September 25th-26th, 2020

Invited speaker

Clare Dixon
University of Liverpool, UK

Shared with TIME 2020

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 at CEUR Workshop Proceedings . 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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=overlay20

Program Committee

PC Members