6th Workshop on
Artificial Intelligence and
fOrmal VERification, Logic,
Automata, and sYnthesis

28—29 November, 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. Artificial Intelligence systems employed in such applications need to provide formal guarantees about their safety, increasing the need for a close interaction between the Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods scientific communities, and possibly leading to the proposal of novel neurosymbolic approaches.

To witness this increasing need, tools and methodologies integrating Formal Methods and Artificial Intelligence, and more broadly symbolic and sub-symbolic solutions, are getting more and more attention, especially considering the wide-range and pervasive applications of machine and deep learning models.

The workshop is the main official initiative supported by the OVERLAY group. 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 formal methods and artificial intelligence communities, (ii) to identify innovative tools and methodologies, and (iii) to elicit a discussion on open issues and new challenges.

This year edition will be held on November 28th and 29th, 2024, in Bolzano, Italy.

Important dates

Paper submission    September 16th, 2024
Notification    October 16th, 2024
Camera-ready    November 1st, 2024
Workshop    November 28th — 29th, 2024

Call for contributions

We accept extended abstracts (5 pages + references) focusing on the interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods and on the issue of symbolic/sub-symbolic integration. Invited talks will complement the presentations of contributed papers.

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

  • automata theory
  • automated reasoning
  • automated planning and scheduling
  • controller synthesis
  • formal specification languages
  • formal verification
  • game theory
  • hybrid and discrete systems
  • logics in computer science
  • neurosymbolic approaches
  • logics for neural networks
  • neural networks for logic
  • reactive synthesis
  • runtime verification and monitoring
  • satisfiability modulo theories and theorem proving
  • specification and verification of machine/deep learning systems
  • 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 also welcome.

We plan to include all papers 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 five (5) pages plus references. Authors are asked to use the Overlay-specific CEURART LaTeX style, which is available here. Authors of accepted papers will have the possibility to extend their submissions for the final camera-ready version to eight (8) pages plus references.

The submission site will open soon.

Registration and participation fees

OVERLAY 2024 participation is subject to registration but is free of charge.

Information about how to register will be available in due time.

Program Committee

PC Members


Local Organization

Nicola Gigante • Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


For more information email to any of the program chairs.