The Research Institute on Verified Trustworthy Software Systems (VeTSS) inaugural call for proposal was launched in June 2017. The call invited proposals for research on analysis, testing and verification, in particular work seeking to develop fundamental theories and industrial-strength tools that target real-world applications.
This initial call received 24 strong proposals of which only 8 could be funded. We are very pleased to announce that the following projects have been selected for funding:
- Mechanising the Metatheory of SQL with Nulls, PI Wilmer Ricciotti, University of Edinburgh.
- Verifying Efficient Libraries in CakeML, PI Scott Owens, University of Kent.
- PrideMM web interface, PI Mark Batty, University of Kent.
- Mechanised Assume-Guarantee Reasoning for Control Law Diagrams via Circus, PI Jim Woodcock, University of York.
- Automated Testing for Web Browsers, PI Benjamin Livshits, Imperial College London.
- Supervectorizer, PI Greta Yorsh, Queen Mary University of London.
- EASTEND: Efficient Automatic Security Testing for Dynamic Languages, PI Dr Johannes Kinder Royal Holloway, University of London.
- Automated Reasoning with Fine-Grained Concurrent Collections, PI Dr Ilya Sergey, University College London.
The second VeTSS call for proposals will be announced in October 2017. This second call will be for projects to start not before April 2018 with flexible end dates.