Software Verification and Testing Track (SVT)

update May 27th: we started adding the video recordings to the program page

Important Notice: update March 17th: the organizing committee sent out an email to regular and poster presenters with the information on how to submit their video for presentation. Deadline is March 29th.

update March 13th: change to online format for website submission of presentation videos (for details please see main SAC page).

update March 12th: Face-to-face conference is cancelled!

see guidelines for the 2019-nCov situation at SAC (please check regularly!). Check the guidelines or contact the SAC main organizers for any information on refund etc.

ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC)

35th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

The ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has gathered scientists from different areas of computing over the last more than thirty years. The forum represents an opportunity to interact with different communities sharing an interest in applied computing.

SAC 2020 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and will take place in Brno, Czech Republic.

Software Verification and Testing Track

The Software Verification and Testing track aims at contributing to the challenge of improving the usability of formal methods in software engineering. The track covers areas such as formal methods for verification and testing, based on theorem proving, model checking, static analysis, and run-time verification. We invite authors to submit new results in formal verification and testing, as well as development of technologies to improve the usability of formal methods in software engineering. Also are welcome detailed descriptions of applications of mechanical verification to large scale software.


Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions must be original, unpublished work. Author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be avoided and made in the third person. Submitted paper will undergo a blind review process. Authors of accepted papers should submit an editorial revision of their papers that fits within eight two-column pages (an extra two pages, to a total of ten pages, may be available at a charge). The length of a poster is limited to three pages (plus one extra page may be available at a charge). Please comply to this page limitation already at submission time. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2020 proceedings.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of papers/posters in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the work. This is a requirement for the presented work to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of registered papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.

It is planned to arrange a journal special issue after the conference.

Student Research Competition

As previous editions, SAC 2020 organises a Student Research Competition (SRC) Program to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of interest. Guidelines and information about the SRC program can be found at

Track Chairs

Matthias G├╝demann, IOHK, Hong Kong

Nikolai Kosmatov, CEA List and Thales Research & Technology, France


matthias AT guedemann DOT org

Important Dates