Costs entailed by software failures demonstrate that the systematic development of software in a certain quality is still a challenge, even after decades of research. A reason for this can certainly be found within the individual projects. Often, known techniques of quality assurance are not well understood and properly used due to deadline and budget restrictions. However, another reason is also the lack of techniques for quality assurance for specific types of software and software developed according to specific programming and modeling techniques.

Many ad-hoc security specifications, models, and protocols, which were implemented in software components in the past, turned out to be vulnerable to some extent. Formal verification and validation methodologies have the potential to increase user confidence in software artifacts. Therefore, theoretical foundations for security assurance should be investigated to discover new methods that will bring high certainty to the trustworthiness of software entities.

Verification and validation (V&V) methods, especially testing, deliver important analytical techniques for quality assurance. In model-based V&V, the software under consideration is considered by means of a model that focuses on certain aspects, often on the behavior of the software. Models frequently used are finite state machines and flow graphs. Testing techniques based on such models are, for instance, formal verification, control and data flow analysis, test case generation, and model checking.

This workshop aims at giving researchers and practitioners a platform to present their results and experience to a broader audience.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal methods and theories in model-based V&V
  • Simulation by models, forecasts of behavior and properties by models
  • Models and modeling notations for programming and V&V
  • Tools for model-based V&V
  • Model-based security evaluation
  • V&V of security specifications, models, and protocols
  • Theoretical foundations of security analysis and design
  • Formal models for security testing
  • Testing with software usage models
  • Test case generation based on formal and semi-formal models
  • Test coverage metrics and criteria for model-based testing
  • Models as test oracles, test validation with models
  • Application of model checking in testing
  • Model-based V&V of reactive and object-oriented systems
  • Model-based verification and validation of tests
  • Experience reports and requirements from model-based V&V and model-based development in practice


At least one author of each accepted paper (including panelists’ position statements) must register with the full fee and present at the workshop in order for the paper to be included in the QRS 2016 Supplemental Proceedings. Papers will also be submitted to the IEEE Xplore database and indexed by all the abstracting and indexing partners (such as the EI Compendex).

Journal Special Issue (TBA)

Best Paper Award

At least one award will be presented. Authors will receive a certificate signed by the President of the IEEE Reliability Society and the Organizers of MVV 2016.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    April 29, 2016 (Extended)       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2016       Notification to authors
    June 10, 2016       Camera-ready copies
    August 1-3, 2016       Workshop


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. The submissions must be in PDF and uploaded to the conference submission site.

  Click here to submit your papers to MVV 2016

Program Chairs

Tugkan Tuglular Izmir Institute of Technology Turkey
Fevzi Belli Izmir Institute of Technology Turkey

Program Committee

Tolga AyavIzmir Institute of TechnologyTurkey
Ateet BhallaIndependent ConsultantIndia
Christof J. BudnikSiemens Corporate ResearchUSA
Dimitris DranidisCITY CollegeGreece
Jens GrabowskiUniversity of GöttingenGermany
Volker GruhnUniversität LeipzigGermany
Maritta HeiselUniversity of Duisburg-EssenGermany
Vyacheslav KharchenkoNational Aerospace University, KharkivUkraine
Zoltan Adam MannUniversity Duisburg-EssenGermany
Iulian OberIRIT University Paul SabatierFrance
Aida OmerovicSINTEF ICTNorway
Lijun ShanUniversity of Grenoble AlpesFrance
Mario WinterCologne University of Applied SciencesGermany
Hüsnü YenigünSabanci UniversityTurkey
Cemal YılmazSabanci UniversityTurkey

Web Masters

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA
Xuelin Li University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

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Workshop Venue

MVV 2016 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2016 at Vienna, Austria. Please visit the QRS 16 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Professor Tugkan Tuglular at or Professor Fevzi Belli at

Previous MVV

  • MVV 2015 - Vancouver, Canada (in conjunction with QRS 2015)
  • MVV 2012 - Washington, D.C., USA (in conjunction with SERE 2012)
  • MVV 2011 - Jeju Island, Korea (in conjunction with SSIRI 2011)
  • MVV 2010 - Singapore (in conjunction with SSIRI 2010)
  • MVV 2009 - Shanghai, China (in conjunction with SSIRI 2009)

MVV 2016 Program (TBA)