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

Conference Companion

Accepted workshop papers will appear in the QRS 2019 conference companion which will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Papers presented at the conference will also be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore and to all of the A&I (abstracting and indexing) partners (such as the Ei Compendex).

Authors may also choose to publish their papers in an Ei-indexed journal–International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE;

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 2019.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    May 1, 2019       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2019       Author notification
    June 10, 2019       Camera-ready dues
    July 22-26, 2019       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.

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Program Chairs

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

Program Committee (Tentative)

Tolga AyavIzmir Institute of TechnologyTurkey
Christof J. BudnikSiemens Corporate Research, PrincetonUSA
Onur DemirorsIzmir Institute of TechnologyTurkey
Ali DogruMiddle East Technical UniversityTurkey
Dimitris DranidisCITY CollegeGreece
Reiner DumkeMagdeburg UniversityGermany
Murat ErtenIzmir Institute of TechnologyTurkey
Karl-Erwin GrosspietschInstitute for Dependability and ReuseGermany
Volker GruhnUniversität Duisburg-EssenGermany
Nevin GulerMugla UniversityTurkey
Rajesh SubramanyanSiemens HealthineersUSA
Mario WinterHochschule KölnGermany
Hüsnü YenigünSabanci UniversityTurkey
Cemal YılmazSabanci UniversityTurkey

Web Master

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

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Workshop Venue

MVV 2019 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2019 at Sofia, Bulgaria. Please visit the QRS 19 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 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • MVV 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 2017)
  • MVV 2016 - Vienna, Austria (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • 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 2019 Program

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