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SYNTCOMP 2017: Call for Benchmarks and Solvers

We are preparing for the fourth annual reactive synthesis competition, which will again be affiliated with CAV, and will run in time for the results to be presented at CAV 2017 and SYNT 2017.

The competition will run mostly in the same way as last year: there are main tracks for safety specifications in AIGER format and for LTL specifications in TLSF, each separated into subtracks for realizability checking and synthesis, and evaluated separately in sequential and parallel execution modes. Like last year, we supply the  synthesis format conversion tool SyFCo that allows to convert TLSF into several forms, including input formats of a number of existing synthesis tools.
The main difference to last year is that we will again have a quality metric, based on the size of the constructed implementations. Additionally, we will try to set up a track for GR(1) specifications. If you are interested in the latter, please contact me.

* Call for Benchmarks *

We are looking for new synthesis benchmarks to include into SYNTCOMP, both in AIGER and in TLSF. We accept new benchmarks at any time. New benchmarks can be included in SYNTCOMP 2017 if they are sent to us by April 30 May 7, 2017. If you send us a benchmark family for SYNTCOMP, we encourage you to also submit a paper describing the benchmark (including its motivation, properties, and possibly an analysis with existing tools) to the SYNT workshop.

* Call for Solvers *

Solvers for all tracks of the competition will be accepted until May 25. As in previous years, we will allow updates of the solvers for some time after that (possibly after feedback from the organizers), at least until June 1. However, it would help the organizers to know in advance how many solvers may be entering, and who is seriously interested in entering SYNTCOMP. Thus, if you plan to enter one or more solvers into SYNTCOMP 2017, please let us know at your earliest convenience.

* Communication *

If you are interested in submitting a solver, please have a look at the pages for Rules, Schedule, Submission, and FAQ. If you have any further questions or comments, write to

On behalf of the SYNTCOMP team,