[ecoop-info] ASM, Alloy, B and Z (ABZ) 2010 full paper submission deadline extended to Sep 30, 2009

Khurshid, Sarfraz khurshid at ece.utexas.edu
Wed Sep 16 22:12:42 CEST 2009

ABZ 2010 Conference
Abstract State Machines (ASM), Alloy, B and Z
February 23-25, 2010
Orford, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

Important dates: 
September 30, 2009: Submission of full papers.
October 11, 2009: Submission of extended abstracts for short presentations.
November 9, 2009: Communication about acceptance / rejection of submitted
papers and extended abstracts.
November 23, 2009: Camera-ready version of the accepted full papers and
one-page abstract for the short presentations.
November 17, 2009: Submission of tutorial proposals.
February 22, 2010: Tutorials and Workshops.
February 23-25, 2010: Main ABZ 2010 conference.

Abstract State Machines (ASM), Alloy, B and Z are four rigorous
methods that share a common conceptual foundation and are widely used
in both academia and industry for the design and analysis of hardware
and software systems. The ABZ conference is dedicated to the
cross-fertilization of these four related state-based and
machine-based formal methods. It builds on the success of first ABZ
conference held in London in 2008, where the ASM, B and Z conference
series merged into a single event.

The papers will be published in a volume of Springer's LNCS series.
Contributions are solicited on all aspects of the theory and
applications of ASMs, Alloy, B, Z and related approaches in
software/hardware engineering, including the development of tools and
industrial applications.

The program spans from theoretical and methodological foundations to
practical applications, emphasizing system engineering methods and
tools that are distinguished by mathematical rigor and have proved to
be industrially viable. A main goal of the conference is to
contribute to the integration of accurate state- and machine-based
system development methods, clarifying their commonalities and
differences to better understand how to combine related approaches for
accomplishing the various tasks in modelling, experimental validation,
and mathematical verification of reliable high-quality
hardware/software systems.

The conference will consist of a one-day common program of invited
lectures and two days of contributed papers. Although organized
logistically as a single, integral event, editorial control of the
joint conference remains vested in four separate programme committees,
which will respectively determine its ASM, Alloy, B and Z content, to
be presented in parallel conference tracks with a schedule to allow
the participants to switch between the sessions. It will be preceded
by a day of tutorials and workshops.

Two kinds of contributions are invited:

1. Research papers: full papers of not more than 14 pages in LNCS
format, which have to be original, unpublished and not submitted

2. Short presentations of work in progress, industrial experience
reports and tool demonstrations. This is an excellent opportunity for
Ph.D. students to present and validate their work in progress. It is
also an interesting option for industrial practitioners who sometimes
face too many constraints to prepare a full paper. An extended
abstract of not more than 3 pages is expected and will be reviewed. A
volume of accepted extended abstracts will be made available on the
conference web site, and a one-page abstract of each presentation will
be published in the Proceedings.

Short paper presentations will be mixed with full paper presentations
in the program, to foster discussions and interactions between all

Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals are solicited in areas related to the conference
topics. Proposals should be sent to Marc Frappier
<marc.frappier at usherbrooke.ca>.

Conference Chair
Marc Frappier, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Program Chairs
Uwe Glaesser, Simon Fraser University, Canada (ASM)
Sarfraz Khurshid, University of Texas at Austin, USA (Alloy)
Regine Laleau, University of Paris-Est, France (B)
Steve Reeves, University of Waikato, New Zealand (Z)

Program Committee
Yamine Ait Ameur, LISI/ENSMA-UP, France
Rob Arthan, Lemma 1 Ltd., UK
Richard Banach, University of Manchester, UK
Juan Bicarregui, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Eerke Boiten, University of Kent, UK
Egon Borger, University of Pisa, Italy
Jonathan Bowen, Museophile Limited / King's College London, UK
Michael Butler, University of Southampton, UK
Ana Calvacanti, University of York, UK
Alessandra Cavarra, Oxford University, UK
John Derrick, University of Sheffield, UK
Juergen Dingel, Queen's University, Canada
Daniel Dolle, Siemens Transportation Systems, France
Andriy Dunets, Universitat Augsburg, Germany
Steve Dunne, University of Teesside, UK
Neil Evans, AWE plc Aldermaston, UK
Mamoun Filali, CNRS-IRIT, University of Toulouse, France
Kathi Fisler, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Andreas Friesen, SAP Research, Germany
Frederic Gervais, LACL, University of Paris-Est, France
Susanne Graf, Verimag, France
Anthony Hall, independent consultant, UK
Ian Hayes, University of Queensland, Australia
Martin Henson, University of Essex, UK
Rob Hierons, Brunel University, UK
Daniel Jackson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Jonathan Jacky, University of Washington, USA
Jeremy Jacob, University of York, UK
Jacques Julliand, LIFC, University of Besancon, France
Viktor Kuncak, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Daniel LeBerre, Universite d'Artois, France
Thierry Lecomte, Clearsy, France
Michael Leuschel, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
Darko Marinov, University of Illinois, USA
Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Dominique Mery, LORIA, University of Nancy, France
Anamaria Martins Moreira, UFRN, Natal, Brazil
Jose Oliveira, University of Minho, Portugal
Marie-Laure Potet, VERIMAG, Grenoble, France
Andreas Prinz, Agder University College, Norway
Burkhardt Renz, University of Applied Sciences Gieben-Friedberg, Germany
Elvinia Riccobene, University of Milan, Italy
Ken Robinson, University of New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Santen, European Microsoft Innovation Center, Germany
Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Massey Univesity, New Zealand
Emil Sekerinski, McMaster University, Canada
Anatol Slissenko, University of Paris 12, France
Kevin Sullivan, University of Virginia, USA
Mana Taghdiri, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany
Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, UK
Jan Van den Bussche, University of Hasselt, Belgium
Mandana Vaziri, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Margus Veanes, Microsoft Research, USA
Laurent Voisin, Systerel, France
Marina Walden, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Chuck Wallace, Michigan Technological University, USA
Pamela Zave, AT&T Laboratories, USA


The conference will take place in Orford, Quebec, Canada. Orford is
located in the picturesque Eastern Townships, at the entrance of the
Mount Orford National Park. The conference being held in the winter
season, participants can enjoy the natural beauty of the national park
and its winter sports facilities (skiing, snowboarding, cross-country
skiing, snowshoeing, skating). The area is also well known for its
excellent cuisine and recreational infrastructure.

Supported by

ASM User Group
Alloy User Community
Association de Pilotage des Conferences B
Universite de Sherbrooke
Universite Paris-Est
Z User Group

For information on how to submit papers, see the ABZ 2010 website:
http://abzconference.org/.  For questions concerning ABZ 2010, contact
Prof. Marc Frappier <marc.frappier at usherbrooke.ca>.

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