[ecoop-info] Reminder: Call for papers: FORMATS 2010 (The 8th International Conference on Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems )

Dejan Nickovic dejan.nickovic at ist.ac.at
Mon Mar 15 16:19:21 CET 2010

                            CALL FOR PAPERS
                              FORMATS 2010
                     IST Austria (close to Vienna)
                          September 8-10, 2010

Objective and Scope: Timing aspects of systems from a variety of
computer science domains have been treated independently by different
communities. Researchers interested in semantics, verification and
performance analysis study models such as timed automata and timed Petri
nets, the digital design community focusses on propagation and switching
delays while designers of embedded controllers have to take account of
the time taken by controllers to compute their responses after sampling
the environment. Timing-related questions in these separate disciplines
do have their particularities. However, there is a growing awareness
that there are basic problems that are common to all of them. In
particular, all these sub-disciplines treat systems whose behavior
depends upon combinations of logical and temporal constraints; namely,
constraints on the temporal distances between occurrences of events. The
aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and practical
aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers from
different disciplines that share interests in modeling and analysis of
timed systems. Typical topics include (but are not limited to): 

      * Foundations and Semantics: Theoretical foundations of timed
        systems and languages; comparison between different models
        (timed automata, timed Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed
        process algebra, max-plus algebra, probabilistic models). 
      * Methods and Tools: Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and
        software tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving
        temporal constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time
        analysis, optimization, model checking, testing, constraint
        solving, etc.). 
      * Applications: Adaptation and specialization of timing technology
        in application domains in which timing plays an important role
        (real-time software, hardware circuits, and problems of
        scheduling in manufacturing and telecommunication). 

Important Dates: 

      * Abstract submission: April 11, 2010 (STRICT) 
      * Paper submission: April 18, 2010 (STRICT) 
      * Author notification: May 23, 2010 
      * Camera ready version: June 13, 2010 

Submission and Publication: The proceedings of FORMATS 10 will be
published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Papers must contain original contributions, be clearly written, and
include appropriate references to and comparison with related work.
Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings
is not allowed. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages, and should be
formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines. If necessary, the
submission may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which
will be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee.Submissions
will be handled by the EasyChair system. 
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