[ecoop-info] FORTE 2015: last Call for Papers

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                      CALL FOR PAPERS

                        FORTE 2015
                A DisCoTec Member Conference

35th IFIP International Conference on Formal Techniques for
Distributed Objects, Components and Systems


taking place on June 2-4, 2015 in Grenoble, France

Abstract Submission: January 16, 2015
Paper Submission:    January 23, 2015
Author Notification: March 6, 2015
  FORTE 2015 is a forum for fundamental research on theory, models, tools, and 
applications for distributed systems. The conference solicits original 
contributions that advance the science and technologies for distributed systems, 
with special interest in the areas of:

     service-oriented, ubiquitous, pervasive, grid, cloud, and mobile computing 
     object technology, modularity, component- and model-based design;
     software reliability, availability, and safety;
     security, privacy, and trust in distributed systems;
     adaptive distributed systems, self-stabilization;
     verification, validation, formal analysis, and testing of the above.

Contributions that combine theory and practice and that exploit formal methods 
and theoretical foundations to present novel solutions to problems arising from 
the development of distributed systems are encouraged. FORTE covers distributed 
computing models and formal specification, testing and verification methods. The 
application domains include all kinds of application-level distributed systems, 
telecommunication services, Internet, embedded and real-time systems, as well as 
networking and communication security and reliability.
=== Main topics of interest ===

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

     Languages and semantic foundations: new modeling and language concepts for 
distribution and concurrency, semantics for different types of languages, 
including programming languages, modeling languages, and domain-specific 
languages; real-time and probability aspects;
     Formal methods and techniques: design, specification, analysis, 
verification, validation, testing and runtime verification of various types of 
distributed systems including communications and network protocols, 
service-oriented systems, adaptive distributed systems, cyber-physical systems 
and sensor networks;
     Foundations of security: new principles for qualitative and quantitative 
security analysis of distributed systems, including formal models based on 
probabilistic concepts;
     Applications of formal methods: applying formal methods and techniques for 
studying quality, reliability, availability, and safety of distributed systems;
     Practical experience with formal methods: industrial applications, case 
studies and software tools for applying formal methods and description 
techniques to the development and analysis of real distributed systems.

=== Invited Speakers ===

     Alois Ferscha  (Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz, Austria)

     Leslie Lamport  (Microsoft Research, USA)

     Willy Zwaenepoel (EPFL, Switzerland)

=== Submission and publication ===

Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished 
work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP’s codes of conduct). The 
submissions must not exceed 15 pages in length, including figures and 
references, prepared using Springer’s LNCS style (cf. 

Submissions not adhering to the above specified constraints may be rejected 
without review.

Papers can be submitted electronically in pdf via the FORTE’15 interface of the 
EasyChair system:


The time of all deadlines is 24:00 SST (UTC-11, Samoa Standard Time).

Each paper will undergo a peer review of at least 3 anonymous reviewers.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series. The 
best papers will be invited after the conference to contribute to a special 
issue of a top-level journal (e.g. TCS or Information & Computation).

=== Programme Chairs ===

     Susanne Graf (VERIMAG & CNRS, Grenoble, France)
     Mahesh Viswanathan (U. Illinois, USA)

=== Programme Committee ===

     Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
     Luca Aceto (U. Reykjavik, Iceland)
     S Akshay (IIT Bombay, India)
     Paul Attie (American U. Beirut, Lebanon)
     Rohit Chadha (U. Missouri, USA)
     Rance Cleaveland (U. Maryland, USA)
     Frank de Boer (CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
     Borzoo Bonakdarpour (Mc Master U., Ontario, Canada)
     Michele Boreale (U. Firenze, Italy)
     Stephanie Delaune (CNRS & ENS Cachan, France)
     Wan Fokkink (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
     Gregor Goessler (INRIA Grenoble, France)
     Gerard Holzmann (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA)
     Alan Jeffrey (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, USA)
     Petr Kuznetsov (Telecom ParisTech, France)
     Ivan Lanese (U. Bologna, Italy)
     Kim Larsen (U. Aalborg, Denmark)
     Antonia Lopes (U. Lisbon, Portugal)
     Stephan Merz (LORIA & INRIA Nancy, France)
     Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay, France)
     Alan Schmitt (IRISA & INRIA Rennes, France)

=== Steering Committee: ===

     Erica Abraham (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
     Dirk Beyer (U. Passau, Germany)
     Michele Boreale (U. Firenze, Italy)
     Einar Broch Johnsen (U. Oslo, Norway)
     Frank de Boer (CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
     Holger Giese (U. Potsdam, Germany)
     Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA, Saclay, France)
     Grigore Rosu (U. Illinois, USA)
     Jean-Bernard Stefani (INRIA, Grenoble, France) (Chair)
     Heike Wehrheim (U. Paderborn, Germany)
Susanne Graf          | tel : (+33) (0)4 56 52 03 52
VERIMAG               | fax : (+33) (0)4 56 52 03 46 (or 44)
2, avenue de Vignate  | http://www-verimag.imag.fr/~graf/
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