[ecoop-info] FMICS-AVoCS 2016: call for papers

Maurice ter Beek maurice.terbeek at isti.cnr.it
Thu Jan 7 13:43:55 CET 2016


International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems
and Automated Verification of Critical Systems


26-29 September 2016
Pisa, Italy

+++++++ Preliminary Call for Papers ++++++++

The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for 
researchers who
are interested in the development and application of formal methods in 
The aim of the AVoCS workshop series is to contribute to the interaction 
exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on
tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems. In 2016, 
AVoCS join their forces to hold a workshop combining their themes on Formal
Methods and Automated Verification. For FMICS, this will be the 21st, 
for AVoCS
the 16th edition.

In particular, FMICS-AVoCS 2016 aims to bring together scientists 
and engineers
that are active in the area of formal methods, develop tools and 
techniques for the
automated verification of critical systems, and are interested in 
exchanging their
experiences in the industrial usage of these methods and tools.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: April 18, 2016
Paper submission: April 25, 2016
Notification: June 19, 2016
Final version: July 10, 2016
Workshop: September 26-29, 2016

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Design, specification, refinement, code generation and testing of 
critical systems
based on formal methods
- Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, 
debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of critical systems, in
particular distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems
- Automated verification (model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT 
solving, abstract interpretation, etc.) of critical systems
- Verification and validation methods that address shortcomings of 
existing methods
with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and 
usability issues)
- Tools for the development of formal design descriptions
- Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of 
formal methods,
focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions
- Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and
associated costs
- Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums

Paper Submission

Submissions must describe authors' original research work and results. 
papers must not have previously appeared in a journal or conference with 
proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any other 
workshop, symposium, conference or archival journal. Any partial overlap 
with any
such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

Submissions should clearly demonstrate relevance to industrial application.
Case study papers should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical 
(such as scalability of methods), or provide specific motivation for 
further research
and development.

Submissions should not exceed 15 pages formatted according to the LNCS 
(Springer), and should be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) 
files using
the EasyChair submission site:


All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee who will make a
selection among the submissions based on the novelty, soundness and
applicability of the presented ideas and results.

Program Committee

General Chair

Maurice ter Beek (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)

PC Chairs

Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Alexander Knapp (Augsburg University, Germany)

PC Members

Maria Alpuente (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Michael Dierkes (Rockwell Collins, France)
Cindy Eisner (IBM Research Haifa, Israel)
Alessandro Fantechi (Universita' di Firenze, Italy)
Francesco Flammini (Ansaldo STS, Naples, Italy)
Maria Del Mar Gallardo (University of Malaga, Spain)
Michael Goldsmith (University of Oxford, UK)
Gudmund Grov (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Matthias Gudemann (Systerel, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Gerwin Klein (NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia)
Peter Gorm Larsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Thierry Lecomte (ClearSy, Aix-en-Provence,France)
Radu Mateescu (INRIA Grenoble - Rhone-Alpes, France)
David Mentre (Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe, Rennes, France)
Stephan Merz (INRIA Nancy, France)
Manuel Nunez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Peter Olveczky (University of Oslo, Norway)
Charles Pecheur (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Marielle Petit-Doche (Systerel, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Ralf Pinger (Siemens AG, Braunschweig, Germany)
Jaco van de Pol (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Markus Roggenbach (Swansea University, UK)
Matteo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Marco Roveri (FBK-Irst, Italy)
Thomas Santen (Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe, 
Aachen, Germany)
Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Jun Sun (University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
Helen Treharne (University of Surrey, UK)

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