[ecoop-info] FMICS-AVoCS: call for research ideas

Maurice ter Beek maurice.terbeek at isti.cnr.it
Wed Jul 20 11:55:59 CEST 2016

+++++++++++++++  CALL FOR RESEARCH IDEAS +++++++++++++++


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


26-28 September 2016
CNR, Pisa, Italy

+++++++++++++++  CALL FOR RESEARCH IDEAS +++++++++++++++

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 and
exchange of ideas among members of the international research community 
on tools
and techniques for the verification of critical systems. In 2016, FMICS 
and AVoCS
join their forces to hold a workshop combining their themes on formal 
methods and
automated verification. For FMICS, this is the 21st, for AVoCS the 16th 

FMICS-AVoCS encourages the submissions of research ideas in order to 
discussions at the workshop. Reports on ongoing work or surveys on work 
elsewhere are welcome. The Program Committee will select research ideas 
on the
basis of submitted abstracts according to their significance and general 

Authors of the best full papers and of excellent and novel research 
ideas will
be invited to submit a journal version of their work to a special issue 
of the
International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer.


Submission of research ideas: August 10, 2016
Notification for research ideas: August 17, 2016
FMICS-AVoCS workshop: September 26-28, 2016


Research ideas must be written in English and should be submitted as PDF 


Research ideas should not exceed 3 pages.

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


Thomas Arts (QuviQ AB, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Silvia Mazzini (Intecs SpA, Pisa, Italy)
Jan Peleska (University of Bremen, Germany)


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 (Diffblue ltd., Oxford, UK)
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)
Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick, Ireland)
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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