[ecoop-info] MEMOCODE 2016: First Call for Papers

Elizabeth Leonard elizabeth.leonard at nrl.navy.mil
Tue May 31 20:27:26 CEST 2016

                                 CALL FOR PAPERS

14th ACM/IEEE International Conf. on Formal Methods and Models for System Design
                                 (MEMOCODE 2016)

     Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, November 18-20, 2016


     Abstract submission deadline:   July 22, 2016
     Paper submission deadline:      July 29, 2016
     Notification of acceptance:     September 9, 2016
     Final version of papers:        October 7, 2016
     Conference:                     November 18-20, 2016


     * Robert de Simone, INRIA
     * Sriram Rajamani, Microsoft Research
     * André Platzer, Carnegie Mellon University


     Over the last decade, the boundaries between computer system components,
     such as hardware, software, firmware, middleware, and applications, have
     blurred. This evolution in system design and development practices led in
     2014 to a change in the title and scope of the MEMOCODE conference from its
     original focus on hardware/software co-design to its new focus on formal
     methods and models for developing computer systems and their components.
     MEMOCODE's objective is to emphasize the importance of models and
     methodologies in correct system design and development, and to bring
     together researchers and industry practitioners interested in all aspects
     of computer system development to exchange ideas, research results and
     lessons learned.

     MEMOCODE 2016 seeks research contributions on all aspects of methods and
     models for system, hardware, and software design and development: formal
     foundations, engineering methods, tools, and experimental case studies.
     Research areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

     * Modeling Languages, Methods and Tools: Programming languages and
     models; software and system modeling languages; architecture and
     high-level hardware description languages; timing models; model and
     program synthesis methods; model transformation methods

     * Formal Methods and Tools: Correct-by-construction methods; static,
     dynamic, and type theoretic analysis; verification; validation;
     test generation; platform-based design; refinement-based, component-based,
     and compositional approaches to design and verification

     * Models and Methods for Developing Critical Systems: Fault-tolerant
     systems; security-critical and safety-critical systems; cyber-physical
     systems; autonomous and unmanned systems; assurance cases

     * Quantitative/Qualitative Reasoning: Power/performance/cost/latency
     trade-off methods; power models; reasoning techniques, data mining,
     and other analytical methods for predicting power/performance;
     system models for quantitative design space exploration

     * Formal Methods/Models in Practice: Design/empirical case studies


     MEMOCODE 2016 calls for three kinds of submissions: regular papers, work in
     progress papers, and tool presentations. All papers must be written in
     English and formatted according to the following IEEE Computer Society


     Submission of papers is handled via the following web page in Easychair:


     Regular papers must be no longer than 10 pages and must describe original
     work that does not overlap with another publication or a submission under
     review or accepted for publication by any other conference or journal.
     Reviewers will check regular papers for the novelty of the proposed solution
     and the proofs given for the claims made. One of the authors has to
     summarize the paper at the conference in a regular presentation.

     Work-in-progress (WIP) papers must be no longer than 4 pages and must
     describe ongoing work. Reviewers will judge the novelty of the idea, but
     do not yet expect proofs for the envisioned results. WIP papers will be
     presented during a poster presentation at the conference.

     Tool papers must be no longer than 8 pages and should describe an existing
     and publicly available tool that implements some state-of-the-art methods
     that might have been already published (but not as a tool paper).
     In addition to reviewing the paper, reviewers will assess the tool itself
     using inputs and a user's manual provided by the authors on the tool's web
     page. Authors of accepted tool papers must demonstrate their tool at the

     For questions regarding submissions, feel free to contact one of the Program
     Committee co-chairs:

         * Elizabeth Leonard (elizabeth.leonard at nrl.navy.mil)
         * Klaus Schneider (klaus.schneider at cs.uni-kl.de)

     All accepted papers (regular paper, WIP papers, and tool papers) will be
     published as IEEE conference proceedings and in IEEE Xplore. For all three
     paper categories, publication is contingent on one author registering for
     and presenting the paper at the conference. Selected papers will be invited
     for publication in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing


     This year's conference will include the 10th annual MEMOCODE co-design
     contest, which poses a computational challenge that participants may solve
     using hardware or software on FPGAs, GPUs, and CPUs. Past contests have
     included interesting problems in areas of machine learning, bioinformatics,
     data analytics, and image processing; past winners have built innovative
     solutions targeting GPUs, CPUs, and FPGAs.

     The conference will sponsor at least one prize with a monetary award for the
     contest winners. Additionally, each team delivering a complete and working
     solution will be invited to prepare an abstract and present it at the
     conference, and the winning teams will be invited to contribute a short
     paper for presentation in the conference program.

     The 2016 contest problem will be unveiled on the MEMOCODE website on
     July 29, 2016.

             Contest begins:         July 29
             Contest ends:           August 29
             Contest results:        September 12
             Contest papers due:     October 7


     Jean-Pierre Talpin, INRIA, General and Finance Chair
     Sandeep Shukla, IIT Kanpur, Local Arrangements and Panel Chair
     Elizabeth Leonard, Naval Research Laboratory, Program co-Chair
     Klaus Schneider, TU Kaiserslautern, Program co-Chair
     Peter Milder, Stony Brook University, Design Contest Chair
     Yi Deng, EagleForce Associates, Inc., Publication Chair


     Myla Archer, Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
     Paul Attie, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
     Shuvra Bhattacharyya, University of Maryland (U.S.)
     Bernd Becker, University of Freiburg (Germany)
     Jani Boutellier, University of Oulu (Finland)
     Jens Brandt, Hochschule Niederrhein (Germany)
     Patricia Derler, National Instruments (U.S.)
     Stephen Edwards, Columbia University (U.S.)
     Mamoun Filali-Amine, IRIT (France)
     Martin Fränzle, Carl von Ossietzky University (Germany)
     Masahiro Fujita, University of Tokyo (Japan)
     Franco Fummi, University of Verona (Italy)
     Abdoulaye Gamatié, CNRS (France)
     Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo (Italy)
     Marc Geilen, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
     Constance Heitmeyer, Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
     Rick Kuhn, National Institute of Standards & Technology (U.S.)
     Thomas Kuhn, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern (Germany)
     Luciano Lavagno, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
     Axel Legay, INRIA (France)
     Peter Milder, Stony Brook University (U.S.)
     Katell Morin-Allory, TIMA Laboratory (France)
     ThanhVu Nguyen, University of Maryland (U.S.)
     John O'Leary, Intel Corporation (U.S.)
     Claire Pagetti, ONERA (France)
     Roberto Passerone, University of Trento (Italy)
     Maxime Pelcat, IETR/INSA (France)
     Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University (Israel)
     Murali Rangarajan, Boeing Company (U.S.)
     Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University (U.S.)
     Sanjai Rayadurgam, University of Minnesota (U.S.)
     Elvinia Riccobene, University of Milan (Italy)
     Neda Saeedloei, University of Minnesota, Duluth (U.S.)
     Jean-Pierre Talpin, INRIA (France)
     Jürgen Teich, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
     Reinhard von Hanxleden, Kiel University (Germany)
     Alan Wassyng, McMaster University (Canada)
     Fei Xie, Portland State University (U.S.)


     Arvind, MIT (U.S.)
     Masahiro Fujita, U. Tokyo (Japan)
     Rajesh Gupta, UC-San Diego (U.S.)
     Constance Heitmeyer, NRL (U.S.)
     James Hoe, Carnegie Mellon U. (U.S.)
     Sandeep Shukla, IIT Kanpur (India)
     Jean-Pierre Talpin, INRIA (France)

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