[ecoop-info] FormaliSE 2018 - Call for papers

Paola Spoletini pspoleti at kennesaw.edu
Mon Nov 13 11:11:23 CET 2017

Call for Papers: FORMALISE 2018
Conference on Formal Methods in Software Engineering (June 2nd, 2018)
co-located with ICSE 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

The software industry has a long-standing and well-earned reputation for failing to deliver on its promises and it is clear that still nowadays, even considering the current technologies, the success of software projects is often not guaranteed. Many of the approaches used for large complex problems have not been able to assure the correct behavior of the delivered software, despite the efforts of the (often very qualified and skilled) software engineers involved. This is where formal methods have a significant opportunity.
In fact, formal methods are intended to provide the means for greater precision in both thinking and documenting the preliminary stage of the software creation process. When done well, this can aid all aspects of software creation: user requirement formulation, implementation, verification/testing, and the creation of documentation.

However, after decades of research, and despite significant advancement, formal methods are still not widely used in industrial software development. We believe that software engineering might help in making formal methods more easily applicable in the development of software applications, integrable into development processes, and in making more evident the return on investment (ROI) in using them.

The main goal of the conference is to foster integration between the formal methods and the software engineering communities with the purpose to examine the link between the two more carefully than is currently the case.

After 5 years as a successful satellite workshop of ICSE, this year FormaliSE will be a 1-day conference co-located with ICSE 2018. FormaliSE 2018 will take place on June 2, 2018, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

AREAS OF INTEREST include but are not limited to:
•  Verification and validation of cyber-physical systems, IoT systems, and autonomous systems;
•  Integration of FMs with the rest of the software development lifecycle;
•  Use of formal methods in Continuous Integration & Deployment contexts;
•  Rigorous software engineering approaches and their tool support;
•  Model-based approaches, including model-driven development;
•  Scalability of FM applications;
•  Prescriptive/objective guidance in the use of FMs;
•  FMs in a certification context;
•  “Lightweight” or usable FMs;
•  Formal approaches to safety and security-related issues;
•  Requirements formalization, formal specification, and verification;
•  Performance analysis based on formal approaches;
•  Case studies developed/analyzed with formal approaches;
•  Success stories and/or ability of FMs to handle real-world problems;
•  Experimental validation;
•  Application experiences.

We invite you to SUBMIT:
* FULL PAPERS that must describe authors' original research work and results.
* CASE STUDY PAPERS that should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical
results (such as scalability of methods) or provide specific motivation for
further research and development.
* RESEARCH IDEAS: FormaliSE encourages the submissions of new research ideas in order to stimulate discussions at the conference.

Full and case study papers are limited to 10 pages, while research ideas papers are limited to 4 pages.
Papers have to follow the ACM Formatting Guidelines. See for details: http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html.
Papers must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or submitted elsewhere while being under consideration. PC members will review all submissions. Papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and contribution to the field. Submissions must be in English and uploaded in PDF format through the conference submission website at the following URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=formalise2018.

All ACCEPTED CONTRIBUTIONS are PUBLISHED as part of the ICSE 2018 Proceedings in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Purchase of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed. Authors of accepted papers must register and present their paper at the conference.

Abstracts submission: 24 January 2018
Paper submission: 29 January 2018
Notifications: 4 March 2018
Camera ready copies: 19 March 2018
FormaliSE conference: 2 June 2018

General Chairs
•  Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy),
•  Nico Plat (Thanos, The Netherlands)

Program Chairs
•  Paola Spoletini, (Kennesaw State University, USA)
•  Patrizio Pelliccione, (University of Gothenburg | Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
We can be reached at oc at formalise.org<file:///%2522mailto>.
If you intend to submit a paper you are invited to inform us in advance.

The program committee consists of:
Alessandro Cimatti (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
Ana Cavalcanti (University of York, UK)
Andreas Bollin (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Antonella Santone (University of Sannio, Italy)
Carlo Alberto Furia (Chalmers, Sweden)
Christel Baier (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Claudio Menghi (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Dalal Alrajeh (Imperial College, UK)
Domenico Bianculli (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Einar Broch Johnsen (Oslo University, Norway)
Elena Troubitsyna (Abo University, Finland)
Ewen Denney (SGT/NASA Ames, USA)
Fatiha Zaidi (LRI/CNRS, France)
Gerardo Schneider (Chalmers, Sweden)
Hernán Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires)
Jana Tumova (KTH, Sweden)
Juergen Dingel (Queen's University, Canada)
Jun Sun (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
Keijiro Araki (Kyushu University, Japan)
Kirsten Winter (University of Queensland, Australia)
Liliana Pasquale (Lero, Ireland)
Marie-Christine Jakobs (Paderborn University, Germany)
Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Matteo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Maurice ter Beek (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Michael Whalen (University of Minnesota, USA)
Nancy Day (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Peter Gorm Larsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Rahul Purandare (IIIT Delhi, India)
Rosemary Monahan (Maynooth University, Ireland)
Simon Bliudze (EPFL, Switzerland)
Virginie Wiels (Onera, France)

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