[ecoop-info] Call for Papers: FMCAD 2019

Clark Barrett barrett at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Feb 8 17:15:59 CET 2019


International Conference on

Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD)

Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown, San Jose, California, USA, Oct 22 - 25, 2019



Abstract Submission: May 10, 2019

Paper Submission: May 17, 2019

Author Response Period: June 17-21, 2019

Author Notification: July 3, 2019

Camera-Ready Version: Aug 16, 2019

All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

FMCAD Tutorial Day: Oct 22, 2019

Regular Program: Oct 23 - 25, 2019

Part of the FMCAD 2019 program

- FMCAD Student Forum

- Hardware Model Checking Competition


FMCAD 2019 is the nineteenth in a series of conferences on the theory and

applications of formal methods in hardware and system verification. FMCAD

provides a leading forum to researchers in academia and industry for

presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods, technologies, theoretical

results, and tools for reasoning formally about computing systems. FMCAD

covers formal aspects of computer-aided system design including

specification, synthesis, and testing.

FMCAD employs a rigorous peer-review process. Accepted papers are

through both ACM and IEEE digital libraries. In addition, published articles

are made available freely on the conference page; the authors retain the

copyright. There are no publication fees. At least one of the authors is

required to register for the conference and present the accepted paper. A

small number of outstanding FMCAD submissions will be considered for

in a Special Issue of the journal on Formal Methods in System Design (FMSD).


FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting original research on advances

all aspects of formal methods and their applications to computer-aided

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

- Model checking, theorem proving, equivalence checking, abstraction and

  reduction, compositional methods, decision procedures at the bit- and

  word-level, probabilistic methods, combinations of deductive methods

  and decision procedures.

- Synthesis and compilation for computer system descriptions, modeling,

  specification, and implementation languages, formal semantics of

  languages and their subsets, model-based design, design derivation and

  transformation, correct-by-construction methods.

- Application of formal and semi-formal methods to functional and

  non-functional specification and validation of hardware and software,

  including timing and power modeling, verification of computing systems

  on all levels of abstraction, system-level design and verification for

  embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, automotive systems and other

  safety-critical systems, hardware-software co-design and verification,

  and transaction-level verification.

- Experience with the application of formal and semi-formal methods to

  industrial-scale designs; tools that represent formal verification

  enablement, new features, or a substantial improvement in the automation

  of formal methods.

- Application of formal methods to verifying safety, connectivity and

  security properties of networks, distributed systems, smart contracts,

  blockchains, and IoT devices.


Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair:


Two categories of papers are invited: Regular papers, and Tool & Case Study

papers. Regular papers are expected to offer novel foundational ideas,

theoretical results, or algorithmic improvements to existing methods, along

with experimental impact validation where applicable. Tool & Case Study

papers are expected to report on the design, implementation or use of

verification (or related) technology in a practically relevant context

(which need not be industrial), and its impact on design processes.

Both Regular and Tool & Case study papers must use the IEEE Transactions

format on letter-size paper with a 10-point font size. Papers in both

categories can be either 8 pages (long) or 4 pages (short) in length not

including references. Short papers that describe emerging results, practical

experiences, or original ideas that can be described succinctly are

encouraged. Authors will be required to select an appropriate paper category

at abstract submission time. Submissions may contain an optional appendix,

which will not appear in the final version of the paper. The reviewers

be able to assess the quality and the relevance of the results in the paper

without reading the appendix.

Submissions in both categories must contain original research that has not

been previously published, nor is concurrently submitted for publication.

partial overlap with published or concurrently submitted papers must be

clearly indicated. If experimental results are reported, authors are

encouraged to provide the reviewers access to their data at submission time,

so that results can be independently verified. The review process is single



Continuing the tradition of the previous years, FMCAD 2019 is hosting a

Forum that provides a platform for graduate students at any career stage to

introduce their research to the wider Formal Methods community, and solicit


Submissions for the event must be short reports describing research ideas or

ongoing work that the student is currently pursuing, and must be within the

scope of FMCAD. Work, part of which has been previously published, will be

considered; the novel aspect to be addressed in future work must be clearly

described in such cases. All submissions will be reviewed by a select group

of FMCAD program committee members.



                Clark Barrett, Stanford University

                Jin Yang, Intel Corporation


                Erika Abraham, Aachen University

                June Andronick, CSIRO|Data61 and UNSW

                Timos Antonopoulos, Yale University

                Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University

                Per Bjesse, Synopsys

                Jasmin Blanchette, Inria Nancy

                Roderick Bloem, Graz University of Technology

                Gianpiero Cabodi, Politechnico Torino

                Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Bombay

                Sylvain Conchon, Universite Paris-Sud

                Vijay D'Silva, Google

                Rayna Dimitrova, University of Leicester

                Malay Ganai, Synopsys

                Alberto Griggio, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

                Liana Hadarean, Amazon

                Joe Hendrix, Galois

                Marijn Heule, University of Texas at Austin

                Warren Hunt, University of Texas at Austin

                Alexander Ivrii, IBM

                George Karpenkov, Google

                Panagiotis Manolios, Northeastern University

                Ken McMillan, Microsoft Research

                Rajdeep Mukherjee, Cadence

                Alexander Nadel, Intel Corporation

                Corina Pasareanu, NASA/CMU

                Sandip Ray, University of Florida

                Giles Reger, University of Manchester

                Anna Slobodova, Centaur

                Armando Solar-Lezama, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                Niklas Sörensson, Mentor Graphics

                Daryl Stewart, ARM

                Christoph Sticksel, MathWorks

                Chao Wang, University of Southern California

                Georg Weissenbacher, Vienna University of Technology

                Zhenkun Yang, Intel Corporation

                Lenore Zuck, University of Illinois at Chicago


                Sandip Ray, University of Florida


                Grigory Fedyukovich, Princeton University


                Tom van Dijk, Johannes Kepler University


                Yoni Zohar, Stanford University


                Florian Lonsing, Stanford University


                Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University

                Alan Hu, University of British Columbia

                Warren Hunt, University of Texas at Austin

                Vigyan Singhal, Oski Tech

                Georg Weissenbacher, Vienna University of Technology

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