[ecoop-info] NFM 2022 - call for papers - DEADLINE EXTENSION!

Klaus Havelund havelund at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 17:53:56 CET 2021


The 14th NASA Formal Methods Symposiumhttps://nfm2022.caltech.edu
May 24-27, 2022
Pasadena, California, USA

*** EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 10, 2022 ***

The symposium is planned to be held in person at California Institute
of Technology, but potentially transitioning to fully virtual if the
COVID situation persists. Virtual presentations will be possible even
if the conference is held in-person.

The symposium has NO registration fee for presenting and attending.


- Abstract Submission: January 3, 2021 *** extended ***
- Paper Submission: January 10, 2021 *** extended ***
- Paper Notifications: February 28, 2022
- Camera-ready Papers: March 28, 2022
- Symposium: May 24-27, 2022


The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and
safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry requires
advanced techniques that address these systems' specification, design,
verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA
Formal Methods Symposium (NFM) is a forum to foster collaboration
between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, academia, and
industry. NFM's goals are to identify challenges and to provide
solutions for achieving assurance for such critical systems. The focus
of the symposium will be on formal/rigorous techniques for software
assurance, including their theory, current capabilities and
limitations, as well as their potential application to aerospace
during all stages of the software life-cycle.

The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is an annual event organized by the
NASA Formal Methods (NFM) Research Group, composed of researchers
spanning six NASA centers. The organization of NFM 2022 is being led
by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), located in Pasadena,


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following
aspects of formal methods:

Advances in formal methods

- Interactive and automated theorem proving
- SMT and SAT solving
- Model checking
- Static analysis
- Runtime verification
- Automated testing
- Specification languages, textual and graphical
- Refinement
- Code synthesis
- Design for verification and correct-by-design techniques
- Requirements specification and analysis

Integration of formal methods techniques

- Integration of diverse formal methods techniques
- Use of machine learning and probabilistic reasoning techniques in
formal methods
- Integration of formal methods into software engineering practices 
- Combination of formal methods with simulation and analysis techniques
- Formal methods and fault tolerance, resilient computing, and self
healing systems
- Formal methods and graphical modeling languages such as SysML, UML,
- Formal methods and autonomy, e.g., verification of systems and
languages for planning and scheduling
  (PDDL, Plexil, etc.), self-sufficient systems, and fault-tolerant systems.

Formal methods in practice

- Experience reports of application of formal methods on real systems,
such as autonomous systems, safety-critical
  systems, concurrent and distributed systems, cyber-physical,
embedded, and hybrid systems, fault-detection,
  diagnostics, and prognostics systems, and human-machine interaction analysis.
- Use of formal methods in systems engineering (including hardware components)
- Use of formal methods in education
- Reports on negative results in the development and the application
for formal methods in practice.
- Usability of formal method tools, and their infusion into industrial contexts.
- Challenge problems for future reference by the formal methods
community. The formulation of these papers can range
  from plain English description of a problem over formal
specifications, to specific implementations in a
  programming language.


Courageous authors, who want to delve in open source software being
applied in real NASA missions, and find possible connections to and
applications of Formal Methods, are invited to visit the open source
repositories for the following two frameworks for programming flight

  - F’ (https://nasa.github.io/fprime/)
  - cFS (https://cfs.gsfc.nasa.gov/)


There are two categories of submissions:

- Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results
  (maximum 15 pages, excluding references);

- Short papers on tools, experience reports, or work in progress with
preliminary results
  (maximum 6 pages, excluding references).

Additional appendices can be submitted as supplementary material for
reviewing purposes. They will not be included in the proceedings.

All papers must be in English and describe original work that has not
been published.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the
Program Committee. Reviewing is Single-blind.

We encourage authors to focus on readability of their submissions.

Papers will appear in the Formal Methods subline of Springer's Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and must use LNCS style formatting
Papers must be submitted in PDF format at the EasyChair submission


Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit an extended
version to a special issue in Springer's Innovations in Systems and
Software Engineering: A NASA Journal


Authors are encouraged, but not strictly required, to submit artifacts
that support the conclusions of their work (if allowed by their
institutions). Artifacts may contain software, mechanized proofs,
benchmarks, examples, case studies and data sets. Artifacts will be
evaluated by the Program Committee together with the paper.


PC chairs

- Klaus Havelund, JPL, USA
- Jyo Deshmukh, USC, USA
- Ivan Perez, NIA, USA

Application Advisors

- Robert Bocchino, JPL, USA
- John Day, JPL, USA
- Maged Elasaar, JPL, USA
- Amalaye Oyake, Blue Origin, USA
- Nicolas Rouquette, JPL, USA
- Vandi Verma, JPL, USA

Application advisors advise the PC chairs to ensure a strong
connection to the problems facing NASA.

Local Organizer

- Richard Murray, Caltech, USA

Scientific Advisor

- Mani Chandy, Caltech, USA

Program Committee

- Aaron Dutle, NASA, USA
- Alessandro Cimatti, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Anastasia Mavridou, SGT Inc. / NASA Ames Research Center, USA
- Anne-Kathrin Schmuck, Max-Planck-Institute for Software Systems, Germany
- Arie Gurfinkel, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Bardh Hoxha, Toyota Research Institute North America, USA
- Bernd Finkbeiner, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany
- Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University, USA
- Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Michigan State University, USA
- Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA
- Chuchu Fan, MIT, USA
- Constance Heitmeyer, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
- Corina Pasareanu, CMU, NASA, KBR, USA
- Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden
- Dejan Nickovic, Austrian Institute of Technology AIT, Austria
- Dirk Beyer, LMU Munich, Germany
- Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University, Israel
- Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- Ewen Denney, NASA, USA
- Gerard Holzmann, Nimble Research, USA
- Giles Reger, The University of Manchester, UK
- Huafeng Yu, TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center USA, USA
- Jean-Christophe Filliatre, CNRS, France
- Johann Schumann, NASA, USA
- John Day, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
- Julia Badger, NASA, USA
- Julien Signoles, CEA LIST, France
- Kerianne Hobbs, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
- Kristin Yvonne Rozier, Iowa State University, USA
- Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
- Lu Feng, University of Virginia, USA
- Marcel Verhoef, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
- Marie Farrell, Maynooth University, Ireland
- Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Marielle Stoelinga, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Martin Feather, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
- Martin Leucker, University of Luebeck, Germany
- Michael Lowry, NASA, USA
- Misty Davies, NASA, USA
- Natasha Neogi, NASA, USA
- Nicolas Rouquette, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
- Nikos Arechiga, Toyota Research Institute, USA
- Rajeev Joshi, Amazon Web Services, USA
- Stanley Bak, Stony Brook University, USA
- Sylvie Boldo, INRIA, France
- Vandi Verma, NASA, USA
- Willem Visser, Amazon Web Services, USA


Email: nfm2022 [at] easychair [dot] org

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