[Om-announce] Call for Papers: SETTA 2014, August 14-17, Nanjing, China

Lijun Zhang zhanglj at ios.ac.cn
Fri Nov 22 06:17:18 CET 2013

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Call for Papers: SETTA 2014
Symposium on Dependable Software Engineering:
Theories, Tools and Applications
Nanjing University
August 14, 2014 to August 17, 2014


February 8, 2014 Abstracts
February 15, 2014 Submission of papers
April 25, 2014 Notification to authors
TBD 2014 Camera-ready versions


The aim of the symposium is to bring together international
researchers and practitioners in the field of formal software
engineering methods. Its focus is on clarifying the relation between
formal methods and advanced software technologies, especially for
engineering complex, large-scale artifacts like cyber-physical
systems, networks of things, enterprise systems, or cloud-based
services. Contributions relating to formal methods or integrating
them with software engineering, as well as papers advancing
scalability or widening the scope of formal methods to new design
goals are especially welcome.

Being hosted in China, the symposium will also provide a platform for
building up research collaborations between the rapidly growing
Chinese computer science community and its international
counterpart. The symposium will support this process through dedicated
events and therefore welcomes both young researchers considering
international collaboration in formal methods and established researchers
looking for international cooperation and willing to attract new
colleagues to the domain.

Authors are invited to submit papers on original research, industrial
applications, or position papers proposing challenges in fundamental
research and technology. The latter two types of submissions are
expected to contribute to the development of formal methods either by
substantiating the advantages of integrating formal methods into the
development cycle or through delineating need for research by
demonstrating weaknesses of existing formal methods, especially when
addressing new application domains.

Submissions can take the form of either normal or short papers. Short
papers can discuss ongoing research at an early stage, including PhD
projects. It is planned to publish the proceedings in the Springer
LNCS series.

The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to
submit extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue of
the Formal Aspect Computing journal.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Formal aspects of engineering approaches to software and system quality

* Integration of formal methods into software engineering practice

* Requirements analysis, specification and design

* Formal methods for embedded, real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical

* Formal methods for service-oriented and cloud computing

* Formal aspects of security and mobility

* Formal aspects of safety, reliability, robustness, and fault-tolerance

* Model checking, theorem proving, and decision procedures

* Integration of empirical analysis techniques with formal methods

* Contract-based engineering of components, systems, and systems of systems

* Formal and engineering aspects of software evolution and maintenance

* Scalable approaches to formal system analysis and design

* Tool integration

* Applications of formal methods and industrial experience reports

Cliff Jones, University of Newcastle, UK

Martin Fränzle, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China

Jonathan Bowen, Birmingham City University,UK
Lijun Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences,China

Xin Chen, Nanjing University, China

* Farhad Arbab, CWI and Leiden University,The Netherlands
* Luis Barbosa, Universidade do Minho,Portugal
* Michael Butler, University of Southampton,UK
* Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research,USA
* Van Hung Dang, Vietnam National University,Vientam
* Martin Fränzle, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg,Germany
* Goran Frehse, Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 – Verimag, France
* Lindsay Groves, Victoria University of Wellington,New Zealand
* Holger Hermanns, Saarland University,Germany
* Ian J. Hayes, University of Queensland,Australia
* Gerwin Klein, NICTA and UNSW,Australia
* Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania,USA
* Shaoying Liu, Hosei University,Japan
* Xuandong Li, Nanjing University,China
* Xiaoguang Mao, National University of Defense Technology,China
* Ursula Martin, Queen Mary University of London,UK
* Joel Ouaknine, Oxford University,UK
* Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg,Luxembourg
* Paritosh Pandya,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Research,India
* Paul Pettersson, Mälardalen University, Sweden
* Zongyan Qiu, Peking University,China
* Shengchao Qin, Teesside University,UK
* Jean-Francois Raskin, Université Libre de Bruxelles,Belgium
* Stefan Ratschan, Czech Academy of Sciences,CZ
* Martin Steffen, University of Oslo,Norway
* Cesare Tinelli, The University of Iowa,USA
* Tarmo Uustalu, Tallinn University of Technology,Estonia
* Irina Virbitskaite, Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems,Russian
* Andrzej Wasowski, IT University of Copenhagen,Denmark
* Jian Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences,China
* Lijun Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences,China
* Jianhua Zhao, Nanjing University,China
* Huibiao Zhu, East China Normal University,China

* Zhenhua Duan, Xi’dan University, China
* Martin Fränzle, University of Oldenburg, Germany
* Kim Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
* Xuandong Li, Nanjing University China
* Zhiming Liu, Birmingham City University,UK
* Sriram Rajamani, Microsoft Research India
* Ji Wang, National University of Defense Science and Technology, China
* Kwangkeun Yi, Seoul National University, Korea
* Naijun Zhan (Chair), Software Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
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