[Om-announce] FMICS-AVoCS: 2 weeks deadline extension

Maurice ter Beek maurice.terbeek at isti.cnr.it
Tue Apr 26 13:01:31 CEST 2016


International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems
and Automated Verification of Critical Systems


26-29 September 2016
CNR, Pisa, Italy

------------ Final Call for Papers: 2 WEEKS DEADLINE EXTENSION ------------

The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for 
researchers who
are interested in the development and application of formal methods in 
The aim of the AVoCS workshop series is to contribute to the interaction and
exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on
tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems. In 2016, 
AVoCS join their forces to hold a workshop combining their themes on formal
methods and automated verification. For FMICS, this will be the 21st, 
for AVoCS
the 16th edition.

In particular, FMICS-AVoCS 2016 aims to bring together scientists and 
that are active in the area of formal methods, develop tools and 
techniques for the
automated verification of critical systems, and are interested in 
exchanging their
experiences in the industrial usage of these methods and tools.


Abstract submission for full papers (extended): May 2, 2016
Submission of full papers (extended): May 9, 2016
Notification for full papers: June 19, 2016
Camera ready versions of full papers: July 10, 2016
Submission of research ideas: August 10, 2016
Notification for research ideas: August 17, 2016
FMICS-AVoCS workshop: September 26-29, 2016


Thomas Arts (QuviQ AB, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Jan Peleska (University of Bremen, Germany)

TOPICS of INTEREST include (but are not limited to):

- Design, specification, refinement, code generation and testing of 
critical systems
based on formal methods
- Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, 
debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of critical systems, in
particular distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems
- Automated verification (model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT 
solving, abstract interpretation, etc.) of critical systems
- Verification and validation methods that address shortcomings of 
existing methods
with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and 
usability issues)
- Tools for the development of formal design descriptions
- Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of 
formal methods,
focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions
- Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and
associated costs
- Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums


Full paper submissions must describe authors' original research work and 
Submitted papers must not have previously appeared in a journal or 
conference with
published proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any 
other peer-
reviewed workshop, symposium, conference or archival journal. Any 
partial overlap
with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly 

Full paper submissions should clearly demonstrate relevance to 
industrial application.
Case study papers should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical 
(such as scalability of methods) or provide specific motivation for 
further research
and development.

Full paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages formatted according to 
the LNCS
style (Springer). All submissions will be reviewed by the Program 
Committee who
will make a selection among the submissions based on the novelty, 
soundness and
applicability of the presented ideas and results.

Research ideas: FMICS-AVoCS encourages the submissions of research ideas 
in order to
stimulate discussions at the workshop. Reports on ongoing work or 
surveys on work
published elsewhere are welcome. The Program Committee will select 
research ideas on
the basis of submitted abstracts according to their significance and 
general interest.
Abstracts of research ideas should not exceed 3 pages and they will not 
be part of
the published proceedings.

Full papers and research ideas must be written in English and should be 
submitted as
Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site:


The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer in their LNCS 
series, while
authors of the best full papers will be invited to submit extended 
versions to a
special issue of the International Journal on Software Tools for 
Technology Transfer.


General Chair

Maurice ter Beek (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)

PC Chairs

Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Alexander Knapp (Augsburg University, Germany)

PC Members

Maria Alpuente (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Michael Dierkes (Rockwell Collins, France)
Cindy Eisner (IBM Research Haifa, Israel)
Alessandro Fantechi (Universita' di Firenze, Italy)
Francesco Flammini (Ansaldo STS, Naples, Italy)
Maria Del Mar Gallardo (University of Malaga, Spain)
Michael Goldsmith (University of Oxford, UK)
Gudmund Grov (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Matthias Gudemann (Systerel, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Gerwin Klein (NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia)
Peter Gorm Larsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Thierry Lecomte (ClearSy, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Radu Mateescu (INRIA Grenoble - Rhone-Alpes, France)
David Mentre (Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe, Rennes, France)
Stephan Merz (INRIA Nancy, France)
Manuel Nunez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Peter Olveczky (University of Oslo, Norway)
Charles Pecheur (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Marielle Petit-Doche (Systerel, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Ralf Pinger (Siemens AG, Braunschweig, Germany)
Jaco van de Pol (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Markus Roggenbach (Swansea University, UK)
Matteo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Marco Roveri (FBK-Irst, Italy)
Thomas Santen (Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe, 
Aachen, Germany)
Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Jun Sun (University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
Helen Treharne (University of Surrey, UK)



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