[Om-announce] NFM 2019 Preliminary Call For Papers- 11th Annual NASA Formal Methods Symposium

Kristin Yvonne Rozier kyrozier at iastate.edu
Thu Aug 16 20:13:49 CEST 2018

      The Eleventh NASA Formal Methods Symposium


                    7 - 9 May 2019
         Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

Theme of the Symposium:
The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and 
safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry require 
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.

New developments and emerging applications like autonomous software for 
uncrewed deep space human habitats, caretaker robotics, Unmanned Aerial 
Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), and the need for 
system-wide fault detection, diagnosis, and prognostics provide new 
challenges for system specification, development, and verification 
approaches. The focus of these symposiums are on formal techniques and 
other approaches for software assurance, including their theory, current 
capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to 
aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems 
during all stages of the software life-cycle.

The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is an annual event organized by the 
NASA Formal Methods (NFM) Steering Committee, comprised of researchers 
spanning several NASA centers. NFM 2019 
(https://robonaut.jsc.nasa.gov/R2/pages/nfm2019.html) is being 
co-organized by Rice University and NASA- Johnson Space Center in 
Houston, TX.

Topics of Interest:
We encourage submissions on cross-cutting approaches that bring together 
formal methods and techniques from other domains such as probabilistic 
reasoning, machine learning, control theory, robotics, and quantum 
computing among others.
     * Formal verification, including theorem proving, model checking, 
and static analysis
     * Advances in automated theorem proving including SAT and SMT solving
     * Use of formal methods in software and system testing
     * Run-time verification
     * Techniques and algorithms for scaling formal methods, such as 
abstraction and symbolic methods, compositional techniques, as well as 
parallel and/or distributed techniques
     * Code generation from formally verified models
     * Safety cases and system safety
     * Formal approaches to fault tolerance
     * Theoretical advances and empirical evaluations of formal methods 
techniques for safety-critical systems, including hybrid and embedded 
     * Formal methods in systems engineering and model-based development
     * Correct-by-design controller synthesis
     * Formal assurance methods to handle adaptive systems

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission:  7 Dec 2018
Paper Submission:    14 Dec 2018
Paper Notifications: 22 Feb 2019
Camera-ready Papers: 22 Mar 2019
Symposium:          7-9 May 2019

Location & Cost:
The symposium will take place in the McMurtry Auditorium, Rice 
University, Houston, Texas, USA, May 7--9, 2019.

There will be no registration fee for participants. All interested 
individuals, including non-US citizens, are welcome to attend, to listen 
to the talks, and to participate in discussions; however, all attendees 
must register.

Moshe Y. Vardi (General Chair)
Julia Badger (PC Chair)
Kristin Yvonne Rozier (PC Chair)

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