[Om-announce] First Call for Papers: FSEN 2021

Maurice ter Beek maurice.terbeek at isti.cnr.it
Tue Jun 16 16:39:22 CEST 2020


Ninth International Conference on
Fundamentals of Software Engineering 2021 -
Theory and Practice (FSEN '21)
Tehran, Iran
May 19-21, 2021


The FSEN Steering and Organizing Committees are monitoring the situation 
surrounding COVID-19, and are aware of the restrictions and uncertainty 
that people are facing this period, complying with local and 
international rules on travel restrictions. Therefore FSEN 2021 will be 
held as a mixed event, offering virtual presentation as option to 
participants. All accepted papers will be published in the conference 
proceedings, regardless of whether a physical or virtual presentation is 
given. More details will follow in the course of time via the FSEN 2021 


-- About FSEN --

Fundamentals of Software Engineering (FSEN) is an international 
conference that aims to bring together researchers, engineers, 
developers, and practitioners from academia and industry to present and 
discuss their research work in the area of formal methods for software 
engineering. Additionally, this conference seeks to facilitate the 
transfer of experience, adaptation of methods, and where possible, 
foster collaboration among different groups. The topics of interest 
cover all aspects of formal methods, especially those related to 
advancing the application of formal methods in the software industry and 
promoting their integration with practical engineering techniques. 
Following the success of the previous FSEN editions, the next edition of 
the FSEN conference will take place in Tehran, Iran, May 19-21, 2021.

-- Important Dates --

Abstract Submission (optional): October 18, 2020 (AoE)
Paper Submission: October 30, 2020 (AoE)
Notification: December 18, 2020
Final pre-Conference Version: January 21, 2021 (AoE)
Conference: May 19-21, 2021

-- Keynote Speakers --


-- Topics of Interest --

The topics of this conference include, but are not restricted to, the 

* Models of programs and software systems
* Software specification, validation, and verification
* Software testing
* Software architectures and their description languages
* Object, actor and multi-agent systems
* Coordination, feature interaction and software product lines
* Integration of formal and informal methods
* Integration of different formal methods
* Component-based and Service-oriented software systems
* Collective, self-adaptive and cyber-physical software systems
* Model checking and theorem proving
* Quantitative formal methods
* Software and hardware verification
* CASE tools and tool integration
* Industrial Applications

-- Paper Submission --

Authors are invited to submit full papers (up to 15 pages including 
references) describing original research, applications and tools; or 
short papers (up to 6 pages including references) describing ongoing 
research or new ideas that have not yet been fully validated.
Both categories of papers must be submitted electronically in Postscript 
or PDF using the online submission process via the Easychair conference 
system at the following link: 

Contributions must be written in English, should be formatted according 
to the Springer LNCS style (LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates) that can be 
found at the following link 
and not exceed the page limit for the category (including figures and 

Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three reviewers 
considering scientific originality, significance, relevance to the FSEN 
conference, technical soundness, clarity, self-containedness and 
discussion of appropriate related work.

The reviewers will be asked to rate the submissions and evaluate whether 
they can be accepted as:
1) Full paper for the LNCS post-proceedings and conference pre-proceedings
2) Short paper for the LNCS post-proceedings and conference pre-proceedings
3) Poster included only in the pre-proceedings
Papers accepted in the first 2 categories will be invited for 
presentation at the conference. Posters will be illustrated by the 
authors in separate poster sessions.

Submissions are required to report on original, unpublished work and 
should not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere (cf. 
IFIP's Author Code of Conduct, see http://www.ifip.org/ under 

-- Proceedings and Special Issue --

The post-proceedings of FSEN'21 will be published by Springer Verlag in 
the LNCS series (to be confirmed). Pre-proceedings, printed locally by 
IPM, will be available at the conference. Following the tradition of 
FSEN, we plan to have a special issue of the Science of Computer 
Programming journal devoted to FSEN'21 (to be confirmed). After the 
conference a selection of papers will be invited for this special issue. 
The invited papers should be revised and extended and will undergo a new 
round of review by an international program committee. Please see the 
websites of previous editions of FSEN for more information on 
post-proceedings and special issues related to those editions.

-- General Chairs --

Farhad Arbab - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
Pejman Lotfi-Kamran - IPM, Iran
Hamid Sarbazi-azad - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran

-- Program Chairs --

Hossein Hojjat - Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies, University of 
Tehran, Iran
Mieke Massink - CNR-ISTI Pisa, Italy

-- Publicity Chair --

Maurice ter Beek - CNR-ISTI Pisa, Italy

-- Steering Committee --

Farhad Arbab - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
Christel Baier - University of Dresden, Germany
Frank de Boer - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
Ali Movaghar - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Hamid Sarbazi-azad - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Marjan Sirjani - Malardalen University, Sweden; Reykjavik University, 
Iceland (Chair)
Carolyn Talcott - SRI International, USA
Martin Wirsing - LMU Munich, Germany

-- Program Committee --


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