[Om-announce] [FSEN2021] Final Call for Papers FSEN 2021

Maurice ter Beek maurice.terbeek at isti.cnr.it
Tue Oct 6 10:17:21 CEST 2020

As PC Co-Chairs of the 9th IPM International Conference on Fundamentals 
of Software
Engineering (FSEN 2021) we kindly invite you to submit some of your 
original work to the
FSEN2021 Conference, which will be held as a mixed virtual and physical 
event. FSEN is
one of the best international conference series on computer science that 
is held regularly
in Iran, and a precious resource for international scientific 
collaboration. As you are all
aware, the circumstances under which the preparations for this FSEN is 
taking place is quite
different from the last events. We are experiencing an unprecedented 
pandemic that has forced
many of us to stay indoors. Attracting a good number of high-quality 
submissions for FSEN is
more challenging, but also more important than ever. We have already 
some excellent Keynotes
in the programme, a highly qualified PC and, in the tradition of FSEN, 
we will have LNCS
post-proceedings and we are planning for a journal special issue. We now 
look forward to your
participation and contributions to maintain the standards of FSEN and to 
offer a high quality
international forum for scientific exchange and collaboration. Please 
find the Final Call for
papers included and share it with whoever you think might be interested.

Many thanks and Stay well.

Mieke Massink and Hossein Hojjat

FSEN 2021 PC Co-Chairs



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


FSEN 2021 will be held as a mixed event, offering virtual presentation 
as option to participants.
All accepted papers will be published in the LNCS 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 website. Three excellent Keynote Speakers have confirmed their 
presentation covering a
range of challenging topics in Software Engineering. FSEN 2021 is 
organised in collaboration with
IFIP WG 2.2 and has been granted ACM SIGSOFT in-cooperation support.


-- 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: 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 (confirmed) --

Prof. Pavol Cerny, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Prof. Marta Kwiatkowska, University of Oxford, UK

Prof. Mira Mezini, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

-- 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 
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 

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 
and not
exceed the page limit for the category (including figures and references).

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 Publications/Links).

Note from Springer: Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ 
guidelines and use their proceedings
templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their 
papers. Springer encourages
authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the 
corresponding author of each
paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must 
complete and sign a
Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright 
form should match the
corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent 
to Springer, changes
relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

-- Proceedings and Special Issue --

The post-proceedings of FSEN'21 will be published by Springer in the 
LNCS series. 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.
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, the Netherlands; Leiden University, the Netherlands
Pejman Lotfi-Kamran - IPM, 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, the Netherlands; Leiden University, the Netherlands
Christel Baier - Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Frank de Boer - CWI, the Netherlands; Leiden University, the Netherlands
Ali Movaghar - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Hamid Sarbazi-azad - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Marjan Sirjani - Mälardalen University, Sweden; Reykjavik University, 
Iceland (Chair)
Carolyn Talcott - SRI International, USA
Martin Wirsing - LMU Munich, Germany

-- Program Committee --

Erika Ábrahám - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Gul Agha - University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, USA
Ebru Aydin Gol - Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Christel Baier - Technical University Dresden, Germany
Ezio Bartocci - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Marcello Bonsangue - Leiden University, the Netherlands
Mario Bravetti - University of Bologna, Italy
Michael Butler - University of Southampton, UK
Rocco De Nicola - IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy
Erik de Vink - Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo - University of Geneva, Switzerland
Alessandra Di Pierro - University of Verona, Italy
Ali Ebnenasir - Michigan Technological University, USA
Fathiyeh Faghih - University of Tehran, Iran
Wan Fokkink - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Adrian Francalanza - University of Malta, Malta
Fatemeh Ghassemi - University of Tehran, Iran
Jan Friso Groote - Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Hassan Haghighi - Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Osman Hasan - National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), 
Mohammad Izadi - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Narges Khakpour - Linnaeus University, Sweden
Ramtin Khosravi - University of Tehran, Iran
Eva Kühn - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Zhiming Liu - Southwest University, China
Emanuela Merelli - University of Camerino, Italy
Hassan Mirian-Hosseinabadi - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Mohammadreza Mousavi - University of Leicester, UK
Ali Movaghar - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Peter Csaba Ölveczky - University of Oslo, Norway
Jose Proença - CISTER-ISEP and HASLab-INESC TEC, Portugal
Wolfgang Reisig - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Philipp Rümmer - Uppsala University, Sweden
Gwen Salaün - University of Grenoble Alpes, Inria, France
Cristina Seceleanu - Mälardalen University, Sweden
Marjan Sirjani - Mälardalen University and Reykjavik University, 
Marielle Stoelinga - University of Twente and Radboud University, the 
Meng Sun - Peking University, China
Carolyn Talcott - SRI International, USA
Martin Wirsing - LMU Munich, Germany
Lijun Zhang - Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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