[Om-announce] 2nd Call for Papers: FSEN 2021

Maurice ter Beek maurice.terbeek at isti.cnr.it
Fri Sep 18 12:37:28 CEST 2020


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.


-- 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 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 

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 

-- 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 

-- 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 - 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
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), Pakistan
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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