[Om] iFM 2019: Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Martin Leucker leucker at isp.uni-luebeck.de
Mon Feb 18 17:34:29 CET 2019

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iFM 2019 - Call for Workshops and Tutorials

15th International Conference on integrated Formal Methods (iFM)

2-6 December 2019

Bergen, Norway

Web:	 http://ifm2019.hvl.no/

Important Dates

Submission of proposals: 	 	15th of March 2019
Notification: 				29th of March 2019
Pre-conference workshops/tutorials: 	2-3 December 2019
Main conference: 			4-6 December 2019

About iFM

iFM 2019 is  concerned with how the application of  formal methods may
involve  modelling  different  aspects  of a  system  which  are  best
expressed  using  different  formalisms.   Correspondingly,  different
analysis techniques  may be  used to  examine different  system views,
different kinds  of properties, or  simply in  order to cope  with the
sheer complexity  of the  system. The iFM  conference series  seeks to
further  research  into  hybrid  approaches to  formal  modelling  and
analysis; i.e.,  the combination  of (formal and  semi-formal) methods
for system development, regarding modelling and analysis, and covering
all  aspects from  language design  through verification  and analysis
techniques to  tools and  their integration into  software engineering

Besides the standard conference track  and the Doctoral Symposium, iFM
will host a number of workshops  and tutorials related to the theme of
the  conference.   The   purpose  of  the  workshops   is  to  provide
participants with  a friendly,  interactive atmosphere  for presenting
novel  ideas  and  discussing  their application.   The  goal  of  the
tutorials is to enable the participants to familiarise themselves with
theoretical aspects and application of formal methods.

Prospective workshop/tutorial  organisers are requested to  follow the
guidelines below and are encouraged  to contact the workshop chairs if
any questions arise.

Proposal and Submission Guidelines

Proposals must be written in English, not exceed 5 pages with a
reasonable font and margins, and be submitted in PDF format via email
to the iFM workshop chairs, Martin Leucker
(leucker at isp.uni-luebeck.de) and Violet Ka I Pun (vpu at hvl.no).

Workshop proposals should include:

 - The name, the duration (1 or 2 days) and the preferred date of the
   proposed workshop
 - A short description of the workshop.
 - If applicable, a description of past versions of the workshop,
   including dates, organisers, submission and acceptance counts,
   and attendance.
 - The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop
   organisers to promote the workshop,
 - The participant solicitation and selection process.
 - The target audience and expected number of participants.
 - Approximate budget proposal (see section Budget below for
 - The equipment and any other resource necessary for the
   organisation of the workshop.
 - The name and short CV of the organiser(s).
 - The publication plan (only invited speakers, no published
   proceedings, pre-/post-proceedings published with

Tutorial proposals should include

 - The name, the duration (1/2 or 1 day).
 - A short description of the tutorial.
 - Motivation for the tutorial (e.g., relation to conference)
 - Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation
   style, potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge.
 - Intended audience and expected number of participants.
 - List of readings, handbook, tools used in the tutorial.

Organisers Responsibilities

The scientific responsibility of  organising a workshop/tutorial is on
the workshop/tutorial organisers. In  particular, they are responsible
for the following items:

 - A workshop/tutorial description (200 words) for inclusion in the
   iFM site.
 - Hosting and maintaining web pages to be linked from the iFM
   site. Workshop/tutorial organisers can integrate their pages into
   the main iFM pages.
 - Scheduling workshop/tutorial activities in collaboration with the
   iFM workshop chairs.
 - Workshop publicity (possibly including call for papers, submission
   and review process).
 - Workshop proceedings, if any. If there is sufficient interest, the
   iFM 2019 workshop organisers may contact the editor-in-chief of the
   Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
   (http://info.eptcs.org/) for having a common volume dedicated to
   the workshops of iFM 2019.


The  iFM organisation  will  provide  registration and  organisational
support for  the workshops and  tutorials (including linking  from the
conferences web  sites, set-up of  meeting space, on-line  and on-site
registration).  Registration fees  must be  paid by  all participants,
including organisers and invited guests.

To cover lunches, coffee breaks and basic organisational expenses, all
workshops will be required to  charge a minimum participation fee (the
precise amount is still to  be determined). Each workshop may increase
this fee  to cover  additional expenses  such as  publication charges,
student scholarships, costs  for invited speakers, etc.  All fees will
be collected as part of the iFM registration.

Evaluation Process

The proposals will be evaluated by the iFM organising committee on the
basis of  their assessed benefit  for prospective participants  of iFM


iFM 2019 will  take place at the Western Norway  University of Applied
Sciences in Bergen,  Norway.  The campus is located around  10 mins by
tram from the city centre.

Further Information and Enquiries

You  are welcome  to contact  the iFM  workshop chairs  Martin Leucker
(leucker at isp.uni-luebeck.de) and Violet Ka I Pun (vpu at hvl.no).

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