[FM-India] FORMATS 2014: 1st Call for Papers

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Wed Dec 11 21:58:27 IST 2013

 From: Marius Bozga <Marius.Bozga at imag.fr>
 To: Marius Bozga <Marius.Bozga at imag.fr>
 Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:25:48 +0100
 Subject: FORMATS 2014: 1st Call for Papers
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                             FORMATS 2014
                    12th International Conference on
             Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems
                     Preliminary Call for Papers
 Timing aspects of systems from a variety of computer science domains
 have been treated independently by different communities. Researchers
 interested in semantics, verification and performance analysis study
 models such as timed automata and timed Petri nets, the digital design
 community focusses on propagation and switching delays while designers
 of embedded controllers have to take account of the time taken by
 controllers to compute their responses after sampling the environment.
 Timing-related questions in these separate disciplines do have their
 particularities. However, there is a growing awareness that there are
 basic problems that are common to all of them. In particular, all
 these sub-disciplines treat systems whose behaviour depends upon
 combinations of logical and temporal constraints; namely, constraints
 on the temporal distances between occurrences of events.
 The aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and
 practical aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers
 from different disciplines that share interests in modelling and
 analysis of timed systems. Typical topics include (but are not limited
 * Foundations and Semantics: Theoretical foundations of timed systems
   and languages; comparison between different models (timed automata,
   timed Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed process algebra, max-plus
   algebra, probabilistic models).
 * Methods and Tools: Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and
   software tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving temporal
   constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis,
   optimization, model checking, testing, constraint solving, etc.).
 * Applications: Adaptation and specialization of timing technology in
   application domains in which timing plays an important role
   (real-time software, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling
   in manufacturing and telecommunication).
 Paper Submission
 FORMATS 2014 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results
 and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned
 above. Submitted papers must contain original, unpublished
 contributions, not submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers
 should be submitted electronically in PDF, following the Springer LNCS
 style guidelines. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages in length.
 Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. If necessary, the
 paper may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will
 be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee.
 Papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair online
 submission system:
 The proceedings of FORMATS 2014 will be published by Springer in the
 Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
 Important Dates
 * Abstract submission:  April 14, 2014
 * Paper submission:  April 21, 2014
 * Notification of acceptance:  June 9, 2014
 * Final version due:  June 23, 2014
 * Conference:  September 8-10, 2014
 Program Chairs
 Marius Bozga           (VERIMAG / CNRS, Grenoble, France)
 Axel Legay             (IRISA / INRIA Rennes, France)
 Program Committee
 Erika Abraham          (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
 Parosh Aziz Abdulla    (Uppsala University, Sweden)
 Eugene Asarin          (LIAFA / University Paris Diderot, France)
 Luca Bortolussi        (University of Trieste, Italy)
 Alexandre David        (Aalborg University, Denmark)
 Alexandre Donzé        (UC Berkeley, USA)
 Georgios Fainekos      (Arizona State University, USA)
 Martin Fränzle         (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
 Goran Frehse           (VERIMAG / University of Grenoble, France)
 Laurent Fribourg       (LSV / CNRS, Paris, France)
 Gilles Geeraerts       (Université Libré de Bruxelles, Belgium)
 Marcin Jurdzinski      (University of Warwick, UK)
 Joost-Pieter Katoen    (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
 Kai Lampka             (Uppsala University, Sweden)
 Didier Lime            (École Centrale de Nantes, France)
 Nicolas Markey         (LSV / CNRS, Paris, France)
 David Parker           (University of Birmingham, UK)
 Ocan Sankur            (ENS Cachan, France)
 Ana Sokolova           (University of Salzburg, Austria)
 Oleg Sokolsky          (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
 P.S. Thiagarajan       (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
 Louis-Marie Traonouez  (IRISA / INRIA Rennes, France)
 Ashutosh Trivedi       (IIT Bombay, India)
 Frits Vaandrager       (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
 Enrico Vicario         (University of Florence, Italy)
 Sergio Yovine          (CONICET, Argentina)
 Steering Commitee
 Rajeev Alur            (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
 Eugene Asarin          (LIAFA / University Paris Diderot, France)
 Thomas A. Henzinger    (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria)
 Joost-Pieter Katoen    (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
 Kim G. Larsen          (Aalborg University, Denmark)
 Oded Maler             (VERIMAG / CNRS, Grenoble, France)
 Lothar Thiele          (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
 Wang Yi                (Uppsala University, Sweden)
 FORMATS 2014 will take place in Florence, Italy as part of FLORENCE
 2014, a one-week scientific event on formal and quantitative methods
 for the development of dependable and performing systems:
 It will be held in Florence during the week 8-12 September 2014, and
 it will co-locate five major conferences in the areas of formal and
 quantitative analysis of systems, performance engineering, computer
 safety, and industrial critical applications.
 All the conferences will take place at the Aeronautical Sciences
 School of the Italian Air Force, inside the monumental and historical
 park of Cascine in the city of Florence.
 Colocated events
 QEST: International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems
 SAFECOMP: International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and
 EPEW: European Workshop on Performance Engineering
 FMICS: International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial
 Critical Systems

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