[FM-India] Call for Papers: FormaliSE 2014 (3 June 2014, Hyderabad, India)

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Fri Jan 3 06:01:12 IST 2014

 From: Nico Plat <mail at nicoplat.com>
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 Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 17:55:58 +0100
 Subject: Call for Papers: FormaliSE 2014 (3 June 2014, Hyderabad, India)
                   Call for Papers: FormaliSE 2014
        2nd FME Workshop on Formal Methods in Software Engineering 
            to be held on June 3th 2014 in conjunction with 
           ICSE 2014 (May 31th–June 7th), in Hyderabad, India
 The software industry has a long-standing and well-earned reputation for
 failing to deliver on its promises and it is clear that still nowadays, the
 success of software projects with the current technologies cannot be assured.
 For large complex projects ad hoc approaches have proven inadequate to assure
 the correct behavior of the delivered software. The lack of formalization in
 key places makes software engineering overly sensitive to the weaknesses that
 are inevitable in the complex activities behind software creation. Aids to
 precision in each phase of software development and crosschecking are
 essential, and this is precisely one the objectives of formal methods.
 Formal methods (FMs) are intended to provide the means for greater precision in
 both thinking and documenting the preliminary stage of the software creation
 process. When done well, this can aid all aspects of software creation: user
 requirement formulation, implementation, verification/testing, and the creation
 of documentation. However, the maturing of formal techniques into real-life
 software engineering involves providing notations and tools that are readily
 understood and used by practitioners, and the integration of such tools with
 activities that are far from the unrealistic assumptions that characterized
 some earlier research in formal methods. 
 After decades of research, and despite significant advancement, formal methods
 are still not widely used in industrial software development. This may be due
 to the fact that the formal methods community has not enough focused its
 attention to software engineering needs, and its specific role in the software
 process. At the same time, from a software engineering perspective, there could
 be a number of fundamental principles that might help to guide the design of
 formal methods in order to make them more easily applicable in the development
 of software applications. 
 The main goal of the workshop is to foster integration between the formal
 methods and the software engineering communities with the purpose to examine
 the link between the two more carefully than is currently the case.
 AREAS OF INTEREST include but are not limited to:
 - integration of FMs in the software development life cycle
 - ability of formal methods to handle real-world problems 
 - prescriptive/objective guidance in the use of FMs
 - Formal methods in a certification context
 - “lightweight” or usable FMs
 - application experiences
 - scalability of FM applications
 - experimental validation
 The program will start with an invited speaker, followed by presentations of
 submitted papers. The workshop will end with a round table discussion (PC
 members and workshop audience), focusing on the subjects that came up during
 the workshop.
 SUBMISSIONS are limited to 7 pages in ACM Formatting Guidelines (LaTeX users,
 please use the "Option 2" style). They will be published as part of the
 (electronic) proceedings of ICSE 2013. All papers submitted to the workshop
 must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or submitted
 elsewhere while being under consideration. All submissions must be in English
 and in PDF format through online upload to the workshop submission website at
 the following URL: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=formalise2014.
 Three or four PC members will review all submissions. Papers will be judged on
 the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and contribution to the
 24 January 2014: submission deadline for workshop papers
 24 February 2014: notification of acceptance/rejection to authors
 14 March 2014: camera-ready copy deadline for workshop papers
 7 June 2014: FormaliSE workshop held in Hyderabad, India
 OC/PC CHAIRS are Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy) and Nico Plat (West
 Consulting BV, The Netherlands). Local organizer is Ravindra Metta (Tata
 Consultancy Services, India). The OC/PC Chairs can be reached via e-mail:
 oc at formalise.org. If you intend to submit a paper you are invited to inform us
 in advance.
 THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE consists of Andreas Bollin (Klagenfurt University,
 Austria), Einar Broch Johnsen (Oslo University, Norway), Manfred Broy
 (Technical University München, Germany), Ana Cavalcanti (York University, UK),
 Nancy Day (University of Waterloo, Canada), Cindy Eisner (IBM Haifa Research
 Laboratory, Israel) , Alessandro Fantechi (University of Florence, Italy), Jaco
 Geldenhuys  (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) , Jan Friso Groote
 (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Arie Gurfinkel (Carnegie
 Mellon University, USA), Mike Hinchey (Lero, Ireland), Randolph Johnson
 (independent consultant, USA), Axel van Lamsweerde (University of Louvain.
 Belgium), Peter Gorm Larsen (Aarhus University, Denmark), Marc Lawford
 (MacMaster University, Canada), Thierry Lecomte (ClearSy, France), Yves Ledru
 (IMAG, France), Axel Legay (INRIA Rennes, France), Antónia Lopes (University of
 Lisbon, Portugal), István Majzik (Budapest University of Technology and
 Economics, Hungary), Tiziana Margaria (Potsdam University, Germany), Ravindra
 Metta (Tata Consultancy Services, India), Henry Muccini (Universita degli Studi
 dell’Aquila, Italy), Matteo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Elena
 Troubitsyna (Abo University, Finland) , Sebastián Uchitel (Imperial College and
 Universidad de Buenos Aires, UK and Argentina), Hironori Washizaki (Waseda
 University, Japan), and Fatiha Zaïdi (LRI/CNRS, France).

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