[FM-India] FORTE 2015: Call for Papers (Reminder)

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Tue Feb 10 19:03:29 IST 2015

 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:49:43 +0000
 From: "Viswanathan, Mahesh" <vmahesh at illinois.edu>
 To: "fmindia at cmi.ac.in" <fmindia at cmi.ac.in>
 Subject: FORTE 2015: Call for Papers (Reminder)
                       CALL FOR PAPERS
                         FORTE 2015
                 A DisCoTec Member Conference
 35th IFIP International Conference on Formal Techniques for
 Distributed Objects, Components and Systems
 taking place on June 2-4, 2015 in Grenoble, France
 Abstract Submission: January 23, 2015 (optional)
 Paper Submission:    January 23, 2015
 Author Notification: March 6, 2015
 FORTE 2015 is a forum for fundamental research on theory, models, tools, and
 applications for distributed systems. The conference solicits original
 contributions that advance the science and technologies for distributed systems,
 with special interest in the areas of:
   * service-oriented, ubiquitous, pervasive, grid, cloud, and mobile computing
   * object technology, modularity, component- and model-based design;
   * software reliability, availability, and safety;
   * security, privacy, and trust in distributed systems;
   * adaptive distributed systems, self-stabilization;
   * self-healing/organizing;
   * verification, validation, formal analysis, and testing of the above.
 Contributions that combine theory and practice and that exploit formal methods
 and theoretical foundations to present novel solutions to problems arising from
 the development of distributed systems are encouraged. FORTE covers distributed
 computing models and formal specification, testing and verification methods. The
 application domains include all kinds of application-level distributed systems,
 telecommunication services, Internet, embedded and real-time systems, as well as
 networking and communication security and reliability.
 === Main topics of interest ===
 Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
   * Languages and semantic foundations: new modeling and language concepts for
     distribution and concurrency, semantics for different types of languages,
     including programming languages, modeling languages, and domain-specific
     languages; real-time and probability aspects;
   * Formal methods and techniques: design, specification, analysis,
     verification, validation, testing and runtime verification of various types
     of distributed systems including communications and network protocols,
     service-oriented systems, adaptive distributed systems, cyber-physical
     systems and sensor networks;
   * Foundations of security: new principles for qualitative and quantitative
     security analysis of distributed systems, including formal models based on
     probabilistic concepts;
   * Applications of formal methods: applying formal methods and techniques for
     studying quality, reliability, availability, and safety of distributed
   * Practical experience with formal methods: industrial applications, case
     studies and software tools for applying formal methods and description
     techniques to the development and analysis of real distributed systems.
 === Invited Speakers (DISCOTEC) ===
   * Alois Ferscha <http://www.pervasive.jku.at/About_Us/Staff/Ferscha/>
 (Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz, Austria)
   * Leslie Lamport <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Lamport>  (Microsoft
     Research, USA)
   * Willy Zwaenepoel
     <http://people.epfl.ch/willy.zwaenepoel?lang=en&cvlang=en>(EPFL, Switzerland)
 === Submission and publication ===
 Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished
 work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP’s codes of conduct). The
 submissions must be prepared using Springer’s LNCS style. Papers can be
 submitted electronically in pdf via the FORTE’15 interface of the EasyChair system.
 We solicit four kinds of submissions:
   *  Full papers (up to 15 pages): Describing thorough and complete research
      results, tools or experience reports (if relevant, additional appendixes
      with proofs or other material meant for easing the reviewers' live are
   *  Short papers (up to 7 pages): Describing research results that are not
      fully developed, or manifestos, calls to action, personal views on FORTE
      related research, on the current state of the art, or on prospects for the
      years to come.
   *  Tool demonstration papers (up to 7 pages): focus on the usage aspects of
      tools. Theoretical foundations and experimental evaluation are not
      required, however, a motivation as to why the tool is interesting and
      significant should be provided. Papers may have an appendix of up to 5
      additional pages with details on the actual demonstration.
   *  Posters (up to 3 pages): Summarizing research projects worth being
      advertised and discussed in at the conference.
 Each paper will undergo a peer review of at least 3 anonymous reviewers. The
 conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series. The
 best papers will be invited after the conference to contribute to a special
 issue of a top-level journal (TCS or FMSD).
 === Programme Chairs ===
     Susanne Graf (VERIMAG & CNRS, Grenoble, France)
     Mahesh Viswanathan (U. Illinois, USA)
 === Programme Committee ===
     Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
     Luca Aceto (U. Reykjavik, Iceland)
     S Akshay (IIT Bombay, India)
     Paul Attie (American U. Beirut, Lebanon)
     Rohit Chadha (U. Missouri, USA)
     Rance Cleaveland (U. Maryland, USA)
     Frank de Boer (CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
     Borzoo Bonakdarpour (Mc Master U., Ontario, Canada)
     Michele Boreale (U. Firenze, Italy)
     Stephanie Delaune (CNRS & ENS Cachan, France)
     Wan Fokkink (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
     Gregor Goessler (INRIA Grenoble, France)
     Gerard Holzmann (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA)
     Alan Jeffrey (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, USA)
     Petr Kuznetsov (Telecom ParisTech, France)
     Ivan Lanese (U. Bologna, Italy)
     Kim Larsen (U. Aalborg, Denmark)
     Antonia Lopes (U. Lisbon, Portugal)
     Stephan Merz (LORIA & INRIA Nancy, France)
     Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay, France)
     Alan Schmitt (IRISA & INRIA Rennes, France)
 === Steering Committee: ===
     Erica Abraham (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
     Dirk Beyer (U. Passau, Germany)
     Michele Boreale (U. Firenze, Italy)
     Einar Broch Johnsen (U. Oslo, Norway)
     Frank de Boer (CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
     Holger Giese (U. Potsdam, Germany)
     Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA, Saclay, France)
     Grigore Rosu (U. Illinois, USA)
     Jean-Bernard Stefani (INRIA, Grenoble, France) (Chair)
     Heike Wehrheim (U. Paderborn, Germany)

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