[FM-India] FORTE 2015: last Call for Papers

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Tue Jan 13 06:21:12 IST 2015

 Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:45:29 +0100
 From: Susanne Graf <Susanne.Graf at imag.fr>
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 Subject: [EMSIG Mailing List] FORTE 2015: last Call for Papers
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                      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 16, 2015
 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 systems;
     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;
     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 ===
     Alois Ferscha  (Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz, Austria)
     Leslie Lamport  (Microsoft Research, USA)
     Willy Zwaenepoel (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 not exceed 15 pages in length, including figures and
 references, prepared using Springer’s LNCS style (cf.
 Submissions not adhering to the above specified constraints may be rejected
 without review.
 Papers can be submitted electronically in pdf via the FORTE’15 interface of
 the EasyChair system:
 The time of all deadlines is 24:00 SST (UTC-11, Samoa Standard Time).
 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 (e.g. TCS or Information &
 === 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)
 Susanne Graf          | tel : (+33) (0)4 56 52 03 52
 VERIMAG               | fax : (+33) (0)4 56 52 03 46 (or 44)
 2, avenue de Vignate  | http://www-verimag.imag.fr/~graf/
 F - 38610 Gieres      | e-mail: Susanne.Graf at imag.fr

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