[FM-India] CFP NFM 2017: 9th NASA Formal Methods Symposium

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Thu Aug 25 06:14:50 IST 2016

 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:30:42 +0000
 From: "Rungta, Neha S. (ARC-TI)[SGT, INC]" <neha.s.rungta at nasa.gov>
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 Subject: [fm-announcements] CFP NFM 2017: 9th NASA Formal Methods Symposium

 NFM 2017 - Call For Papers

 The 9th NASA Formal Methods Symposium
 May 16 - 18, 2017
 NASA Ames Research Center
 Moffett Field, CA, USA

 Theme of the Symposium

 The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and
 safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry require
 advanced techniques that address these systems? specification,
 design, verification, validation, and certification requirements. The
 NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM) is a forum to foster
 collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA,
 academia, and industry. NFM?s goals are to identify challenges and to
 provide solutions for achieving assurance for such critical systems.

 New developments and emerging applications like autonomous software
 for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM),
 advanced separation assurance algorithms for aircraft, and the need
 for system-wide fault detection, diagnosis, and prognostics provide
 new challenges for system specification, development, and
 verification approaches. Similar challenges need to be addressed
 during development and deployment of on-board software for spacecraft
 ranging from small and inexpensive CubeSat systems to manned
 spacecraft like Orion, as well as for ground systems.

 The focus of the symposium will be on formal techniques and other
 approaches for software assurance, including their theory, current
 capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application
 to aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical
 systems during all stages of the software life-cycle.

 Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
 * Model checking
 * Theorem proving
 * SAT and SMT solving
 * Symbolic execution
 * Static analysis
 * Model-based development
 * Runtime verification
 * Software and system testing
 * Safety assurance
 * Fault tolerance
 * Compositional verification
 * Security and intrusion detection
 * Design for verification and correct-by-design techniques
 * Techniques for scaling formal methods
 * Formal methods for multi-core, GPU-based implementations
 * Applications of formal methods in the development of:
   * autonomous systems
   * safety-critical artificial intelligence systems
   * cyber-physical, embedded, and hybrid systems
   * fault-detection, diagnostics, and prognostics systems

 * Use of formal methods in:
   * assurance cases
   * human-machine interaction analysis
   * requirements generation, specification, and validation
   * automated testing and verification

 Important Dates
 Abstract Submission: November 28, 2016
 Paper Submission: December 5, 2016
 Paper notification: February 3, 2017
 Camera Ready Deadline: March 1, 2017
 Symposium: May 16-18, 2017

 The symposium will take place at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett
 Field, CA, USA.  Registration is required but is free of charge.

 Submission Details
 There are two categories of submissions:

 1. Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete
 results (maximum 15 pages)

 2. Short papers on tools, experience reports, or work in progress
 with preliminary results (maximum 6 pages)

 All papers must be in English and describe original work that has not
 been published or submitted elsewhere. All submissions will be fully
 reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee.

 Papers will appear in a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes in
 Computer Science (LNCS).

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