[FM-India] FORTE 2017: deadline extension

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Sun Feb 5 15:23:32 IST 2017

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Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:38:19 +0530
From: sanjiva <sanjiva at iitd.ac.in>
To: fmindia at cmi.ac.in
Subject: Subject:  FORTE 2017: deadline extension

    * Highlights *
    Deadline extension -- abstracts due Feb 17th, full papers Feb 24th.
    We welcome four kinds of submissions:
    Full papers (15 pages), Short Papers & Tool demos (7 pages), Posters (3
    We are delighted to announce our invited speaker : Rupak Majumdar


                            FORTE 2017
                37th IFIP International Conference on
    Formal Techniques for Distributed Objects, Components and Systems


* Scope *

FORTE 2017 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:
- Component- and model-based design
- Object technology, modularity, software adaptation
- Service-oriented, ubiquitous, pervasive, grid, cloud, and mobile
    computing systems
- Software quality, 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.

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 systems;
- 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.

* Important Dates *

- February 17, 2017: Submission of abstract
- February 24, 2017: Submission of papers
- April 10, 2017: Notification of acceptance
- April 24, 2017: Final version
- June 19-22, 2017: Conference and workshops

* 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. Submissions not
adhering to the specified constraints may be rejected without review. Papers
must be submitted electronically in pdf via the FORTE’17 interface of the
EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=forte2017).

We solicit four kinds of submissions:

- Full papers (up to 15 pages): Describing thorough and complete research
results, tools or experience reports.
- 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
- 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): Students can submit descriptions of posters that
will be presented at the conference - during a students poster session.
Neither the descriptions or the posters will be published in the proceedings.

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.

* Publication *

Each paper will undergo a thorough process of review and the conference
proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.

* Program Committee Chairs *
 Ahmed Bouajjani, University Paris Diderot, France
 Alexandra Silva, University College London, U

*  Program committee  *
Elvira Albert, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Luis Barbosa, University of Minho, Portugal
Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Borzoo Bonakdarpour, McMaster University, Canada
Franck Cassez, Macquarie University, Australia
Hana Chokler, King’s College London, UK
Pedro D’Argenio, National University of Cordoba & CONICET, Argentina
Frank De Boer, CWI, Netherlands
Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini, University of Torino, Italy
Cezara Dragoi, INRIA, ENS Paris, France
Michael Emmi, Bell Labs Nokia, USA
Carla Ferreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bart Jacob, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Sophia Knight, Uppsala University, Sweden
Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Australia
Stephan Merz, INRIA Nancy, France
Stefan Milius, FAU Erlangen, Germany
Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA Paris, France
Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames, USA
Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Sanjiva Prasad, IIT Delhi, India
Ana Sokolova, University of Salzburg, Austria
Marielle Stoelinga, University of Twente, Netherlands

Sanjiva Prasad
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016

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