[FM-India] FormaliSE 2018 - Call for papers

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Mon Nov 13 22:37:44 IST 2017

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From: Paola Spoletini <pspoleti at kennesaw.edu>
To: "fmindia at cmi.ac.in" <fmindia at cmi.ac.in>
Subject: FormaliSE 2018 - Call for papers


Call for Papers: FORMALISE 2018

Conference on Formal Methods in Software Engineering (June 2nd, 2018)

co-located with ICSE 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden                              




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, even
considering the current technologies, the success of software projects is often
not guaranteed. Many of the approaches used for large complex problems have not
been able to assure the correct behavior of the delivered software, despite the
efforts of the (often very qualified and skilled) software engineers involved.
This is where formal methods have a significant opportunity.

In fact, formal methods 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, after decades of research, and despite significant advancement, formal
methods are still not widely used in industrial software development. We
believe that software engineering might help in making formal methods more
easily applicable in the development of software applications, integrable into
development processes, and in making more evident the return on investment
(ROI) in using them. 


The main goal of the conference 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.


After 5 years as a successful satellite workshop of ICSE, this year FormaliSE
will be a 1-day conference co-located with ICSE 2018. FormaliSE 2018 will take
place on June 2, 2018, in Gothenburg, Sweden.


AREAS OF INTEREST include but are not limited to:

•  Verification and validation of cyber-physical systems, IoT systems, and
autonomous systems;

•  Integration of FMs with the rest of the software development lifecycle;

•  Use of formal methods in Continuous Integration & Deployment contexts;

•  Rigorous software engineering approaches and their tool support;

•  Model-based approaches, including model-driven development;

•  Scalability of FM applications;

•  Prescriptive/objective guidance in the use of FMs;

•  FMs in a certification context;

•  “Lightweight” or usable FMs;

•  Formal approaches to safety and security-related issues;

•  Requirements formalization, formal specification, and verification;

•  Performance analysis based on formal approaches;

•  Case studies developed/analyzed with formal approaches;

•  Success stories and/or ability of FMs to handle real-world problems; 

•  Experimental validation;

•  Application experiences.


We invite you to SUBMIT:

* FULL PAPERS that must describe authors' original research work and results.

* CASE STUDY PAPERS that should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical

results (such as scalability of methods) or provide specific motivation for

further research and development.

* RESEARCH IDEAS: FormaliSE encourages the submissions of new research ideas in
order to stimulate discussions at the conference.


Full and case study papers are limited to 10 pages, while research ideas papers
are limited to 4 pages.

Papers have to follow the ACM Formatting Guidelines. See for details: http://

Papers must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or
submitted elsewhere while being under consideration. PC members will review all
submissions. Papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance,
originality, and contribution to the field. Submissions must be in English and
uploaded in PDF format through the conference submission website at the
following URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=formalise2018.


All ACCEPTED CONTRIBUTIONS are PUBLISHED as part of the ICSE 2018 Proceedings
in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. The official publication date of the
workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM
Digital Library. The official publication date affects the deadline for any
patent filings related to published work. Purchase of additional pages in the
proceedings is not allowed. Authors of accepted papers must register and
present their paper at the conference.



Abstracts submission: 24 January 2018

Paper submission: 29 January 2018

Notifications: 4 March 2018

Camera ready copies: 19 March 2018

FormaliSE conference: 2 June 2018


General Chairs

•  Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy), 

•  Nico Plat (Thanos, The Netherlands)


Program Chairs 

•  Paola Spoletini, (Kennesaw State University, USA) 

•  Patrizio Pelliccione, (University of Gothenburg | Chalmers University of
Technology, Sweden)

We can be reached at oc at formalise.org. 

If you intend to submit a paper you are invited to inform us in advance.


The program committee consists of:

Alessandro Cimatti (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)

Ana Cavalcanti (University of York, UK)

Andreas Bollin (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Antonella Santone (University of Sannio, Italy)

Carlo Alberto Furia (Chalmers, Sweden)

Christel Baier (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

Claudio Menghi (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Dalal Alrajeh (Imperial College, UK)

Domenico Bianculli (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Einar Broch Johnsen (Oslo University, Norway)

Elena Troubitsyna (Abo University, Finland)

Ewen Denney (SGT/NASA Ames, USA)

Fatiha Zaidi (LRI/CNRS, France)

Gerardo Schneider (Chalmers, Sweden)

Hernán Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires)

Jana Tumova (KTH, Sweden)

Juergen Dingel (Queen's University, Canada)

Jun Sun (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)

Keijiro Araki (Kyushu University, Japan)

Kirsten Winter (University of Queensland, Australia)

Liliana Pasquale (Lero, Ireland)

Marie-Christine Jakobs (Paderborn University, Germany)

Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Matteo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Maurice ter Beek (ISTI-CNR, Italy)

Michael Whalen (University of Minnesota, USA)

Nancy Day (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Peter Gorm Larsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Rahul Purandare (IIIT Delhi, India)

Rosemary Monahan (Maynooth University, Ireland)

Simon Bliudze (EPFL, Switzerland)

Virginie Wiels (Onera, France)

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