[FM-India] FORMATS 2019: Call for Papers

Akshay S. akshayss at cse.iitb.ac.in
Tue Nov 20 10:52:30 IST 2018

(apologies for multiple copies/cross posting)

Call for papers
August 26-31
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
co-located with CONCUR


Timing aspects of systems from a variety of computer science domains 
have been treated independently by different communities. Researchers 
interested in semantics, verification and performance analysis study 
models such as timed automata and timed Petri nets, the digital design 
community focuses on propagation and switching delays while designers of 
embedded controllers have to take account of the time taken by 
controllers to compute their responses after sampling the environment.
Timing-related questions in these separate disciplines do have their 
particularities. However, there is a growing awareness that there are 
basic problems that are common to all of them. In particular, all these 
sub-disciplines treat systems whose behaviour depends upon combinations 
of logical and temporal constraints; namely, constraints on the temporal 
distances between occurrences of events.


The aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and practical 
aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers from 
different disciplines that share interests in modelling and analysis of 
timed systems. In 2019, FORMATS aims at being more inclusive wrt to 
applications, notably real-time systems.
Typical topics include (but are not limited to):
Foundations and Semantics: Theoretical foundations of timed systems and 
languages; comparison between different models (timed automata, timed 
Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed process algebra, max-plus algebra, 
probabilistic models).
Methods and Tools: Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and 
software tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving temporal 
constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis, 
optimization, model checking, testing, constraint solving, etc.).
Applications: Adaptation and specialization of timing technology in 
application domains in which timing plays an important role (real-time 
software, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in manufacturing 
and telecommunication).

Paper Submission

FORMATS 2019 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results 
and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned above. 
Submitted papers must contain original, unpublished contributions, not 
submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers should be submitted 
electronically in PDF, following the Springer LNCS style guidelines. 
Submissions should not exceed 15 pages in length (excluding references, 
that are therefore not limited).
Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. If necessary, the 
paper may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be 
reviewed at the discretion of the program committee.
It is likely FORMATS 2019 will solicit also tool papers (more 
information TBA).
Papers will be submitted electronically via EasyChair online submission 
system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=formats2019)

Publication and best paper award

The proceedings of FORMATS 2019 will be published by Springer in the 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
The best paper of the conference will be awarded the Oded Maler Award 
in Timed Systems.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: April 21, 2019
Paper submission: April 24, 2019
Notification of acceptance: June 12, 2019
Final version due: June 29, 2019
Conference: August 26-31, 2019

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