[FM-India] FORMATS 2019 (Amsterdam): Final call for papers

Étienne André Andre.Etienne at lipn13.fr
Wed May 8 23:17:37 IST 2019

                        Call for papers

                           FORMATS 2019
17th International Conference on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed

                  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                      August 27-29, 2018

(Co-located with CONCUR 2019 and FMICS 2019)

** NEW this year: tool papers **
** NEW this year: special sessions **

# Objective

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.

# Important Dates

Abstract submission:        May 9, 2019
Paper submission:           May 13, 2019
Notification of acceptance: June 21, 2019
Final version due:          July 5, 2019
Conference:                 August 27-29, 2019

# Topics

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 w.r.t. 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

# 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.

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.

Two categories of papers are sought:
* **Regular papers** should describe fundamental research, practical
research or experience reports, and should not exceed 15 pages in length
(excluding references, that are therefore not limited).
* **Tool papers** (NEW) should describe a tool, and should not exceed 5
pages in length (excluding references).

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.

# Special sessions

FORMATS 2019 will contain two special sessions.
Papers submitted into special sessions will undergo the same review
process as regular papers, but will be presented in a special slot
during the conference.

* 1. Special session on data-driven and stochastic approaches to
real-time, including monitoring and big data (chair: Martin Fränzle)

* 2. Special session on timed systems and probabilities (chair: Nathalie

# Committees

## General Chair

* Jos Baeten (The Netherlands)

## Program committee

* Alessandro Abate (England)
* S. Akshay (India)
* Étienne André (France) _co-chair_
* Enrico Bini (Italy)
* Sergiy Bogomolov (Australia)
* Jyotirmoy Deshmukh (USA)
* Martin Fränzle (Germany)
* Ichiro Hasuo (Japan)
* David N. Jansen (China)
* Jan Křetínský (Germany)
* Didier Lime (France)
* Brian Nielsen (Denmark)
* Peter Csaba Ölveczky (Norway)
* Pavithra Prabhakar (USA)
* Karin Quaas (Germany)
* Pierre-Alain Reynier (France)
* César Sánchez (Spain)
* Ocan Sankur (France)
* Ana Sokolova (Austria)
* Oleg Sokolsky (USA)
* Jiří Srba (Denmark)
* Mariëlle Stoelinga (The Netherlands) _co-chair_
* Jun Sun (Singapore)
* Lothar Thiele (Switzerland)
* Enrico Vicario (Italy)
* James Worrell (England)
* Wang Yi (Sweden)

## Steering committee

* Rajeev Alur (USA)
* Eugene Asarin (France)
* Martin Fränzle (Germany)
* Thomas A. Henzinger (Austria)
* Joost-Pieter Katoen (Germany)
* Kim G. Larsen (Denmark)
* Oded Maler (France) _(1957-2018)_
* Mariëlle Stoelinga (The Netherlands)
* Lothar Thiele (Switzerland)
* Wang Yi (Sweden)

**FORMATS 2019 is referenced on https://www.conferences-computer.science/**

Étienne André
Université Paris 13

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