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AISB event Bulletin Item

Call for Tutorial Proposal: Formal Methods 2009

Call for Tutorial Proposals

 Formal Methods 2009, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
 symposium 4-6 November, tutorials 2 & 3 November

FM2009 is the sixteenth international symposium of the Formal Methods
Europe association. Ten years after the world congress in Toulouse in
1999, FM2009 will be organized as a world congress again, a global
platform for researchers and practitioners from a diversity of
countries, backgrounds and schools to exchange ideas and share
experiences. Several conferences are colocating with FM2009 within

As is tradition, the symposium will go together with an Industry Day,
a Doctoral Symposium, a Tool Exhibition, an event on Teaching Formal
Methods, as well as a wide range of workshops (see for the latest information). In order to
complete the programme, the organizing committee of FM2009 cordially
invites proposals for one day tutorials in the wide area of formal

Tutorials should aim to provide conference participants with the
opportunity to learn new techniques and gain insights in the use of
formal methods. In particular, we welcome proposals addressing:

- novel applications of existing tools and techniques
- advanced topics in formal methods research
- uses of formal methods in emerging fields

Tutorials will take place on 2 and 3 November, preceding the symposium.

FM2009 tutorial proposals should include:

- tutorial title and brief description of its scope and goal
- names and affiliations of the tutors
- format of the tutorial

Proposals in pdf can be sent to the tutorial chair Jan Friso Groote at Deadline for submission is 6 March 2009.

Proposals will be evaluated by the FM2009 organizing committee.
Notification will be sent by 18 March 2009. Tutorials that have
lecture notes, can be assisted in printing and distribution by the
FM2009 organizing committee. Tutors of accepted proposals will receive
a discount on their registration fee for FM2009. Tutorial participants
are invited to register for FM2009 or one the colocated events within
FMweek, but are not required to do so. See the websites and for more information
on the symposium, colocated events and venue. Further inquiries can be
made to the tutorial chair.

Submission of proposals: 6 March 2009
Notification of acceptance: 18 March 2009
Tutorial dates: 2 and 3 November 2009