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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: IEEE International Workshop on Formal Methods Integration, August 14-16, 2013, San Francisco, USA-DEADLINE EXTENDED

FMi 2013-In conjunction with the 14th IEEE IRI 2013

Formal methods ensure software system reliability based on theoretical computer science 
fundamentals. Complex systems often involve different formalisms to deal with the modeling of 
their different aspects, as each formalism is specific to only some system aspects and none is 
perfectly supporting all aspect constructs and their related semantics. Accordingly, different 
analysis techniques are required to check the different system views and verify different kinds 
of properties. Formalism integration allows for accurately specifying each aspect and verifying 
its corresponding properties. The FMi workshop aims at further research into hybrid approaches 
to formal modeling and analysis. It seeks contributions from researchers and practitioners 
interested in all aspects of integrating methods, either formal or semi-formal, for system 
development, covering all engineering development phases from user requirements through design 
and analysis techniques to tools. The workshop also encourages new initiatives of building bridges 
between informal, semi-formal, and formal notations. Authors are invited to submit both research 
and tool papers.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- scalable formal methods 
- component-based specification and analysis
- component-based development
- integrated software architectures and their description languages 
- hybrid and embedded systems modeling
- formal language integration
- programming language integration
- semi-formal (UML, SysML, ) and formal model integration
- informal and formal language integration
- integration of formal methods into software engineering practice
- method integration
- analysis technique integration
- safety-critical and fault-tolerant systems modeling
- object and multi-agent system modeling
- requirement analysis and specification
- software specification, verification, and validation
- model checking for software and hardware systems
- theorem proving and decision procedures
- software and hardware analysis
- interactive systems and human error analysis
- formal aspects of software evolution and maintenance
- formal methods for testing, re-engineering and reuse
- CASE tools and tool integration
- applications of formal methods and industrial case studies
- education and formal methods
- industrial applications of formal methods
- experiments with challenge problems
- integration of tools
- experimental validation of tools
Important dates 
Abstract Submission: May 19, 2013
Paper submission: May 25, 2013    
Paper notification: June 14, 2013
Final version paper: June 21, 2013
Author registration due: June 21, 2013

Paper submission 
Authors are invited to submit papers unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Submissions will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical Program Committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Only electronic submissions in PDF format through the EasyChair submission site: will be considered. Papers must be in English, up to 8 pages in IEEE format, including references and appendices. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting guidelines, can be found on the paper submission instructions available at the main conference website.
Camera-ready paper submission 
At least one of the authors must register and present the paper, if accepted. Registered papers will be published as workshop papers in the IEEE IRI conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Presented papers will be published by Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, edited by Springer. Besides, best papers will be invited to be expanded and considered for publication in a special issue of a peer reviewed Springer journal (pending).

Workshop Chair
Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel, LCSI Laboratory, Ecole nationale Suprieure dInformatique  ESI, Algiers, Algeria

Program committee
Erika brahm, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Yamine Ait Ameur, University of Toulouse, France
Luis Barbosa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Kamel Barkaoui, CNAM, France
Belaid Benhamou, University of Aix-Marseille, France
Simona Bernardi, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, The Netherlands  
Phillip J Brooke, Teesside University, UK
Andrew Butterfield, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
Allaoua Chaoui, University of Constantine, Algeria
John Derrick, Unversity of Sheffield, UK
Kerstin I. Eder, University of Bristol, UK
Reiner Hhnle, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
May Haidar, University of Montreal, Canada
Klaus Havelund, JPL, California Institute of Technology, USA
Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Florentin Ipate, University of Pitesti, Romania
Einar Broch Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Nadjet Kamel, University of Stif, Algeria
Juliano Iyoda, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Jos Merseguer, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Mohamed Mezghiche, University of Boumerdes, Algeria
Bruno Monsuez, Ensta, France      
Alexandre Mota, Centre of Informatics, Brazil
Leonardo De Moura, Microsoft Research, USA
John Mullins, cole polytechnique de Montral, Canada
Mizuhito Ogawa, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Fernando Orejas, UPC, Spain
Olaf Owe, Universitity of Oslo, Norway
Luigia Petre, bo Akademi University, Finland
Alexandre Petrenko, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montral, Canada
Shengchao Qin, Teesside University, UK
Matteo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kristin Yvonne Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Stuart H. Rubin, SSC-Pacific, USA
Neha Rungta, SGT/NASA Ames, USA
Emil Sekerinski, McMaster University, Canada
Christophe Sibertin Blanc, University of Toulouse 1, France
Colin Snook, University of Southampton, UK

Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel