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CALL FOR PAPERS: Formal Methods, 14-16 May 2014, Singapore, SINGAPORE
FM 2014 is the nineteenth in a series of symposia organized by Formal Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate the use of, and research on, formal methods for software development. The symposia have been notably successful in bringing together innovators and practitioners in precise mathematical methods for software and systems development, industrial users, as well as researchers. Submissions are welcomed in the form of original papers on research and industrial experience, proposals for workshops and tutorials, entries for the exhibition of software tools and projects, and reports on ongoing doctoral work. SCOPE AND TOPICS It will have the goal of highlighting the development and application of formal methods in connection with a variety of disciplines such as medicine, biology, human cognitive modeling, human automation interactions and aeronautics, among others. FM 2014 particularly welcomes papers on techniques, tools and experiences in interdisciplinary frameworks, as well as on experience with practical applications of formal methods in industrial and research settings, experimental validation of tools and methods as well as construction and evolution of formal methods tools. The broad topics of interest for FM 2014 include but are not limited to: Interdisciplinary formal methods: techniques, tools and experiences demonstrating formal methods in interdisciplinary frameworks. Formal methods in practice: industrial applications of formal methods, experience with introducing formal methods in industry, tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems. Authors are encouraged to explain how the use of formal methods has overcome problems, lead to improvements in design or provided new insights. Tools for formal methods: advances in automated verification and model-checking, integration of tools, environments for formal methods, experimental validation of tools. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate empirically that the new tool or environment advances the state of the art. Role of formal methods in software and systems engineering: development processes with formal methods, usage guidelines for formal methods, method integration. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate that process innovations lead to qualitative or quantitative improvements. Theoretical foundations: all aspects of theory related to specification, verification, refinement, and static and dynamic analysis. Authors are encouraged to explain how their results contribute to the solution of practical problems. PAPER SUBMISSION Papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the Program Committee. They should be in Springer LNCS format and describe, in English, original work that has not been published or submitted elsewhere. Papers should be submitted through the FM 2014 EasyChair web site at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fm2014 Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, to appear in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. IMPORTANT DATES Abstract due: November 7, 2013 Full papers due: November 14, 2013 Acceptance / Rejection Notification: February 1, 2014 Industry Track Submission: January 16, 2014 Industry Track Notification: February 16, 2014 Camera-ready: February 25, 2014 Main Conference Date: May 14-16, 2014 Tutorial / Workshops Date: May 12-13, 2014 CALL FOR TUTORIALS, WORKSHOPS and DOC SYMPOSIUM The organizing committee of FM 2014 thus invites proposals for half- or full-day tutorials in the broad area of formal methods. Proposals from industry practitioners or academics are very welcome; proposals for tutorials on applications of formal methods to challenging problems are particularly welcome. All tutorials should focus on providing participants with the opportunity to learn new techniques, new application domains, and insightful uses of formal methods. Details on the call for tutorials can be found at http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/cft.html We are also inviting people to submit proposals for workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal setting for workshop participants to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to discuss and/or demonstrate applications. These workshops may be driven by fundamental academic interests or by needs from specific application domains. We encourage a diversity of workshops relating to different varieties of formal models. Details on the call for workshops can be found at http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/cfp4w.html A Doctoral Symposium will be held on 12-13th May in conjunction with the FME Symposium FM2014. This aims to provide a helpful environment in which selected doctoral students can present and discuss their ongoing work, meet other students working on similar topics and receive helpful advice and feedback from a panel of researchers and academics. Details on the call for doctoral sympisum can be found at http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/cfd.html ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE General Chair Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Program Committee Co-Chairs Cliff B Jones, Newcastle University, United Kindom. Pekka Pihlajasaari, Data Abstraction (Pty) Ltd, South Africa. Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. Doc Symposium Co-Chair Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Australia. Workshop Chair Shengchao Qin, University of Teesside, United Kindom. Publicity Chair Jonathan Bowen, London South Bank University, United Kindom. Kenji Taguchi, AIST, Japan. Tutorial Chair Richard Paige, University of York, United Kindom.