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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Formal Techniques for Distributed Objects, Components and Systems, 19-22 Jun 2017, Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND- EXTENDED DEADLINE

* Scope *

FORTE 2017 is a forum for fundamental research on theory, models, tools, and applications for 
distributed systems. The conference solicits original contributions that advance the science and 
technologies for distributed systems, with special interest in the areas of:
- Component- and model-based design
- Object technology, modularity, software adaptation
- Service-oriented, ubiquitous, pervasive, grid, cloud, and mobile
     computing systems
- Software quality, reliability, availability, and safety;
- Security, privacy, and trust in distributed systems;
- Adaptive distributed systems, self-stabilization;
- Self-healing/organizing;
- Verification, validation, formal analysis, and testing of the above.

Contributions that combine theory and practice and that exploit formal methods and theoretical 
foundations to present novel solutions to problems arising from the development of distributed 
systems are encouraged. FORTE covers distributed computing models and formal specification, 
testing and verification methods. The application domains include all kinds of application-level 
distributed systems, telecommunication services, Internet, embedded and real-time systems, as 
well as networking and communication security and reliability.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Languages and semantic foundations: new modeling and language concepts
     for distribution and concurrency, semantics for different types of
     languages, including programming languages, modeling languages, and
     domain-specific languages; real-time and probability aspects;
- Formal methods and techniques: design, specification, analysis,
     verification, validation, testing and runtime verification of various
     types of distributed systems including communications and network
     protocols, service-oriented systems, adaptive distributed systems,
     cyber-physical systems and sensor networks;
- Foundations of security: new principles for qualitative and
     quantitative security analysis of distributed systems, including
     formal models based on probabilistic concepts;
- Applications of formal methods: applying formal methods and techniques
     for studying quality, reliability, availability, and safety of
     distributed systems;
- Practical experience with formal methods: industrial applications,
     case studies and software tools for applying formal methods and
     description techniques to the development and analysis of real
     distributed systems.

* Important Dates *

- February 17, 2017: Submission of abstract
- February 24, 2017: Submission of papers
- April 10, 2017: Notification of acceptance
- April 24, 2017: Final version
- June 19-22, 2017: Conference and workshops

* Submission and publication *
Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work, not submitted 
for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP???s codes of conduct). The submissions must be prepared using 
Springer???s LNCS style. Submissions not adhering to the specified constraints may be rejected 
without review. Papers must be submitted electronically in pdf via the FORTE???17 interface of 
the EasyChair system

We solicit four kinds of submissions:

- Full papers (up to 15 pages): Describing thorough and complete research results, tools or 
experience reports.
- Short papers (up to 7 pages): Describing research results that are not fully developed, or 
manifestos, calls to action, personal views on FORTE related research, on the current state 
of the art, or on prospects for the years to come.
- Tool demonstration papers (up to 7 pages): focus on the usage aspects of tools. Theoretical 
foundations and experimental evaluation are not required, however, a motivation as to why the 
tool is interesting and significant should be provided. Papers may have an appendix of up to 5 
additional pages with details on the actual demonstration.
- Posters (up to 3 pages): Students can submit descriptions of posters that will be presented 
at the conference - during a students poster session. Neither the descriptions or the posters 
will be published in the proceedings.

Each paper will undergo a peer review of at least 3 anonymous reviewers. 
The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series. The best papers 
will be invited after the conference to contribute to a special issue of a top-level journal.

* Publication *

Each paper will undergo a thorough process of review and the conference proceedings will be 
published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.

* Program Committee Chairs *
  Ahmed Bouajjani, University Paris Diderot, France
  Alexandra Silva, University College London, U

*  Program committee  *
Elvira Albert, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain Luis Barbosa, University of Minho, 
Portugal Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain Borzoo Bonakdarpour, McMaster University, 
Canada Franck Cassez, Macquarie University, Australia Hana Chokler, King???s College London, UK 
Pedro D???Argenio, National University of Cordoba & CONICET, Argentina Frank De Boer, CWI, 
Netherlands Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini, University of Torino, Italy Cezara Dragoi, INRIA, 
ENS Paris, France Michael Emmi, Bell Labs Nokia, USA Carla Ferreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 
Portugal Bart Jacob, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Sophia Knight, Uppsala University, 
Sweden Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Australia Stephan Merz, INRIA Nancy, France Stefan 
Milius, FAU Erlangen, Germany Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA Paris, France Corina Pasareanu, NASA 
Ames, USA Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus Sanjiva Prasad, IIT Delhi, India Ana 
Sokolova, University of Salzburg, Austria Marielle Stoelinga, University of Twente, Netherlands