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SEFM 2021 : The 19th edition of the International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods


Conference Series : Software Engineering and Formal Methods
When Dec 6, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
Where Virtual
Abstract Registration Due Jul 19, 2021
Submission Deadline Jul 23, 2021
Notification Due Sep 24, 2021
Final Version Due Oct 8, 2021

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
Overview and Scope
The 19th edition of the International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods will be held virtually between 6 and 10 December 2021. The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, to advance the state of the art in formal methods, to facilitate their uptake in the software industry, and to encourage their integration within practical software engineering methods and tools.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of software engineering and formal methods.

Software Development Methods
Formal modeling, specification, and design
Software evolution, maintenance, re-engineering, and reuse
Design Principles
Programming languages
Domain-specific languages
Type theory
Abstraction and refinement
Software Testing, Validation, and Verification
Model checking, theorem proving, and decision procedures
Testing and runtime verification
Statistical and probabilistic analysis
Software synthesis
Lightweight and scalable formal methods
Analysis of dependability, performance and other non-functional properties
Resilience, security, privacy, and trust
Safety-critical, fault-tolerant, and secure systems
Software assurance and certification
Applications and Technology Transfer
Self-adaptive systems
Service-oriented and cloud computing systems, Internet of Things
Component-based and multi-agent systems
Real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical systems
Intelligent systems and machine learning
HCI, interactive systems, and human error analysis
Special topic at SEFM 2021: “Software Engineering and Formal Methods for Resilient and Trustworthy Autonomous Systems”
Resilient autonomous systems
Verification and assurance of autonomous systems
Mitigation of uncertainty and disruption in autonomous systems
Integration of conventional software and machine learning
Assurance patterns and assurance cases for autonomous systems
Case studies, best practices, and experience reports
Paper submission
We solicit two categories of papers:

Regular papers describing original research results, case studies, or surveys. Regular papers should not exceed 15 pages, excluding bibliography.
Two more pages containing only references are permitted.

Tool papers that describe an operational tool and its contributions. Tool papers should not exceed 6 pages (including bibliography) and should include the URL of the tool.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere.

Paper submission is done via EasyChair:

Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer LNCS papers.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the conference, which will be published as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Important dates
Abstract submission (extended): Monday 26 July 2021 (AOE)
Paper submission (extended): Friday 30 July 2021 (AOE)
Author notification: Friday 24 September 2021
Camera-ready submission: Friday 08 October 2021
Conference: 6-10 December 2021

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