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FMCAD 2022 : Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design


Conference Series : Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design
When Oct 18, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
Where Trento, Italy
Abstract Registration Due May 15, 2022
Submission Deadline May 22, 2022
Notification Due Jul 1, 2022
Final Version Due Aug 16, 2022
Categories    formal methods   verification   cyber-physical systems

Call For Papers


FMCAD 2022 is the twenty-second in a series of conferences on the theory and applications of formal methods in hardware and system verification. FMCAD provides a leading forum to researchers in academia and industry for presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods, technologies, theoretical results, and tools for reasoning formally about computing systems. FMCAD covers formal aspects of computer-aided system design including verification, specification, synthesis, and testing.

FMCAD employs a rigorous peer-review process. Accepted papers are published by TU Wien Academic Press under a Creative Commons license (the authors retain the copyright) and distributed through the IEEE XPlore digital library. There are no publication fees. At least one of the authors is required to register for the conference and present the accepted paper.

FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting original research on advances in all aspects of formal methods and their applications to computer-aided design. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Model checking, theorem proving, equivalence checking, abstraction and reduction, compositional methods, decision procedures at the bit- and word-level, probabilistic methods, combinations of deductive methods and decision procedures.

Synthesis and compilation for computer system descriptions, modeling, specification, and implementation languages, formal semantics of languages and their subsets, model-based design, design derivation and transformation, correct-by-construction methods.

Application of formal and semi-formal methods to functional and non-functional specification and validation of hardware and software, including timing and power modeling, verification of computing systems on all levels of abstraction, system-level design and verification for embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, automotive systems and other safety-critical systems, hardware-software co-design and verification, and transaction-level verification.

Experience with the application of formal and semi-formal methods to industrial-scale designs; tools that represent formal verification enablement, new features, or a substantial improvement in the automation of formal methods.

Application of formal methods to verifying safety, connectivity and security properties of networks, distributed systems, smart contracts, block chains, and IoT devices.


Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair:

Two categories of papers are invited: Regular papers, and Tool & Case Study papers. Regular papers are expected to offer novel foundational ideas, theoretical results, or algorithmic improvements to existing methods, along with experimental impact validation where applicable. Tool & Case Study papers are expected to report on the design, implementation or use of verification (or related) technology in a practically relevant context (which need not be industrial), and its impact on design processes.

Both Regular and Tool & Case study papers must use the IEEE Transactions format on letter-size paper with a 10-point font size. Papers in both categories can be either 8 pages (long) or 4 pages (short) in length not including references. Short papers that describe emerging results, practical experiences, or original ideas that can be described succinctly are encouraged. Authors will be required to select an appropriate paper category at abstract submission time. Submissions may contain an optional appendix, which will not appear in the final version of the paper. The reviewers should be able to assess the quality and the relevance of the results in the paper without reading the appendix.

Submissions in both categories must contain original research that has not been previously published, nor is concurrently submitted for publication. Any partial overlap with published or concurrently submitted papers must be clearly indicated. If experimental results are reported, authors are strongly encouraged to provide the reviewers access to their data at submission time, so that results can be independently verified. The review process is single blind.

Authors of accepted contributions will be required to sign the FMCAD copyright transfer form found here:

Continuing the tradition of the previous years, FMCAD 2022 is hosting a Student Forum that provides a platform for graduate students at any career stage to introduce their research to the wider Formal Methods community, and solicit feedback.

Submissions for the event must be short reports describing research ideas or ongoing work that the student is currently pursuing, and must be within the scope of FMCAD. Work, part of which has been previously published, will be considered; the novel aspect to be addressed in future work must be clearly described in such cases. All submissions will be reviewed by a select group of FMCAD program committee members.


Alberto Griggio
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Neha Rungta
Amazon Web Services, Inc., CA, USA


Erika Abraham
RWTH Aachen University
Jade Alglave
University College London
Josh Berdine
Per Bjesse
Synopsys Inc.
Nikolaj Bjorner
Microsoft Research
Roderick Bloem
Graz University of Technology
Supratik Chakraborty
IIT Bombay
Sylvain Conchon
Universite Paris-Sud
Vijay D’Silva
Rayna Dimitrova
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Rohit Dureja
Grigory Fedyukovich
Florida State University
Arie Gurfinkel
University of Waterloo
Fei He
Tsinghua University
Alexander Ivrii
Barbara Jobstmann
Tim King
Kuldeep Meel
National University of Singapore
Sergio Mover
École Polytechnique
Alexander Nadel
Aina Niemetz
Stanford University
Elizabeth Polgreen
University of Edinburgh
Rahul Purandare
Andrew Reynolds
University of Iowa
Marco Roveri
Università di Trento
Kristin Yvonne Rozier
Iowa State University
Philipp Ruemmer
Uppsala University
Cristoph Scholl
University of Freiburg
Natasha Sharygina
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano)
Elena Sherman
University of Iowa
Sharon Shoham
Tel Aviv University
Anna Slobodova
Centaur Technology
Christoph Sticksel
The Mathworks
Michael Tautschnig
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Nestan Tsiskaridze
Stanford University
Yakir Vizel
Georg Weissenbacher
Vienna University of Technology
Michael Whalen
Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Mathias Preiner
Stanford University, CA, USA

Martin Jonáš
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Georg Weissenbacher
TU Wien


Clark Barrett
Stanford University, CA, USA
Armin Biere
University of Freiburg, Germany
Anna Slobodova
Intel Corporation, TX, USA
Georg Weissenbacher
TU Vienna, Austria

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