Forum for Design Languages (FDL) is a well established international forum devoted to dissemination of research results, practical experiences and new ideas in the application of specification, design and verification languages to the design, modelling and verification of integrated circuits, complex hardware/software embedded systems, and mixed-technology systems. Modelling and specification concepts push the development of new design and verification methodologies to system level thus providing a means for model-driven design of complex information processing systems in a variety of application domains. One of the principal advantages of FDL is that it brings together four related thematic areas and gives an opportunity to gain up-to-date knowledge in many broad areas of the fast evolving field of system design and verification.
FDL 2011 will be held in Oldenburg, Germany, from 13 to 15 September 2011 and will be the fourteenth FDL conference following a series of highly successful events that took place in Lausanne, Lyon, Tübingen, Marseille, Frankfurt am Main, Lille, Darmstadt, Barcelona, Stuttgart, Sophia Antipolis, and Southampton. FDL is organized in technical cooperation with the the IEEE. FDL papers will be available online via IEEEXplore after the conference.
The OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, founded in 1991, is an application-oriented non-profit research and development institute with close links to the Computer Science department of the University of Oldenburg in Lower Saxony, north-western Germany. Its primary mission is to adopt the findings from university basic research in computer science and other relevant disciplines, to stay in touch with new market demands through its many years of experience in co-operation projects with the industry, and to bridge the gap between “basic research” and “application demands” through application-oriented research. OFFIS staff currently counts about 250 employees. More than 150 scientists (in their vast majority computer scientists, but also engineers, economists, physicists and from other disciplines as well) work in interdisciplinary teams. OFFIS focuses its R&D activities in three challenging application areas: Energy, Health, and Transportation.