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FMCAD 2023 : 2023 Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD)


Conference Series : Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design
When Oct 23, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
Where Ames, Iowa, USA
Abstract Registration Due May 15, 2023
Submission Deadline May 22, 2023
Notification Due Jul 8, 2023
Final Version Due Aug 14, 2023
Categories    logic   formal methods   formal verification   automated reasoning

Call For Papers

(apologies for multiple copies)

2023 Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD): Final Call for Papers with ***Deadlines Extension***


Conference website:
Conference location: Ames, Iowa, USA
Part of the FMCAD 2023 program: FMCAD Student Forum
Co-located event: VSTTE 2023 (


Abstract Submission: May 15, 2023 (extended from May 8, 2023)
Paper Submission: May 22, 2023 (extended from May 15, 2023)
Author Response: June 29 - July 2, 2023 (postponed from June 22 - June 25, 2023)
Author Notification: July 8, 2023 (postponed from July 1, 2023)
Camera-Ready Version: August 14, 2023
Early Registration Deadline: September 28, 2023

All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

Conference Dates: October 23 - October 27, 2023, including:
VSTTE: October 23, 2023
FMCAD/VSTTE Tutorial Day: October 24, 2023
FMCAD Regular Program: October 25 - October 27, 2023


FMCAD 2023 is the twenty-third 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

- 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 CMT:

Submissions are now open!

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

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 2023 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.



Alexander Nadel, Intel Corporation and Technion, Israel
Kristin Y. Rozier, Iowa State University, IA, USA


Alessandro Abate, Oxford
Guy Amir, Hebrew University
Clark Barrett, Stanford University
Per Bjesse, Synopsys Inc.
Roderick Bloem, Graz University of Technology
Ivana Cerna, Masaryk University
Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Bombay
Sylvain Conchon, Universite Paris-Sud
Rayna Dimitrova, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Rohit Dureja, IBM
Grigory Fedyukovich, Florida State University
Mathias Fleury, University of Freiburg
Amit Goel, Amazon
Alberto Griggio, FBK
Arie Gurfinkel, University of Waterloo
Liana Hadarean, Amazon Web Services
Ziyad Hanna, Cadence Design Systems
William Harrison, Two Six Technologies
Bo-Yuan Huang, Intel
Alan Jović, University of Zagreb
Daniela Kaufmann, TU Wien
Tim King, Google
Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Cerebras
Andreas Lööw, Imperial College London
Kuldeep Meel, National University of Singapore
Baoluo Meng, GE Research
Naoko Okubo, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Andrew Reynolds, University of Iowa
Philipp Ruemmer, University of Regensburg
Cristoph Scholl, University of Freiburg
Roberto Sebastiani, University of Trento
Shaowei Cai, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Natasha Sharygina, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI Lugano)
Christoph Sticksel, The Mathworks
Christoph Torens, DLR
Nestan Tsikaridze, Stanford University
Yakir Vizel, Technion
Georg Weissenbacher, TU Wien
Michael Whalen, Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Shufang Zhu, Oxford


Mikoláš Janota, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC), Czech Republic
Nina Narodytska, Samsung Research America, CA, USA


Yoni Zohar, Bar Ilan University, Israel


Yogev Shalmon, Intel Corporation and the Open University, Israel


Georg Weissenbacher, TU Wien, Austria


Clark Barrett, Stanford University, CA, USA
Armin Biere, University of Freiburg, Germany
Ruzica Piskac, Yale University, CT, USA
Anna Slobodova, Intel Corporation, TX, USA
Georg Weissenbacher, TU Wien, Austria

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