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NFM 2024 : NASA Formal Methods Symposium


When Jun 4, 2024 - Jun 6, 2024
Where Moffett Field, California, USA
Abstract Registration Due Dec 1, 2023
Submission Deadline Dec 8, 2023
Notification Due Feb 16, 2024
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2024
Categories    formal methods   theorem proving   model checking   machine learning

Call For Papers

The NASA Formal Methods community invites you to submit a paper to:

The 16th NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2024)

June 4-6, 2024
Moffett Field, California

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: December 1, 2023
Full paper submission: December 8, 2023
Notification: February 16, 2024
Camera-ready version: March 15, 2024

Theme of the Symposium:

The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and
safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry requires advanced
technologies to address their specification, design, verification, validation,
and certification processes. For example, there is an increasing need for
autonomous systems in deep space missions including NASA’s Moon to Mars
exploration plans. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum to foster
collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, other
government agencies, academia, and industry, with the goal of identifying
challenges and providing solutions towards achieving assurance for such
critical systems. The focus of this symposium is on formal techniques for
software and system assurance for applications in space, aviation, robotics,
and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems. This year’s symposium extends
the focus to safety assurance of machine learning enabled autonomous systems,
formal methods for digital transformation, and accessibility for new

Topics of Interest:

Advances in Formal Methods
* Formal verification, model checking, and static analysis
* Interactive and automated theorem proving
* Program and specification synthesis, code transformation and generation
* Run-time verification and test case generation
* Techniques and algorithms for scaling formal methods
* Design for verification and correct-by-design techniques
* Requirements generation, specification, and validation

Integration of Formal Methods
* Use of machine learning techniques in formal methods
* Integration of formal methods and software engineering
* Integration of diverse formal methods techniques
* Combination of formal methods with simulation and analysis techniques

Formal Methods in Practice
* Experience reports of application of formal methods in industry
* Use of formal methods in education
* Applications of formal methods in:
- concurrent and distributed systems
- fault-detection, diagnostics, and prognostics systems
- human-machine interaction analysis

Safety Assurance of Autonomous Systems
* Verification of machine learning (ML) enabled systems
* Runtime monitoring or model checking to ensure safe operation
* Formal specifications and modeling of ML enabled systems
* Case-studies/experience reports exploring the application of formal methods
in autonomous safety-critical, cyber-physical and hybrid systems
* Using formal evidence for certification of ML enabled systems

Formal Methods for Digital Transformation
* Applications related to Digital Twin & Digital Thread
* Verification for integrated design and manufacturing
* AI digital assistants for system design
* Runtime monitoring for Smart Campus & Smart Cities

Accessibility of Formal Methods for New Industries
* "New Space" markets
* Advanced Air Mobility and Startup Aviation
* Formal Methods as a Service


There are two categories of submissions:
* Regular Papers (15 pages including references), describing fully developed
work and complete results
* Short Papers (6 pages including references), in one of the categories below:
- Tool papers describing novel and publicly available tools
- Case studies detailing applications of formal methods
- New emerging ideas in the topics of interest

All papers should be in English and describe original work that has not been
published or submitted elsewhere. NFM24 will be a hybrid conference. Authors of
accepted papers are encouraged to present their work in person at the

There will be a tool demonstration session at the conference, where tool
developers get to showcase their tools interactively with the attendees. All
tool papers, under the short papers category, are required to participate in
the tool demonstration session. Authors of regular papers are also welcome to
participate in the tool demonstration session to showcase their application.

All submitters who are interested in participating in the tool demonstration
session must include an additional appendix (maximum 4 pages and will not
appear in the proceedings) containing the description of the proposed demo and
the URL to a screencast demonstrating the tool. Authors of all accepted papers
additionally have an opportunity to present a poster.

All submissions will be fully reviewed by members of the Program Committee.
Accepted regular and short papers will be published in the Formal Methods
subline of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and must use
LNCS style formatting described on
Papers must be submitted in PDF format at the EasyChair submission site,

Location and Cost:

The symposium will take place at the NASA Ames Conference Center,
Moffett Field, California, USA.

There will be no registration fee charged to participants. All
interested individuals, including non-US citizens, are welcome to
attend, listen to the talks, and participate in discussions. However,
all attendees must register.

Nathan Benz
Divya Gopinath
Nija Shi

NFM '24 Chairs

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