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NFM 2012 : Fourth NASA Formal Methods Symposium


Conference Series : NASA Formal Methods
When Apr 3, 2012 - Apr 5, 2012
Where Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Submission Deadline Dec 11, 2011
Notification Due Jan 21, 2012
Final Version Due Feb 4, 2012
Categories    verification   formal methods

Call For Papers


Fourth NASA Formal Methods Symposium

Norfolk, Virginia, USA
April 3 - 5, 2012

Theme of Conference:

The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum for theoreticians and
practitioners from academia, industry, and government, with the goals of
identifying challenges and providing solutions to achieving assurance
in mission- and safety-critical systems. Within NASA, for example, such
systems include autonomous robots, separation assurance algorithms for
aircraft, Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen), and autonomous
rendezvous and docking for spacecraft. Moreover, emerging paradigms such
as code generation and safety cases are bringing with them new challenges
and opportunities. The focus of the symposium will be on formal
techniques, their theory, current capabilities, and limitations, as
well as their application to aerospace, robotics, and other
safety-critical systems.

Topics of Interest:
* Formal verification, including theorem proving, model checking,
and static analysis
* Automated test generation and testing techniques for safety-critical systems
* Model-based development
* Techniques and algorithms for scaling formal methods, such as abstraction
and symbolic methods, compositional techniques, as well as parallel and
distributed techniques
* Monitoring and runtime verification
* Code generation from formally verified models
* Significant applications of formal methods to aerospace systems
* Modeling and verification aspects of cyber-physical systems
* Safety cases
* Accident/safety analysis
* Formal approaches to fault tolerance
* Theoretical advances and empirical evaluations of formal methods
* Techniques for safety-critical systems, including hybrid and embedded systems
* Formal methods in systems engineering


There are two categories of submissions:

* Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete
results (15 pages/30 minute talks)
* Short papers describing tools, experience reports, or descriptions of work
in progress or?preliminary results (6 pages/15 minute talks)
All papers should be in English and describe original work that has not been
published or submitted elsewhere. All submissions will be fully reviewed by
members of the program committee. Papers must use the LNCS style and be put
in PDF format in anticipation that we will publish accepted papers (including
regular papers and short papers) in a formal proceedings. Papers should be
submitted through the following link:

Program Chairs:
Alwyn Goodloe, NASA Langley Research Center
Suzette Person, NASA Langley Research Center

Steering Committee:
Ewen Denney, NASA Ames Research Center
Ben Di Vito, NASA Langley Research Center
Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center
Klaus Havelund, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Gerard Holzmann, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Cesar Munoz, NASA Langley Research Center
Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames Research Center
James Rash, NASA Goddard
Kristin V. Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center

Important Dates:
Submission: 11 December 2011
Notification: 21 January 2012
Final Version: 4 February 2012
Conference: 3 - 5 April 2012

Location and Cost:

The symposium will take place at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott
in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. April 3-5, 2012. There will not be a
registration fee charged to participants. All interested individuals,
including non-US citizens, are welcome to attend, to listen to the talks,
and to participate in discussions; however, all attendees must register.

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