Since 1997, ICFEM has provided a forum for those interested in the application of formal engineering methods to computer systems. Formal methods for development of computer systems have been extensively researched and studied. We have now good theoretical understandings of how to describe what programs do, how they do it, and why they work. A range of semantic theories, specification languages, design techniques, and verification methods and tools have been developed and applied to the construction of programs of moderate size that are used in critical applications.
The goal of this conference is to bring together industrial, academic, and government experts, from a variety of user domains and software disciplines, to help advance the state of the art. Researchers, practitioners, tool developers and users, and technology transition experts are all welcome. We are interested in work that has been incorporated into real production systems, and in theoretical work that promises to bring practical, tangible benefit.