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NFM 2015 : 7th NASA Formal Methods Symposium


When Apr 27, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015
Where Pasadena, California, USA
Submission Deadline Nov 10, 2014
Notification Due Jan 12, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 9, 2015
Categories    formal methods   verficiation

Call For Papers

The 7th NASA Formal Methods Symposium

27 - 29 April 2015
Pasadena, California, USA

The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission- and safety-critical systems require advanced techniques that address their specification, verification, validation, and certification.

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 such systems include for example autonomous robots, separation assurance algorithms for aircraft, Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen), and autonomous rendezvous and docking for spacecraft. Moreover, emerging paradigms such as property-based design, 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 mission- and safety-critical systems in all design life-cycle stages. We encourage submissions on cross-cutting approaches marrying formal verification techniques with advances in critical system development, such as requirements generation, analysis of aerospace operational concepts, and formal methods integrated in early design stages and carrying throughout system development.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Model checking
Theorem proving
SAT and SMT solving
Symbolic execution
Static analysis
Runtime verification
Program refinement
Compositional verification
Modeling and specification formalisms
Model-based development
Model-based testing
Requirement engineering
Formal approaches to fault tolerance
Security and intrusion detection
Applications of formal methods to aerospace systems
Applications of formal methods to cyber-physical systems
Applications of formal methods to human-machine interaction analysis

Paper Submission: 10 Nov 2014
Paper Notifications: 12 Jan 2015
Camera-ready Papers: 9 Feb 2015
Symposium: 27 - 29 April 2015

The symposium will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Pasadena, California, USA, April 27-29, 2015.

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

There are two categories of submissions:

Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results (15 pages)
Short papers describing tools, experience reports, or descriptions of work in progress with preliminary results (6 pages)

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 Programme Committee. Papers will appear in a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS), and must use LNCS style formatting. Papers should be submitted in PDF format.

Klaus Havelund, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Gerard Holzmann, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Rajeev Joshi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Julia Badger, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
Christel Baier, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Saddek Bensalem, VERIMAG/UJF, France
Dirk Beyer, University of Passau, Germany
Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research, USA
Borzoo Bonakdarpour, McMaster University, Canada
Alessandro Cimatti, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Leonardo de Moura, Microsoft Research, USA
Ewen Denney, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Ben Di Vito, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
Dawson Engler, Stanford University, USA
Jean-Christophe Filliatre, Université Paris-Sud, France
Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Alwyn Goodloe, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
Alex Groce, Oregon State University, USA
Radu Grosu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
John Harrison, Intel Corporation, USA
Mike Hinchey, University of Limerick/Lero, Ireland
Bart Jacobs, University of Leuven, Belgium
Sarfraz Khurshid, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Gerwin Klein, NICTA, Australia
Daniel Kroening, Oxford University, UK
Orna Kupferman, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
Kim Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Rustan Leino, Microsoft Research, USA
Martin Leucker, University of Lubeck, Germany
Rupak Majumdar, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Pete Manolios, Northeastern University, USA
Peter Mueller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Kedar Namjoshi, Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Doron Peled, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Suzette Person, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
Andreas Podelski, University of Freiburg, Germany
Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois, USA
Kristin Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Natarajan Shankar, SRI International, USA
Natasha Sharygina, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Scott Smolka, Stony Brook University, USA
Willem Visser, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Mahesh Viswanathan, University of Illinois, USA
Mike Whalen, University of Minnesota, USA
Jim Woodcock, University of York, UK


Julia Badger, NASA Johnson Space Center
Ewen Denney, NASA Ames Research Center
Ben Di Vito, NASA Langley 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
Suzette Person, NASA Langley Research Center
Kristin Y. Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center

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