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SBMF 2015 : The 18th Brazilian Symposium on Formal Methods


Conference Series : Brazilian Symposium on Formal Methods
When Sep 21, 2015 - Sep 26, 2015
Where Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Abstract Registration Due Jun 27, 2015
Submission Deadline Jul 3, 2015
Notification Due Aug 17, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2015
Categories    formal methods   software engineering   theoretical computer science

Call For Papers

SBMF 2015 is the eighteenth of a series of events devoted to the development, dissemination and use of formal methods for the construction of high-quality
computational systems. It is now a well-established event, with an international reputation.

The symposium will be part of a larger event, the 6th Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft 2015 -, including as
well as SBMF three other symposia:

- XXIX Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES)
- XIX Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages (SBLP)
- IX Brazilian Symposium on Components, Software Architecture and Software Reuse (SBCARS)

CBSoft and SBMF 2015 will take place in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state Minas Gerais, that is located in the southeast region and is the sixth most
populous city in Brazil. From the beauty of its green areas to the careful city-planning; from the wide array of cultural activities to the nature wonders
of the Serra do Curral surrounding it, Belo Horizonte has several reasons for being constantly appointed as one of the Latin American metropolises that
provides the best qualify of life.

The aim of SBMF is to provide a venue for the presentation and discussion of high-quality work in formal methods. The topics include, but are not limited to,
the following:

- techniques and methodologies, such as method integration; software and hardware co-design; model-driven engineering; formal aspects of popular
- methodologies; formal design; development methodologies with formal foundations; software evolution based on formal methods;
- specification and modeling languages, such as well-founded specification and design languages; formal aspects of popular languages; logics and semantics for programming and specification languages; code generation; formal methods and models for objects, aspects, component-based, real-time, hybrid, critical, and service-oriented systems;
- theoretical foundations, such as domain theory; type systems and category theory; computational complexity of methods and models; computational models; term rewriting; models of concurrency, security and mobility;
- verification and validation, such as abstraction, modularization and refinement techniques; program and test synthesis; correctness by construction; model checking; theorem proving; static analysis; formal techniques for software testing; software certification; formal techniques for software inspection;
- education, such as teaching of, for and with formal methods;
- applications, such as experience reports on the use of formal methods; industrial case studies; tool support.


Papers with a strong emphasis on Formal Methods, whether practical or theoretical, are invited for submission. They should present unpublished and
original work that has a clear contribution to the state of the art on the theory and practice of formal methods. They should not be simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Papers will be judged by at least three reviewers on the basis of originality, relevance, technical soundness and presentation quality and should contain sound
theoretical or practical results. Industry papers should emphasize practical application of formal methods or report on open challenges.

Contributions should be written in English and be prepared using Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. Papers may not exceed 16 pages. Accepted papers will be published, after the conference, in a volume of LNCS.

Every accepted paper MUST have at least one author registered in the symposium by the time the camera-ready copy is submitted; the registered author is also expected to attend the symposium and present the paper.

Papers can be submitted via the following link:

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