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FormaliSE 2016 : FME Workshop On Formal Methods in Software Engineering


When May 15, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Where Austin, Texas, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 29, 2016
Notification Due Feb 19, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 26, 2016
Categories    software engineering   formal methods   cyber-physical systems

Call For Papers

4th FME Workshop on Formal Methods in Software Engineering
to be held on 15 May 2016 in conjunction with
ICSE 2016 (May 14th-May 22th), in Austin, Texas, USA

The software industry has a long-standing and well-earned reputation for
failing to deliver on its promises and it is clear that still nowadays,
the success of software projects with the current technologies cannot be
assured. For large complex projects, many approaches have proven inadequate to
assure the correct behaviour of the delivered software, despite the efforts of
the (often very skilled) software engineers involved. The lack of
formalization in key places makes software engineering overly sensitive to the
weaknesses that are inevitable in the complex activities behind software
creation. It is an increasingly complex task to develope large software
systems because the systems are huge, with very complex behaviour, and many
algorithms employed today are "pushing the limits" of what people can
comprehend. This is where formal methods (FMs) have a huge opportunity. The
main goal of the workshop is to foster integration between the formal methods
and the software engineering communities.

AREAS Of INTEREST include but are not limited to:
* integration of FMs in the software development life cycle
* ability of formal methods to handle real-world problems
* prescriptive/objective guidance in the use of FMs
* performance analysis based on formal approaches;
* formal methods in a certification context
* "lightweight" or usable FMs
* application experiences
* formal approaches to safety and security related issues
* cyber physical systems
* scalability of FM applications
* rigorous software engineering approaches and their tool support
* formal approaches to safety and security related issues
* case studies developed/analyzed with formal approaches

The PROGRAM features two keynotes (one by Pamela Zave of AT&T Labs Research
and one by Don Batory, University of Texas at Austin), and presentations of
submitted papers. The workshop finishes with a panel discussion, addressing
the subjects that came up during the workshop.

SUBMISSIONS are limited to 7 pages using ACM Formatting Guidelines (see:,
must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or submitted
elsewhere while being under consideration. PC members will review all
submissions. Papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance,
originality, and contribution to the field. Submissions must be in English and
in PDF format through online upload to the workshop submission website at the
following URL:

Proceedings in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. The official publication
date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made
available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior
to the first day of ICSE 2016. The official publication date affects the
deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Authors of accepted
papers are expected to register and present their paper at the Workshop.

29 January 2016: submission deadline for workshop papers
19 February 2016: notification of acceptance/rejection to authors
26 February 2016: camera-ready copy deadline for workshop papers
15 May 2016: FormaliSE workshop in Austin, Texas, USA

OC/PC CHAIRS are Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy) and Nico Plat (West IT
Solutions and Thanos, The Netherlands). The OC/PC Chairs can be reached via
e-mail: If you intend to submit a paper you are invited to
inform us in advance.

The PROGRAM COMMITTEE consists of:
* Keijiro Araki (Kyushu University, Japan)
* Andreas Bollin (Klagenfurt University, Austria)
* Ana Cavalcanti (York University, UK)
* Nancy Day (University of Waterloo, Canada)
* Ewen Denney (SGT/NASA Ames, United States)
* Cindy Eisner (IBM Haifa Research Laboratory, Israel)
* Alessandro Fantechi (University of Florence, Italy)
* Antonio Filieri (Imperial College, United Kingdom)
* Wolfgang Grieskamp (Google, United States)
* Jan Friso Groote (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
* Michaela Huhn (Technische Universitat Clausthal, Germany)
* Nicolas D'Ippolito (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
* Peter Gorm Larsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
* Marc Lawford (MacMaster University, Canada)
* Thierry Lecomte (ClearSy, France)
* Yves Ledru (Universite Grenoble Alpes, France)
* Axel Legay (INRIA Rennes, France)
* Antonia Lopes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
* Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland)
* Ravidra Metta (Tata Consultancy Services, India)
* Henry Muccini (Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy)
* Kenneth Pierce (Newcastle University, UK)
* Sanjai Rayadurgam, (University of Minnesota, USA)
* Matteo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
* Thomas Santen (Microsoft, Germany)
* Laura Semini (Pisa University, Italy)
* Marjan Sirjani, (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
* Marcel Verhoef (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)

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