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FTSCS 2016 : Fifth International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems


When Nov 14, 2016 - Nov 15, 2016
Where Tokyo
Submission Deadline Sep 11, 2016
Notification Due Oct 7, 2016
Categories    formal methods   software engineering   model checking   verification

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

FTSCS 2016

5th International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems

Tokyo, November 14/15, 2016
(satellite workshop of ICFEM 2016)


*** Deadline extension: new and final paper submission deadline September 11, 2016

*** Science of Computer Programming special issue ***
*** Springer CCIS proceedings ***

Aims and Scope:

There is an increasing demand for using formal methods to validate and
verify safety-critical systems in fields such as power generation and
distribution, avionics, automotive systems, and medical systems. In
particular, newer standards, such as DO-178C (avionics), ISO 26262
(automotive systems), IEC 62304 (medical devices), and CENELEC EN
50128 (railway systems), emphasize the need for formal methods and
model-based development, thereby speeding up the adaptation of such
methods in industry.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers
who are interested in the application of formal and semi-formal methods
to improve the quality of safety-critical computer systems. FTSCS
strives to promote research and development of formal methods and
tools for industrial applications, and is particularly interested in
industrial applications of formal methods.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

* case studies and experience reports on the use of formal methods for
analyzing safety-critical systems, including avionics, automotive,
medical, railway, and other kinds of safety-critical and QoS-critical systems
* methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis,
certification, debugging, etc., of complex safety/QoS-critical systems
* analysis methods that address the limitations of formal methods in
industry (usability, scalability, etc.)
* formal analysis support for modeling languages used in industry,
such as AADL, Ptolemy, SysML, SCADE, Modelica, etc.
* code generation from validated models.

The workshop will provide a platform for discussions and the exchange of
innovative ideas, so submissions on work in progress are encouraged.


We solicit submissions reporting on:

A- original research contributions (15 pages max, LNCS format);
B- applications and experiences (15 pages max, LNCS format);
C- surveys, comparisons, and state-of-the-art reports (15 pages max, LNCS);
D- tool papers (5 pages max, LNCS format);
E- position papers and work in progress (5 pages max, LNCS format)

related to the topics mentioned above.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted
concurrently for publication elsewhere. Paper submission is done
via EasyChair at
The final version of the paper must be prepared in LaTeX, adhering to
the LNCS format available at


All accepted papers will appear in the pre-proceedings of FTSCS 2016.
Accepted papers in the categories A-D above will appear in the
workshop proceedings that will be published as a volume in
Springer's CCIS series.

The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to
submit extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue
of the Science of Computer Programming journal.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: September 4, 2016; extended to September 11, 2016
Notification of acceptance: October 7, 2016
Workshop: November 14/15, 2016


Tokyo, Japan

Program chairs:

Cyrille Artho (AIST, Japan)
Peter Olveczky (University of Oslo, Norway)

Program committee:

Etienne Andre (University Paris 13, France)
Toshiaki Aoki (JAIST, Japan)
Cyrille Artho (AIST, Japan)
Kyungmin Bae (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)
Eun-Hye Choi (AIST, Japan)
Alessandro Fantechi (University of Florence and ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Bernd Fischer (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Osman Hasan (National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan)
Klaus Havelund (NASA JPL, USA)
Jerome Hugues (Institute for Space and Aeronautics Engineering, France)
Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Ralf Huuck (Synopsys, Australia)
Fuyuki Ishikawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Takashi Kitamura (AIST, Japan)
Alexander Knapp (Augsburg University, Germany)
Thierry Lecomte (ClearSy System Engineering, France)
Yang Liu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Robi Malik (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
Frederic Mallet (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Roberto Nardone (University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy)
Vivek Nigam (Federal University of ParaĆ­ba, Brazil)
Thomas Noll (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Kazuhiro Ogata (JAIST, Japan)
Peter Olveczky (University of Oslo, Norway)
Charles Pecheur (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Markus Roggenbach (Swansea University, UK)
Ralf Sasse (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Martina Seidl (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
Oleg Sokolsky (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Sofiene Tahar (Concordia University, Canada)
Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
Tatsuhiro Tsuchiya (Osaka University, Japan)
Andras Voros (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Alan Wassyng (McMaster University, Canada)
Michael Whalen (University of Minnesota, USA)
Huibiao Zhu (East China Normal University, China)


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