[isabelle] CfP - Extended Deadline: 1st Int. Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems (FMIS 2006)




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         Final Call for Papers - Deadline Extended
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                         FMIS 2006

1st International Workshop on FORMAL METHODS FOR INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS

              Macau SAR China, 31 October 2006

                 http://fmis.iist.unu.edu/

               Satellite Event of ICFEM 2006

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                       IMPORTANT DATES

       Submission deadline: 6 August, 2006 (EXTENDED)

         Acceptance notification: 10 September, 2006

  Final version for the pre-proceedings due: 12 October, 2006

 Final version for the ENTCS proceedings due: 1 December, 2006

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

  Reducing the likelihood of human error in the use of interactive
  systems is increasingly important: the use of such systems is
  becoming widespread in applications that demand high reliability
  due to safety, security, financial or similar considerations.
  Consequently, the use of formal methods in verifying the
  correctness of interactive systems should also include analysis
of human behaviour in interacting with the interface.
  The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in
  computer science and cognitive psychology, from both academia
  and industry, who are interested in developing formal and
  semi-formal methodologies and tools for the evaluation and
  verification of interactive systems. The outcome is to establish
  a worldwide network of researchers interested in applying formal
methods to HCI.
  The workshop will focus on, though will not be restricted to,

    * general design and verification methodologies
      based on cognitive psychology

  as well as application areas such as

    * mobile devices;
    * embedded systems;
    * safety-critical systems;
    * high-reliability systems;
    * shared control systems;
    * digital libraries;
    * eGovernment;
    * pervasive systems;
* augmented reality.
  The one-day workshop will feature a one hour presentation by a
  keynote speaker together with contributed papers that will
  undergo a peer-review process. Contributed papers may be
  accepted either for full presentation or short presentation.

PUBLICATION
Papers accepted as full paper presentations will be published by
  Elsevier in the series Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer
  Science (ENTCS). Papers accepted as short paper presentations
  will be published in the participants` proceedings at the
  workshop only. Detailed information on the submission procedure
is available below.
  Publication of a selection of the papers in a journal special
  issue is also under consideration.

INVITED SPEAKER

    * Harold Thimbleby, University of Wales Swansea, UK

SPONSORS AND ORGANISATION

  IFMIS 2006 will be organised jointly between the International
  Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations
  University (UNU-IIST) and the EPSRC Human Error Modelling (HUM)
  Project of the University of London (QMUL and UCL).
  UNU-IIST and EPSRC-HUM are also sponsors of ICTAC 2006.

SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

  Submissions to the workshop must not have been published or be
  concurrently considered for publication elsewhere.
  All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis
  of originality, contribution to the field, technical and
  presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop.
  Papers should be written in English and not exceed 16 pages
in ENTCS format.
  Authors should utilize the ENTCS macro files that have been
  specially prepared for use with ENTCS. The generic ENTCS package,
  which contains files common for all volumes in ENTCS and
  includes several examples, as well as instructions, can be
downloaded from http://www.entcs.org/generic.tar.gz.
  The entcsmacro.sty file in the ENTCS package should be be
  replaced by the prentcsmacro.sty file, which is specific to
  FMIS 2006 and can be downloaded from
       http://www.entcs.org/files/fmis/prentcsmacro.sty.
  File prentcsmacro.sty has to be renamed entcsmacro.sty.
  File example.tex has to be used as a template for the paper,
  making sure that key words are included in the frontmatter
section where indicated.
  Authors also should not use any formatting commands that alter
  the ENTCS style definitions. This includes the format of
  Definitions, Lemmas, Theorems, etc., as well as the spacing
that is defined by the ENTCS Macros.
  Authors must submit their papers in pdf format to the website
       http://confman.iist.unu.edu/FMIS2006/REG-paper/
no later than Sunday 23 July 2006.
  All queries should be sent to: fmis2006 AT iist.unu.edu.
ORGANISERS

    * Antonio Cerone, UNI-IIST, Macau SAR China
    * Paul Curzon, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    * Ann Blandford, UCL Interaction Center, UK
    * Ralph Back, Åbo Akademi, Finland
    * Howard Bowman, University of Kent, UK
    * George Buchanan, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    * Antonio Cerone, UNI-IIST, Macau SAR China (Co-chair)
    * Paul Cairns, UCL Interaction Center, UK
    * Josè Creissac Campos, University of Minho, Portugal
    * Paul Curzon, Queen Mary, University of London, UK (Co-chair)
    * Gavin Doherty, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland
    * Michael Harrison, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    * C. Michael Holloway, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
    * Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow, UK
    * Alan Dix, Lancaster University, UK
    * Li Siu Pan, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau SAR China
    * Peter Lindsay, The University of Queensland, Australia
    * Adegboyega Ojo, UNI-IIST, Macau SAR China
    * Philippe Palanque, University of Toulouse III, France
    * Fabio Paternò, CNR-ISTI, Italy
    * Rimvydas Ruksenas, Queen Mary, University of London, UK














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