[isabelle] FMICS-AVoCS 2016: 2nd call for papers (extended dealine: May 2, 2016)


International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems
and Automated Verification of Critical Systems


26-29 September 2016
CNR, Pisa, Italy

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Call for Papers ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry.
The aim of the AVoCS workshop series is to contribute to the interaction and
exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on
tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems. In 2016, FMICS and
AVoCS join their forces to hold a workshop combining their themes on formal
methods and automated verification. For FMICS, this will be the 21st, for AVoCS
the 16th edition.

In particular, FMICS-AVoCS 2016 aims to bring together scientists and engineers that are active in the area of formal methods, develop tools and techniques for the automated verification of critical systems, and are interested in exchanging their
experiences in the industrial usage of these methods and tools.


Abstract submission for full papers (extended): May 2, 2016
Submission of full papers (extended): May 9, 2016
Notification for full papers: June 19, 2016
Camera ready versions of full papers: July 10, 2016
Submission of research ideas: August 10, 2016
Notification for research ideas: August 17, 2016
FMICS-AVoCS workshop: September 26-29, 2016


Thomas Arts (QuviQ AB, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Jan Peleska (University of Bremen, Germany)

TOPICS of INTEREST include (but are not limited to):

- Design, specification, refinement, code generation and testing of critical systems
  based on formal methods
- Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of critical systems, in
  particular distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems
- Automated verification (model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT constraint
  solving, abstract interpretation, etc.) of critical systems
- Verification and validation methods that address shortcomings of existing methods with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and usability issues)
- Tools for the development of formal design descriptions
- Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of formal methods,
  focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions
- Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and
  associated costs
- Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums


Full paper submissions must describe authors' original research work and results. Submitted papers must not have previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any other peer- reviewed workshop, symposium, conference or archival journal. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

Full paper submissions should clearly demonstrate relevance to industrial application. Case study papers should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical results (such as scalability of methods) or provide specific motivation for further research
and development.

Full paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages formatted according to the LNCS style (Springer). All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee who will make a selection among the submissions based on the novelty, soundness and
applicability of the presented ideas and results.

Research ideas: FMICS-AVoCS encourages the submissions of research ideas in order to stimulate discussions at the workshop. Reports on ongoing work or surveys on work published elsewhere are welcome. The Program Committee will select research ideas on the basis of submitted abstracts according to their significance and general interest. Abstracts of research ideas should not exceed 3 pages and they will not be part of
the published proceedings.

Full papers and research ideas must be written in English and should be submitted as
Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site:


The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer in their LNCS series, while authors of the best full papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer.


General Chair

Maurice ter Beek (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)

PC Chairs

Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Alexander Knapp (Augsburg University, Germany)

PC Members

Maria Alpuente (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Michael Dierkes (Rockwell Collins, France)
Cindy Eisner (IBM Research Haifa, Israel)
Alessandro Fantechi (Universita' di Firenze, Italy)
Francesco Flammini (Ansaldo STS, Naples, Italy)
Maria Del Mar Gallardo (University of Malaga, Spain)
Michael Goldsmith (University of Oxford, UK)
Gudmund Grov (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Matthias Gudemann (Systerel, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Gerwin Klein (NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia)
Peter Gorm Larsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Thierry Lecomte (ClearSy, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Radu Mateescu (INRIA Grenoble - Rhone-Alpes, France)
David Mentre (Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe, Rennes, France)
Stephan Merz (INRIA Nancy, France)
Manuel Nunez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Peter Olveczky (University of Oslo, Norway)
Charles Pecheur (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Marielle Petit-Doche (Systerel, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Ralf Pinger (Siemens AG, Braunschweig, Germany)
Jaco van de Pol (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Markus Roggenbach (Swansea University, UK)
Matteo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Marco Roveri (FBK-Irst, Italy)
Thomas Santen (Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe, Aachen, Germany)
Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Jun Sun (University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
Helen Treharne (University of Surrey, UK)



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