16th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems (FMICS 2011)

Venue: Trento

Location: Trento, Italy

Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 18, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Mar 25, 2011
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First Call for Papers

FMICS 2011

16th International Workshop on
Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems

August 29/30, 2011, Trento, Italy

Co-located with RE 2011



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. In particular, FMICS brings together
scientists and engineers that are active in the area of formal
methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the
industrial usage of these methods. The FMICS workshop series also
strives to promote research and development for the improvement of
formal methods and tools for industrial applications.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Design, specification, code generation and testing based on
formal methods.

* Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis,
certification, debugging, learning, optimization and
transformation of complex, distributed, real-time systems
and embedded systems.

* Verification and validation methods that address
shortcomings of existing methods with respect to their
industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and usability

* 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.


Important Dates

* Abstract submission: March 18th, 2011

* Paper submission: March 25th, 2011

* Notification: May 6th, 2011

* Final version due: May 20th, 2011

* Workshop: August 29th-30th, 2011


Paper Submission

Submissions must describe authors' original research work and
their results. Contributions should not exceed 15 pages formatted
according to the LNCS style (Springer), and should be submitted as
Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair
submission site:


Submitting an abstract does not put any obligation on the authors
to submit a full paper. Abstracts without an accompanying full
paper by the paper submission deadline are automatically
considered withdrawn; the authors are, however, encouraged to
explicitly withdraw their abstract, if they decide not to submit a
full paper.

All submissions must report on original research. 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.

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.

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. A printed version of the proceedings will be
distributed among participants during the workshop. The
proceedings of the workshop will be published the Springer series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Participants will give a presentation of their papers in twenty
minutes, followed by a ten-minute round of questions and
discussion on participants' work.

Following the tradition of the past edition, a special issue of an
international scientific journal will be devoted to FMICS
2011. Selected participants will be invited to submit an extended
version of their papers after the workshop. These extended
versions will again be reviewed by a program committee,
which will decide on their final publication on the special
issue. In the last few editions of FMICS, a special issue of
Science of Computer Programming or STTT has been dedicated to this
workshop and we similarly plan to devote a special issue of one of
these journals to FMICS 2011.


Program Committee Chairs

Gwen Salaün
Grenoble INP - INRIA Grenoble (Rhône-Alpes) - LIG, France
Web: http://www.inrialpes.fr/vasy/people/Gwen.Salaun/

Bernhard Schätz
fortiss GmbH, Germany
Web: http://www.fortiss.org/en/contact/people/bernhard-schaetz.html

Program Committee

María Alpuente (Technical University of Valencia, Spain)
Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Josh Berdine (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
Jan Olaf Blech (fortiss GmbH, Germany)
Rance Cleaveland (Reactive Systems, USA)
Cindy Eisner (IBM, Israel)
Wan Fokkink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Holger Hermanns (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
Daniel Kästner (AbsInt GmbH, Germany)
Stefan Kowalewski (RWTH-Aachen University, Germany)
Daniel Kroening (University of Oxford, UK)
Frederic Lang (INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France)
Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Diego Latella (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Timo Latvala (Space Systems Finland)
Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames, USA)
Charles Pecheur (University of Louvain, Belgium)
Ernesto Pimentel (University of Malaga, Spain)
Jaco van de Pol (Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands)
Marco Roveri (FBK-IRST, Italy)
John Rushby (SRI International, USA)
Gwen Salaün (Grenoble INP - INRIA, France)
Thomas Santen (Microsoft European Innovation Center, Germany)
Bernhard Schätz (fortiss GmbH, Germany)
Marjan Sirjani (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
Helmuth Veith (TU Wien, Austria)

ERCIM FMICS WG Coordinator

Alessandro Fantechi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze and ISTI-CNR, Italy


Past Editions

All the details concerning the past editions of the workshop can
be accessed through the Webpage of the ERCIM Working Group on
Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems (FMICS):