[TYPES/announce] FORMATS 2012 - Call for Participation

Nickovic Dejan Dejan.Nickovic at ait.ac.at
Thu Jul 19 10:50:07 EDT 2012

Call for Participation
10th International Conference on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems 
Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
18-20 September, 2012
(Co-located with QEST 2012)
Objective and Scope:

Timing aspects of systems from a variety of computer science domains have been treated independently by different communities. Researchers interested in semantics, verification and performance analysis study models such as timed automata and timed Petri nets, the digital design community focuses on propagation and switching delays, while designers of embedded controllers have to take account of the time taken by controllers to compute their responses after sampling the environment.

Timing-related questions in these separate disciplines do have their particularities. However, there is a growing awareness that there are basic problems that are common to all of them. In particular, all these sub-disciplines treat systems whose behavior depends upon combinations of logical and temporal constraints; namely, constraints on the temporal distances between occurrences of events.

The aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and practical aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers from different disciplines that share interests in modeling and analysis of timed systems. Typical topics include (but are not limited to):

      * Foundations and Semantics: Theoretical foundations of timed systems and languages; comparison between different models (timed automata, timed Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed process algebra, max-plus algebra, probabilistic models).

      * Methods and Tools: Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and software tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving temporal constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis, optimization, model checking, testing, constraint solving, etc.).

      * Applications: Adaptation and specialization of timing technology in application domains in which timing plays an important role (real-time software, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in manufacturing and telecommunications).
Invited Speakers

Moshe Vardi, Rice University
Title: Compositional Temporal Synthesis

Twan Basten, Eindhoven University of Technology
Title: Model-Driven Design-Space Exploration for Software-Intensive Embedded Systems

Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University
Statistical Model Checking, Refinement Checking, Optimization... for Stochastic Hybrid Automata

The program for FORMATS and QEST is available on the FORMATS homepage:


The registration page is available on the FORMATS homepage:


PC Chairs

Marcin Jurdzinski, University of Warwick 

Dejan Nickovic, Austrian Institute of Technology

Local Arrangements Chair

Anton Stefanek, Imperial College London

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