[TYPES/announce] Deadline extension: Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems (FTSCS'16)

Peter Csaba Ölveczky peterol at ifi.uio.no
Wed Aug 31 05:58:42 EDT 2016

                       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: Final submission deadline September 11 ***

*** 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 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ftscs2016.
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 and KTH, Sweden
Peter Olveczky       University of Oslo, Norway

Program committee:

Etienne Andre        University Paris 13, France
Toshiaki Aoki        JAIST, Japan
Cyrille Artho        AIST, Japan and KTH, Sweden
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 Paraíba, 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
Chen-Wei Wang        State University of New York (SUNY), Korea
Alan Wassyng         McMaster University, Canada
Michael Whalen       University of Minnesota, USA
Huibiao Zhu          East China Normal University, China

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