[TYPES/announce] 1st Call for Papers: NASA Formal Methods (NFM) 2023

Rozier, Kristin-Yvonne [AER E] kyrozier at iastate.edu
Tue Sep 20 20:49:20 EDT 2022

      The Fifteenth NASA Formal Methods Symposium


                    16 - 18 May 2023
University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, USA

Theme of the Symposium:
The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and 
safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry require 
advanced techniques that address these systems' specification, design, 
verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA 
Formal Methods Symposium (NFM) is an annual forum to foster 
collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, 
academia, and industry. NFM's goals are to identify challenges and to 
provide solutions for achieving assurance for such critical systems.

New developments and emerging applications like autonomous software for 
uncrewed deep space human habitats, caretaker robotics, Unmanned Aerial 
Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), and the need for 
system-wide fault detection, diagnosis, and prognostics provide new 
challenges for system specification, development, and verification 
approaches. The focus of these symposiums are on formal techniques and 
other approaches for software assurance, including their theory, current 
capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to 
aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems 
during all stages of the software life-cycle.

Topics of Interest:
We encourage submissions on cross-cutting approaches that bring together 
formal methods and techniques from other domains such as probabilistic 
reasoning, machine learning, control theory, robotics, and quantum 
computing among others.
     * Formal verification, including theorem proving, model checking, 
and static analysis
     * Advances in automated theorem proving including SAT and SMT solving
     * Use of formal methods in software and system testing
     * Run-time verification
     * Techniques and algorithms for scaling formal methods, such as 
abstraction and symbolic methods, compositional techniques, as well as 
parallel and/or distributed techniques
     * Code generation from formally verified models
     * Safety cases and system safety
     * Formal approaches to fault tolerance
     * Theoretical advances and empirical evaluations of formal methods 
techniques for safety-critical systems, including hybrid and embedded 
     * Formal methods in systems engineering and model-based development
     * Correct-by-design controller synthesis
     * Formal assurance methods to handle adaptive systems

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission:  9 Dec 2022
Paper Submission:    16 Dec 2022
Paper Notifications: 20 Feb 2023
Camera-ready Papers: 12 Mar 2023
Symposium:        16-18 May 2023

Location & Cost:
The symposium will take place in the STEM Building at University of 
Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, USA, 16-18 May 2023.

There will be no registration fee for participants. All interested 
individuals, including non-US citizens, are welcome to attend, to listen 
to the talks, and to participate in discussions; however, all attendees 
must register.

Submission Details:
There are two categories of submissions:

    1. Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete 
results (15 pages + references)
    2. Two categories of short papers: (6 pages + references)
    (a) Tool Papers describing novel, publicly-available tools
    (b) Case Studies detailing complete applications of formal methods 
to real systems with publicly-available artifacts

All papers should be in English and describe original work that has not 
been published or submitted elsewhere. All submissions will be fully 
reviewed by members of the Programme Committee. Papers will appear in 
the Formal Methods subline of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer 
Science (LNCS) and must use LNCS style formatting 
(https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines__;!!IBzWLUs!XOkKka_seEkO6JGA4HkCBe768k-xMTacQbtr9gLmwk--BYM-ajJ5_OxiisjroNJozOTN49VAqScuqWSrurRwUbdaNfWEAkBEOs4$  ). 
Papers must be submitted in PDF format at the EasyChair submission site:


Swarat Chaudhuri (UT Austin)
Jim Dabney (University of Houston Clear Lake/NASA JSC)
Kristin Yvonne Rozier (Iowa State University/NASA JSC)

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