[TYPES/announce] FORTE'23 first CfP

Antonio Ravara aravara at fct.unl.pt
Wed Dec 21 13:08:09 EST 2022

FORTE 2023 - 43nd International Conference on Formal Techniques for
Distributed Objects, Components, and Systems
June 19-23, 2023. Lisbon, Portugal
Website: https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.discotec.org/2023/forte.html__;!!IBzWLUs!RCjQTTq-A6eK_UaztrJSrcwV4dDCYgpDYZzoXrSHpIJ6wgOFHWt4reUNToSYjbvevvgGZyJYqJzp_jytO_mEVbxqlE4tjJfRgw$ 

FORTE 2023 is one of the three conferences of DisCoTec 2023, the
18th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing

* Main focus: fundamental research on developing distributed software
systems, with emphasis on approaches to formally model, soundly
implement, and rigorously validate such systems and applications.
* Invited speaker: Azalea Raad (Imperial College London, UK)
* Special issue in top journal with selected papers
* Constructive and thorough reviews (at least 3)

Submission Link: easychair.org/conferences/?conf=forte2023

We invite submissions focused on foundational aspects of distributed
software systems, presenting approaches or tools to formally model,
soundly implement, and rigorously validate these demanding but ever
more necessary systems and applications. As our dependency on such
software systems grow, also our responsibility as researchers grows to
provide both trustworthy and usable solutions.

The main topics of interest include:

* Language concepts for concurrency and distribution, supported by
   rigorous semantics, well-supported pragmatics, and/or expressive
   illustrative use-cases.

* Analyses techniques, methodologies, and/or algorithms, using testing
   and/or verification, to validate (aspects of) the soundness of
   various types of concurrent and distributed systems, including
   communication and network protocols, service-oriented systems,
   adaptive distributed systems, cyber-physical systems and sensor

* Principles for qualitative and quantitative security analysis of
   distributed systems.

* Applications of formal methods and techniques for studying the
   quality, reliability, availability, and safety of concrete
   distributed systems. We are specially interested in "real-life" case
   studies and industrial applications involving real distributed

* Emerging challenges and hot topics in distributed systems (broadly
   construed), such as software-defined networks, distributed ledgers,
   smart contracts, and blockchain technologies, etc.

Categories of papers
All papers should be submitted in LNCS format. We solicit papers in
the following categories:

* Regular papers (7-15 pages, not counting references):
   describing thorough and complete research results and experience
   reports. Regular papers may be combined with an artefact submission.
   Companion artefacts to regular submissions will be reviewed by the
   Artefact Evaluation Committee, but the acceptance of the paper is
   decoupled from the acceptance of the artefact (does not depend on
   it).  The acceptance of the artefact, however, is conditional to the
   acceptance of the paper.

* Tool papers (7-15 pages, not counting references):
   describing technological artefacts in the scope of the research
   topics of FORTE.  The paper should present the underlying theory of
   the tool, a clear account of the tool’s functionality and
   limitations, and include case studies (with rigorous experimental
   evaluation).  In addition, the tool artefact must be submitted
   separately for evaluation. Acceptance of the tool artefact is
   mandatory for tool papers to be accepted. The artefact will be
   evaluated by a dedicated committee.  The paper must contain a link
   to a publicly downloadable MPEG-4 demo video of at most 10 minutes,
   to be submitted until a week after the paper submission deadline.

* Short papers (4-6 pages, not counting references):
   describing innovative and promising ideas, possibly in an early
   form, or demonstrating new tools (components), or presenting (i)
   calls to action, or (ii) substantiated reflections on current and/or
   future research perspectives related to FORTE, or a summary of a
   published journal paper clarifying why the presentation would enrich
   the program of FORTE.

Partial Rebuttal
Some papers that raised doubts the reviewers would like to clarify to
consider acceptance, will have 48h to respond to concrete
questions. The responses will be taken into account during the PC

Important dates (AoE)
* Abstract submission: February 11, 2023
* Paper submission: February 18, 2023
* Artefact and video submission: February 25, 2023
* Rebuttal period: March 23 and 24
* Paper and artefact notification: March 31, 2023
* Camera-ready: April 30, 2023

The conference proceedings, formed by accepted submissions from *any*
category, will be published by Springer as an LNCS-IFIP volume.

Program Committee chairs
Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, Netherlands)
António Ravara (NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal)

Program Committee
Elvira Albert (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Georgiana Caltais (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Silvia Crafa (Università di Padova, Italy)
Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini (Università di Torino, Italy)
Adrian Francalanza (University of Malta, Malta)
Hongfei Fu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Fatemeh Ghassemi (University of Tehran, Iran)
Helle Hvid Hansen (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Sung-Shik Jongmans (Open University of the Netherlands; Centrum
Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands)
Jan Kofron (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Alfons Laarman (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Claudio Antares Mezzina (Università di Urbino, Italy)
Mohammadreza Mousavi (King's College London, UK)
Daniele Nantes-Sobrinho (Universidade de Brasília, Brasil)
Luca Padovani (Università di Camerino, Italy)
Kirstin Peters (Universität Augsburg, Germany)
Anna Philippou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Anne Remke (WWU Münster, Germany)
Vasco T. Vasconcelos (LaSiGE and Dept. of Informatics, Faculty of
Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Rob van Glabbeek (Data61 - CSIRO, Australia)
Yuting Wang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Artefact Evaluation Committee chairs
Mário Pereira (NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal)
Tom van Dijk (University of Twente)

Artefact Evaluation Committee

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