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[PVS-ANNOUNCE] CFP: NASA Formal Methods Symposium 2010



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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd NASA Formal Methods Symposium
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The NASA Formal Methods community invites you to submit a paper to:

The Second NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2010)
http://shemesh.larc.nasa.gov/NFM2010

April 13-15, 2010
Washington D.C.

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Important Dates:
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Submission (abstract): January 8, 2010
Submission (final): January 15, 2010
Notification: February 26, 2010
Final version: March 19, 2010

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Theme of Conference:
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The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum for theoreticians and
practitioners from academia and industry, with the goals of identifying
challenges and providing solutions to achieving assurance in safety-critical
systems. Within NASA, for example, such systems include autonomous robots,
separation assurance algorithms for aircraft, and autonomous rendezvous and
docking for spacecraft. Moreover, emerging paradigms such as code generation
and safety cases are bringing with them new challenges and opportunities.
The focus of the symposium will be on formal techniques, their theory,
current capabilities, and limitations, as well as their application to
aerospace, robotics, and other safety-critical systems. The symposium aims
to introduce researchers, graduate students, and partners in industry to
those topics that are of interest, to survey current research, and to
identify unsolved problems and directions for future research.

NFM 2010 is the second edition of the NASA Formal Methods Symposium, which
started in 2009 and was organized by NASA Ames Research Center in Moffet
Field, California. The symposium originated from the earlier Langley Formal
Methods Workshop series and aims to foster collaboration between NASA
researchers and engineers, as well as the wider aerospace, safety-critical,
and formal methods communities.

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Topics of Interest:
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* Formal verification, including theorem proving, model checking,
  and static analysis
* Automated test generation and formal testing of critical systems
* Model-based development
* Techniques and algorithms for scaling formal methods, such as
  abstraction and symbolic methods, compositional techniques, as well as
  parallel and distributed techniques
* Monitoring and run-time verification
* Code generation from formally verified models
* Safety cases
* Accident/safety analysis
* Formal approaches to fault tolerance
* Theoretical advances and empirical evaluations of formal methods
  techniques for safety-critical systems, including hybrid and embedded
  systems
* Formal methods in systems engineering

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Submissions:
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Submitted papers must be formatted in the  EasyChair class style
(http://www.easychair.org/coolnews.cgi).  There are two categories of
submissions (to be in NASA conference style):

* Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete
  results (10 pages / 30 minute talks)
* Short papers describing interesting work in progress and/or
  preliminary results (5 pages / 15 minute talks)

All papers should describe original work that has not been published
elsewhere. Submissions will be fully reviewed and the symposium proceedings
will appear as a NASA Conference Publication. Authors of selected papers
will then be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of
"Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal"
(Springer).

Papers should be submitted through the following link:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nfm2010

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For further information:
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http://shemesh.larc.nasa.gov/NFM2010/
nfm2010@lists.nasa.gov

Mike Hinchey
NFM 2010 Conference Chair

Cesar Munoz
NFM 2010 Program Chair