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[PVS] FORMATS 2009: Call for Papers

(Apologies for multiple copies)

FORMATS 2009: The 7th International Conference on
Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems

*** co-located with QEST 2009 ***

Budapest, Hungary, 13-16 September 2009

Abstract submission: Friday 10 April, 2009
Paper submission: Friday 17 April, 2009


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 focusses 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 behaviour 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 modelling 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, optimisation, 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 telecommunication).


Abstract submission:  Friday 10 April, 2009
Paper submission:     Friday 17 April, 2009
Author notification:  Monday 8 June, 2009
Camera ready version: Wednesday 1 July, 2009


The proceedings of FORMATS 09 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Papers must contain original contributions, be clearly written, and include appropriate references to and comparison with related work. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages, and should be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines. If necessary, the submission may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee.
New: A best-paper award will be presented at the conference.
Submissions will be handled by the EasyChair system.


* Rajeev Alur, Univ. Pennsylvania, USA
* Franck Cassez, National ICT Australia & CNRS, Australia
* Ansgar Fehnker, National ICT Australia, Australia
* Olivier Finkel, Univ. Paris 7, France
* Martin Fraenzle, Univ. Oldenburg, Germany
* Claude Jard, ENS Cachan/IRISA, France
* Joost-Pieter Katoen, RWTH Aachen Univ., Germany
* Insup Lee, Univ. Pennsylvania, USA
* Oded Maler, Verimag, France
* Richard Mayr, Univ. Edinburgh, UK
* Joel Ouaknine, Oxford Univ., UK (co-chair)
* Paritosh Pandya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
* Paul Pettersson, Malardalen Univ., Sweden
* Alexander Rabinovich, Univ. Tel Aviv, Israel
* Sanjit Seshia, UC Berkeley, USA
* Jiri Srba Aalborg, Univ., Denmark
* Stavros Tripakis, Verimag, France
* Frits Vaandrager, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, The Netherlands (co-chair)
* Walter Vogler, Univ. Augsburg, Germany
* Farn Wang, National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan


* Rajeev Alur, Univ. Pennsylvania, USA
* Eugene Asarin, Univ. Paris 7, France
* Flavio Corradini, Univ. Camerino, Italy
* Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg Univ., Denmark
* Oded Maler, Verimag, France
* Walter Vogler, Univ. Augsburg, Germany
* Wang Yi, Uppsala Univ., Sweden


There are five invited talks planned, jointly with QEST 2009, to be announced.