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              Formal Aspects of Component Software (FACS 2010)

                                Call for Papers
      7th International Workshop on Formal Aspects of Component Software

                              October 14-16, 2010
                             Universidade do Minho
                               Guimaraes, Portugal


Scope & Topics:

The component-based software development approach has emerged as a
promising paradigm to cope with an ever increasing complexity of
present-day software solutions by bringing sound production and
engineering principles into software engineering. However, many
conceptual and technological issues remain in component-based software
development theory and practice that pose challenging research

FACS 2010 is concerned with how formal methods can or should be used to
make component-based software development succeed. Formal methods
consist of mathematically-based techniques for the specification,
development, and verification of software and hardware systems. They
have shown their great utility for providing the formal foundations of
component-based software and working out challenging issues such as
mathematical models for components, composition and adaptation, or
rigorous approaches to verification, deployment, testing, and

The objective of FACS 2010 is to bring together researchers and
practitioners in the areas of component software and formal methods in
order to promote a deeper understanding of the component-based software
development paradigm and its applications. The workshop seeks to
address all common aspects of component software and formal methods.
FACS aims at developing a community-based understanding of relevant and
emerging research problems through formal paper presentations and
lively discussions. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- formal models for software components and component interaction
- design and verification methods for component software
- component composition and deployment: models, calculi, languages
- component testing, re-engineering and reuse
- specification of extra-functional properties in component software
- certification of components and software architectures
- component software vs. object orientation, multi-agent systems, and
  aspect-oriented development
- components for real-time, safety-critical, secure and/or embedded systems
- standard models for software components (e.g. Fractal, GCM, etc.)
- industrial or experience reports, and case studies in component software
- partial behavior models for software components
- update and reconfiguration of component architectures
- component systems evolution and maintenance
- formal methods and modeling languages for components
- trust models for components
- cyber-physical component-based systems
- autonomic components and self-managed applications
- formal and rigorous approaches to software adaptation and 
self-adaptive systems
- formal aspects of Web services and business processes
- component-based Web services and service-oriented architectures
- QoS issues in Web services, multi-agent systems and component-based 

     FACS'10 is the 7th event in a series of workshops, founded by
     the International Institute for Software Technology of the United
     Nations University (UNU-IIST). The first FACS workshop was
     co-located with FM'03 (Pisa, Italy, September 2003). The
     following FACS workshops were organized as standalone events,
     respectively at UNU-IIST in Macau (October 2005), at Charles
     University in Prague (September 2006), at INRIA in
     Sophia-Antipolis (September 2007), and at University of Malaga in
     Spain (September 2008). FACS'09 was part of the Formal Methods Week
     in Eindhoven (October 2009).

In previous years FACS post-proceedings were published in the ENTCS
series, by Elsevier. Extended versions of selected papers appeared in a
special issue of Science of Computer Programming. A similar setting
will be arranged for FACS'10.

Important dates:

     Abstract submission: July 2, 2010
     Paper submission: July 9, 2010
     Acceptance notification: August 22, 2010
     Camera ready: September 25, 2010
     Workshop: October 14-16, 2010

Program chairs: Markus Lumpe and Luis Barbosa

Program committee:

Farhad Arbab (CWI, The Netherlands)
Marco Autili (L'Aquila University, Italy)
Luis Barbosa (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Andreas Bauer (Australian National University, Australia)
Frank S. de Boer (CWI, The Netherlands)
Christiano Braga (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Carlos Canal (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)   	
Rolf Hennicker (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany)
Einar Broch Johnsen (Universitetet i Oslo, Norway)
Zhiming Liu (IIST UNU, Macau, China)
Ying Liu (IBM China Research, China)
Markus Lumpe (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Eric Madelaine (INRIA, Centre Sophia Antipolis, France)
Sun Meng (CWI, The Netherlands)
Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames, USA)
Patrizio Pelliccione (L'Aquila University, Italy)
Frantisek Plasil (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Anders Ravn (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Nuno Rodrigues (IPCA, Portugal)
Bernhard Schaetz (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Marjan Sirjani (University of Tehran, Iran)
Volker Stolz (UNU-IIST, MACAU)
Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
Dang Van Hung (Vietnam National University, Vietnam)
Naijun Zhan (IOS, China)

Steering Committee:

Zhiming Liu (IIST UNU, Macau, China, coordinator)
Farhad Arbab (CWI, The Netherlands)
Luis Barbosa (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Carlos Canal (University of Malaga, Spain)
Markus Lumpe (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Eric Madelaine (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Sun Meng (CWI, the Netherlands)
Bernhard Schaetz (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

(web)   www.di.uminho.pt/facs2010/
(email) facs10chairs@di.uminho.pt