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[PVS] [fm-announcements] NFM 2012 Paper Submission Deadlineextended to December 18, 2011 (11:59pm EST)

The paper submission deadline for the 2012 NASA Formal Methods Symposium has been extended to December 18, 2011 (11:59pm Eastern Standard Time).


**Note** The paper title and abstract are still due December 11, 2011 (11:59pm Eastern Standard Time) .




Fourth NASA Formal Methods Symposium


Norfolk, Virginia, USA

April 3 - 5, 2012







Theme of Conference:



The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum for theoreticians and

practitioners from academia, industry, and government, with the goals of

identifying challenges and providing solutions to achieving assurance

in mission- and safety-critical systems. Within NASA, for example, such

systems include autonomous robots, separation assurance algorithms for

aircraft, Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen), 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.



Topics of Interest:


* Formal verification, including theorem proving, model checking,

  and static analysis

* Automated test generation and testing techniques for safety-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 runtime verification

* Code generation from formally verified models

* Significant applications of formal methods to aerospace systems

* Modeling and verification aspects of cyber-physical systems

* 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






There are two categories of submissions:


* Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete

results (15 pages/30 minute talks)

* Short papers describing tools, experience reports, or descriptions of work

in progress or?preliminary results (6 pages/15 minute talks)

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 program committee. Papers must use the LNCS style and be put

in PDF format in anticipation that we will publish accepted papers (including

regular papers and short papers) in a formal proceedings. Papers should be

submitted through the following link:




Program Chairs:


Alwyn Goodloe, NASA Langley Research Center

Suzette Person, NASA Langley Research Center



Steering Committee:


Ewen Denney, NASA Ames Research Center

Ben Di Vito, NASA Langley Research Center

Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center

Klaus Havelund, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Gerard Holzmann, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Cesar Munoz, NASA Langley Research Center

Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames Research Center

James Rash, NASA Goddard

Kristin V. Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center



Important Dates:


Submission: 11 December 2011

Notification: 21 January 2012

Final Version: 4 February 2012

Conference: 3 - 5 April 2012



Location and Cost:



The symposium will take place at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott

in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. April 3-5, 2012. There will not be a

registration fee charged to 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.