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[PVS] CfP: Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems (FTSCS'12)



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                        Call for Papers

                           FTSCS 2012

1st International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems

                Kyoto, Japan, November 12, 2012
               (satellite workshop of ICFEM 2012)

                     http://www.ftscs12.org

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 *** Science of Computer Programming special issue ***
 *** EPTCS proceedings ***


Aims and Scope:

There is an increasing demand in industry to use formal methods to
achieve software-independent verification and validation of
safety-critical systems, e.g., in fields such as avionics, automotive,
medical, and other cyber-physical systems. Newer standards, such as
DO-178C (avionics) and ISO 26262 (automotive), emphasize the need for
formal methods and model-based development, speeding up the
adaptation of such methods in industry.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers
and engineers who are interested in the application of formal and semi-formal
methods to improve the quality of safety-critical computer systems. In
particular, FTSCS strives strives to promote research and development of
formal methods and tools for industrial applications, and is particularly
interested in industrial applications of formal methods.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

* case studies and experience reports on the use of formal methods for
analyzing safety-critical systems, including avionics, automotive,
medical, and other kinds of safety-critical and QoS-critical systems
* methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis,
certification, debugging, etc., of complex safety/QoS-critical systems
* analysis methods that address the limitations of formal methods in
industry (usability, scalability, etc.)
* formal analysis support for modeling languages used in industry,
such as AADL, Ptolemy, SysML, SCADE, Modelica, etc.
* code generation from validated models.

The workshop will provide a platform for discussions and the exchange of
innovative ideas, so submissions on work in progress are encouraged.


Invited speaker:

TBA


Submission:

We solicit submissions reporting on:

A- original research contributions (16 pages max, EPTCS format);
B- applications and experiences (16 pages max, EPTCS format);
C- surveys, comparisons, and state-of-the-art reports (16 pages max,
EPTCS format);
D- tool papers (4 pages max, EPTCS format);
E- position papers and work in progress (4 pages max, EPTCS format)
  related to the topics mentioned above.


All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted concurrently
for publication elsewhere. Paper submission will be done electronically
via EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ftscs2012.
The final version of the paper must be prepared in LaTeX, adhering to
the EPTCS format available at http://style.eptcs.org/.
Note, in particular, that EPTCS requires that you include the doi of
each reference in the bibliography.


Publication:

All accepted papers will appear in the pre-proceedings of FTSCS 2012.
Accepted papers in the categories A-D above will appear in
the workshop proceedings that will be published as a volume in
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science.

The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit
extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue of the
Science of Computer Programming journal.


Important dates:

Submission deadline: September 2, 2012
Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2012
Workshop: November 12, 2012


Venue:

Kyoto, Japan


Program chairs:

Cyrille Artho          AIST, Japan
Peter Olveczky         University of Oslo, Norway


Program committee:

Erika Abraham          RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Musab AlTurki          King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Farhad Arbab           Leiden University and CWI, The Netherlands
Cyrille Artho          AIST, Japan
Armin Biere            Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Saddek Bensalem        Verimag, France
Peter Bokor            Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Santiago Escobar       Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Bernd Fischer          University of Southampton, UK
Klaus Havelund         NASA JPL, USA
Marieke Huisman        University of Twente, The Netherlands
Ralf Huuck             NICTA/UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Fuyuki Ishikawa        National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Kitamura       AIST, Japan
Alexander Knapp        Augsburg University, Germany
Yang Liu        NUS, Singapore
Steven P. Miller       Rockwell Collins, USA
Tang Nguyen            AIST, Japan
Thomas Noll            RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Peter Olveczky         University of Oslo, Norway
Grigore Rosu           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Neha Rungta            NASA Ames, USA
Carolyn Talcott        SRI International, USA
Tatsuhiro Tsuchiya     Osaka University, Japan


Contact:

(web)    http://www.ftscs12.org
(email)  peterol@xxxxxxxxxx
        c.artho@xxxxxxxxxx