Call for Papers: 15th International Conference on Formal Aspects of Component Software (FACS'18)

by Peter Olveczky, March 13, 2018

The conference seeks to address the application of
formal methods in all aspects of software components and

                        Call for Papers

                           FACS 2018

15th International Conference on Formal Aspects of Component Software

              Pohang, Korea, October 10-12, 2018



Abstract submission deadline:    June 8, 2018 (AoE)
Paper submission deadline:     June 15, 2018 (AoE)
Notification:              August 7, 2018
Conference:             Oct 10-12, 2018


Component-based software development proposes sound engineering
principles and techniques to cope with the complexity of
present-day software systems. However, many challenging conceptual and
technological issues remain in component-based software development
theory and practice. Furthermore, the advent of service-oriented and
cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things
has brought to the fore new dimensions, such as quality of service and
robustness to withstand faults, which require revisiting established
concepts and developing new ones.

FACS 2018 is concerned with how formal methods can be applied to
component-based software and system development. Formal methods have
provided foundations for component-based software through research on
mathematical models for components, composition and adaptation, and
rigorous approaches to verification, deployment, testing, and certification.  

The conference seeks to address the application of
formal methods in all aspects of software components and
services. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

* formal models for software components and their interaction;
* formal aspects of services, service-oriented architectures, business
  processes, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, Internet of
  Things,  and similar artifacts;
* design and verification methods for software components and services;
* composition and deployment: models, calculi, languages;
* formal methods and modeling languages for components and services;
* models for QoS and other extra-functional properties (e.g., trust,
  compliance, security) of components and services;
* components for real-time, safety-critical, secure, and/or embedded
* components for the Internet of things and cyber-physical systems;   
* probabilistic techniques for modeling and verification of
  component-based systems;
* model-based testing of components and services;
* case studies and experience reports;
* tools supporting formal methods for components and services.


We solicit submissions, related to the topics mentioned
above, in the following categories:

A) original research contributions (18 pages max);
B) applications and experiences (18 pages max);
C) surveys, comparisons, and state-of-the-art reports (18 pages max);
D) tool papers (6 pages max).

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted
concurrently for publication elsewhere. Paper submission is done
via EasyChair at
Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer LNCS
papers (see

In addition, we solicit submissions to the Doctoral Track of FACS
2018, in the form of abstracts (3 pages max) concisely capturing work
in progress, research questions, envisaged contributions, and/or
partial results.

Doctoral Track submission deadline: August 5, 2018 (AoE)
Doctoral Track notification: August 15, 2018


All accepted papers in the categories A-D above will appear in the
proceedings of the conference that will be published as a volume
in Springer’s LNCS series.   

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


Farhad Arbab            (CWI and Leiden University)
Cyrille Artho           (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Kyungmin Bae (chair)      (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
Luis Barbosa            (University of Minho)
Simon Bliudze           (INRIA Lille)
Roberto Bruni           (University of Pisa)
Zhenbang Chen           (National University of Defense Technology)
Yunja Choi              (Kyungpook National University)    
Jose Luiz Fiadeiro      (Royal Holloway University of London)
Xudong He               (Florida International University)
Sung-Shik Jongmans      (Open University of the Netherlands)
Yunho Kim               (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Olga Kouchnarenko       (FEMTO-ST & University of Franche-Comte)
Ivan Lanese             (University of Bologna/INRIA)
Axel Legay              (INRIA Rennes)
Shaoying Liu            (Hosei University)
Zhiming Liu             (Southwest University, Chongqing)
Markus Lumpe            (Swinburne University of Technology)
Eric Madelaine          (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)
Hernan Melgratti        (University of Buenos Aires)
Jose Meseguer           (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Kazuhiro Ogata          (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Peter Olveczky    (chair)    (University of Oslo)
Catuscia Palamidessi    (INRIA)
Jose Proenca            (University of Minho)
Gwen Salaun             (University of Grenoble Alpes)
Francesco Santini       (Univerity of Perugia)
Meng Sun                (Peking University)
Antonio Vallecillo      (University of Malaga)
Daniel Varro            (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Shoji Yuen              (Nagoya University)
Min Zhang               (East China Normal University)