REFINE 2018 deadline extension

by Brijesh Dongol, April 17, 2018

REFINE 2018: Refinement Workshop - Deadline extension

Co-located with FM 2018 (part of FLoC)
Oxford, UK, July 18, 2018

Extended submission deadline: April 23, 2018

Refinement is one of the cornerstones of a formal approach to software engineering: the process of developing a more detailed design or implementation from an abstract specification through a sequence of steps that maintain correctness with respect to the original specification. Refinement forms the foundation for verification in a range of application areas, including distributed and concurrent systems, cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems, and other safety-critical applications.

The aim of this BCS FACS Refinement Workshop is to bring together people who are interested in the development of more concrete designs or executable programs from abstract specifications using formal notations, tool support for formal software development, and practical experience with formal refinement methodologies.

Topics of interest

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, and discussion of common ground and key differences. Papers using refinement-based approaches in verification, program construction, testing and tools fall within scope. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Simulation techniques
- Foundations and semantics
- Case studies (specification and verification)
- Compositional and modular reasoning
- Object-orientation
- Time, probability and hybrid systems
- Specification notations
- Programming models
- Verification and tool support
- Refinement and testing

Submission guidelines

REFINE 2018 proceedings will be published by Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS), please see EPTCS info for authors. Papers should be no more than 16 pages.


Submission link:

Important dates:
April 23, 2018: submission deadline
May 15, 2018: notifications
July 18, 2018: workshop

Invited speaker
Ahmed Bouajjani, University of Paris Diderot (Paris 7), France

Organizing committee
John Derrick, University of Sheffield, UK
Brijesh Dongol, Brunel University London, UK
Steve Reeves, University of Waikato, NZ

Program committee
John Derrick, University of Sheffield, UK (co-chair)
Brijesh Dongol, Brunel University London, UK (co-chair)
Steve Reeves, University of Waikato, NZ (co-chair)
Bernhard Aichernig, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Richard Banach, University of Manchester, UK
Luis Barbosa, University of Minho, Portugal
Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, UK
Lindsay Groves, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Rob Hierons, Brunel University London, UK
Marcel Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Gerhard Schellhorn, Augsburg University, Germany
Steve Schneider, University of Surrey, UK
Emil Sekerinski, McMaster University, Canada
Graeme Smith, University of Queensland, Australia
Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, UK
Heike Wehrheim, University of Paderborn, Germany