MeTRiD @ ETAPS 2019: Deadline extended

by Simon Bliudze, Oct. 15, 2018

(satellite workshop of ETAPS 2019)


2nd International Workshop on
Methods and Tools for Rigorous System Design
MeTRiD 2019

Prague, Czech Republic, 6 April 2019


!! Paper submission deadline extended to 11/02/2019 AoE !!


MeTRiD 2019 is the second edition of the MeTRiD international workshop focusing on the theoretical foundations, tools and applications of the Rigorous System Design (RSD) approach.

The term "Rigorous System Design" denotes the design approach that
is based on a formal, accountable and iterative process for deriving trustworthy and optimised implementations from models of application software, its execution platform and its external environment.  In particular, a system implementation is derived from a set of appropriate high-level models by applying a sequence of semantics-preserving transformations, thereby as much as possible striving for achieving correctness by construction.

The goal of the workshop is to promote cross-fertilisation between theoretical research in academia and practical applications in the industry.  On one hand, we hope that, through the publication of research and tool papers, the workshop will contribute to raising awareness of the methods and tools available among the industrial players.  On the other hand, presentation and exchange of realistic case studies should allow academic researchers to better fit their tools to industrial needs, thereby improving the dissemination of results.

This year, we broaden the scope of MeTRiD workshop with contributions on the design of systems for increased autonomy in vehicles, the Internet of Things and elsewhere. The key concern in such systems is their ability to handle knowledge and adaptively respond to environment changes, while the ultimate challenge is preserving rigorousness despite the fact that essential properties cannot be guaranteed at design time.


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(all dates are 23:59 AoE)

  • Abstract submission:       20 January 2019
  • Paper submission:          27 January 2019
  • Decision notification:     01 March   2019
  • Pre-proceedings version:   17 March   2019
  • Final camera-ready:        28 April   2019


The workshop will solicit contributions of three types:

  • Regular papers, presenting original research
  • Case study papers, reporting the evaluation of existing modelling, analysis, transformation and code generation formalisms and tools on realistic examples of significant size
  • Tool papers, describing new tool prototypes supporting the RSD flow and enhancements of existing ones

The authors of accepted tool papers will be expected to give a live
demonstration at the workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • models and formalisms for specifying user requirements, functional behaviour of application components, coordination and interaction protocols, execution platform architectures, resourceutilisation policies etc.
  • reference models and architectures for systems of autonomous agents
  • model transformation techniques integrating models
  • design-time and run-time knowledge generation/transformation for system adaptivity
  • analysis techniques for establishing correctness properties at all stages of the design process 
  • case studies exemplifying potential applications of the RSD approach
  • prototype tools supporting various stages of the RSD flow
  • tool integration experiences


All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers under a lightweight double-blind policy.  The authors would be expected to invest reasonable effort into concealing their
identities.  However, the main goal is to allow for unbiased review: anonymisation should not affect the quality of submissions, nor in any way hamper their evaluation.  In particular, references to technical reports, case study models or tool distributions are acceptable and should be provided where necessary.


Papers of all types will be made available before the workshop on the MeTRiD website and will be published as post-proceedings in the open-access series Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). 

Submitted papers must be in English, presenting original work. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

All submissions must adhere to the EPTCS formatting style ( and are limited to 12 pages (not counting the appendices), but shorter extended abstracts are welcome.

Tool papers should provide the URL of the tool (if available) and illustrate the maturity and robustness of the tool.  They must also comprise an appendix of reasonable length (roughly 6 pages, although minor deviations will be tolerated, if necessary) with the description of the demonstration, including screenshots.  As usual, appendices will be used for evaluation purposes only and will not be included for publication.

Contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF through the EasyChair author interface:

Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately.


Simon Bliudze (INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France)
Panagiotis Katsaros (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

All queries can be sent to: [email protected]


Farhad Arbab (CWI and Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Paul Attie (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Ezio Bartocci (TU Wien, Austria)
Stylianos Basagiannis (United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland)
Saddek Bensalem (Verimag / University Grenoble Alpes, France)
Simon Bliudze (INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France)
Marius Bozga (Verimag / CNRS, France)
Tomas Bures (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Wenceslas Godard (Airbus Group, France)
Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Mohamad Jaber (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Panagiotis Katsaros (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Igor Konnov (TU Wien, Austria)
Axel Legay (IRISA, France)
Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland)
Anastasia Mavridou (NASA Ames, US)
Claire Pagetti (ONERA / IRIT-ENSEEIHT, France)
Yiannis Papadopoulos (University of Hull, UK)
Yvonne-Anne Pignolet (ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland)
Harald Ruess (fortiss, Germany)
Martina Seidl (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
Joseph Sifakis (Verimag / CNRS, France)
Paola Spoletini (Kennesaw State University, USA)
Janos Sztipanovits (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Marcel Verhoef (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
Andras Voros (Budapest University of Technology & Economics, Hungary)
Martin Wirsing (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany)
Wang Yi (Uppsala University, Sweden)


MeTRiD is a satellite workshop of ETAPS 2019, which will be hosted by Charles University in Prague.