SEFM 2021: 2nd Call for Papers and Deadline Extension

by gleirscher, July 12, 2021

19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal
Methods (SEFM 2021), 6-10 December 2021, jointly organised in virtual mode by Carnegie Mellon University (US), Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) and the University of York (UK)

Deadline: Friday 30 July 2021 (AOE)
Website: https://sefm-conference.github.io
Twitter: @sefm_conf

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19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal
Methods (SEFM 2021)

6-10 December 2021

Jointly organised in virtual mode by Carnegie Mellon University (US),
Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) and the University of York (UK)

https://sefm-conference.github.io
Twitter: @sefm_conf

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The 19th edition of the International Conference on Software Engineering
and Formal Methods will be held between 6 and 10 December 2021.
The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
from academia, industry and government, to advance the state of the art
in formal methods, to facilitate their uptake in the software industry,
and to encourage their integration within practical software engineering
methods and tools.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SEFM 2021 will be organised as a
virtual event.

Authors are invited to submit full papers (up to 15 pages + references)
describing original and unpublished research results, case studies or
surveys; and short tool papers (up to 6 pages). The topics of interest
include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of software
engineering and formal methods.

*** TOPICS OF INTEREST ***

* Software Development Methods
- Formal modeling, specification, and design
- Software evolution, maintenance, re-engineering, and reuse

* Design Principles
- Programming languages
- Domain-specific languages
- Type theory
- Abstraction and refinement

* Software Testing, Validation, and Verification
- Model checking, theorem proving, and decision procedures
- Testing and runtime verification
- Statistical and probabilistic analysis
- Software synthesis
- Lightweight and scalable formal methods
- Analysis of dependability, performance and other non-functional properties
- Resilience, security, privacy, and trust
- Safety-critical, fault-tolerant, and secure systems
- Software assurance and certification

* Applications and Technology Transfer
- Self-adaptive systems
- Service-oriented and cloud computing systems, Internet of Things
- Component-based and multi-agent systems
- Real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical systems
- Intelligent systems and machine learning
- HCI, interactive systems, and human error analysis
- Education

* SPECIAL TOPIC AT SEFM 2021: “Software Engineering and Formal
  Methods for Resilient and Trustworthy Autonomous Systems”
- Resilient autonomous systems
- Verification and assurance of autonomous systems
- Mitigation of uncertainty and disruption in autonomous systems
- Integration of conventional software and machine learning
- Assurance patterns and assurance cases for autonomous systems

* Case studies, best practices, and experience reports

*** PAPER SUBMISSION ***

We solicit two categories of papers:

* Regular papers describing original and unpublished research results,
case studies, or surveys. Regular papers should not exceed 15 pages,
excluding bibliography. Two more pages containing only references are
permitted.

* Tool papers that describe an operational tool and its contributions.
Tool papers should not exceed 6 pages (including bibliography) and
should include the URL of the tool.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted
concurrently for publication elsewhere.

Paper submission is done via EasyChair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sefm2021

Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer
LNCS papers:
https://www.springer.com/gb/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines

*** PUBLICATION ***

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of the conference,
which will be published as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series.

*** IMPORTANT DATES ***

Abstract submission (extended): Monday 26 July 2021 (AOE)
Paper submission (extended): Friday 30 July 2021 (AOE)
Author notification: Friday 24 September 2021
Camera-ready submission: Friday 08 October 2021
Conference: 6-10 December 2021

*** PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIRS ***

Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
Corina Pasareanu, CMU / NASA Ames Research Center, US