CfP/Deadline extension: Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems (FTSCS'22), new deadline Sept 8

by Peter Olveczky, July 1, 2022

FTSCS'22: An OOPSLA/SPLASH workshop, with ACM procedings and Science of Computer Programming issue. 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. FTSCS strives to promote research and development of formal methods and tools for industrial applications, and is particularly interested in
industrial applications of formal methods.

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                      Call for Papers

                         FTSCS 2022

8th International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems

         Auckland, New Zealand, December 7, 2022
             (an OOPSLA/SPLASH 2022 workshop)

        https://2022.splashcon.org/home/ftscs-2022

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*** Submission Deadline Extended to September 8, 2022 ***

*** ACM Digital Library proceedings ***
*** Science of Computer Programming special issue (confirmed) ***

Aims and Scope:

There is an increasing demand for using formal methods to validate and
verify safety-critical systems in fields such as power generation and
distribution, avionics, automotive systems, medical systems, and
autonomous vehicles. In particular, newer standards, such as DO-178C
(avionics), ISO 26262 (automotive systems), IEC 62304 (medical
devices), and CENELEC EN 50128 (railway systems), emphasize the need
for formal methods and model-based development, thereby 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. FTSCS
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, railway, and other kinds of safety-critical and
  QoS-critical systems
* methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis,
  certification, debugging, etc., of 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.

Submission:

We solicit submissions reporting on:

A- original research contributions (10 pages max, ACM format);
B- applications and experiences (10 pages max, ACM format);
C- surveys, comparisons, and state-of-the-art reports (10 pages max, ACM);
D- tool papers (5 pages max, ACM format);
E- position papers and work in progress (5 pages max, ACM format)

related to the topics mentioned above. The  page limits do not include references.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted
concurrently for publication elsewhere. Paper submission is done
via HotCRP at https://ftscs-2022.hotcrp.com/.
The final version of the paper must be prepared in LaTeX, adhering to
the ACM format available at
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template using the
"sigplan" option.

Publication:

All accepted papers will appear in the pre-proceedings of FTSCS 2022.
Accepted papers in the categories A-D above will appear in the
workshop proceedings that will be published as a volume in
the ACM Digital Library.

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 1, 2022, *extended to September 8*
Notification of acceptance: October 10, 2022
Workshop: December 7, 2022

Venue:

Auckland, New Zealand

Program chairs:

Cyrille Artho        KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Peter Olveczky       University of Oslo, Norway

Program committee:

Etienne Andre        University Sorbonne Paris Nord, France
Cyrille Artho        KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kyungmin Bae         Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Armin Biere          Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
David Broman         KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Marie Farrell        Maynooth University, Ireland
Adrian Francalanza   University of Malta, Malta
Dimitra Giannakopoulou     NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Rob van Glabbeek     University of New South Wales, Australia     
Sabine Glesner         Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Osman Hasan          National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan
Fuyuki Ishikawa      National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Robi Malik           University of Waikato, New Zealand
Frederic Mallet      University of Cote d'Azur, France
Lina Marsso          University of Toronto, Canada
Roberto Nardone      University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy
Thomas Noll          RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Carlos Olarte        University Sorbonne Paris Nord, France
Peter Olveczky       University of Oslo, Norway
Kazuhiro Ogata       Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Catuscia Palamidessi   Inria, France

David Pearce         ConsenSys, New Zealand

Markus Roggenbach    Swansea University, UK
Martina Seidl        Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Elena Sherman        Boise State University, USA
Jing Sun             University of Auckland, New Zealand
Sofiene Tahar        Concordia University, Canada
Carolyn Talcott      SRI International, USA
Huibiao Zhu          East China Normal University, China