Call for papers

Objective & Scope

The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. In particular, FMICS brings together scientists and engineers that are active in the area of formal methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods. The FMICS workshop series also strives to promote research and development for the improvement of formal methods and tools for industrial applications.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Design, specification, code generation and testing based on formal methods.
  • Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of complex, distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems.
  • Verification and validation methods that address shortcomings of existing methods with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and usability issues).
  • Tools for the development of formal design descriptions.
  • Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of formal methods, focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions.
  • Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and associated costs.
  • Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums.

Paper Submission

Submissions must describe authors’ original research work and results. Submitted papers must not have previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any other peer-reviewed workshop, symposium, conference or archival journal. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

Submissions should clearly demonstrate relevance to industrial application. Case study papers should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical results (such as scalability of methods), or provide specific motivation for further research and development.

Submissions should not exceed 15 pages formatted according to the LNCS style (Springer), and should be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site.

All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee who will make a selection among the submissions based on the novelty, soundness and applicability of the presented ideas and results. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). An USB stick with an electronic version of the proceedings will be distributed among participants during the workshop.

Participants will give a presentation of their papers in twenty minutes, followed by a ten-minute round of questions and discussion on participants’ work.

Following the tradition of the past editions, a special issue of the journal Science of Computer Programming will be devoted to FMICS 2014.
Selected participants will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers after the workshop. These extended versions will again be reviewed by a program committee, which will decide on their final publication on the special issue.