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LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

FMICS 2014
19th International Workshop on
Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems
(http://fmics2014.unifi.it)

11-12 September 2014, Florence, Italy

In co-location with EPEW, FORMATS, QEST, and SAFECOMP
(http://florence2014.org/conferences.html)

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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.

Important Dates

     Paper submission: April 18th
     Notification: June 10th
     Final version due: June 27th
     Workshop: September 11th-12th

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.

Programme Committee

PC Chairs

     Francesco Flammini (Ansaldo STS, Italy)
     Frédéric Lang (Inria & LIG, France)

Publicity Chair

     Wendelin Serwe (Inria & LIG, France)

PC Members

     Maria Alpuente (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
     Alvaro Arenas (IE University, Spain)
     Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
     Cinzia Bernardeschi (University of Pisa, Italy)
     Simona Bernardi (Centro Universitario de la Defensa, AGM, Zaragoza, Spain)
     Jean Paul Blanquart (Astrium Satellites, France)
     Eckard Böde (Offis, Germany)
     Rocco De Nicola (IMT Lucca, Italy)
     Michael Dierkes (Rockwell Collins, France)
     Susanna Donatelli (University of Torino, Italy)
     Cindy Eisner (IBM Research - Haifa, Israel)
     Alessandro Fantechi (Università di Firenze, Italy)
     Jérôme Feret (CNRS & ENS & Inria, France)
     Wan Fokkink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and CWI, Netherlands)
     Andrew Gacek (Rockwell Collins, USA)
     Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
     Matthias Güdemann (Systerel, France)
     Keijo Heljanko (Aalto University, Finland)
     Jan Jürjens (TU Dortmund & Fraunhofer ISST, Germany)
     Tiziana Margaria (University of Potsdam, Germany)
     Pedro Merino (University of Málaga, Spain)
     Benjamin Monate (TrustInSoft, France)
     Gethin Norman (University of Glasgow, UK)
     Dave Parker (University of Birmingham, UK)
     Charles Pecheur (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
     Ralf Pinger (Siemens AG, Germany)
     Wendelin Serwe (Inria & LIG, France)
     Hans Svensson (Quviq, Sweden)
     Jaco van de Pol (University of Twente, Netherlands)
     Valeria Vittorini (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
     Angela Vozella (CIRA, Italy)