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FTSCS 2015 : 4th International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems


When Nov 6, 2015 - Nov 7, 2015
Where Paris
Submission Deadline Sep 5, 2015
Notification Due Oct 6, 2015
Categories    formal methods   safety-critical systems   software engineering   verification

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

FTSCS 2015

4th International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems

Paris, November 6, 2015
(satellite workshop of ICFEM 2015)


*** Extended deadlines:
--- abstract submission: September 11
--- paper submission: September 13

*** Science of Computer Programming special issue ***
*** Springer CCIS proceedings ***

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, and medical systems. 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 complex 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.


We solicit submissions reporting on:

A- original research contributions (15 pages max, LNCS format);
B- applications and experiences (15 pages max, LNCS format);
C- surveys, comparisons, and state-of-the-art reports (15 pages max, LNCS);
D- tool papers (5 pages max, LNCS format);
E- position papers and work in progress (5 pages max, LNCS format)

related to the topics mentioned above.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted
concurrently for publication elsewhere. Paper submission is done
via EasyChair at
The final version of the paper must be prepared in LaTeX, adhering to
the LNCS format available at


All accepted papers will appear in the pre-proceedings of FTSCS 2015.
Accepted papers in the categories A-D above will appear in the
workshop proceedings that will be published as a volume in
Springer's CCIS series.

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:

(Extended) abstract submission deadline: September 11, 2015 (AoE)
(Extended) paper submission deadline: September 13, 2015 (AoE)
Notification of acceptance: October 5, 2015
Workshop: November 6/7, 2015


Paris, France (city center!)

Program chairs:

Cyrille Artho AIST, Japan
Peter Olveczky University of Oslo, Norway

Program committee:

Musab AlTurki King Fahd U. of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Etienne Andre University Paris 13, France
Toshiaki Aoki JAIST, Japan
Cyrille Artho AIST, Japan
Kyungmin Bae SRI International, USA
David Broman KTH, Sweden and UC Berkeley, USA
Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Osman Hasan National U. of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan
Klaus Havelund NASA JPL, USA
Fuyuki Ishikawa National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Takashi Kitamura AIST, Japan
Alexander Knapp Augsburg University, Germany
Brian Larson Kansas State University, USA
Wenchao Li SRI International, USA
Robi Malik University of Waikato, New Zealand
Frederic Mallet INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Roberto Nardone University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Thomas Noll RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Peter Olveczky University of Oslo, Norway
Charles Pecheur Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Paul Pettersson Malardalen University, Sweden
Camilo Rocha Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria, Colombia
Markus Roggenbach Swansea University, UK
Ralf Sasse ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Oleg Sokolsky University of Pennsylvania, USA
Sofiene Tahar Concordia University, Canada
Jean-Pierre Talpin INRIA Rennes, France
Jackie Wang McMaster University, Canada
Alan Wassyng McMaster University, Canada
Michael Whalen University of Minnesota, USA
Huibiao Zhu East China Normal University, China

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