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ForMABS 2016 : Formal Methods for Analysis of Business System


When Sep 4, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016
Where Singapore
Submission Deadline May 27, 2016
Notification Due Jun 27, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2016
Categories    business systems   model checking   program analysis   process and rules

Call For Papers

After recent advances in the techniques and scalability of formal methods,
their application to business systems has become more realistic and practical,
similar to their use as technology of choice for verifying reactive systems.
The goal of ForMABS 2016
is to provide a platform where people experimenting and applying formal methods
to software engineering of business systems, have an opportunity to present and
discuss their work with other researchers and practitioners. We welcome
authors exploring or applying model checking, data-flow and control-flow
analysis, symbolic execution for various purposes like verifying business
applications and specifications, extracting specifications from source code,
testing and other development activities, especially in the context of business
systems. The workshop aims to provide authors with useful feedback about their
work and facilitate networking within the community.

Scope and Topics

The workshop aims to highlight application of formal methods in the software
development life cycle, with focus on business systems, though not restricted
to it. We welcome submissions on techniques, experiments, experience reports
and tools. The broad areas of interest for ForMABS 2016 include, but are not
limited to:

* Interdisciplinary formal methods: New techniques and novel experiments,
New tools using model checking, data-flow and control-flow analysis,
symbolic execution independently or combined in novel ways
* Formal methods in practice: Industrial applications, tool usage reports,
experiments with challenging real-life problems
As applied to following purposes, but not limited to:
* Slicing and Specialization of programs
* Program synthesis
* Specifications of business systems
* Verification of Business processes, Feature models, Business Rules
* Verification of Services, Software configurations
* Identification of Services, Features and Processes in source code
* Extraction of Business rules
* Test case and Test data generation
Submission Information

Papers should be original work, not published or submitted elsewhere, in ACM
format, written in English, submitted through Easychair at the following link:

We solicit two categories of papers:

1.Detailed papers explaining a technique, solution, tool or experience report.
They should be of at most 8 pages including references. The proposals must be
prepared as per ASE 2016 guidelines
2.Poster papers submitted in the form of 2-page overview and sample
presentation slides as pdf file.

Papers will be selected based on reviews by members of the program committee.
Authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions for submitting
camera-ready copy of their papers. Camera-ready copies of accepted papers will
be published in ACM DL. Authors of accepted papers will receive instructions
for preparing their papers for presentation at the workshop. Atleast one of
the authors MUST register for the workshop to present their paper.

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