FME 2002: Call for Papers
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 15:21:25 +0200

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                           FME 2002
               "Formal Methods: Getting IT Right"

              International Symposium and Tutorials
                        20-24 July 2002

                        Call for Papers

FME 2002 is the eleventh in a series of symposia organised by Formal
Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate the
use of, and research on, formal methods for software development. These
symposia have been notably successful in bringing together a community of
users, researchers, and developers of precise mathematical methods for
software development. In 2002 the symposium will be held in conjunction
with the third Federated Logic Conference (FLoC'02) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The theme of FME 2002 is Formal Methods: Getting IT Right.

The double meaning is intentional. On the one hand, the theme acknowledges
the significant contribution formal methods can make to Information
Technology, by enabling computer systems to be described precisely and
reasoned about with rigour. On the other hand, it recognises that current
formal methods are not perfect, and further research and practice are
required to improve their foundations, applicability and effectiveness.

FME seeks papers in all aspects of formal methods for computer systems,
including the following:

 * theoretical foundations
 * practical use and case studies
 * specification and modelling techniques
 * software development and refinement
 * tool support and software engineering environments for formal methods
 * verification and validation
 * hidden formal methods, and making benefits available to non-experts
 * reusable domain theories
 * method integration
 * hardware verification

In addition to presentations of submitted papers, the symposium will
offer tutorials, workshops, invited speakers, and tool demonstrations.


Full papers should be submitted in Postscript or PDF format by e-mail to
reach the Program Co-chairs by 15 January 2002. Papers will be refereed by
the Program Committee and must be original research papers that have not
been submitted elsewhere for publication. Accepted papers will be published
in the symposium proceedings.

Papers should not exceed twenty pages, although longer papers will be
considered if their content justifies it. LNCS format should be used: see for details.
Please include a short list of keywords on a separate line at the end of
the abstract, beginning with the word "Keyword:" in boldface.


Tutorials and workshops will be held on 20-21 July 2002. Each tutorial will
last one-half or one day. Proposals are welcome, and should be directed to
the Program Co-chairs by 15 January 2002; more details will appear on the
web-site above.

Tool demonstrations will also take place during the symposium, with the
opportunity for presentations to be made about each tool. Proposals for
tool demonstrations should be made to the Tool Demonstration Coordinator,
with whom provison of necessary computing facilities should be discussed.


Organising Chair

   Dines Bjørner
   Informatics and Mathematical Modelling
   Building 322, Richard Petersens Plads
   Technical University of Denmark
   DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark
   Tel: +45 4525 3720

Programme Co-chairs

   Lars-Henrik Eriksson, Industrilogik L4i AB
     Box 21024, SE-100 31 Stockholm, Sweden
     Tel: +46 1859 1690   Fax: +46 1847 17058

   Peter Lindsay, Software Verification Research Centre
     The University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia
     Tel: +61 7 3365 2005  Fax: +61 7 3365 1533

Programme Committee

   Bernhard Aichernig Graz University of Technology, Austria
   Juan Bicarregui SERC Rutherford Labs, UK
   Ernie Cohen Telcordia Technologies, USA
   Ben Di Vito NASA Langley Research Center, USA
   Cindy Eisner IBM Haifa Research Laboratory, Israel
   Lars-Henrik Eriksson (co-chair)  Industrilogik, Sweden
   John Fitzgerald Transitive Technologies Ltd, UK
   Jim Grundy Intel Corporation, USA
   Yves Ledru LSR/IMAG, Domaine Universitaire, France
   Peter Lindsay (co-chair) University of Queensland, Australia
   Markus Montigel         University of New Orleans, USA
   Richard Moore IFAD, Denmark
   Tobias Nipkow Technische Universität München, Germany
   Colin O'Halloran Qinetiq (ex-DERA), UK
   Jose Oliveira Universidade do Minho, Portugal
   Nico Plat West Consulting, The Netherlands
   Jeannette Wing Carnegie Mellon University, USA
   Jim Woodcock Oxford University, UK
   Joakim von Wright Åbo Akademi University, Finland
   Pamela Zave AT&T Laboratories, USA

Tool Demonstration Coordinator

   Paul Mukherjee
     The Institute of Applied Computer Sciense (IFAD)
     Forskerparken 10, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
     Tel: +45 6315 7131  Fax: +45 6593 2999


Submission of papers, tutorial proposals
and workshop proposals:   15 January 2002

Notification of acceptance/rejection:     27 March 2002

Camera ready final version of papers due: 10 May 2002

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