[SAL] [fm-announcements] NASA Formal Methods Symposium - 2nd Call for Papers

PERSON, SUZETTE (LARC-D320) suzette.person at nasa.gov
Fri Oct 21 07:11:49 PDT 2011


SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

NFM 2012

Fourth NASA Formal Methods Symposium

Norfolk, Virginia, USA
April 3 - 5, 2012

http://shemesh.larc.nasa.gov/nfm2012/

nasa-nfm2012 at mail.nasa.gov

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Theme of Conference:
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The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum for theoreticians and
practitioners from academia, industry, and government, with the goals of
identifying challenges and providing solutions to achieving assurance
in mission- and safety-critical systems. Within NASA, for example, such systems
include autonomous robots, separation assurance algorithms for aircraft,
Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen), and autonomous rendezvous and
docking for spacecraft. Moreover, emerging paradigms such as code generation
and safety cases are bringing with them new challenges and opportunities.
The focus of the symposium will be on formal techniques, their theory,
current capabilities, and limitations, as well as their application to
aerospace, robotics, and other safety-critical systems.


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Topics of Interest:
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* Formal verification, including theorem proving, model checking,
  and static analysis
* Automated test generation and testing techniques for safety-critical systems
* Model-based development
* Techniques and algorithms for scaling formal methods, such as abstraction
  and symbolic methods, compositional techniques, as well as parallel and
  distributed techniques
* Monitoring and runtime verification
* Code generation from formally verified models
* Significant applications of formal methods to aerospace systems
* Modeling and verification aspects of cyber-physical systems
* Safety cases
* Accident/safety analysis
* Formal approaches to fault tolerance
* Theoretical advances and empirical evaluations of formal methods
* Techniques for safety-critical systems, including hybrid and embedded systems
* Formal methods in systems engineering

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Invited Speakers:
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* Andrew Appel, Princeton University
* Patrick Cousot, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris and New York University
* Cesare Tinelli, University of Iowa


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Submissions:
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There are two categories of submissions:

* Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete
  results (15 pages/30 minute talks)
* Short papers describing tools, experience reports, or descriptions
  of work in progress or preliminary results (6 pages/15 minute talks)

  All papers should be in English and describe original work that has not
  been published or submitted elsewhere. All submissions will be fully reviewed
  by members of the program committee and the Symposium proceedings (including
  regular papers and short papers) will appear as a volume in Lecture Notes
  in Computer Science. Papers must use the LNCS style, and be in PDF format.

  Papers should be submitted through the following
  link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nfm2012

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Program Chairs:
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Alwyn Goodloe, NASA Langley Research Center
Suzette Person, NASA Langley Research Center

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Program Committee:
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Nikolaj Bjoerner, Microsoft Research, USA
Jonathan Bowen, London South Bank Univ, UK
Julia Braman, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
Ricky Butler, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
Rance Cleaveland, Univ of Maryland, USA
Darren Cofer, Rockwell Collins, USA
Ewen Denney, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Dino Distefano, Queen Mary Univ of London and Monoidics Ltd., UK
Jin Song Dong, Univ of Singapore, Singapore
Jean-Christophe Filliatre, CNRS, France
Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Eric Goubault, CEA LIST, France
George Hagen, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
John Hatcliff, Kansas State Univ, USA
Klaus Havelund, NASA/JPL, USA
Mats Heimdahl, Univ of Minnesota, USA
Gerard Holzmann, NASA/JPL, USA
Joe Hurd, Galois, USA
Bart Jacobs, Katholieke Univ Leuven, Belgium
Kenneth McMillan, Microsoft Research, USA
Eric Mercer, Brigham Young University, USA
Cesar Munoz, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
Anthony Narkawicz, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
Natasha Neogi, National Institute of Aerospace, USA
Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Charles Pecheur, Univ de Louvain, Belgium
Kristin Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Natarajan Shankar, SRI, International, USA
Oleg Sokolsky, Univ of Pennsylvania, USA
Sofiene Tahar, Concordia Univ, Canada
Oksana Tkachuk, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Willem Visser, Univ of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Mike Whalen, Univ of Minnesota, USA
Virginie Wiels, ONERA, France
Jim Woodcock, University of York, UK

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Steering Committee:
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Ewen Denney, NASA Ames Research Center
Ben Di Vito, NASA Langley Research Center
Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center
Klaus Havelund, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Gerard Holzmann, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Cesar Munoz, NASA Langley Research Center
Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames Research Center
James Rash, NASA Goddard
Kristin Y. Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center

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Important Dates:
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Submission: 11 December 2011
Notification: 21 January 2012
Final Version: 4 February 2012
Conference: 3 - 5 April 2012

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Location and Cost:
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The symposium will take place at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in
Norfolk, Virginia, USA. April 3-5, 2012. There will not be a registration
fee charged to participants. All interested individuals, including non-US
citizens, are welcome to attend, to listen to the talks, and to participate
in discussions; however, all attendees must register.
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