August 27 - 31, 2012
CNAM, Paris, France

Submission Deadline: March 5th, 2012


FM 2012 is the eighteenth in a series of symposia organized by Formal
Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate
the use of, and research on, formal methods for software
development. The symposia have been notably successful in bringing
together innovators and practitioners in precise mathematical methods
for software and systems development, industrial users as well as
researchers. Submissions are welcomed in the form of original papers
on research and industrial experience, proposals for workshops and
tutorials, entries for the exhibition of software tools and projects,
and reports on ongoing doctoral work.

The FM 2012 Symposium will be based around the theme Interdisciplinary
Formal Methods

It will have the goal of highlighting the development and application
of formal methods in connection with a variety of disciplines such as
medicine, biology, human cognitive modelling, human automation
interactions and aeronautics, among others. FM 2012 particularly
welcomes papers on techniques, tools and experiences in
interdisciplinary frameworks, as well as on experience with practical
applications of formal methods in industrial and research settings,
experimental validation of tools and methods as well as construction
and evolution of formal methods tools.

The broad topics of interest for FM 2012 include but are not limited to:

Interdisciplinary formal methods: techniques, tools and
experiences demonstrating formal methods in interdisciplinary
frameworks; we encourage submissions involving formal methods
related to maintenance, human automation interaction, human in the
loop, system engineering, medicine and biology.

Formal methods in practice: industrial applications of formal
methods, experience with introducing formal methods in industry,
tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems. Authors
are encouraged to explain how the use of formal methods has
overcome problems, lead to improvements in design or provided new

Tools for formal methods: advances in automated verification and
model-checking, integration of tools, environments for formal
methods, experimental validation of tools. Authors are encouraged
to demonstrate empirically that the new tool or environment
advances the state of the art.

Role of formal methods in software and systems engineering:
development processes with formal methods, usage guidelines for
formal methods, method integration. Authors are encouraged to
demonstrate that process innovations lead to qualitative or
quantitative improvements.

Theoretical foundations: all aspects of theory related to
specification, verification, refinement, and static and dynamic
analysis. Authors are encouraged to explain how their results
contribute to the solution of practical problems with methods or

Teaching formal methods: original contributions that provide
insight, evaluations and suggestions for courses of action
regarding the teaching of formal methods, including teaching
experiences, educational resources, the integration of formal
methods into the curriculum, the definition of a formal methods
body of knowledge, etc. Authors are encouraged to provide some
form of evaluation and assessment of the content and approach in
the teaching being reported.


Papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the Programme
Committee. They should be in Springer LNCS format and describe, in
English, original work that has not been published or submitted

PDF versions of papers should be submitted through the FM 2012
EasyChair web site:

We solicit two categories of papers:

Regular papers not exceeding 15 pages (including appendices),
describing fully developed work. Authors of papers reporting
experimental work are strongly encouraged to make their
experimental results available for use by reviewers. Similarly,
case study papers should describe significant case studies and the
complete development should be made available for use by

Tools papers of a maximum of 4 pages should describe an
operational tool and its contributions; 2 additional pages of
appendices are allowed that will not be included in the
proceedings. Tool papers should explain enhancements made compared
to previously published work. A tool paper need not present the
theory behind the tool but can focus more on its features, and how
it is used, with screen shots and examples. Authors of tools
papers should make their tool available for use by reviewers.


Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, to
appear in Springer’s Lectures Notes in Computer Science.


Submission: March 5th, 2012
Notification: May 7th, 2012
Camera ready: June 4th, 2012


Kamel Barkaoui - Cedric, Cnam Paris
Beatrice Berard - LIP6, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie


Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field
Dominique Mery, LORIA et Universite Henri Poincare Nancy 1


Yamine Ait Ameur, IRIT/ENSEEIHT France
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Jos Baeten, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Howard Barringer, The University of Manchester, UK
Saddek Bensalem, Universite Joseph Fourier, France
Bruno Blanchet, LIENS, France
Ahmed Bouajjani, LIAFA, Universite Paris 7, France
Patricia Bouyer, LSV, CNRS & ENS Cachan, France
Victor Braberman, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Michael Butler, University of Southampton, UK
Andrew Butterfield, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, UK
Krishnendu Chatterjee, Institute of Science and Technology , Austria
Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada
Yu-Fang Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Leonardo De Moura, Microsoft Research, USA
Dino Distefano, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Matt Dwyer, University of Nebraska, USA
Bernd Finkbeiner, Saarland University, Germany
John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University, UK
(chair) Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames, USA
Stefania Gnesi, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Patrice Godefroid, Microsoft Research, USA
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah, USA
Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Klaus Havelund, JPL, California Institute of Technology, USA
Ian J. Hayes, University of Queensland, Australia
Matthew Hennessy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Jane Hillston, University of Edinburgh, UK
Bart Jacobs, ICIS, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Claude Jard, ENS Cachan Bretagne, France
Panagiotis Katsaros, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Sarfraz Khurshid, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Daniel Kroening, Oxford University, UK
Marta Kwiatkowska, Oxford University, UK
Pascale Le Gall, Universite d’Evry, France
Rustan Leino, Microsoft Research, USA
Michael Leuschel, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
Zhiming Liu, United Nations University - IIST, Macao
Tom Maibaum, McMaster University, Canada
Rupak Majumdar, Max Planck, Germany
Annabelle Mciver, Macquarie University, Australia
(chair) Dominique Mery, Universite Henri Poincare Nancy 1 & LORIA, France
Cesar Munoz, NASA, USA
Fernando Orejas, UPC, Spain
Isabelle Perseil, Inserm, France
Andre Platzer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Shengchao Qin, Teesside University, UK
S Ramesh, General Motors R&D, India
Jean-Francois Raskin, ULB, Belgium
Neha Rungta, SGT/NASA Ames, USA
Augusto Sampaio, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Bernhard Schaetz, TU Munchen, Germany
Wolfram Schulte, Microsoft Research, USA
Kaisa Sere, Abo Akademi University, Finland
Bernhard Steffen, TU Dortmund, Germany
Kenji Taguchi, AIST, Japan
Francois Vernadat, LAAS-CNRS INSA, France
Willem Visser, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, USA

This call for papers and additional information about the conference
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Author: Bernhard Aichernig