FM 2021: Call for Organizers

FME invites proposals from any group or institution wishing to host the next FM symposium in 2021. FM 2021 will be the 24th International Symposium on Formal Methods and will preferably take place in spring 2021. The format of the symposium foresees for the organization of related events such as tutorials, displays of tools, products, research projects and publishers and the co-location of the FM Symposium with other conferences and workshops in related areas.

We stress that the location of the symposium is not restricted to Europe.

Formal Methods Europe (FME) is a worldwide association bringing together researchers and practitioners in formal methods for developing computing systems and software. We aim to encourage both research and application of formal methods by disseminating research findings and industrial experience through symposia and sponsored events.

FME organizes the Formal Methods symposium approximately every 18 months. Each symposium attracts participants from all over the world. The 23rd such symposium (FM2019) will take place in Porto, Portugal, October 7-11 2019, as a World Congress.

This call for organizers is also available as a pdf.

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2019: Optional informal notification of interest.
  • March 29, 2019: Symposium proposals due.
  • May 6, 2019: Notification of evaluation results.

Following submission, proposers should be available to answer queries from the evaluators. Proposals will be evaluated by FME’s board in consultation with the symposium steering group and other members of the association. FME and the successful proposers sign a formal contract.

Requirements for Proposals

Proposals should be no more than 4 pages in length and should contain:

  • A brief description of why the symposium is of interest to the proposer.
  • Information on the potential involvement of relevant industries located in the area around the venue.
  • The vision for the event, including its aims, the expected format and scale.
  • A description of the relevant qualifications and experience of the proposers, especially regarding conference organization logistics.
  • A description of the facilities that will be available for the symposium and to support the organizers.
  • The contact information of the proposed organizing committee.

Note that an informative document called ‘Guide to the FME Symposium’ is available from

Submitting your proposal

Please send your proposal (in PDF format) and any enquiries to

Author: Einar Broch Johnsen