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Deadline Approaching for FMi 2016: The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Formal Methods Integration

Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel
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The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Formal Methods Integration - FMi 2016 - 

In conjunction with the 17th IEEE IRI 2016 


Pittsburgh, USA, July 28-30, 2016
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IMPORTANT DATES
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Abstract Submission deadline: April 15, 2016          
Paper submission deadline: April 22, 2016  
Paper notification: May 25, 2016

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SCOPE
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Formal methods seek to contribute to the engineering of dependable systems by applying sound techniques based on computer science fundamentals. Complex systems often involve different formalisms to deal with the modeling of their different aspects, as each formalism is specific to only some system aspects and none is perfectly supporting all aspect constructs and their related semantics. Accordingly, different analysis techniques are required to check the different system views and verify different kinds of properties. Formalism integration is intended to support coherent specification and analysis of different aspects of a system. The FMi workshop aims at further research into hybrid approaches to formal modeling and analysis. It seeks contributions from researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of integrating methods, either formal or semi-formal, for system development, covering all engineering development phases from user requirements through design and analysis techniques to tools. The workshop also encourages new initiatives of building bridges between informal, semi-formal, and formal notations. Authors are invited to submit both research and tool papers.

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TOPICS
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- component-based specification and analysis,
- integrated software/hardware specification and analysis, 
- hybrid and embedded systems modeling and analysis,
- object and multi-agent systems modeling and analysis,
- requirement specification and analysis,
- software and hardware specification, verification, and validation,
- theorem proving and decision procedures,
- formal aspects of software evolution and maintenance,
- formal methods for re-engineering and reuse,
- formal languages integration,
- semi-formal (UML, SysML, …) and formal model integration,
- informal and formal language integration,
- integration of formal methods into software engineering practice,
- integrated analysis techniques,
- tools integration,
- integration of formal methods in education,
- integration of formal methods in health,
- integration of formal methods in industry,
- integration of formal methods in security.

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PAPER SUBMISSION
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Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Submissions will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical Program Committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Only electronic submissions in PDF format through the EasyChair submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmi2016 will be considered. Papers must be in English, up to 8 pages in IEEE format, including references and appendices. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting guidelines, can be found on the paper submission instructions available at the main conference website.

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PAPER PUBLICATION
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At least one of the authors must register and present the paper, if accepted. Registered papers will be published as workshop papers in the IEEE IRI conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Presented papers will be invited to be extended and considered for publication in a special issue of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, edited by Springer. Besides, best papers will be invited to be expanded and considered for publication in a special issue of a journal published by Springer (pending).

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WORKSHOP CHAIR
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Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel, LCSI Laboratory, Ecole nationale Supérieure d’Informatique – ESI, Algiers, Algeria

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Erika Ábrahám, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Yamine Ait Ameur, University of Toulouse, France
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Luis Barbosa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy                 
Kamel Barkaoui, CNAM, France
Simona Bernardi, University of Zaragoza, Spain              
Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
Allaoua Chaoui, University of Constantine, Algeria
John Derrick, University of Sheffield, UK
Bernd Finkbeiner, Saarland University, Germany
Alex Groce, Oregon State University, USA
Klaus Havelund, JPL, California Institute of Technology, USA
Rolf Hennicker, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
Dang Van Hung, UET, Vietnam National University, Vietnam    
Nadjet Kamel, University of Sétif, Algeria
Ferhat Khendek, Concordia University, Canada
Peter Gorm Larsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Michele Loreti, University of Florence, Italy
José Merseguer, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Bruno Monsuez, Ensta, France
Alexandre Mota, Centre of Informatics, Brazil
John Mullins, École polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Brina Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Olaf Owe, Universitity of Oslo, Norway
Gordon J. Pace, University of Malta, Malta
Alexandre Petrenko, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal, Canada
Erik Poll, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Matteo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kristin Yvonne Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Stuart H. Rubin, SSC-Pacific, USA
Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University, Sweden
Neha Rungta, SGT/NASA Ames, USA
Djamel Eddine Saidouni, University of Constantine, Algeria
Steve Schneider, University of Surrey, UK
Emil Sekerinski, McMaster University, Canada
Jiri Srba, Aalborg University, Denmark
Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, UK  
Shuling Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Frank Zeyda, University of York, UK

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CONTACT
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Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel


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Prof. Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel
LCSI Laboratory
École nationale Supérieure d'Informatique

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and put them on the path to reality.