CfP: Formal Aspects of Component Software (FACS 2024)

The Formal Aspects of Component Software (FACS) conference series targets research in formal approaches for distributed components and services. The conferences cover topics including models, languages, analysis and verification techniques for component-based systems such as service-oriented architecture, cloud and edge computing, safety-critical, hybrid and cyber physical systems, etc.

The 20th edition of FACS will be co-located with Formal Methods 24. It will take place on September 09-10 2024 in Milan, Italy.

FACS 2024 is concerned with how formal methods can be applied to component- based software and system development. Formal methods have provided foundations for component-based software through research on mathematical models for components, composition and adaptation, and rigorous approaches to verification, deployment, testing, and certification.


The conference seeks to address the applications of formal methods in all aspects of software components and services. FACS aims at developing a community-based understanding of relevant and emerging research problems through formal paper presentations and lively discussions. FACS 2024 welcomes contributions including but not limited to:

  • Formal methods, models, and languages for software-intensive systems, components and services, including verification techniques (e.g., model checking, theorem proving, testing, constraint solving, runtime analysis), probabilistic techniques, (co-)simulation techniques, composition and deployment, component interaction, software variability, QoS and other nonfunctional properties (e.g., trust, compliance, security, privacy);
  • Formal aspects of concrete software-intensive systems, including service- oriented architectures, business processes, cloud or edge computing, real- time/safety-critical systems, hybrid and cyber physical systems, quantum systems, components that use artificial intelligence;
  • Tools supporting formal methods for components and services;
  • Case studies and experience reports over the above topics;
  • Special track: Formal Methods of Component Software in the context of emerging computational paradigms (e.g. cyber physical human systems, quantum computations, AI systems, blockchain systems, etc) .

Submission and Publication

We solicit high-quality submissions reporting on:

  • (A) full papers: original research, applications and experiences, or surveys (16 pages);
  • (B) short papers: tools and demonstrations (6 pages);
  • (C) Special track papers (16 pages);

The page limit excludes references and appendices. Papers should be prepared in LaTeX, adhering to the Springer LNCS format and Guidelines. Papers should be submitted through the easychair link:

All submitted papers should be in LNCS format and unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. All accepted papers will have to be presented at the conference by one of their authors. Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the FACS proceedings and published as a volume in Springer LNCS series.

The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to a special issue of the Science of Computer Programming journal.

FACS 2024 will recognize the most outstanding submissions with a best paper award.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 23 May, 2024
  • Full paper submission: 30 May, 2024
  • Notification: 03 July, 2024
  • Final version due: 17 July, 2024
  • Conference: 9-10 September, 2024
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