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FM 2015

20th International Symposium on Formal Methods

Oslo, Norway, June 22-26, 2015

Call for Papers


Jan 2 Abstract submission deadline
Jan 9 Full paper submission deadline
March 23 Notification
June 22-26 Conference


FM 2015 is the twentieth 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. The FM symposia welcome 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.


FM 2015 will have the goal of highlighting the development and application of formal methods. This includes uses of formal methods in a variety of disciplines such as medicine, biology, human cognitive modeling, human automation interactions and aeronautics, among others. FM 2015 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, empirical and experimental validation of tools and methods as well as construction and evolution of formal methods tools. The broad topics of interest for FM 2015 include but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary formal methods: techniques, tools and experiences demonstrating formal methods in interdisciplinary frameworks.
  • 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 insights.
  • 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 evaluate process innovations with respect to qualitative or quantitative improvements. Empirical studies and evaluations are also solicited.
  • 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 tools.


  • Elvira Albert, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Werner Damm, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg, DE
  • Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
  • Leslie Lamport, Microsoft Research, US


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 elsewhere.

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 at the time of review. In other words, the usual criteria for novelty, reproducibility, correctness and the ability for others to build upon the described work apply.

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, evaluation, with screen shots and examples. Authors of tool papers should make their tool available for use by reviewers.

Papers should be submitted through the FM 2015 EasyChair web site:

We solicit two categories of papers:

Regular Papers should not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format, not counting references.

Short papers, including tool papers, should not exceed 6 pages, not counting references. Besides tool papers, short papers
are encouraged for any subject that can be described within the page limit, and in particular for novel ideas without an extensive experimental evaluation. Short papers will be accompanied by short presentations.

For regular and tool papers, an appendix can provide additional material such as details on proofs or experiments. The appendix
is not guaranteed to be read or taken into account by the reviewers and it should not contain information necessary to the understanding and the evaluation of the presented work. Papers will be accepted or rejected in the category in which they were submitted, there will be no "demotions" from a regular to a short paper.


FM 2015 will as a new feature have a best paper award. A best paper will be selected among accepted papers, and the award will be presented at the conference.


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


  • Einar Broch Johnsen, University of Oslo, NO


  • Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research, US
  • Frank S. de Boer, CWI, NL


  • Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University
  • Bernhard K. Aichernig, TU Graz
  • Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software Institute
  • Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research
  • Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University
  • Michael Butler, University of Southampton
  • Andrew Butterfield, Trinity College Dublin
  • Ana Cavalcanti, University of York
  • David Clark, University College London
  • Frank S. de Boer, CWI
  • Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore
  • Michael Emmi, IMDEA Software Institute
  • John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University
  • Nate Foster, Cornell University
  • Vijay Ganesh, IMDEA Software Institute
  • Diego Garbervetsky, Dep. de Computacion. U. de Buenos Aires
  • Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Stefania Gnesi, ISTI-CNR
  • Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah
  • Orna Grumberg, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Arie Gurfinkel, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Reiner Haehnle, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Klaus Havelund, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Anne E. Haxthausen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Ian J. Hayes, University of Queensland
  • Gerard Holzmann, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Daniel Jackson, MIT
  • Cliff Jones, Newcastle University
  • Gerwin Klein, NICTA and UNSW
  • Laura Kovacs, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Marta Kwiatkowska, University of Oxford
  • Peter Gorm Larsen, Aarhus University
  • Yves Ledru, Lab. d'Informatique de Grenoble, U. Joseph Fourier
  • Rustan Leino, Microsoft Research
  • Martin Leucker, University of Luebeck
  • Shaoying Liu, Hosei University
  • Tom Maibaum, McMaster University
  • Dominique Mery, Universite de Lorraine, LORIA
  • Peter Mueller, ETH Zuerich
  • Cesar Munoz, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • David Naumann, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Tobias Nipkow, TU Muenchen
  • Jose Oliveira, Universidade do Minho
  • Olaf Owe, University of Oslo
  • Sam Owre, SRI International
  • Andrei Paskevich, Universite Paris-Sud 11, IUT d'Orsay
  • Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kristin Yvonne Rozier, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Sanjit A. Seshia, UC Berkeley
  • Natasha Sharygina, Universita' della Svizzera Italiana
  • Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics
  • Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Kenji Taguchi, AIST
  • Margus Veanes, Microsoft Research
  • Ji Wang, National Lab. for Parallel and Distributed Processing
  • Alan Wassyng, McMaster University
  • Heike Wehrheim, University of Paderborn
  • Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota
  • Jim Woodcock, University of York
  • Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna
  • Pamela Zave, AT&T


  • Martin Steffen, University of Oslo, Norway