Visible to the public FM 2015

20th International Symposium on Formal Methods


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


  • 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
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