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International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems (FMICS) and Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS)

The conference is co-located with 13th International Conference on integrated Formal Methods (iFM 2017). All information regarding the venue, registration and accommodation can be found on iMF 2017 website

The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry.

The aim of the AVoCS workshop series is to contribute to the interaction and exchange of ideas among members of the international research community on tools and techniques for the verification of critical systems.

FMICS and AVoCS combine their themes on formal methods and automated verification in the joint workshop FMICS-AVoCS 2017. For FMICS, this will be the 22nd edition, for AVoCS the 17th.

In particular, FMICS-AVoCS 2017 aims to bring together scientists and engineers that are active in the area of formal methods, develop tools and techniques for the automated verification of critical systems, and are interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods and tools.

NEW for FMICS-AVoCS 2017

In 2017, the workshop will also host a special track and tool demonstrations:

Special Track on "Formal methods for mobile and autonomous robots":

We invite submissions describing novel research results, applications and industrial case-studies, experience reports connected to the design and implementation of mobile and autonomous robots based on formal methods. The accepted papers will be published in LNCS, Springer, together with papers submitted to the regular track.

Tool Demonstrators:

We invite 2 page abstract submissions of tool demos for tools / IDE using formal methods, which have been applied to model and verify industrial systems or autonomous systems. A brief description of the tool and demo should be included.


  • Parosh Abdulla, Uppsala University, Sweden

TOPICS of INTEREST include (but are not limited to):

Regular track

  • Design, specification, refinement, code generation and testing of critical systems based on formal methods
  • Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of critical systems, in particular distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems
  • Automated verification (model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT constraint solving, abstract interpretation, etc.) of critical systems
  • Verification and validation methods that address shortcomings of existing methods with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and usability issues)
  • Tools for the development of formal design descriptions
  • Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of formal methods, focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions
  • Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and associated costs
  • Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums

Special track: Formal methods for mobile and autonomous robots

  • Formal domain-specific languages for robotics
  • Verification of robotic applications: model checking, theorem proving, and others
  • Requirements analysis and validation of robotic applications
  • Probabilistic models and analysis for robotic applications
  • Formal approaches to safety and security of robotic applications.

General Chair

  • Ferruccio Damiani (Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy)

PC Chairs

  • Laure Petrucci (Universite Paris 13, France)
  • Cristina Seceleanu (Malardalen University, Sweden)

Special track Chair

  • Ana Cavalcanti (University of York, UK)

PC Members

  • Maria Alpuente (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Jiri Barnat (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
  • Michael Dierkes (Rockwell Collins, France)
  • Kerstin Eder (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Alessandro Fantechi (Universita di Firenze, Italy)
  • Francesco Flammini (Ansaldo STS, Naples, Italy)
  • Michael Fisher (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Maria Del Mar Gallardo (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Michael Goldsmith (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Gudmund Grov (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
  • Matthias Gudemann (Diffblue ltd., Oxford, UK)
  • Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Gerwin Klein (NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Lars Kristensen (Bergen University College, Norway)
  • Peter Gorm Larsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Thierry Lecomte (ClearSy, Aix-en-Provence, France)
  • Anna-Lena Lamprecht (University of Limerick, Ireland)
  • Radu Mateescu (INRIA Grenoble - Rhone-Alpes, France)
  • David Mentre (Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe, Rennes, France)
  • Stephan Merz (INRIA Nancy, France)
  • Manuel Nunez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Peter Olveczky (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Charles Pecheur (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  • Marielle Petit-Doche (Systerel, Aix-en-Provence, France)
  • Ralf Pinger (Siemens AG, Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Jaco van de Pol (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Markus Roggenbach (Swansea University, UK)
  • Matteo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Marco Roveri (FBK-irst, Italy)
  • Thomas Santen (Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe, Germany)
  • Bernhard Steffen (University of Dortmund, Germany)
  • Jun Sun (University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
  • Maurice ter Beek (CNR Pisa, Italy)
  • Helen Treharne (University of Surrey, UK)
  • Xavier Urbain (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)

Web Chair

  • Leo Hatvani (Malardalen University, Sweden)
Event Details
Torino, Italy