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*             14th International Workshop on               *
*      Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems      *
*                      FMICS 2009                          *
*                                                          *
*                   November 2-3, 2009                     *
*               Eindhoven, The Netherlands                 *
*                      ** NEWS **                          *
*                                                          *
*      >> LNCS proceedings                                 *
*         Springer has confirmed that the proceedings      *
*         will be published in their Lecture Notes in      *
*         Computer Science series.                         *

Deadline for abstracts:                            1st April
Deadline for papers:                                 7 April
Accept/Reject notification:                          15 June
Camera-ready version:                                15 July
Workshop:                                       2-3 November

The aim  of the  ERCIM FMICS workshop  series is  to provide
a  forum   for  researchers   who  are  interested   in  the
development and  application of formal methods  in industry.
In particular, these workshops bring together scientists and
engineers that are active in  the area of formal methods and
interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial
usage of these methods.

These  workshops   also  strive  to  promote   research  and
development for the improvement  of formal methods and tools
for industrial applications.

Topics include, but are not restricted to:
- Design,  specification, code generation and  testing based
     on formal methods.
-  Methods,  techniques  and   tools  to  support  automated
     analysis,    certification,     debugging,    learning,
     optimization    and    transformation    of    complex,
     distributed, real-time systems and embedded 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.

To be announced

Maria Alpuente              Tech. University Valencia, Spain
Byron Cook                  Microsoft Research, UK

Hassan Ait-Kaci             Ilog, Canada
Maria Alpuente              Tech. University Valencia, Spain
Thomas Arts                 IT-Univ. i Goteborg, Sweden
Demis Ballis                Universita Udine, Italy
Josh Berdine                Microsoft Research, UK
Lubos Brim                  Masarykova Univ., Czech Republic
Darren Cofer                Rockwell Collins, USA
Byron Cook                  Microsoft Research, UK
Patrick Cousot              Ecole Normale Superieure, France
Santiago Escobar            Tech. University Valencia, Spain
Azadeh Farzan               University of Toronto, Canada
Hubert Garavel              INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Stefania Gnesi              ISTI-CNR, Italy
Alexey Gotsman              University of Cambridge, UK
Holger Hermanns             Universitat Saarlandes, Germany
Christophe Joubert          Tech. University Valencia, Spain
Daniel Kroening             ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Leuschel            Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany
Pedro Merino                Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Juan Jose Moreno-Navarro    Univ. Politecnica Madrid, Spain
Corina Pasareanu            NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Jaco van de Pol             Univ. Twente, The Netherlands
Murali Rangarajan           Honeywell, USA
Jakob Rehof                 Tech. Univ. Dortmund, Germany
Andrey Rybalchenko          Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany
Marcel Verhoef              Chess, The Netherlands
Martin Wirsing              Universitat Munchen, Germany
Hongseok Yang               University of London, UK
Greta Yorsh                 IBM Watson Research Center, USA

Alessandro Fantechi         Univ. Firenze, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Christophe Joubert          Tech. University Valencia, Spain

Submissions   must  be   made  electronically   through  the
EasyChair system.

Papers should  be up to  16 pages  in LNCS format,  with the
names  and  affiliations of  the  authors  and a  clear  and
informative abstract. Additional details  may be included in
a  clearly  marked  appendix,  which will  be  read  at  the
discretion of  the program  committee. All  submissions must
report on original research.

Submitted  papers must  not  have previously  appeared in  a
journal or  conference with  published proceedings  and must
not  be concurrently  submitted to  any other  peer-reviewed
workshop,  symposium, conference  or  archival journal.  Any
partial  overlap with  any  such  published or  concurrently
submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

Case study papers should  identify lessons learned, validate
theoretical  results  (such   as  scalability  of  methods),
or  provide specific  motivation  for  further research  and

The workshop proceedings  will be published in the  Springer
series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

FMICS  2009  is  part  of  the  first  Formal  Methods  Week
(FMweek),  which  will bring  together  a  choice of  events
in   the  area,   including  TESTCOM/FATES   (Conference  on
Testing  of Communicating  Systems  and  Workshop on  Formal
Approaches  to Testing  of Software),  FACS (Formal  Aspects
of  Component  Software),  PDMC  (Parallel  and  Distributed
Methods  of  verifiCation),   FM2009  (Symposium  of  Formal
Methods Europe), CPA  (Communicating Process Architectures),
FAST (Formal  Aspects of  Security and Trust),  FMCO (Formal
Methods  for   Components  and  Objects),  and   the  REFINE
Workshop.  For   the  latest  information  on   FMweek,  see

*                                                          *
*      +============================================+      *
*      |                                            |      *
*      |                 ** FMweek **               |      *
*      |                                            |      *
*      +============================================+      *
*      |     CPA     |     FACS     |     FAST      |      *
*      +--------------------------------------------+      *
*      |    FM2009   |     FMCO     |     FMICS     |      *
*      +--------------------------------------------+      *
*      |     PDMC    |    REFINE    | TESTCOM/FATES |      *
*      +--------------------------------------------+      *
*      |        |      *
*      +============================================+      *
*                                                          *

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