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Call for Papers
FM 2023: 25th International Symposium on Formal Methods
Lübeck, Germany, March 6-10, 2023
FM 2023 is the 25th international symposium in a series organised by
Formal Methods Europe (FME), an independent association whose aim is to
stimulate the use of, and research on, formal methods for software
development. The FM symposia have been successful in bringing together
researchers and industrial users around a programme of original papers
on research and industrial experience, workshops, tutorials, reports on
tools, projects, and ongoing doctoral research. FM 2023 will be both an
occasion to celebrate and a platform for enthusiastic researchers and
practitioners from a diversity of backgrounds to exchange their ideas
and share their experiences.
Abstract submission: September 4, 2022, 23:59 AoE (firm)
Full paper submission: September 11, 2022, 23:59 AoE (firm)
Notification: November 15, 2022
Camera ready: December 11, 2022
Conference: March 6-10, 2022
=Topics of Interest=
FM 2023 will highlight the development and application of formal methods
in a wide range of domains including trustworthy AI, software,
computer-based systems, systems-of-systems, cyber-physical systems,
security, human-computer interaction, manufacturing, sustainability,
energy, transport, smart cities, healthcare and biology. We particularly
welcome papers on techniques, tools and experiences in interdisciplinary
settings. We also welcome papers on experiences of applying formal methods
in industrial settings, and on the design and validation of formal method
The topics of interest for FM 2023 include, but are not limited to:
Interdisciplinary formal methods: Techniques, tools and experiences
demonstrating the use of formal methods in interdisciplinary settings.
Formal methods in practice: Industrial applications of formal methods,
experience with formal methods in industry, tool usage reports,
experiments with challenge problems. The authors are encouraged to
explain how formal methods overcame problems, led to improved designs,
or provided new insights.
Tools for formal methods: Advances in automated verification, model
checking, and testing with formal methods, tools integration,
environments for formal methods, and experimental validation of tools.
The authors are encouraged to demonstrate empirically that the new tool
or environment advances the state of the art.
Formal methods in software and systems engineering: Development
processes with formal methods, usage guidelines for formal methods, and
method integration. The authors are encouraged to evaluate process
innovations with respect to qualitative or quantitative improvements.
Empirical studies and evaluations are also solicited.
Theoretical foundations of formal methods: All aspects of theory related
to specification, verification, refinement, and static and dynamic
analysis. The authors are encouraged to explain how their results
contribute to the solution of practical problems with formal methods or
We explicitly welcome submissions to the special FM 2023 session on
"Formal methods meets AI", which is focused on formal and rigorous
modelling and analysis techniques to ensuring safety, robustness etc.
(trustworthiness) of AI-based systems.
Papers should be original work, not published or submitted elsewhere, in
Springer LNCS format, written in English, submitted through EasyChair:
Each paper will be evaluated by at least three members of the Programme
Committee. Authors of papers reporting experimental work are strongly
encouraged to make their experimental results available for use by the
reviewers. Similarly, case study papers should describe significant case
studies, and the complete development should be made available at the
time of review. The usual criteria for novelty, reproducibility,
correctness and the ability for others to build upon the described work
apply. Tool papers and tool demonstration papers should explain
enhancements made compared to previously published work. A tool
demonstration paper need not present the theory behind the tool, but can
focus on the tool’s features, how it is used, its evaluation, and
examples and screenshots illustrating the tool’s use. Authors of tool
and tool demonstration papers should make their tool available for use
by the reviewers.
We solicit various categories of papers:
Regular Papers (max 15 pages)
Long tool papers (max 15 pages)
Case study papers (max 15 pages)
Short papers (max 6 pages), including tool demonstration papers.
Short papers present novel ideas (e.g., without an extensive experimental
evaluation) or results that can well be presented in 6 pages. Short papers
will be given short presentation slots at the conference.
All page limits do not include references and appendices.
For all papers, an appendix can provide additional material such as
details on proofs or experiments. The appendix is not part of the page
count and not guaranteed to be read or taken into account by the
reviewers. Thus, it should not contain information necessary for the
understanding and the evaluation of the presented work. Papers will be
accepted or rejected in the category in which they were submitted and
will not be moved between categories.
At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to present the
paper at the conference as a registered participant.
=Best Paper Award=
At the conference, the PC Chairs will present an award to the authors of
the submission selected as the FM 2023 Best Paper.
Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings to appear
in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Extended versions of
papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of a journal.
Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany
=Program Committee Chairs=
Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada
Joost-Pieter Katoen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
& University of Twente, the Netherlands