Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design 2022: Second Call For Papers

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Alberto Griggio

Mar 16, 2022, 3:25:38 AM3/16/22
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 2022 Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD): Call for Papers


Abstract Submission:    May 8, 2022
Paper Submission:       May 15, 2022
Author Response:        June 22 - 24, 2022
Author Notification:    July 1, 2022
Camera-Ready Version:   August 16, 2022

All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

FMCAD Tutorial Day:     Oct. 18, 2022
Regular Program:        Oct. 19-21, 2022

Part of the FMCAD 2022 program: FMCAD Student Forum


FMCAD 2022 is the twenty-second in a series of conferences on the theory
and applications of formal methods in hardware and system
verification. FMCAD provides a leading forum to researchers in academia
and industry for presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods,
technologies, theoretical results, and tools for reasoning formally about
computing systems. FMCAD covers formal aspects of computer-aided system
design including verification, specification, synthesis, and testing.

FMCAD employs a rigorous peer-review process. Accepted papers are
published by TU Wien Academic Press under a Creative Commons license (the
authors retain the copyright) and distributed through the IEEE XPlore
digital library. There are no publication fees. At least one of the
authors is required to register for the conference and present the
accepted paper.


FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting original research on
advances in all aspects of formal methods and their applications to
computer- aided design. Topics of interest include (but are not limited

- Model checking, theorem proving, equivalence checking, abstraction and
  reduction, compositional methods, decision procedures at the bit- and
  word-level, probabilistic methods, combinations of deductive methods and
  decision procedures.

- Synthesis and compilation for computer system descriptions, modeling,
  specification, and implementation languages, formal semantics of
  languages and their subsets, model-based design, design derivation and
  transformation, correct-by-construction methods.

- Application of formal and semi-formal methods to functional and
  non-functional specification and validation of hardware and software,
  including timing and power modeling, verification of computing systems
  on all levels of abstraction, system-level design and verification for
  embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, automotive systems and other
  safety-critical systems, hardware-software co-design and verification,
  and transaction-level verification.

- Experience with the application of formal and semi-formal methods to
  industrial-scale designs; tools that represent formal verification
  enablement, new features, or a substantial improvement in the automation
  of formal methods.

- Application of formal methods to verifying safety, connectivity and
  security properties of networks, distributed systems, smart contracts,
  block chains, and IoT devices.


Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair:

Two categories of papers are invited: Regular papers, and Tool & Case
Study papers. Regular papers are expected to offer novel foundational
ideas, theoretical results, or algorithmic improvements to existing
methods, along with experimental impact validation where applicable. Tool
& Case Study papers are expected to report on the design, implementation
or use of verification (or related) technology in a practically relevant
context (which need not be industrial), and its impact on design

Both Regular and Tool & Case study papers must use the IEEE Transactions
format on letter-size paper with a 10-point font size. Papers in both
categories can be either 8 pages (long) or 4 pages (short) in length not
including references. Short papers that describe emerging results,
practical experiences, or original ideas that can be described succinctly
are encouraged. Authors will be required to select an appropriate paper
category at abstract submission time. Submissions may contain an optional
appendix, which will not appear in the final version of the paper. The
reviewers should be able to assess the quality and the relevance of the
results in the paper without reading the appendix.

Submissions in both categories must contain original research that has not
been previously published, nor is concurrently submitted for
publication. Any partial overlap with published or concurrently submitted
papers must be clearly indicated. If experimental results are reported,
authors are strongly encouraged to provide the reviewers access to their
data at submission time, so that results can be independently
verified. The review process is single blind.

Authors of accepted contributions will be required to sign the FMCAD
copyright transfer form found here:


Continuing the tradition of the previous years, FMCAD 2022 is hosting a
Student Forum that provides a platform for graduate students at any career
stage to introduce their research to the wider Formal Methods community,
and solicit feedback.

Submissions for the event must be short reports describing research ideas
or ongoing work that the student is currently pursuing, and must be within
the scope of FMCAD. Work, part of which has been previously published,
will be considered; the novel aspect to be addressed in future work must
be clearly described in such cases. All submissions will be reviewed by a
select group of FMCAD program committee members.


14th International Conference on Verified Software: Theories,
Tools, and Experiments (VSTTE 2022):



  Alberto Griggio         Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  Neha Rungta             Amazon Web Services, Inc., CA, USA


  Erika Abraham           RWTH Aachen University
  Jade Alglave            University College London
  Josh Berdine            Facebook
  Per Bjesse              Synopsys Inc.
  Nikolaj Bjorner         Microsoft Research
  Roderick Bloem          Graz University of Technology
  Supratik Chakraborty    IIT Bombay
  Sylvain Conchon         Universite Paris-Sud
  Vijay D'Silva           Google
  Rayna Dimitrova         CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
  Rohit Dureja            IBM
  Grigory Fedukovich      Florida State University
  Arie Gurfinkel          University of Waterloo
  Fei He                  Tsinghua University
  Alexander Ivrii         IBM
  Barbara Jobstmann       EPFL
  Tim King                Google
  Kuldeep Meel            National University of Singapore
  Sergio Mover            École Polytechnique
  Alexander Nadel         Intel
  Aina Niemetz            Stanford University
  Elizabeth Polgreen      University of California Berkeley
  Rahul Purandare         IIT-Delhi
  Andrew Reynolds         University of Iowa
  Marco Roveri            Università di Trento
  Kristin Yvonne Rozier   Iowa State University
  Philipp Ruemmer         Uppsala University
  Cristoph Scholl         University of Freiburg
  Natasha Sharygina       USI Lugano
  Elena Sherman           University of Iowa
  Sharon Shoham           Tel Aviv University
  Anna Slobodova          Intel
  Christoph Sticksel      The Mathworks
  Michael Tautschnig      AWS
  Nestan Tsiskaridze      Stanford University
  Yakir Vizel             Technion
  Georg Weissenbacher     Vienna University of Technology
  Michael Whalen          Amazon Web Services, Inc.


  Mathias Preiner         Stanford University, CA, USA


  Martin Jonáš            Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy


  Georg Weissenbacher     TU Wien


  Clark Barrett           Stanford University, CA, USA
  Armin Biere             University of Freiburg, Germany
  Anna Slobodova          Intel Corporation, TX, USA
  Georg Weissenbacher     TU Vienna, Austria
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