The 22nd International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods


1 - 3 March 2021 - Singapore

Welcome to the website of the 22nd International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM 2020)

International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM) is an international leading conference series in formal methods and software engineering. Since 1997, ICFEM has been serving as an international forum for researchers and practitioners who have been seriously applying formal methods to practical applications. Researchers and practitioners, from industry, academia, and government, are encouraged to attend, present their research, and help advance the state of the art. ICFEM is interested in work that has been incorporated into real production systems, and in theoretical work that promises to bring practical and tangible benefit. ICFEM has been hosted in many countries around the world. Papers at ICFEM are fully refereed and proceedings are published by Springer LNCS and IEEE Press.

This year's ICFEM will be held in Singapore right after the 25th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 2020) in Singapore. We would like to encourage you to attend both conferences with one business trip.

Important notice: the ICFEM steering committee has decided to delay the physical meeting to 1 ~ 4 March, 2021. If the situation still does not permit full physical meeting by that time, we will alternatively consider a mixed-mode of physical and online presentations.

Scope and Topics

Submissions related to the following principal themes are encouraged, but any topics relevant to the field of formal engineering methods and their practical applications will also be considered:

  • Abstraction, refinement and evolution
  • Formal specification and modelling
  • Formal verification and analysis
  • Model checking
  • Formal approaches to software testing and inspection
  • Formal methods for self-adaptive systems
  • Formal methods for object-oriented systems
  • Formal methods for component-based systems
  • Formal methods for concurrent and real-time systems
  • Formal methods for cloud computing
  • Formal methods for cyber-physical systems
  • Formal methods for software safety and security
  • Formal methods for software reliability and dependability
  • Development, integration and experiments involving verified systems
  • Formal certification of products under international standards
  • Formal model-based development and code generation

Conference Paper Submission and Publication

Submissions to the conference must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Papers should be written in English and should not exceed 16 pages (including references) in the Springer's LNCS format. Additional material may be placed in an appendix, to be read at the discretion of the reviewers and to be omitted in the final version. Formatting style files and further guidelines for formatting can be found at the Springer website (more details here). Submissions should be made through the ICFEM 2020 submission page, handled by the EasyChair conference management system.

Access submission portal

Copyright form for accepted papers can be downloaded here.

Doctorial Symposium Paper Submission

The ICFEM PhD Symposium is an international forum for PhD students studying all areas related to formal methods for software and system development. This forum is a good opportunity for PhD students to bring together PhD students and established and known researchers of the formal methods community; provide PhD students with fruitful feedback and advice on their research approach; enable PhD students to interact with other PhD students and to stimulate exchange of ideas suggestions and experiences among participants; provide PhD students an opportunity to present, share and discuss their research in a constructive and critical atmosphere.

We seek PhD students who have either determined the direction of their thesis research (probably with some preliminary results already published), but who still have substantial work to complete, or PhD student participants who are in the early stages of their dissertations. It is not required to have a paper accepted for the main conference in order to participate to the ICFEM’2020 Doctoral Symposium.

More info see the doctoral symposium page.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submissions Due: 1 May 17 May 24 May (AOE) 2020

Workshop/Tutorial Proposals Due: 20 March 2020

(Send your proposal by email to Hadrien Bride)

Acceptance/Rejection Notification: 5 July 9 July 2020

Camera-ready Due: 17 July 24 July 2020

Workshop

The 10th International Workshop on SOFL + MSVL for Reliability and Security (SOFL+MSVL 2020)​, 1 March 2021

Keynote Speakers


Program

TBD

Registration

TBD

Venue and Accomodation

Important notice: Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 situation, virtural presentation will be considered (with discounted registration fee) if physical presentation is not feasible at the time of the conference.

More info later.

Official Sponsors

NUS       NTU       SMU

DEPINTEL: Dependable Intelligence


ICFEM'18 is an outstanding opportunity for you to reach the ‘thought leaders’ in this industry with your message, and for your Software Engineering team to network and exchange ideas with their peers in this unique and innovative forum.

Sponsors are offered the opportunity to reach over 100 software engineering experts, including researchers and industry practitioners such as developers, QA and engineering managers.

New sponsorship are welcome and any entity wishing to become an official sponsor may contact the sponsorship chair.

Conference Organising Committee

General Co-Chairs

Jin Song Dong, NUS and Griffith University, Singapore/Australia
Jim McCarthy, Defence Science and Technology, Australia​


Program Co-Chairs

Shang-Wei Lin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhe Hou, Griffith University, Australia
Brendan Mahony, Defence Science and Technology, Australia​


Finance Chair

Yang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore


Workshop Chair

Hadrien Bride, Griffith University, Australia


Doctorial Symposium Co-Chairs

Lei Ma, Kyushu University, Japan
Weiyi Shang, Concordia University, Canada
Xiaoning Du, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Program Committee

Yamine Ait Ameur, IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France
Étienne André, Univesrity of Lorraine, France
Cyrille Artho, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Christian Attiogbe, University of Nantes, France
Guangdong Bai, University of Queensland, Australia
Christel Baier, TU Dresden, Germany
Richard Banach, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Luis Barbosa, University of Minho, Portugal
Hadrien Bride, Griffith University, Australia
Michael Butler, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Franck Cassez, Macquarie University, Australia
Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, United Kingdom
Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Zhenbang Chen, National University of Defense Technology, China
Yu-Fang Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yean-Ru Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Wei-Ngan Chin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ranald Clouston, Australian National University, Australia
Sylvain Conchon, Universite Paris-Sud, France
Florin Craciun, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Jeremy Dawson, Australian National University, Australia
Frank De Boer, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Netherlands
Yuxin Deng, East China Normal University, China
Jin Song Dong, Griffith University and NUS, Australia
Naipeng Dong, University of Queensland, Australia
Zhenhua Duan, Xidian University, China​
Marc Frappier, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Lindsay Groves, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ichiro Hasuo, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Xudong He, Florida International University, United States
Zhe Hou, Griffith University, Australia
Pao-Ann Hsiung, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Fabrice Kordon, LIP6/Sorbonne Universite & CNRS, France
Yi Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China
Shang-Wei Lin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhiming Liu, Southwest University, China
Shuang Liu, Tianjin University, China
Brendan Mahony, DSTO, Australia
Jim McCarthy, Defence Science and Technology, Australia​
Dominique Mery, Université de Lorraine, France
Stephan Merz, Inria Nancy, France
Shin Nakajima, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Yu Pei, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Shengchao Qin, Teesside University, United Kingdom
Silvio Ranise, FBK-Irst, Italy
Elvinia Riccobene, University of Milan, Italy
Adrian Riesco, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
David Sanan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Zhejiang University, China
Harald Sondergaard, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Meng Sun, Peking University, China
Jing Sun, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Alwen Tiu, The Australian National University, Australia
Elena Troubitsyna, KTH, Sweden
Hai H. Wang, University of Aston, United Kingdom
Bow-Yaw Wang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Virginie Wiels, ONERA / DTIM, France
Zhiwu Xu, Shenzhen University, China
Naijun Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jian Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jaco van de Pol, Aarhus University, Denmark
Peter Ölveczky, University of Oslo, Norway