The 22nd International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods


2-6 November 2020 - 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.

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.

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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 later.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submissions Due: 1 May (AOE) 2020

Workshop/Tutorial Proposals Due: 20 March 2020

Acceptance/Rejection Notification: 19 June 2020

Camera-ready Due: 17 July 2020

Keynote Speakers


Program

TBD

Registration

TBD

Venue and Accomodation

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