SPLASH 2022
Mon 5 - Sat 10 December 2022 Auckland, New Zealand

There is an increasing demand for using formal methods to validate and verify safety-critical systems in fields such as power generation and distribution, avionics, automotive systems, and medical systems. In particular, newer standards, such as DO-178C (avionics), ISO 26262 (automotive systems), IEC 62304 (medical devices), and CENELEC EN 50128 (railway systems), emphasize the need for formal methods and model-based development, thereby speeding up the adaptation of such methods in industry.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers who are interested in the application of formal and semi-formal methods to improve the quality of safety-critical computer systems. FTSCS strives to promote research and development of formal methods and tools for industrial applications, and is particularly interested in industrial applications of formal methods.

The workshop will provide a platform for discussions and the exchange of innovative ideas, so submissions on work in progress are encouraged.

Call for Papers

FTSCS 2022

8th International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems

Auckland, New Zealand, December 7 (tbc), 2022
(A SPLASH/OOPSLA 2022 workshop)

Science of Computer Programming special issue (to be confirmed)

ACM Digital Library proceedings

Aims and Scope:

There is an increasing demand for using formal methods to validate and verify safety-critical systems in fields such as power generation and distribution, avionics, automotive systems, medical systems, and autonomous vehicles. In particular, newer standards, such as DO-178C (avionics), ISO 26262 (automotive systems), IEC 62304 (medical devices), and CENELEC EN 50128 (railway systems), emphasize the need for formal methods and model-based development, thereby speeding up the adaptation of such methods in industry.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers who are interested in the application of formal and semi-formal methods to improve the quality of safety-critical computer systems. FTSCS strives to promote research and development of formal methods and tools for industrial applications, and is particularly interested in industrial applications of formal methods.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • case studies and experience reports on the use of formal methods for analyzing safety-critical systems, including avionics, automotive, medical, railway, and other kinds of safety-critical and QoS-critical systems
  • methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, etc., of safety/QoS-critical systems
  • analysis methods that address the limitations of formal methods in industry (usability, scalability, etc.)
  • formal analysis support for modeling languages used in industry, such as AADL, Ptolemy, SysML, SCADE, Modelica, etc.
  • code generation from validated models.

The workshop will provide a platform for discussions and the exchange of innovative ideas, so submissions on work in progress are encouraged.

Submission:

We solicit submissions reporting on:

  1. original research contributions (10 pages max, ACM format);
  2. applications and experiences (10 pages max, ACM format);
  3. surveys, comparisons, and state-of-the-art reports (10 pages max, ACM);
  4. tool papers (5 pages max, ACM format);
  5. position papers and work in progress (5 pages max, ACM format)

related to the topics mentioned above.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere. Paper submission is done via HotCRP at https://ftscs-2022.hotcrp.com/. The final version of the paper must be prepared in LaTeX, adhering to the ACM format available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

Publication:

All accepted papers will appear in the pre-proceedings of FTSCS 2022. Accepted papers in the categories A-D above will appear in the workshop proceedings that will be published as a volume in the ACM Digital Library.

The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue of the Science of Computer Programming journal (to be confirmed).

Questions? Use the FTSCS contact form.