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.

Plenary

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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10:00 - 10:30
10:00
30m
Coffee break
Coffee break
Catering and Social Events

10:30 - 12:00
Session 1: Time and StateFTSCS at Seminar Room LG004
10:30
30m
Talk
Rewriting Logic Semantics and Symbolic Analysis for Parametric Timed Automata
FTSCS
Jaime Arias CNRS, LIPN, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Kyungmin Bae POSTECH, Carlos Olarte CNRS, LIPN, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Peter Ölveczky University of Oslo, Laure Petrucci CNRS, LIPN, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Fredrik Rømming University of Oslo
11:00
30m
Talk
Q: A Sound Verification Framework for Statecharts and their Implementations
FTSCS
Samuel D. Pollard Sandia National Laboratories, Robert C. Armstrong Sandia National Laboratories, Jon Aytac Sandia National Laboratories, John Bender Sandia National Laboratories, Geoffrey C. Hulette Sandia National Laboratories, Raheel S. Mahmood Sandia National Laboratories, Karla Morris Sandia National Laboratories, Blake C. Rawlings Sandia National Laboratories
11:30
30m
Talk
strategFTO: Untimed control for timed opacity
FTSCS
Étienne André LIPN, CNRS UMR 7030, Université Paris 13, Shapagat Bolet Université de Lorraine, CNRS, Inria, LORIA, Engel Lefaucheux Université de Lorraine, CNRS, Inria, LORIA, Dylan Marinho Université de Lorraine, CNRS, Inria, LORIA
12:00 - 13:30
12:00
90m
Lunch
Lunch
Catering and Social Events

13:30 - 15:00
Session 2: Distributed and Embedded SystemsFTSCS at Seminar Room LG004
13:30
30m
Talk
Symbolic Reachability Analysis of Distributed Systems using Narrowing and Heuristic Search
FTSCS
Byeongjee Kang POSTECH, Kyungmin Bae POSTECH
14:00
30m
Talk
Proving Memory Access Violations in Isabelle/HOL
FTSCS
Sharar Ahmadi University of Surrey, Brijesh Dongol University of Surrey, Matt Griffin University of Surrey
14:30
30m
Talk
Bounded Model Checking of PLC ST Programs Using Rewriting Modulo SMT
FTSCS
Jaeseo Lee POSTECH, Sangki Kim POSTECH, Kyungmin Bae POSTECH
15:00 - 15:30
15:00
30m
Coffee break
Coffee break
Catering and Social Events

15:30 - 17:30
Session 3: Applications of Formal MethodsFTSCS at Seminar Room LG004
15:30
30m
Talk
Synchronous Programming and Refinement Types in Robotics: From Verification to Implementation
FTSCS
Jiawei Chen University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, José Luiz Vargas de Mendonça University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Shayan Jalili University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Bereket Shimels Ayele Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Bereket Ngussie Bekele Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Zhemin Qu University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Pranjal Sharma University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Tigist Shiferaw Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Yicheng Zhang University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Jean-Baptiste Jeannin University of Michigan
16:00
30m
Talk
Formal Probabilistic Risk Assessment of a Nuclear Power Plant
FTSCS
Mohamed Abdelghany Concordia University, Sofiene Tahar Concordia University
16:30
30m
Talk
Modelling a blockchain for smart contract verification using DeepSEA
FTSCS
Daniel Britten University of Waikato, Steve Reeves University of Waikato
17:00
30m
Talk
Towards a Formalization of the Active Corner Method for Collision Avoidance in PVS
FTSCS
Nishant Kheterpal University of Michigan, Jean-Baptiste Jeannin University of Michigan

Call for Papers

FTSCS 2022

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

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

Science of Computer Programming (Elsevier) special issue

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. (The page limits do not include the references.)

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/. Submissions should be prepared in LaTeX, adhering to the ACM format available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template using the sigplan option.

Publication:

All accepted papers will appear in the pre-proceedings of FTSCS 2022. Accepted papers in the categories 1–4 above will appear in the workshop proceedings that will be published as a volume in the ACM Digital Library.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks before the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

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 by Elsevier.

Questions? Use the FTSCS contact form.