Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design 2020

Country: Israel

City: Haifa

Abstr. due: 09.04.2020

Dates: 22.09.20 — 24.09.20

Area Of Sciences: Technical sciences;

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Organizing comittee e-mail: ofers AT ie.technion.ac.il

Organizers: FMCAD

 

FMCAD 2020 is the twentieth 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 was first held in 1996, and was a bi-annual conference until 2006, when the FMCAD and CHARME conferences merged into a single annual conference. Before merging, FMCAD was held in the United States on even years and its sister conference, CHARME, was held in Europe on odd years. Since 2006, the FMCAD conference has been held annually at various international venues.

CONFERENCE SCOPE AND PUBLICATION

FMCAD 2020 is the twentieth 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 distributed through both ACM and IEEE digital libraries. In addition, published articles are made available freely on the conference page; the authors retain the copyright. There are no publication fees. At least one of the authors is required to register for the conference and present the accepted paper. A small number of outstanding FMCAD submissions will be considered for inclusion in a Special Issue of the journal on Formal Methods in System Design (FMSD).

TOPICS OF INTEREST

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 to):

  • 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.

Conference Web-Site: https://fmcad.forsyte.at/FMCAD20/