June 20 - 24, 2011

Lero, Limerick, Ireland

FM 2011 is the seventeenth in a series of symposia organized by Formal Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate the use of, and research on, formal methods for software development. The symposia have been notably successful in bringing together innovators and practitioners in precise mathematical methods for software and systems development, industrial users as well as researchers. Submissions are welcomed in the form of original papers on research and industrial experience, proposals for workshops and tutorials, entries for the exhibition of software tools and projects, and reports on ongoing doctoral work.

The FM 2011 Symposium will be based around the theme

Formal Methods Come of Age

It will have the goal of highlighting and celebrating advances and maturity in formal methods research, education, and deployment via tool support and industrial best practice, and their role in a variety of industries, domains, and in certification and assurance. FM 2011 particularly welcomes papers on experience with practical applications of formal methods in industrial and research settings, experimental validation of tools and methods as well as construction and evolution of formal methods tools. 

The broad topics of interest for FM 2011 are:

  • Formal methods in practice: industrial applications of formal methods, experience with introducing formal methods in industry, tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems.  Authors are encouraged to explain how the use of formal methods has overcome problems, lead to improvements in design or provided new insights.
  • Tools for formal methods: advances in automated verification and model-checking, integration of tools, environments for formal methods, experimental validation of tools. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate empirically that the new tool or environment advances the state of the art.
  • Role of formal methods in software and systems engineering: development processes with formal methods, usage guidelines for formal methods, method integration. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate that process innovations lead to qualitative or quantitative improvements.
  • Theoretical foundations: all aspects of theory related to specification, verification, refinement, and static analysis. Authors are encouraged to explain how their results contribute to the solution of practical problems with methods or tools.
  • Teaching formal methods: original contributions that provide insight, evaluations and suggestions for courses of action regarding the teaching of formal methods, including teaching experiences, educational resources, the integration of formal methods into the curriculum, the definition of a formal methods body of knowledge, etc.  Authors are encouraged to provide some form of evaluation and assessment of the content and approach in the teaching being reported.

View list of accepted papers


Mike Hinchey, Lero, Ireland


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