Doctoral Symposium

FM 2018 Doctoral Symposium (Saturday July 14, 2018)

Submission deadline: 23 April 2018

Notification: 15 May 2018

Event: 14 July 2018


A Doctoral Symposium will be held on 14 July 2018 in conjunction with the 22nd International Symposium on Formal Methods which will take place in Oxford, UK, from 15 to 17 July 2018 as part of the FLoC 2018, the Federated Logic Conferences. This symposium aims to provide a helpful environment in which selected PhD students can present and discuss their ongoing work, meet other students working on similar topics, and receive helpful advice and feedback from a panel of researchers and academics. If you are a PhD student researching any topic that falls within the area of formal methods, you are warmly invited to submit a Research Abstract for consideration to be selected as a participant.

An award in the form of a certificate will be given to the best contribution to the doctoral symposium. The abstracts will be included on the FLoC USB.

FLoC’18 wants to put participation within reach for as many people as possible and offers a choice of two programmes for this: Travel stipends (a variable amount towards travel costs for graduate students depending on the origin of travel), or the FLoC Volunteer programme. FLoC’18 volunteers will be able to interact with speakers and participants, network with other researchers and meet graduate students from all over the world. See for more info.


Research Abstracts should be no more than 4 pages in LNCS format.  Your Research Abstract should:

– Outline the problem being addressed, its relevance, the solution you are working on, your research approach (such as your research method) and your expected contribution.

– Contain a very brief literature survey indicating the most important references related to:(a) the problem being addressed and/or(b) existing solutions as appropriate.

– Indicate your progress to date and the current stage of research.

The Research Abstract should be written by yourself as sole author, but should include references to any papers you have already published, including joint publications with your supervisor.


Sylvain Conchon is a Professor of Computer Science at Université Paris-Sud and a member of LRI, the laboratory for Computer Science joint between Université Paris-Sud and CNRS. His research interests are at the crossroads of Model Checking, SMT solving, functional programming, and compilation techniques. He is also an enthusiastic OCaml programmer. He currently focuses on the design and development of the SMT solver Alt-Ergo and the SMT-based model checker Cubicle.


Please upload a PDF version of your Research Abstract, including your name, affiliation, and email address to:

Program committee:

  • Bernhard Aichernig, TU Graz, A
  • Maurice ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, IT
  • Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft
  • Eerke Boiten, De Montfort University, UK (co-chair)
  • Andrew Butterfield, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, UK
  • Sylvain Conchon, Université Paris-Sud XI, F
  • Stefania Gnesi, CNR Pisa, Italy
  • Peter Gorm Larsen, Aarhus University, DK
  • Jan Friso Groote, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
  • Cliff Jones, University of Newcastle, UK
  • Elizabeth Leonard, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Zhiming Liu, Southwest University, China
  • Mercedes Merayo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Cesar Munoz, NASA, USA
  • Matteo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Martin Steffen, University of Oslo, N
  • Elena Troubitsyna, Aabo Akademii, SF
  • Fatiha Zaidi, Université Paris-Sud XI, F (co-chair)