FM 2018 Invited Speakers and Program


FM 2018 highlights three invited speakers as well as an address by the newly chosen FME fellow. The technical program of FM 2018 contains 35 accepted papers. The program for FM 2018 above is part of the general FLoC program which can be found at

The FME Business Meeting, with news from the board and working groups, will be held on Monday July 16 from 13:00 to 13:45 hours in L6 at the Mathematical Institute.

Invited Speakers

Annabelle McIver: Privacy in Text Processing

Abstract: The problem of text document obfuscation …

Annabelle McIver is professor at the Department of Computer Science of Macquarie Unversity, Sydney. This invited lecture is scheduled for Sunday July 15th at 11:00 hours.

Leonardo de MouraEfficient verification and metaprogramming in Lean

Abstract: We provide an introduction to the Lean theorem prover …

Leonardo de Moura is principal researcher of the RiSE group of Microsoft Research and principal architect of of Lean, Z3, Yices 1.0 and SAL. This invited lecture is scheduled for Monday July 16th at 9:00 hours.

Kim G. Larsen: 20 Years of “Real” Real-Time Model Checking

Abstract: We review twenty years of industrial application of UPPAAL …

Kim Larsen is professor of Computer Science at Aalborg University and prime investigator of the real-time modelchecker UPPAAL. This invited lecture is part of the I-Day track of FM 2018 and scheduled for Tuesday July 17th at 11:00 hours.

FME Fellowship Award Ceremony

The award ceremony for the second FME Fellowship is scheduled for Monday July 15th at 14:00 hours.

Technical Program

FM 2018 will highlight the development and application of formal methods in a wide range of domains including software and integrated computer-based systems. In the latter field, cyber-physical systems, systems-of-systems, human-computer interaction, manufacturing, sustainability, power, transport, cities, healthcare, and biology are of particular interest. We also welcome papers on experiences of formal methods in industry, and on the design and validation of formal methods tools.

The program for FM 2018 can be found at the webpage for FM in the FLoC Conference Program at the url

Scope and Topics

FM 2018 encourages submissions on formal methods for developing and evaluating systems that interact with physical processes, and systems that use artificial intelligence technology. Examples include autonomous systems, robots, and cyber-physical systems in general. Applying formal methods to these systems of growing interest and importance is challenging because they exhibit much greater non-determinism than traditional systems, making them challenging to assure.

The broad topics of interest for FM 2018 include, but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary formal methods: Techniques, tools and experiences demonstrating formal methods in interdisciplinary frameworks.
  • Formal methods in practice: Industrial applications of formal methods, experience with formal methods in industry, tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems. Authors are encouraged to explain how formal methods overcame problems, led to improved designs, or provided new insights.
  • Tools for formal methods: Advances in automated verification, model-checking, and testing with formal methods, tools integration, environments for formal methods, and 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, and method integration. Authors are encouraged to evaluate process innovations with respect to qualitative or quantitative improvements. Empirical studies and evaluations are also solicited.
  • Theoretical foundations: All aspects of theory related to specification, verification, refinement, and static and dynamic analysis. Authors are encouraged to explain how their results contribute to the solution of practical problems with methods or tools.