The 21st International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods

ICFEM 2019

November 5th-9th, 2019, Shenzhen, China

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions Due :   May 14th, 2019    June 11th, 2019
Full Paper Submissions Due :   May 21st, 2019    June 18th, 2019
Author Notification :   July 6th, 2019    July 26th, 2019
Camera-ready Papers Due :   July 26th, 2019    August 5th, 2019
ICFEM Conference :   November 5th-9th, 2019

Background and Objectives

Since it was started in Hiroshima, Japan in 1997, ICFEM has provided a forum for both researchers and practitioners who are interested in developing practical formal methods for software engineering or applying existing formal techniques to improve software development process in practice. Formal methods for the development of computer systems have been extensively researched and studied. We now have good theoretical understandings of how to describe what programs do, how they do it, and why they work. A range of semantic theories, specification languages, design techniques, verification methods, and supporting tools have been developed and applied to the construction of programs of moderate size that are used in critical applications. The remaining challenge now is how to deal with problems in developing and maintaining large scale and complex computer systems.

The goal of this conference is to bring together industrial, academic, and government experts, from a variety of user domains and software disciplines, to help advance the state of the art. Researchers, practitioners, tool developers and users, and technology transfer experts are all welcome. We are interested in work that has been incorporated into real production systems, and in theoretical work that promises to bring practical, tangible engineering benefits.

ICFEM 2019 will be organized and sponsored by Shenzhen University and will be held in the attractive and enjoyable city Shenzhen during November 5th-9th, 2019. We are looking forward to your contribution and participation.

Scope and Topics

Submissions related to the following principal themes are encouraged, but any topics relevant to the field of formal engineering methods and their practical applications will also be considered.
  • Abstraction, refinement and evolution
  • Formal specification and modeling
  • Program analysis
  • Formal verification
  • Model checking
  • Formal approaches to software testing and inspection
  • Formal methods for self-adaptive systems
  • Formal methods for object-oriented systems
  • Formal methods for component-based systems
  • Formal methods for concurrent and real-time systems
  • Formal methods for cloud computing
  • Formal methods for cyber-physical systems
  • Formal methods for software safety, security, reliability and dependability
  • Tool development, integration and experiments involving verified systems
  • Formal methods used in certifying products under international standards
  • Formal model-based development and code generation

Submission and Publication

Submissions to the conference must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Papers should be written in English and not exceed 16 pages in LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details). Submission should be made through the ICFEM 2019 submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icfem2019), handled by the EasyChair conference management system.

Keynote Speakers

  • Yang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Luke Ong, University of Oxford
  • Zhendong Su, ETH Zurich
  • Naijun Zhan, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Conference Organising Committee

General Co-Chairs

  • Jifeng He, Shanghai Academy of Artificial Intelligence Industrial Technology, China
  • Zhong Ming, Shenzhen University, China

Program Co-Chairs

  • Yamine Ait-Ameur, INPT-ENSEEIHT, France
  • Shengchao Qin, University of Teesside, UK

Workshop Chair

  • Lijun Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Tutorial Chair

  • Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Xin Peng, Fudan University, China
  • Yi Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Finance Chair

  • Yang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Étienne André, Université Paris 13, France
  • Huibiao Zhu, East China Normal University, China

Local Organization Chair

  • Zhiwu Xu, Shenzhen University, China

Steering Committee

  • Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
  • David Basin, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Michael Butler, University of Southampton, UK
  • Jin Song Dong, Griffith University and NUS
  • Jifeng He, Shanghai Academy of Artificial Intelligence Industrial Technology, China
  • Mike Hinchey, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Shaoying Liu, Hosei University, Japan
  • Kazuhiro Ogata, JAIST, Japan
  • Shengchao Qin, University of Teesside, UK

Program Committee

  • Bernhard K. Aichernig, TU Graz, Austria
  • Yamine Ait Ameur, IRIT/National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France
  • Étienne André, Université Paris 13, France
  • Christian Attiogbe, Université de Nantes, France
  • Guangdong Bai, Griffith University, Australia
  • Christel Baier, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Richard Banach, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Luis Barbosa, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Michael Butler, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Franck Cassez, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Zhenbang Chen, National University of Defense Technology, China
  • Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • Wei-Ngan Chin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Sylvain Conchon, Université Paris-Sud, France
  • Florin Craciun, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Frank De Boer, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Netherlands
  • Yuxin Deng, East China Normal University, China
  • Jin Song Dong, Griffith University and NUS, Australia
  • Zhenhua Duan, Xidian University, China
  • Marc Frappier, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Stefania Gnesi, ISTI-CNR, Italy​
  • Lindsay Groves, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Ichiro Hasuo, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • John Hatcliff, Kansas State University, United States
  • Xudong He, Florida International University, United States
  • Fuyki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Jie-Hong Roland Jiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Fabrice Kordon, LIP6/Sorbonne Université & CNRS, France
  • Mark Lawford, McMaster University, Canada
  • Michael Leuschel, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Yuan-Fang Li, Monash University, Australia
  • Yi Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China
  • Yang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Zhiming Liu, Southwest University, China
  • Shuang Liu, Tianjin University, China
  • Brendan Mahony, Defence Science and Technology, Australia
  • Jim McCarthy, Defence Science and Technology, Australia
  • Dominique Méry, Loria & Université de Lorraine, France
  • Stephan Merz, Inria Nancy, France
  • Mohammad Reza Mousavi, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Cesar Munoz, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
  • Shin Nakajima, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Peter olveczky, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Yu Pei, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Xin Peng, Fudan University, China
  • Geguang Pu, East China Normal University, China
  • Shengchao Qin, Teesside University, United Kingdom
  • Silvio Ranise, FBK-Irst, Italy​
  • Elvinia Riccobene, University of Milan, Italy
  • Adrian Riesco, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Zhejiang University-UIUC Institute (ZJUI), China
  • Jing Sun, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Meng Sun, Peking University, China
  • Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Cong Tian, Xidian University, China
  • Elena Troubitsyna, KTH, Sweden
  • Jaco van de Pol, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Hai H. Wang, University of Aston, United Kingdom
  • Virginie Wiels, The French aerospace Research lab ONERA, France
  • Zhiwu Xu, Shenzhen University, China
  • Naijun Zhan, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Jian Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Huibiao Zhu, East China Normal University, China