Call for Papers




Important Dates

Abstract submission:    Monday, 24 June 2019
Paper submission: Friday, 28 June 2019
Notification: Monday, 16 September 2019
Camera-ready: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Main conference: 4-6 December 2019

Deadlines expire at 23:59 anywhere on earth on the dates displayed above.

Objectives and scope

Applying formal methods may involve the usage of different formalisms and different analysis techniques to validate a system, either because individual components are most amenable to one formalism or technique, because one is interested in different properties of the system, or simply to cope with the sheer complexity of the system. The iFM conference series seeks to further research into hybrid approaches to formal modeling and analysis: the combination of (formal and semi-formal) methods for system development, regarding both modeling and analysis. The conference covers all aspects from language design through verification and analysis techniques to tools and their integration into software engineering practice.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Formal and semi-formal modelling notations
  • Combining formal methods
  • Integration of formal methods into software engineering practice
  • Program verification, model checking, and static analysis
  • Theorem proving, decision procedures, SAT/SMT solving
  • Runtime analysis, monitoring, and testing
  • Program synthesis
  • Analysis and synthesis of hybrid, embedded, probabilistic, distributed, or concurrent systems
  • Abstraction and refinement
  • Model learning and inference

Submission guidelines

iFM 2019 solicits high quality papers reporting research results and/or experience reports related to the overall theme of formal method integration.

We accept papers in the following categories:

  • Regular papers (limit 18 pages) on
    • original scientific research results
    • tools, their foundation and evaluations
    • applications of formal methods, including rigourous evaluations
  • Short papers (limit 8 pages) on
    • any subject of interest in the area of formal methods that can be described with sufficient detail within the page limit

Page limits include bibliography and any appendices. All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. Submissions will be judged on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and clarity.

Submissions should be made using the iFM 2019 Easychair site:

      https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifm2019

Submissions must be in PDF format, using the Springer LNCS style files.

The conference proceedings will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A special issue of the Formal Aspects of Computing - FAOC journal is planned for extended versions of selected papers from iFM 2019.

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference. Their authors must be prepared to sign a copyright transfer statement. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference by the early registration date, and present the paper.

Springer requires that authors should consult Springer’s authors’guidelines
and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. After a paper is accepted, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.