13th International Conference on integrated Formal Methods (iFM 2017)

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

Important dates

  • Submission of workshop proposals: Monday, 19 December, 2016 (expired)
  • Workshop proposals notification: Monday, January 16, 2017 (expired)
  • Workshops: September 18-19, 2017

About iFM

iFM 2017 is concerned with how the application of formal methods may involve modelling different aspects of a system which are best expressed using different formalisms. Correspondingly, different analysis techniques may be used to examine different system views, different kinds of properties, or simply in order to cope with the sheer complexity of the system. The iFM conference series seeks to further research into hybrid approaches to formal modelling and analysis; i.e., the combination of (formal and semi-formal) methods for system development, regarding modelling and analysis, and covering all aspects from language design through verification and analysis techniques to tools and their integration into software engineering practice.

Workshops can have the duration of one or two days. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below and are encouraged to contact the workshop chairs if any questions arise.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide participants with a friendly, interactive atmosphere for presenting novel ideas and discussing their application.

The workshops take place on September 18-19, 2017.

Proposal and Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals must be written in English, not exceed 5 pages with a reasonable font and margins, and be submitted in PDF format via email to the iFM workshop chairs, Wolfgang Ahrendt (ahrendt@chalmers.se) and Michael Lienhardt (michael.lienhardt@di.unito.it).

Proposals should include:
    • lens The name, the duration (1 or 2 days) and the preferred date of the proposed workshop
    • lens A short description of the workshop.
    • lens If applicable, a description of past versions of the workshop, including dates, organizers, submission and acceptance counts, and attendance.
    • lens The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organizers to promote the workshop.
    • lens The participant solicitation and selection process.
    • lens The target audience and expected number of participants.
    • lens Approximate budget proposal (see section Budget below for details).
    • lens The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organization of the workshop.
    • lens The name and short CV of the organizer(s).
    • lens The publication plan (only invited speakers, no published proceedings, pre-/post-proceedings published with EPTCS/ENTCS/...).

Organizers Responsibilities

The scientific responsibility of organizing a workshop is on the workshop organizers. In particular, they are responsible for the following items:
    • lens A workshop description (200 words) for inclusion in the iFM site.
    • lens Hosting and maintaining web pages to be linked from the iFM site. Workshop organizers can integrate their pages into the main iFM pages.
    • lens Workshop proceedings, if any. If there is sufficient interest, the iFM 2017 workshop organizers may contact the editor-in-chief of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (http://info.eptcs.org/) for having a common volume dedicated to the workshops of iFM 2017.
    • lens Workshop publicity (possibly including call for papers, submission and review process).
    • lens Scheduling workshop activities in collaboration with the iFM workshop chairs.

Budget

The iFM organization will provide registration and organizational support for the workshops (including linking from the conferences web sites, set-up of meeting space, on-line and on-site registration). Registration fees must be paid by all participants, including organizers and invited guests.

To cover lunches, coffee breaks and basic organizational expenses, all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee (the precise amount is still to be determined). Each workshop may increase this fee to cover additional expenses such as publication charges, student scholarships, costs for invited speakers, etc. All fees will be collected by STILEMA S.r.l. as part of the iFM registration. STILEMA S.r.l. will require the workshop fees as requested by each workshop organizer.

Evaluation Process

The proposals will be evaluated by the iFM organizing committee on the basis of their assessed benefit for prospective participants of iFM 2017. Prospective organizers may wish to consult the web pages of previous satellite events as examples:

Venue

iFM 2017 will take place at the Cavallerizza Reale in Turin, Italy. The Cavallerizza Reale is set in the center of Turin, close to many historical buildings of the city, like the Mole Antonelliana, the royal palace of Turin, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano and the main building of the University.

Further Information and Enquiries

You are welcome to contact the iFM workshop chairs Wolfgang Ahrendt (ahrendt@chalmers.se) and Michael Lienhardt (michael.lienhardt@di.unito.it)