Formal Methods in
Computer-Aided Design
Oct 17—21, 2022
Trento, Italy

Student Forum

Continuing the tradition of the previous years, FMCAD 2022 is hosting a Student Forum that provides a platform for students at any career stage (undergraduate or graduate) to introduce their research to the wider Formal Methods community, and solicit feedback.

Main Activities

Each student will give a short presentation and present their poster in the poster session.

Submissions for the event must be short reports describing research ideas or ongoing work that the student is currently pursuing, and must be within the scope of FMCAD. Work, part of which has been previously published, will be considered; the novel aspect to be addressed in future work must be clearly described in such cases. All submissions will be reviewed by a subgroup of FMCAD program committee members.

Important Dates

  • Student forum submission: July 8, 2022 EXTENDED TO July 15, 2022
  • Student forum notification: Aug 19, 2022

These deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth)


The event will consist of short presentations by the student authors of each accepted submission, and of a poster that will be on display throughout the duration of the conference. All participants of the conference are encouraged to attend the talks and approach the students during the poster presentation. Instructions for the preparation of the talks and poster sessions will be announced on notification of acceptance.


Accepted submissions will be listed, with title and author name, in the event description in the conference proceedings. The authors will also have the option to upload their slide deck/poster/presentation to the FMCAD web site. The report itself will not appear in the FMCAD proceedings; thus, the presentation at FMCAD should not interfere with potential future submissions of this research (to FMCAD or elsewhere).

Travel Awards

Most of the applicants will receive up to $1000 of travel reimbursement after the conference. The first author of each contribution will be given priority over other authors. Please make sure you hold on to all receipts for reimbursement. Further instructions on how to apply for travel grants will be on the website.


Submissions must be short reports describing research ideas or ongoing work that the student is currently pursuing. The topic of the reports must be within the scope of the FMCAD conference. These reports will NOT be published, thus we welcome reports based on already submitted/published papers. However, the novel aspects to be addressed in future work must be clearly described.

Submissions should follow the same formatting guidelines as those for regular FMCAD conference submissions, except that the length is limited to 2 pages IEEE format, including all figures and references.

Please submit in the Student forum track using the Easychair system.

Advice: Focus on the key idea and try to convey it to the reader in an intuitive way. Provide a clear motivation and emphasize novel concepts/contributions. Avoid unnecessary notational clutter unless it is a widely used formalism and helps to make the paper more concise and clear. Only describe related work that’s absolutely crucial to your contribution: the limited space available should be used to present your work.

Forum Chair

Mathias Preiner chairs the Student Forum. Feel free to send an email if you have questions about the event.

Program Committee

Armin Biere
University of Freiburg
Martin Blicha
University of Lugano
Rayna Dimitrova
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Rohit Dureja
IBM Corporation
Mathias Fleury
University of Freiburg
Aman Goel
Amazon Web Services
Stéphane Graham-Lengrand
SRI International
Antti Hyvärinen
Ahmed Irfan
Amazon Web Services
Martin Jonáš
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Daniela Kaufmann
Software Competence Center Hagenberg
Daniel Larraz
University of Iowa
Makai Mann
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Alexander Nadel
Nina Narodytska
VMware Research
Andres Noetzli
Stanford University
Mark Santolucito
Barnard College
Nestan Tsiskaridze
Stanford University
Tom van Dijk
University of Twente
Florian Zuleger
Vienna University of Technology