FMCAD 2024 includes the FMCAD Student Forum and is co-located with VSTTE 2024
All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
FMCAD/VSTTE Program Outline
Friday October 18 will be a full conference day, participants should not plan to leave until Saturday, October 19.
Conference Scope and Publication
FMCAD 2024 is the twenty-fourth in a series of conferences on the theory and applications of formal methods in hardware and system verification. FMCAD provides a leading forum to researchers in academia and industry for presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods, technologies, theoretical results, and tools for reasoning formally about computing systems. FMCAD covers formal aspects of computer-aided system design including verification, specification, synthesis, and testing.
FMCAD employs a rigorous peer-review process. Accepted papers are published by TU Wien Academic Press under a Creative Commons license (the authors retain the copyright) and distributed through the IEEE XPlore digital library. There are no publication fees. For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors is required to register for the conference and present the paper.
IEEE CEDA is a technical co-sponsor of FMCAD.
Topics of Interests
FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting original research on advances in all aspects of formal methods and their applications to computer-aided design. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Model checking, theorem proving, equivalence checking, abstraction and reduction, compositional methods, decision procedures at the bit- and word-level, probabilistic methods, combinations of deductive methods and decision procedures.
- Synthesis and compilation for computer system descriptions, modeling, specification, and implementation languages, formal semantics of languages and their subsets, model-based design, design derivation and transformation, correct-by-construction methods.
- Application of formal and semi-formal methods to functional and non-functional specification and validation of hardware and software, including timing and power modeling, verification of computing systems on all levels of abstraction, system-level design and verification for embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, automotive systems and other safety-critical systems, hardware-software co-design and verification, and transaction-level verification.
- Experience with the application of formal and semi-formal methods to industrial-scale designs; tools that represent formal verification enablement, new features, or a substantial improvement in the automation of formal methods.
- Application of formal methods to verifying safety, connectivity and security properties of networks, distributed systems, smart contracts, block chains, and IoT devices.
- Application of formal methods to the analysis of machine learning systems, and applications of machine learning to enhance formal methods techniques.
Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmcad2024
Two categories of papers are invited: Regular papers, and Tool & Case Study papers. Regular papers are expected to offer novel foundational ideas, theoretical results, or algorithmic improvements to existing methods, along with experimental impact validation where applicable. Tool & Case Study papers are expected to report on the design, implementation or use of verification (or related) technology in a practically relevant context (which need not be industrial), and its impact on design processes.
Both Regular and Tool & Case study papers must use the IEEE Transactions format on letter-size paper with a 10-point font size; preferably, use the FMCAD template for papers. Papers in both categories can be either 8 pages (long) or 4 pages (short) in length not including references. Short papers that describe emerging results, practical experiences, or original ideas that can be described succinctly are encouraged. Authors will be required to select an appropriate paper category at abstract submission time. Submissions may contain an optional appendix, which will not appear in the final version of the paper. The reviewers should be able to assess the quality and the relevance of the results in the paper without reading the appendix.
Submissions in all categories must contain original research that has not been previously published, nor is concurrently submitted for publication. Any partial overlap with published or concurrently submitted papers must be clearly indicated. If experimental results are reported, authors are strongly encouraged to provide the reviewers access to their data at submission time, so that results can be independently verified. The review process is single-blind.
Authors of accepted contributions will be required to sign the FMCAD copyright transfer form found here: https://fmcad.or.at/pdf/copyright.pdf.
Continuing the tradition of the previous years, FMCAD 2024 will host a Student Forum that provides a platform for graduate students at any career stage to introduce their research to the wider Formal Methods community, and solicit feedback.
Submissions for the student forum 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 that has been partly published previously might 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 select group of FMCAD program committee members.
FMCAD 2024 Committees
Student Forum Chairs:
FMCAD Steering Committee: