Formal Methods in
Computer-Aided Design
Prague, Czech Republic
October 14 - 18, 2024
FMCAD 2024

Call for Papers

General Information

Conference Website:
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Conference Dates:
October 14 - October 18, 2024

FMCAD 2024 includes the FMCAD Student Forum and is co-located with VSTTE 2024


Abstract Submission:
April 28, 2024
Paper Submission:
May 5, 2024
Author Response:
June 25 - June 27, 2024
Author Notification:
July 8, 2024
Camera-Ready Version:
August, 2024

Early registration:
August 20, 2024
Late registration:
October 9, 2024

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

FMCAD/VSTTE Program Outline

Main VSTTE Day:
October 14, 2024
Joint FMCAD/VSTTE Tutorial Day:
October 15, 2024
Main FMCAD days:
October 16 - October 18, 2024

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.

Student Forum

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

Program Chairs:

Nina Narodytska
VMware Research by Broadcom, USA
Philipp Rümmer
University of Regensburg and Uppsala University, Germany and Sweden

Local Chair

Mikoláš Janota
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Program Committee:

Guy Amir
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mohamed Faouzi Atig
Uppsala University
Jaroslav Bendík
Armin Biere
Freiburg University
Per Bjesse
Synopsys Inc.
Nikolaj Bjørner
Roderick Bloem
Graz University of Technology
Shaowei Cai
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ivana Cerna
Masaryk University
Rayna Dimitrova
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Rohit Dureja
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Gabriel Ebner
Microsoft Research
Grigory Fedyukovich
Florida State University
Alberto Griggio
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Arie Gurfinkel
University of Waterloo
Liana Hadarean
Amazon Web Services
William Harrison
Two Six Technologies, High Assurance Solutions group
Bo-Yuan Huang
Intel Corporation
William Hung
Warren Hunt
The University of Texas at Austin
Ahmed Irfan
SRI International
Mikoláš Janota
Czech Technical University in Prague
Daniela Kaufmann
Vienna University of Technology
Tim King
Anna Lukina
TU Delft
Andreas Lööw
Chalmers University of Technology
Ravi Mangal
Carnegie Mellon University
Ken McMillan
UT Austin
Baoluo Meng
GE Global Research
David Monniaux
Alexander Nadel
The Technion and Intel
Nina Narodytska
VMware Research
Ruzica Piskac
Yale University
Mathias Preiner
Stanford University
Mohammad Rahmani Fadiheh
Stanford University
Andrew Reynolds
University of Iowa
Kristin Yvonne Rozier
Iowa State University
Philipp Rümmer
University of Regensburg and Uppsala University
Natasha Sharygina
University of Lugano
Aditya A. Shrotri
Rice University
Carsten Sinz
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Christoph Sticksel
The MathWorks
Martin Suda
Czech Technical University in Prague
Tachio Terauchi
Waseda University
Yakir Vizel
Tomas Vojnar
Brno University of Technology
Mike Whalen
Amazon Web Services
Thomas Wies
New York University
Hongce Zhang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)
Shufang Zhu
University of Oxford
Florian Zuleger
Vienna University of Technology

Registration Chair:

Milena Zeithamlová
Action M Agency, Prague, Czech Republic

Student Forum Chairs:

Martin Blicha
Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Nestan Tsiskaridze
Stanford University, USA

Sponsorship Chair:

Guy Amir
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Publication Chair:

Georg Weissenbacher
Vienna University of Technology

Web Chair:

Julie Cailler
University of Regensburg

FMCAD Steering Committee:

Clark Barrett
Stanford University, CA, USA
Armin Biere
University of Freiburg, Germany
Ruzica Piskac
Yale University, USA
Anna Slobodova
Intel Corporation, USA
Georg Weissenbacher
Vienna University of Technology, Austria