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

Student Forum

Continuing the tradition of the previous years, FMCAD 2024 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 the Student Forum’s program committee.

Important Dates

  • Student forum submission: July 12, 2024
  • Student forum notification: Aug 16, 2024

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 website. The report itself will not appear in the FMCAD proceedings. Thus, the presentation at the forum should not interfere with potential future submissions of this research (to FMCAD or elsewhere).

Travel Awards

Most of the applicants will receive travel reimbursement after the conference (the amount of support will be announced later). 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 These reports will NOT be published, therefore we welcome reports based on already submitted/published papers.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 (excluding 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 and contributions. Avoid unnecessary notational clutter unless it is a widely used formalism and helps making 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

Nestan Tsiskaridze and Martin Blicha are co-chairs of the Student Forum. Feel free to send an email to Nestan or to Martin if you have questions about the event.