Conference Information
FORMATS 2017 : International Conference on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems
Submission Date:
2017-05-03 Extended
Notification Date:
Conference Date:
Berlin, Germany
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Call For Papers

Control and analysis of the timing of computations is crucial to many domains of system engineering, be it, e.g., for ensuring timely response to stimuli originating in an uncooperative environment, or for synchronising components in VLSI. Reflecting this broad scope, timing aspects of systems from a variety of domains have been treated independently by different communities in computer science and control. Researchers interested in semantics, verification and performance analysis study models such as timed automata and timed Petri nets, the digital design community focuses on propagation and switching delays, while designers of embedded controllers have to take account of the time taken by controllers to compute their responses after sampling the environment, as well as of the dynamics of the controlled process during this span.

Timing-related questions in these separate disciplines do have their particularities. However, there is a growing awareness that there are basic problems (of both scientific and engineering level) that are common to all of them. In particular, all these sub-disciplines treat systems whose behaviour depends upon combinations of logical and temporal constraints; namely, constraints on the temporal distances between occurrences of successive events. Often, these constraints cannot be separated, as the intrinsic dynamics of processes couples them, necessitating models, methods, and tools facilitating their combined analysis. Reflecting this, FORMATS'17 promotes submissions on hybrid discrete-continuous systems, and will promote a special session on this topic.

Submission Guidelines

FORMATS'17 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results and/or experience reports related to the topics mentioned above. Submitted papers must contain original, unpublished contributions, not submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers should be submitted electronically in PDF, following the Springer LNCS style guidelines.  Submissions should not exceed 15 pages in length (not including the bibliography which is thus not restricted),but may be supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be reviewed at the discretion of the program committee.

Each paper will undergo a thorough review process.

Papers are to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair online submission system, to be made available from the conference webpage.

List of Topics

The aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and
practical aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers
from different disciplines that share interests in modelling and
analysis of timed systems and, as a generalisation, of hybrid
systems. Typical topics include (but are not limited to):

* Foundations and Semantics:

Theoretical foundations of timed systems and languages; new models
and logics or analysis and comparison of existing models (like
automata, Petri nets, max-plus models, network calculus, or process algebras
involving quantitative time; hybrid automata; probabilistic automata and logics).

* Methods and Tools:

 Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and software tools for
 analysing or synthesising timed or hybrid systems and for resolving
 temporal constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis,
 optimisation, model checking, testing, constraint solving, etc.)

* Applications:

 Adaptation and specialisation of timing technology in application
 domains in which timing plays an important role (real-time software,
 embedded control, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in
 manufacturing and telecommunications).
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-22
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