The aim of the symposium is to bring together international researchers and practitioners in the field of software technology. Its focus is on formal methods and advanced software technologies, especially for engineering complex, large-scale artifacts like cyber-physical systems, networks of things, enterprise systems, or cloud-based services. Contributions relating to formal methods or integrating them with software engineering, as well as papers advancing scalability or widening the scope of rigorous methods to new design goals are especially welcome.

Being hosted in China, the symposium will also provide a platform for building up research collaborations between the rapidly growing Chinese computer science community and its international counterpart. The symposium will support this process through dedicated events and therefore welcomes both young researchers considering international collaboration in formal methods and established researchers looking for international cooperation and willing to attract new colleagues to the domain.

Authors are invited to submit papers on original research, industrial applications, or position papers proposing challenges in fundamental research and technology. The latter two types of submissions are expected to contribute to the development of formal methods either by substantiating the advantages of integrating formal methods into the development cycle or through delineating need for research by demonstrating weaknesses of existing technologies, especially when addressing new application domains.

Submissions can take the form of either normal or short papers. Short papers can discuss ongoing research at an early stage, including PhD projects. Papers should be written in English. Regular Papers should not exceed 15 pages and Short Papers should not exceed 6 pages in LNCS format (see for details). The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer's LNCS series. The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue of the Formal Aspect Computing journal.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements specification and analysis
  • Formalisms for modeling, design and implementation
  • Model checking, theorem proving, and decision procedures
  • Scalable approaches to formal system analysis
  • Formal approaches to simulation and testing
  • Integration of formal methods into software engineering practice
  • Contract-based engineering of components, systems, and systems of systems
  • Formal and engineering aspects of software evolution and maintenance
  • Parallel and multicore programming
  • Embedded, real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical systems
  • Mixed-critical applications and systems
  • Formal aspects of service-oriented and cloud computing
  • Safety, reliability, robustness, and fault-tolerance
  • Empirical analysis techniques and integration with formal methods
  • Applications and industrial experience reports
  • Tool integration


June 23, 2015(extended)

June 30, 2015(extended)
Submission of papers

August 21, 2015
Notification to authors

September 4, 2015
Camera-ready versions

Zhou Chaochen (Coordinator)
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
He Jifeng
East China Normal University, China
Cliff Jones
Newcastle University, UK
Deepak Kapur
University of New Mexico, USA
Li Wei
Beihang University, China
Zhenhua Duan
Xi'dian University, China
Martin Fränzle
University of Oldenburg, Germany
Kim Larsen
Aalborg University, Denmark
Xuandong Li
Nanjing University, China
Zhiming Liu
Birmingham City University,UK
Sriram Rajamani
Microsoft Research, India
Ji Wang
NUDT, China
Kwangkeun Yi
Microsoft Research, India
Naijun Zhan (Chair)
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
General Chairs
Jian Lv, Nanjing University, China
Program Co-chairs
Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China
Zhiming Liu, Birmingham City University,UK
Wang Yi, Uppsala University, Sweden
Publicity Chairs
Jonathan Bowen, Birmingham City University,UK
Lijun Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences,China
Publication Chair
Martin Fränzle, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Local Organization Chair
Xin Chen, Nanjing University, China
Farhad Arbab
CWI and Leiden University,The Netherlands
Luis Barbosa
Universidade do Minho,Portugal
Jonathan Bowen
Birmingham City University,UK
Michael Butler
University of Southampton,UK
Nikolaj Bjorner
Microsoft Research,USA
Van Hung Dang
Vietnam National University,Vientam
Martin Fränzle
University of Oldenburg,Germany
Goran Frehse
Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1-Verimag, France
Lindsay Groves
Victoria University of Wellington,New Zealand
Tei-Wei Guo
National Taiwan University, TW, China
Holger Hermanns
Saarland University,Germany
Ian J. Hayes
University of Queensland,Australia
Gerwin Klein
NICTA and UNSW,Australia
Insup Lee
University of Pennsylvania,USA
Xuandong Li
Nanjing University,China
Shaoying Liu
Hosei University,Japan
Zhiming Liu
Birmingham City University,UK
Mingsong Lu
North Eastern University, China
Xiaoguang Mao
Jun Pang
University of Luxembourg,Luxembourg
Paritosh Pandya
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Research,India
Paul Pettersson
Mälardalen University, Sweden
Zongyan Qiu
Peking University,China
Shengchao Qin
Teesside University,UK
Jean-Francois Raskin
Université Libre de Bruxelles,Belgium
Stefan Ratschan
Czech Academy of Sciences,CZ
Martin Steffen
University of Oslo,Norway
Cesare Tinelli
The University of Iowa,USA
Tarmo Uustalu
Tallinn University of Technology,Estonia
Irina Virbitskaite
Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems,Russian
Farn Wang
National Taiwan University, TW, China
Qixin Wang
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK, China
Wang Yi
Uppsala University,Sweden
Lijun Zhang
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences,China
Jianhua Zhao
Nanjing University,China
Huibiao Zhu
East China Normal University,China
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