FM 2008



May 26 - 30, 2008
Åbo Akademi University
Turku, Finland

FM'08 is the fifteenth in a series of symposia organized by Formal Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate the use of, and research on, formal methods for software development. The symposia have been notably successful in bringing together innovators and practitioners in precise mathematical methods for software development, industrial users as well as researchers. Submissions are welcomed in the form of original papers on research and industrial experience, proposals for workshops and tutorials, entries for the exhibition of software tools and projects, and reports on ongoing doctoral work.

FM'08 welcomes all aspects of formal methods research, both theoretical and practical. We are particularly interested in the experience of applying formal methods in practice. The broad topics of interest of this conference are:

  • Tools for formal methods: tool support and software engineering, environments for formal methods.
  • Theoretical foundations: specification and modelling, refining, static analysis, model-checking, verification, calculation, reusable domain theories.
  • Formal methods in practice: experience with introducing formal methods in industry, case studies.
  • Role of formal methods: formal methods in hardware and system design, method integration, development process.


Full papers should be submitted via the web site. Papers will be evaluated by the Programme Committee according to their originality, significance, soundness, quality of presentation and relevance with respect to the main issues of the symposium. Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, to appear in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Submitted papers should have not been submitted elsewhere for publication, should be in Springer's format, (see Springer's web site), and should not exceed 16 pages including appendices. A prize for the best technical paper will be awarded at the symposium.


One day will be dedicated to sharing the experience – both positive and negative – with using formal methods in industrial environments. The Industry Day is co-organized by ForTIA, the Formal Techniques Industry Association. This year's Industry Day investigates telecommunications and embedded systems. Invited papers on organizational and technical issues will be presented. Inquiries should be directed to the Industry Day Chairs.


We welcome proposals for one-day or one-and-a-half-day workshops related to FM'08. In particular, but not exclusively, we encourage proposals for workshops on various application domains. Proposals should be directed to the Workshop Chair.


We are soliciting proposals for full-day or half-day tutorials. The tutorial contents can be selected from a wide range of topics that reflect the conference themes and provide clear utility to practitioners. Each proposal will be evaluated on importance, relevance, timeliness, audience appeal and past experience and qualification of the instructors. Proposals should be directed to the Tutorial Chair.


An exhibition of both research projects and commercial tools will accompany the technical symposium, with the opportunity of holding scheduled presentations of commercial tools. Proposals should be directed to the Poster and Tools Exhibition Chair.


Students are invited to submit work in progress and to defend it in front of "friendly examiners". Participation for students who are accepted will be subsidized. Submissions should be directed to the Doctoral Symposium Chair.


Technical Papers: Saturday, November 10th, 2007
Workshops, Tutorials: Sunday, November 18th, 2007
Posters and Tools, Doctoral Symposium: Monday, February 18th, 2008


Technical Papers: Friday, February 1st, 2008
Workshops, Tutorials: Monday, December 10th, 2007
Posters and Tools, Doctoral Symposium: Friday, March 7th, 2008