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Date: 2010-05-25 (06:05)
From: Markus Lumpe <mlumpe@s...>
Subject: 2nd CfP: Formal Aspects of Component Software (FACS 2010)

             Formal Aspects of Component Software (FACS 2010)

                               2nd Call for Papers
     7th International Workshop on Formal Aspects of Component Software

                             October 14-16, 2010
                            Universidade do Minho
                              Guimaraes, Portugal


Scope & Topics:

The component-based software development approach has emerged as a
promising paradigm to cope with an ever increasing complexity of
present-day software solutions by bringing sound production and
engineering principles into software engineering. However, many
conceptual and technological issues remain in component-based software
development theory and practice that pose challenging research

FACS 2010 is concerned with how formal methods can or should be used
to make component-based software development succeed. Formal methods
consist of mathematically-based techniques for the specification,
development, and verification of software and hardware systems. They
have shown their great utility for providing the formal foundations of
component-based software and working out challenging issues such as
mathematical models for components, composition and adaptation, or
rigorous approaches to verification, deployment, testing, and

The objective of FACS 2010 is to bring together researchers and
practitioners in the areas of component software and formal methods in
order to promote a deeper understanding of the component-based
software development paradigm and its applications. The workshop seeks
to address all common aspects of component software and formal
methods.  FACS aims at developing a community-based understanding of
relevant and emerging research problems through formal paper
presentations and lively discussions. Possible topics include, but are
not limited to:

- formal models for software components and component interaction
- design and verification methods for component software component
- composition and deployment: models, calculi, languages 
- component testing, re-engineering and reuse 
- specification of extra-functional properties in component software
- certification of components and software architectures 
- component software vs. object orientation, multi-agent systems, and 
  aspect-oriented development
- components for real-time, safety-critical, secure and/or embedded systems
- standard models for software components (e.g. Fractal, GCM, etc.) 
- industrial or experience reports, and case studies in component software
- partial behavior models for software components 
- update and reconfiguration of component architectures
- component systems evolution and maintenance
- formal methods and modeling languages for components
- trust models for components
- cyber-physical component-based systems
- autonomic components and self-managed applications 
- formal and rigorous approaches to software adaptation and self-adaptive
- formal aspects of Web services and business processes
- component-based Web services and service-oriented architectures 
- QoS issues in Web services, multi-agent systems and component-based

FACS'10 is the 7th event in a series of workshops, founded by the
International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations
University (UNU-IIST). The first FACS workshop was co-located with
FM'03 (Pisa, Italy, September 2003). The following FACS workshops were
organized as standalone events, respectively at UNU-IIST in Macau
(October 2005), at Charles University in Prague (September 2006), at
INRIA in Sophia-Antipolis (September 2007), and at University of
Malaga in Spain (September 2008).  FACS'09 was part of the Formal
Methods Week in Eindhoven (October 2009).

We solicit two categories of high-quality submissions on research
results and/or experience: research papers (LNCS format, not exceeding
18 pages including bibliography and figures) describing a technical
contribution in depth and doctoral abstracts (2 pages, LNCS format)
concisely capturing PhD-work-in-progress, referring theme, context,
research questions, envisaged contributions, and partial results.
Submissions to the workshop should present original research which is
unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will
be judged on the basis of originality, relevance, technical soundness
and presentation quality.

Submission of papers will be in electronic form via Easychair,
accessible through the workshop website. The final version of the
paper must be prepared in LaTeX, adhering to the LNCS format. The
post-proceedings of the workshop will be published as a volume in
Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science.  Authors of accepted
papers should provide all the electronic files of the final version of
their paper according to the instructions provided at the LNCS home
page (www.springer.com/lncs).

As in previous years, we plan to publish extended versions of selected
papers in a special issue of Science of Computer Programming.

Important dates:

    Research Paper abstract submission: July 2, 2010
    Research Paper submission: July 9, 2010
    Research Paper acceptance notification: August 22, 2010

    Doctoral Track submission: September 12, 2010
    Doctoral Track acceptance notification: September 20, 2010

    Camera ready: September 25, 2010
    Workshop: October 14-16, 2010

Program chairs: Markus Lumpe and Luis Barbosa

Invited speakers:
Sanjit Seshia, University of California, Berkeley 
Luis Caires, New University of Lisbon 

Program committee:

Farhad Arbab (CWI, The Netherlands)
Marco Autili (L'Aquila University, Italy)
Luis Barbosa (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Andreas Bauer (Australian National University, Australia)
Frank S. de Boer (CWI, The Netherlands)
Christiano Braga (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Carlos Canal (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)   	
Rolf Hennicker (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany)
Einar Broch Johnsen (Universitetet i Oslo, Norway)
Zhiming Liu (IIST UNU, Macau, China)
Ying Liu (IBM China Research, China)
Markus Lumpe (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Eric Madelaine (INRIA, Centre Sophia Antipolis, France)
Sun Meng (CWI, The Netherlands)
Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames, USA)
Patrizio Pelliccione (L'Aquila University, Italy)
Frantisek Plasil (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Anders Ravn (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Nuno Rodrigues (IPCA, Portugal)
Bernhard Schaetz (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Marjan Sirjani (University of Tehran, Iran)
Volker Stolz (UNU-IIST, MACAU)
Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
Dang Van Hung (Vietnam National University, Vietnam)
Naijun Zhan (IOS, China)

Steering Committee:

Zhiming Liu (IIST UNU, Macau, China, coordinator)
Farhad Arbab (CWI, The Netherlands)
Luis Barbosa (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Carlos Canal (University of Malaga, Spain)
Markus Lumpe (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Eric Madelaine (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Corina Pasareanu (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Sun Meng (CWI, the Netherlands)
Bernhard Schaetz (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

(web)   www.di.uminho.pt/facs2010/
(email) facs10chairs@di.uminho.pt