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NFM 2023: NASA Formal Methods Symposium

16-18 May 2023
Houston TX, U.S.A.

       The Fifteenth NASA Formal Methods Symposium


                     16 - 18 May 2023
University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, USA

Theme of the Symposium:
The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and
safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry require
advanced techniques that address these systems' specification, design,
verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA
Formal Methods Symposium (NFM) is an annual forum to foster
collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA,
academia, and industry. NFM's goals are to identify challenges and to
provide solutions for achieving assurance for such critical systems.

New developments and emerging applications like autonomous software for
uncrewed deep space human habitats, caretaker robotics, Unmanned Aerial
Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), and the need for
system-wide fault detection, diagnosis, and prognostics provide new
challenges for system specification, development, and verification
approaches. The focus of these symposiums are on formal techniques and
other approaches for software assurance, including their theory, current
capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to
aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems
during all stages of the software life-cycle.

Topics of Interest:
We encourage submissions on cross-cutting approaches that bring together
formal methods and techniques from other domains such as probabilistic
reasoning, machine learning, control theory, robotics, and quantum
computing among others.
      * Formal verification, including theorem proving, model checking,
and static analysis
      * Advances in automated theorem proving including SAT and SMT solving
      * Use of formal methods in software and system testing
      * Run-time verification
      * Techniques and algorithms for scaling formal methods, such as
abstraction and symbolic methods, compositional techniques, as well as
parallel and/or distributed techniques
      * Code generation from formally verified models
      * Safety cases and system safety
      * Formal approaches to fault tolerance
      * Theoretical advances and empirical evaluations of formal methods
techniques for safety-critical systems, including hybrid and embedded
      * Formal methods in systems engineering and model-based development
      * Correct-by-design controller synthesis
      * Formal assurance methods to handle adaptive systems

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission:  9 Dec 2022
Paper Submission:    16 Dec 2022
Paper Notifications: 20 Feb 2023
Camera-ready Papers: 12 Mar 2023
Symposium:        16-18 May 2023

Location & Cost:
The symposium will take place in the STEM Building at University of
Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, USA, 16-18 May 2023.

There will be no registration fee for participants. All interested
individuals, including non-US citizens, are welcome to attend, to listen
to the talks, and to participate in discussions; however, all attendees
must register.

Submission Details:
There are two categories of submissions:

     1. Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete
results (15 pages + references)
     2. Two categories of short papers: (6 pages + references)
     (a) Tool Papers describing novel, publicly-available tools
     (b) Case Studies detailing complete applications of formal methods
to real systems with publicly-available artifacts

All papers should be in English and describe original work that has not
been published or submitted elsewhere. All submissions will be fully
reviewed by members of the Programme Committee. Papers will appear in
the Formal Methods subline of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) and must use LNCS style formatting
Papers must be submitted in PDF format at the EasyChair submission site:


Swarat Chaudhuri (UT Austin)
Jim Dabney (University of Houston Clear Lake/NASA JSC)
Kristin Yvonne Rozier (Iowa State University/NASA JSC)

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