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10th International Conference on

Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems

Co-located with QEST 2012 conference

Imperial College London, London, UK, 18-20 September 2012

Imperial College London, the conference venue

Call for Papers (PDF)

Objectives and Scope of the Conference

Timing aspects of systems from a variety of computer science domains have been treated independently by different communities. Researchers interested in semantics, verification and performance analysis study models such as timed automata and timed Petri nets, the digital design community focus 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.

Timing related questions in these separate disciplines do have their particularities. However, there is a growing awareness that there are basic problems 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 events.

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. Typical topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Foundations and Semantics: Theoretical foundations of timed systems and languages; comparison between different models (timed automata, timed Petri nets, hybrid automata, timed process algebra, max-plus algebra, probabilistic models).
  • Methods and Tools: Techniques, algorithms, data structures, and software tools for analyzing timed systems and resolving temporal constraints (scheduling, worst-case execution time analysis, optimisation, model-checking, testing, constraint solving, etc).
  • Applications: Adaptation and specialization of timing technology in application domains in which timing plays an important role (real-time software, hardware circuits, and problems of scheduling in manufacturing and telecommunications).

Program Committee co-chairs: Marcin Jurdzinski and Dejan Nickovic
Local arrangements chair: Anton Stefanek


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Important Dates

Abstract submission: 7 May 14 May
Paper submission: 11 May 18 May
Notification: 15 June 22 June
Final version: 7 July
Conference: 18-20 September 2012

Program Committee

Marius Bozga, France
Franck Cassez, Australia
Marcin Jurdziński, UK (co-chair)
Kai Lampka, Sweden
Kim G. Larsen, Denmark
Axel Legay, France
Dejan Nickovic, Austria (co-chair)
Jiří Srba, Denmark
Frits Vaandrager, The Netherlands

Steering Committee

Kim G. Larsen, Denmark
Oded Maler, France
Lothar Thiele, Switzerland
Wang Yi, Sweden

Past Conferences

FORMATS 2011, Aalborg, Denmark
FORMATS 2010, Klosterneuburg, Austria
FORMATS 2009, Budapest, Hungary
FORMATS 2008, St Malo, France
FORMATS 2007, Salzburg, Austria
FORMATS 2006, Paris, France
FORMATS 2005, Uppsala, Sweden
FORMATS 2004, Grenoble, France
FORMATS 2003, Marseille, France