FTSCS 2014
Third International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems

(An ICFEM 2014 Satellite Event)

Luxembourg, November 6 and 7, 2014



  • The preproceedings are now online.
  • The list of accepted papers is now online (see menu to the left).
  • Our invited speakers are Klaus Havelund (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) on "Experience with Rule-Based Analysis of Spacecraft Logs", and Thomas Noll (RWTH Aachen), who will talk about "formal models in the aerospace domain".
  • We had 42 paper submissions, which should ensure an interesting high-quality workshop, which will run over two days.
  • A special issue of the Science of Computer Programming journal will be devoted to extended versions of selected papers from FTSCS'14.
  • The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.
  • Please distribute the workshop poster!
  • The text call for papers is now online. Please distribute!

Overview and Scope

There is an increasing demand in industry to use formal methods to achieve software-independent verification and validation of safety-critical systems, e.g., in fields such as avionics, automotive, medical, and other cyber-physical systems. Newer standards, such as DO-178C (avionics) and ISO 26262 (automotive), emphasize the need for formal methods and model-based development, speeding up the adaptation of such methods in industry.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers who are interested in the application of formal and semi-formal methods to improve the quality of safety-critical computer systems. FTSCS strives strives to promote research and development of formal methods and tools for industrial applications, and is particularly interested in industrial applications of formal methods. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • case studies and experience reports on the use of formal methods for analyzing safety-critical systems, including avionics, automotive, medical, and other kinds of safety-critical and QoS-critical systems
  • methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, etc., of complex safety/QoS-critical systems
  • analysis methods that address the limitations of formal methods in industry (usability, scalability, etc.)
  • formal analysis support for modeling languages used in industry, such as AADL, Ptolemy, SysML, SCADE, Modelica, etc.
  • code generation from validated models.

The workshop will provide a platform for discussions and the exchange of innovative ideas, so submissions on work in progress are encouraged.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: September 6, 2014 Abstract: September 12, 2014, 23:59 Pago Pago time; full paper: September 14, 2014 23:59 Pago Pago time
Notification: October 3, 2014

Workshop: November 6-7, 2014