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FORMATS'07
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Call for Papers

5th International Conference on
Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems
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Salzburg, Austria, October 3-5, 2007
http://www.ulb.ac.be/di/formats07/
(Co-Located with Embedded Systems Week)


Chair persons:
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Jean-Francois Raskin (ULB, Belgium) and P.S. Thiagarajan (NUS, Singapore)

Program Committee:
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Rajeev Alur (UPenn, USA), Eugène Asarin (Paris 7, France), Patricia
Bouyer (LSV, France), Ed Brinksma (ESI Eindhoven, The Netherlands),
Véronique Bruyère (UMH, Belgium), Flavio Corradini (U Camerino,
Italy), Martin Franzle (U Oldenbourg, Germany), Goran Frehse (Verimag,
France), Salvatore La Torre (U Salerno, Italy), Nicolas Markey (LSV,
France), Insup Lee (U Penn, USA), Rupak Majumdar (UCLA, USA), Brian
Nielsen (U Aalborg, Danemark), Joël Ouaknine (U Oxford, UK), Paritosh
Pandya (TIFR-ITT Bombay, India), Paul Pettersson (U Mälardalen,
Sweden), Jean-François Raskin (ULB, Belgium), Mariëlle
Stoelinga (U Twente, The Netherlands), Stavros Tripakis (Cadence
Berkeley Labs, USA), P.S. Thiagarajan (NUS, Singapore),
Frits Vaandrager (U Nijmegen, The Netherlands).

Steering Committee:
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Rajeev Alur (Univ. Pennsylvania, USA), Flavio Corradini
(Univ. Camerino, Italy), Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg Univ., Denmark), Oded
Maler (Verimag, France), Walter Vogler (Univ. Augsburg, Germany), Wang
Yi (Uppsala Univ., Sweden).

Invited Speakers:
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TBA

Important Dates:
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Submission deadline: May 7, 2007
Notification to authors: June 25, 2007
Camera-ready version due: July 16, 2007
Conference: October 3-5, 2007

Contact Information:
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email:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Objectives and Scope of the Conference:
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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 focuses 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):
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- 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 telecommunication).

Publication:
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The proceedings of FORMATS'07 will be published by Springer in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Papers must contain original
contributions, be clearly written, and include appropriate references
to and comparison with related work. Simultaneous submission to other
conferences with published proceedings is not allowed. Submissions
should not exceed 15 pages, and should be formatted according to
Springer LNCS guidelines. If necessary,the submission may be
supplemented with a clearly marked appendix, which will be reviewed at
the discretion of the program committee.














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