Mohamed Yassin Chkouri | 16 Oct 00:35 2014

Workshop SESA’2014 : Call For Papers - Paper submission deadline - 15 November 2014

SESA’2014 : Workshop on

Software Engineering and Systems Architecture.


December 13, 2014 - Tetouan, Morroco


Description :

To foster academic and industrial research in Morroco in innovative domains, the National School of Tetouan propose a common workshop for professors, researchers and students on the design of models and algorithms for embedded and networked systems.

The workshop aims at highlighting recent results as well as presenting ongoing challenges in the following domains, but are not limited to :

-          Formal techniques for the construction of software with guaranteed safety;

-          Methods based on formal techniques for developing software,

-          Modeling and validating formal requirements,

-          Specializaiton and extension of modeling techniques and evaluation induced by application domains,

-          Parallel and distributed algorithmic for networks

-          Ad-hoc and wireless networks,

-          Fault-tolerance, attacks and security,

-          Embedded & Real-time systems,

-          Cloud and Grid Computing.

  • -          Distributed Systems


    -          Natural Language Processing


    -          E-learning

Invited Speakers :

-          Mamoun FILALI AMINE (Université Paul Sabatier , IRIT CNRS Laboratory, Toulouse -France-)

-          Farid NAIT ABDESSELAM ( Université Paris Descartes, LIPADE Laboratory, Paris -France-)

Submissions :

Authors are invited to submit papers in English (4 pages) with double-column, reasonable margins and line spacing. Articles should be submitted through the dedicated Easychairs interface:

Accepted papers must be presented under two forms during the workshop: during a short presentation and during a poster session.

Important Dates :

-          Article submission          : November 15, 2014

-          Notification to authors     : November 30, 2014

-          Registration deadline      : December 1, 2014

-          Camera-ready version     : December 5, 2014

-          SESA 2014 Workshop     : December 16, 2014

Program Committee :

-          Nora AKNIN, Faculté des Sciences Tetouan

-          Mohamed Yassin CHKOURI, ENSAT Tetouan

-          Stéphane Devismes, University Joseph Fourier – Grenoble

-          Swan Dubois, University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris

-          Kamal Eddine EL KADIRI, ENSA Tetouan

-          Yliès Falcone, University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble

-          Rachid Ouald Haj Thami, ENSIAS – Rabat

-          Sophie Pinchinat, University of Rennes

-          Thierry Jéron, Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique

-          Abdelaziz SDIGUI DOUKKALI, ENSIAS – Rabat

-          Mamoun FILALI AMINE, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

-          Abderrahim TAHIRI, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Yacine EL YOUNOUSSI, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Anouar ABTOY, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Mohamed EL ACHHAB, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan,

-          Mohamed CHRAYAH, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Mohamed LAZAAR, National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Tetouan

-          Jean-Paul BODEVEIXUniversité of Toulouse

-          Geroges Da COSTA Université of Toulouse

Best regards,

Pr. CHKOURI M. Yassin
Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées (ENSA)
Mhannech II, B.P 2121 Tetouan / Maroc
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Nickovic Dejan | 18 Oct 10:32 2014

RV'15 - First Call for Papers



Call for Papers


15th International Conference on Runtime Verification (RV) 2015

September 22 – September 25 2015

Vienna, Austria






Runtime verification is concerned with monitoring and analysis of software and hardware system executions. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability, and robustness; they are significantly more powerful and versatile than conventional testing, and more practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as online system repair. Topics of interest to the conference include:


               - specification languages

               - specification mining

               - program instrumentation

               - monitor construction techniques

               - logging, recording, and replay

               - fault detection, localization, containment, recovery and repair

               - program steering and adaptation

               - metrics and statistical information gathering

               - combination of static and dynamic analyses

               - program execution visualization

               - monitoring techniques for safety/mission-critical systems

               - monitoring distributed systems, cloud services, and big data applications

               - monitoring security and privacy policies


Application areas of runtime verification include safety/mission-critical systems, enterprise and systems software, autonomous and reactive control systems, health management and diagnosis systems, and system security and privacy.




Research Papers Track:




Research papers can be submitted in two categories: regular and short papers. Papers in both categories will be reviewed by the conference Program Committee. All accepted technical papers will appear in an LNCS volume. Submitted papers must use the LNCS style. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend RV’15 to present the paper. Papers must be submitted electronically using the EasyChair system.


               - Regular Papers (up to 15 pages) should present original unpublished results. Theoretical and experimental papers as well as papers on applications of runtime verification and case studies are all welcome. A non-monetary Best Paper Award will be given.


               - Short Papers (up to 5 pages) may present novel but not necessarily thoroughly worked out ideas, for example emerging runtime verification techniques and applications, or techniques and applications that establish relationships between runtime verification and other domains. Accepted short papers will be presented in special short talk (10 minutes) and poster sessions.


Program Committee




Tool Demonstration Track:




The aim of the RV 2015 tool demonstration track is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to show and to discuss the latest advances, experiences and challenges in devising and developing reliable software tools for runtime verification. Tool demonstration papers will be reviewed by the Tools Track Program Committee. All accepted tool demonstration papers will appear in the conference proceedings LNCS volume. Submitted papers must use the LNCS style. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend RV’15 to present the paper. Papers must be submitted electronically using the EasyChair system.


Tool papers should meet the following criteria:


    A tool paper should present a new tool, a new tool component or novel extensions to existing tools supporting runtime verification. Each submission should be original and not published previously in a tool paper form.

    Each submission must not exceed 8 pages in the LNCS/Springer proceeding format, including all text, references and figures. The paper must be written in English and provided in PDF format.

    Each submission must be accompanied at the time of the submission by a short screencast (between 5-10 minutes), with voice and overlay text commentary illustrating the demonstration of the tool (a link to it should be provided in the paper).

    The paper must include information on tool availability, maturity, selected experimental results and it should provide a link to a website containing the theoretical background and user guide. Furthermore, we strongly encourage authors to make their tools and benchmarks available with their submission.

    Each tool paper must include a script in an appendix (not included in the page count) describing how the demo will be conducted during the conference presentation with screenshots presenting step-by-step the tool’s capabilities, highlighting the main characteristics and the usage.


Tool Evaluation


Each submission will be reviewed by at least four members of the tool demonstration track program committee. The evaluation criteria will include:


               - the presentation quality

               - the availability (possibly in a open-source format) of the software.

               - the relevance for the Runtime Verification audience

               - the technical soundness of the presented tool

               - the originality of the underlying ideas


Tool Demonstration Committee




Important Dates:




Both research papers and tool demonstration tracks will follow the following timeline:


# Abstract deadline: April 12, 2015

# Paper submission deadline: April 19, 2015

# Paper Notification: May 31, 2015

# Camera Ready submission: June 15, 2015

# Conference dates: September 22-25, 2015




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Department Safety and Security

Business Unit Safe and Autonomous Systems

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Alain Girault | 13 Oct 10:24 2014

postdoc position at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) : Heart-on-FPGA

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and Auckland Bio 
Engineering Institute (ABI)

Type of employment: Research Fellow (Postdoctoral fellow)

Project Number: 3707500

Duration: 2 Years (15 December 2014-14 December 2016). A slightly 
deferred start date until 2 March 2015 can be considered upon request.

Salary: The appointment will be made on the University of Auckland RF 
(Research Fellow) scale at a level commensurate with experience and 
The RF scale is NZ$76,535-NZ$91,427 per annum.

Researchers: Partha S Roop (ECE), Mark Trew (ABI) and Avinash Malik (ECE)

Title: Heart-on-FPGA: Taming arrhythmia through timing models of the heart

Project Objectives:

·       Creation of mathematical models of the heart to capture the 
electrical activity at various levels of abstraction.
·       To design a pacemaker based on the Boston Scientific 
documentation from the Pacemaker challenge.
We will develop techniques for integrated response time.
·       To develop algorithms for various types of static program 
analysis such as response time and worst case
execution time of the pacemaker. To study the overall close-loop system 
under various disease conditions
of the heart and validate this system using model based testing techniques.
·       To validate the pacemaker design using a synthesized heart model 
on FPGA for closed-loop emulation of the system.

Desirable qualification / experience: Candidate must hold a PhD or 
equivalent degree in computer engineering
  (embedded systems), electrical engineering, bio-engineering, 
engineering science, mechatronics or related disciplines.

Experience in at least one or more of these topics are essential: 
mathematical modeling, formal methods,
model checking, model-based testing, and static timing analysis. 
Experience with design environments such as MATLAB Simulink / Stateflow,
SCADE, synchronous languages or similar tools will be useful for this 

How to apply: Please apply with your CV, cover letter and contact 
details of two referees.
Please email your applications to Partha S Roop (p.roop@...).
In the subject, please state “Application for Research Associate – 
Project No. 3707500”.

Deadline for application:  26 October 2014.

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Lucia Happe | 7 Oct 07:10 2014

FESCA <at> ETAPS 2015: CfP for 12th International Workshop on Formal Engineering approaches to Software Components and Architectures, April 12th, 2015, London, UK

***   Please accept our apologies should you receive multiple copies of this call from different lists.   ***


Please, consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to FESCA 2015.


                             Call for Papers

                              - FESCA 2015 -

             12th International Workshop on Formal Engineering 

             approaches to Software Components and Architectures


                         Satellite event of ETAPS

                       April 12th, 2015, London, UK



    *    Paper registration: December 10, 2014

    *    Submission deadline: December 17, 2014

    *    Notification of acceptance: January 26, 2015



In recent years, the growing importance of functional correctness and the increased relevance of system quality properties (e.g. performance, reliability, security) have stimulated the emergence of analytical and modelling techniques for the design and development of software systems. With the increasing complexity of today's software systems, FESCA aims at addressing two research questions: (1) what role the software architecture can play in systematic addressing of the analytical and modelling challenges, and (2) how formal and semi-formal techniques can be applied effectively to make the issues easier to address automatically, with lower human intervention.


We encourage submissions on (semi-)formal techniques and their application that aid analysis, design and implementation of software applications, including the techniques in the realm of Model-Driven Development. 

In this context, the topics include (but are not limited to):

* Modelling

- Modelling formalisms;

- Models, metamodels and model transformations;

* Correctness checking

- Temporal properties and their formal verification;

- Interface compliance and contractual use of components;

* Correctness of models, metamodels and model transformations

* Analysis and prediction of quality attributes

- Formal prediction and analysis;

- Static and dynamic analysis;

- Instrumentation and monitoring approaches;

* Industrial case studies and experience reports.

We encourage not only mature research results, submissions presenting innovative ideas and early results of junior researchers are also of a particular interest.


Three kinds of submissions are solicited:

* regular papers (up to 15 pages) presenting original and unpublished work related to the workshop topics,

* position papers (up to 10 pages) presenting ideas and directions of interesting ongoing and yet unpublished research related to the workshop topics, and

* tool demonstration papers (up to 8 pages) presenting and highlighting the distinguishing features of a topic-related tool (co-developed by the authors).


    *  Final versions of accepted regular, position and tool papers will be published in a volume of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). 


    *    Paper registration: December 10, 2014

    *    Submission deadline: December 17, 2014

    *    Notification of acceptance: January 26, 2015

    *    Final versions due: February 16, 2015

    *    Workshop date:  April 12, 2015


    * Premysl Brada (University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic)

    * Ivana Cerna (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

    * Yanja Dajsuren (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

    * Antinisca Di Marco (Universita dell'Aquila, Italy)

    * Petr Hnetynka (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

    * Samuel Kounev (Universitat Wuerzburg, Germany)

    * Ralf Kuesters (Universitat Trier, Germany)

    * Markus Lumpe (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

    * Daniel Menasche (UFRJ, Brazil)

    * Raffaela Mirandola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

    * Dorina Petriu (Carleton Univesity, USA)

    * Nadia Polikarpova (ETH Zuerich, Switzerland)

    * Ralf Reussner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

    * Cristina Seceleanu (Malardalen University, Sweden)

    * Catia Trubiani (Universita dell'Aquila, Italy)

    * Steffen Zschaler (King's College London, UK)


    *     Barbora Buhnova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

    *     Lucia Happe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

    *     Jan Kofron (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

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Gilles Geeraerts | 7 Oct 14:35 2014


*** Apologies for multiple copies due to cross-posting ***
*** Please forward to colleagues who might be interested ***

36th International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency
Brussels, Belgium, June 21–26, 2015

Co-located with ACSD 2015:
International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design

Web page:

Web page of the call for papers:


Two kinds of papers can be submitted:

* Regular papers (max 20 pages) describing original results
pertaining to the development of the theory of Petri Nets and
distributed and concurrent systems in general, new results
extending the applicability of Petri Nets, or case studies,
application and experience reports pertinent to the practical use
of Petri Nets and concurrency.

* Tool papers (max 10 pages) describing a computer tool based on
Petri Nets (not an application of the tool or the theory behind the
tool). The tool should be available for use by other
groups (but not necessarily for free). The submission should
indicate how the reviewers can get access to the tool (this must be
for free). The tool will be demonstrated in the Tool Exhibition, in
addition to being presented in a conference talk.

Submitted papers must:
* be contributions that have not been published or submitted to other
conferences/journals before or in parallel with this conference.
* clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work,
the results achieved, and the relation to other work.
* be in English and in the Springer LNCS-format:
* adhere to the page limit for the relevant category (see above).
* be sent electronically (as a PDF file) no later than January 10, 20015
using the website .

The title page must:
* contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics
covered, preferably using the list of topics above.
* clearly indicate whether the paper is submitted as a regular paper
or tool paper.

Submissions violating the above requirements may be
immediately rejected by the PC Chairs.

Important Dates:
Submission of Papers: January 10, 2015
Notification: March 1, 2015
Final Version Due: April 1, 2015
Workshops & Tutorials: June 21–23, 2015
Main Conferences: June 24–26, 2015

The deadline for submission of papers is STRICT. However, if you submit
the title page by January 10 it is sufficient to submit the full paper
by January 15.

Some of the best papers accepted for the conference will be invited as
submissions to a special issue of the Fundamenta Informaticae journal.

Topics specific to Petri nets

System design using nets
Analysis and synthesis, structure and behaviour of nets
Relationships between Petri Nets and other approaches
Net-based semantical, logical and algebraic calculi
Symbolic net representation (graphical or textual)
Computer tools for nets
Experience with using nets, case studies
Higher-level net models
Timed and stochastic nets
Standardisation of nets
Experience reports describing applications of nets to different kinds of systems and application fields, e.g.:
flexible manufacturing systems, real-time systems, embedded systems, defence systems, biological systems
health and medical systems, environmental systems, hardware, telecommunications, railway networks
office automation, workflows, supervisory control, protocols and networks, Internet, e-commerce and trading
programming languages, performance evaluation, operations research

General topics related to concurrency

Model checking and verification of distributed systems
Verification of infinite-state or parametric systems
Causality/partial order theory of concurrency
Educational issues related to concurrency
New issues and developments in the theory of concurrency
Modelling of hardware and biological systems

Tool Exhibition:

An exhibition of Petri net tools will take place on Wednesday June 24, 2015.
It consists of informal demonstrations for small groups/individuals, and
there are no scheduled talks. Requests for participation in the tool
exhibition must be sent to the Tool Exhibition Chair before June 1, 2015.
They should include a link to the web pages for the tool (or a short
description of the tool). The demonstrators bring their own machines,
while the organisers may be requested to give access to the Internet.

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Federated Center in Verification:

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Marjan Sirjani | 7 Oct 00:01 2014

Final CFP: FSEN 2015

Our apologies if you have received multiple copies.

                                                                    FSEN  2015: CALL FOR PAPERS
Sixth International Conference on
Fundamentals of Software Engineering 2015 Theory and Practice (FSEN '15)
Tehran, Iran
22 - 24 April, 2015
-- About FSEN --
FSEN is an international conference that aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers,
and practitioners from the academia and the industry to present and discuss their research work in
the area of formal methods for software engineering. This conference seeks to facilitate the transfer
of experience, adaptation of methods, and where possible, foster collaboration among different groups.
The topics of interest cover all aspects of formal methods, especially those related to advancing
the application of formal methods in the software industry and promoting their integration with
practical engineering techniques.
-- Important Dates --
Abstract Submission: October 24, 2014
Paper Submission: October 31, 2014
Notification: December 26, 2014
Camera Ready: January 16, 2015
Conference: April 22-24, 2015
-- Keynote Speakers --
 Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
 John Hughes, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
 Paola Inverardi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
-- Topics of Interest --
The topics of this conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:
* Models of programs and software systems
* Software specification, validation, and verification
* Software testing
* Software architectures and their description languages
* Object and multi-agent systems
* Coordination and feature interaction
* Integration of formal and informal methods
* Integration of different formal methods
* Component-based and Service-oriented software systems
* Self-adaptive software systems
* Model checking and theorem proving
* Software and hardware verification
* CASE tools and tool integration
* Industrial Applications
-- Paper Submission --
Papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style,
not exceed 15 pages (including figures and references), submitted in PDF or postscript format,
and not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, relevance, correctness and clarity.
-- Proceedings and Special Issues --
The post-proceedings of FSEN'15 will be published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series
(official approval in process). There will also be a pre-proceeding, printed locally by IPM,
available at the conference. Following the tradition of the past editions,
we plan to have a special issue of Science of Computer Programming journal devoted to FSEN'15 (to be confirmed).
-- General Chair --
 Farhad Arbab - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
 Hamid Sarbazi-azad - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
-- Program Chairs --
 Mehdi Dastani - Utrecht University, The Netherlands
 Marjan Sirjani - Reykjavík University, Iceland; University of Tehran, Iran
-- Publicity Chair --
 Hossein Hojjat - Cornell University, USA
-- Steering Committee --
 Farhad Arbab - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
 Christel Baier - University of Dresden, Germany
 Frank de Boer - CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands
 Ali Movaghar - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Hamid Sarbazi-azad - IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Marjan Sirjani - Reykjavik University, Iceland; University of Tehran, Iran (chair)
 Jan Rutten - CWI, Netherlands; Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
-- Program Committee --
 Mohammad Abdollahi Azgomi - Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
 Christel Baier - TU Dresden, Germany
 Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 Borzoo Bonakdarpour - University of Waterloo, Canada
 Marcello Bonsangue - Leiden University, Netherlands
 Mario Bravetti - University of Bologna, Italy
 Fabiano Dalpiaz - Utrecht University, Netherlands
 Mehdi Dastani - Utrecht University, Netherlands
 Erik De Vink - Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
 Klaus Dräger - University of Oxford, UK
 Wan Fokkink - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
 Masahiro Fujita - University of Tokyo, Japan
 Maurizio Gabbrielli - University of Bologna, Italy
 Fatemeh Ghassemi - University of Tehran, Iran
 Jan Friso Groote - Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
 Hassan Haghighi - Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
 Hossein Hojjat - Cornell University, USA
 Mohammad Izadi - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Mohammad Mahdi Jaghoori - CWI, Netherlands; Academic Medical Center of University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
 Einar Broch Johnsen - University of Oslo, Norway
 Joost-Pieter Katoen - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
 Narges Khakpour - KTH, Sweden
 Ramtin Khosravi - University of Tehran, Iran
 Zhiming Liu - Birmingham City University, UK
 Seyyed Hassan Mirian Hosseinabadi - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Ugo Montanari - University of Pisa, Italy
 Peter Mosses - Swansea University, UK
 Mohammad Reza Mousavi - Halmstad University, Sweden
 Ali Movaghar - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
 Peter Olveczky - University of Oslo, Norway
 Jose Proenca - K.U.Leuven, Belgium
 Niloofar Razavi - University of Toronto, Canada
 Philipp Ruemmer - Uppsala University, Sweden
 Gwen Salaun - Grenoble INP, Inria, France
 Cesar Sanchez - IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
 Wendelin Serwe - INRIA, France
 Marjan Sirjani - Reykjavik University, Iceland
 Meng Sun - Peking University, China
 Carolyn Talcott - SRI International, USA
 Samira Tasharofi - Microsoft, USA
 Tayssir Touili - LIAFA, France
 Danny Weyns - Linnaeus University, Sweden
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Marco Bernardo | 6 Oct 19:53 2014

JLAMP special issue on Open Problems in Concurrency Theory -- 2nd cfp




* Aims and Scope

This special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming is
devoted to the themes of the Research Seminar on Open Problems in Concurrency Theory,
which took place in June 2014 in Bertinoro, Italy, and was co-sponsored by
the IFIP Working Group 1.8 (see for more details).

This is an open call for papers, therefore both participants of the research seminar
and other authors are encouraged to submit their contributions. Submissions are invited
in the field of concurrency theory; specific topics include, but are not limited to,
the following:

- Models of concurrency
- Process calculi
- Behavioral relations and metrics
- Expressiveness
- Programming languages and types
- Quantitative and security aspects
- Verification, testing, and synthesis

Papers surveying important open problems in concurrency theory are also welcome.

* Submission Guidelines

We expect original submissions of 20-30 pages, which present high-quality contributions
that have not been previously published in another journal and that are not simultaneously
submitted for publication elsewhere. Longer papers will be considered if there is a clear
justification for why additional pages are necessary; prospective authors should contact
the guest editors to discuss this.

Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least two reviewers. The authors will
have some time to incorporate the comments of the reviewers and submit a revised version
of their papers, which will be evaluated again by the reviewers to make a final decision.

Submissions will be handled through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) and can be uploaded
from the JLAMP webpage ( Authors must select "SI: OPCT 2014"
when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process. Contributions should be
typeset in PDF format and comply with the JLAMP author guidelines. Accepted manuscripts
can be posted to arXiv.

* Important Dates

Submission of papers:    November 15, 2014
First review decision:   February 28, 2015
Revision due:            April 30, 2015
Acceptance notification: May 31, 2015
Final manuscript due:    June 30, 2015
Expected publication:    July 31, 2015

* Guest Editors

Marco Bernardo
University of Urbino, Italy

Daniel Gebler
Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Michele Loreti
University of Firenze, Italy
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Alessio Lomuscio | 5 Oct 17:40 2014

Postdoc: Verification of autonomous systems

A postdoctoral position is available at Imperial College London, UK, to 
work in the project "Verification of Autonomous Systems".

The aim of the project is to develop verification methodologies for 
autonomous systems specified by agent-based logics, including epistemic 

The position is available from now until 30 Sept 2015. Extensions are 
possible subject to further funding. The deadline for applications is 19 
October. Applications received after this date will be considered if the 
post is still vacant.

Further details on the position and required background are available at

Informal inquiries to a.lomuscio@... are welcome.




Alessio Lomuscio, PhD
Professor in Logic for Multi-Agent Systems
Department of Computing
Imperial College London
Exhibition Road                 Phone: +44 (20) 7594 8414
London, SW7 2AZ, UK             Fax: +44 (20) 7581 8024
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John Mullins | 29 Sep 19:47 2014

Postdoc position at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

The Department of Computer and Software Engineering of the  École Polytechnique de Montréal has a vacancy for a post-doctoral position on:

Verification and Reasoning Techniques for Time-Triggered Concurrent Constraint Programming of mixed-criticality systems

- Contact for inquiries or application: Prof. John Mullins (john.mullins-scC8bbJcJLCw5LPnMra/
- Duration: 1 year
- Starting date: January 2015
- Keywords: formal methods, concurrent constraint programming, proof systems, model checking, process algebra, mixed-criticality systems, time-triggered architectures.
- Location: Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Campus of the Universite de Montreal

On-board avionic systems are safety-critical systems. These systems have traditionally been engineered using what is called a federated architectures approach, where each function is designed and deployed to use its exclusive resources. This approach is however costly in terms of equipment and wiring. The Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) architecture is an alternative approach, which is based on a consolidation of resources. This is achieved through resources sharing between functionalities. Within the IMA architecture, different avionic functions having different criticality levels share the same hardware resources leading to mixed-criticality systems. Moreover, IMA architectures are distributed using a communication infrastructure, which should also be able to meet the same level of safety and performance requirements.

Ethernet is a widely used standard network (IEEE 802.3) which is increasingly supporting industrial and embedded systems due to the high bandwidths it provides. However, Ethernet does not meet strict time and safety critical requirements of avionic systems. For this reason, several extensions have been developed. The Avionic Full Duplex AFDX standard ARINC 664 is a deterministic real-time extension of Ethernet based on an static bandwidth scheduling and control using the concept of virtual links. The SAE standard TTEthernet is a recent extension of the AFDX based on the time-triggered communication paradigm to achieve bounded latency and low jitter.

The research project that the post-doctoral fellow will work on, aims to offer a model-based integration platform using real-time scheduling, simulation and formal verification approaches, all tailored for systems combining IMA and TTE. At the core of the platform lies a central formalism, an extension of the Timed Concurrent Constraint Programming (TTCC) in which the system is modelled, integrated partitions are scheduled, requirements are specified, and on which verification approaches are applied. The project is funded by  the NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering research Council of Canada) and the CRIAQ (Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec), Bombardier Aerospace and CMC Electronics. 

The candidate will conduct research under the supervision of the principal investigator of the project and hence, he will be involved in every step of the project and have the opportunity to work with the team of graduate students. His research will focus on the development of a set of reasoning techniques tailored for the verification of the requirements of mixed-criticality systems combining IMA and TTE. These requirements include the non-interference between any low level critical entity and a higher level critical entity. This research should benefit the well-established process calculi and logic formalisms allowed by the dual view of TTCC processes as interacting agents and as logical formulas. The candidate is expected to participate in the writing and the publication of scientific papers, as well as the implementation of research prototypes.

The applicant must have a PhD in computer science with a strong background on formal methods in the specific domains of process algebra and constraint-programming-based calculi. Knowledge of IMA and TTEthernet and solid programming skills are assets. The salary for this position will be in the range of $35,000. and $45,000. a year depending on the working experience.

To apply, please send a detailed CV, url-pointers to 2 to 5 relevant publications, the names of two referees, and a statement outlining the applicant's suitability to the project.

The deadline for application is   ***November 10, 2014***.
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Alain Girault | 30 Sep 15:52 2014

SYNCHRON 2014 : call for participation : Aussois, France, Nov 30th to Dec 5th, 2014

                       SYNCHRON 2014
     International Open Workshop on Synchronous Programming

                 November 30, December 5, 2014
             Centre CNRS Paul Langevin, Aussois, France

The 21st International Open Workshop on Synchronous Programmings
(SYNCHRON'14) will be held in the Alps ski resort of Aussois, France,
between November 30-December 4, 2014. The registration is now open
online at:


SYNCHRON is the yearly rendezvous for all researchers working in
or around the field of synchronous programming. It's an open forum
where students and researchers can present and discuss about ongoing
work on the numerous topics related to synchronous programming:

   language design,
   models of computation and communication,
   domain-specific languages,
   concurrency and scheduling theory etc.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Centre CNRS Paul Langevin will be open for the
workshop from Sunday Nov. 30th 2pm, to Friday Dec. 5th 6pm, which
means that you will need to find another accommodation if you plan
to arrive sooner and/or leave later.

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: Since there will be another workshop hosted in
the Centre CNRS Paul Langevin at the same time, it is advised that
you register as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

The Synchron'14 organisers
(pascal.raymond@... and alain.girault@...)

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Markus Roggenbach | 29 Sep 21:32 2014

2 year postdoc in formal security at Swansea University (Markus Roggenbach)

       +++ call for applications +++   

            2 year post doc
         at Swansea Univeristy
       on formal security analys of
           smart phone apps

       +++ call for applications +++   

The position is part of the EPSRC funded project “App Collusion
Detection” (ACID), a Business-academic collaboration in
cyber-security. In the context of this project, the postholder will

- Develop and implement Generic Java2CSP 
  abstractions for smart phone apps,

- Characterize various forms of collusion 
  in terms of CSP information flow definitions

- Analyze sets of smart phone apps for collusion 
  via model checking, and 

- Integrate the developed technology into 
  McAfee's Threat Analysis System.

The project is undertaken by a consortium consisting of McAfee, a
global security company protecting computing devices and networks for
consumers and enterprises, the Centre for Cyber Security Sciences at
City University London, the SaFe Group at Coventry University, and the
Processes and Data Group at Swansea University, see

Applicants should hold a Postgraduate degree in Computer Science or a
closely related subject. Background knowledge in some of the following
areas will be required: security, information flow, process algebra,
verification, semantics, and mathematical logic. A PhD in Computer
Science or closely related subject is desirable.

Closing Date: 30-10-2014
Salary: £27,864 to £30,728 per annum
Application details at

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