Key Dates

March 22, 2014

Workshop/Tutorial Proposals

April 25, 2014

Abstract submission deadline (extended)

May 4, 2014

Paper submission deadline (extended)

June 20, 2014


July 13, 2014

Camera-ready due

Author registration deadline

September 27, 2014

Early registration deadline

November 3-5, 2014

Conference date

November 6-7, 2014

Affiliated workshops date

Recent News

October 14, 2013

The webpage goes live.

Call for Papers

The 16th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM 2014) will be held at the Melia Hotel in Luxembourg, Luxembourg from 3rd November to 7 November 2014. Since 1997, ICFEM has been serving as an international forum for researchers and practitioners who have been seriously applying formal methods to practical applications.

Researchers and practitioners, from industry, academia, and government, are encouraged to attend, present their research, and help advance the state of the art. We are interested in work that has been incorporated into real production systems, and in theoretical work that promises to bring practical and tangible benefit.

ICFEM 2014 is organised and sponsored by The University of Luxembourg. The city of Luxembourg itself is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, on account of the historical importance of its fortifications. Luxembourg was the first city to be named European Capital of Culture twice.

Scope and Topics

Submissions related to the following principal themes are encouraged, but any topics relevant to the field of formal methods and their practical applications will also be considered.

  • Abstraction and refinement
  • Formal specification and modeling
  • Program analysis
  • Software verification
  • Software model checking
  • Formal approaches to software testing
  • Formal methods for self-adaptive systems
  • Formal methods for object and component systems
  • Formal methods for concurrent and real-time systems
  • Formal methods for cloud computing and cyber-physical systems
  • Formal methods for software safety, security, reliability and dependability
  • Tool development, integration and experiments involving verified systems
  • Formal methods used in certifying products under international standards
  • Formal model-based development and code generation

This year, ICFEM will have special tracks on application of formal methods in three areas:

  • Computer Security
  • Biology
  • Healthcare

Submissions in these topics are especially encouraged. Papers in these areas will be subject to the same rigorous review process as other papers. Accepted special track papers will be organised into special sessions.

Submission and Publication

Submissions to the conference must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Papers should be written in English and not exceed 16 pages in LNCS format (see for details). Submission should be made through the ICFEM 2014 submission page, handled by the EasyChair conference management system.

The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue of the Formal Aspect Computing journal.

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions due: 25 April 2014 (extended)
Full Paper Submissions due: 2 May 2014 (extended)
Workshop/Tutorial Proposals: 22 March 2014
Acceptance Notification: 20 June 2014
Camera-ready Papers Due: 13 July 2014


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