FMCAD 2007
Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design
Austin, TX, USA
November 11 - 14
PDF version of Call for Papers

                           FMCAD 2007
International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design

                         CALL FOR PAPERS

                      November 11-14, 2007
                     Renaissance Austin Hotel
            9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, Texas, USA

Abstract Submission Deadline	April 30, 2007
Paper Submission Deadline	May 7, 2007
Acceptance Notification:    	June 21, 2007
Final Version Due:		July 28, 2007


FMCAD 2007 is the seventh in a series of conferences on the theory and
application of formal methods in hardware and system design and
verification. In 2005, the bi-annual FMCAD and sister conference
CHARME decided to merge to form an annual conference with a unified
community. The resulting unified FMCAD provides a leading
international forum to researchers and practitioners in academia and
industry for presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods,
technologies, theoretical results, and tools for formally reasoning
about computing systems, as well as open challenges therein. FMCAD
2007 will include a full day of tutorials, and will be co-located with
the ACL2 Workshop. Topics of interest for the technical program
include, but are not limited to:

* Foundations: advancing industrial-strength technologies in model
checking, theorem proving, equivalence checking, abstraction and
refinement techniques, property-preserving reduction techniques,
compositional methods, decision procedures, SAT- and BDD-based
methods, combining deductive methods with decision procedures, and
probabilistic methods.

* Verification applications: tools, industrial experience reports, and
case studies.  We encourage the submission of materials relating to
novel and challenging industrial-scale applications of formal methods,
including problem domains where formal methods worked well or even
fell short. We also encourage submissions relating to the development
and execution of methodologies for formal and informal verification

* Applications of formal methods in design: topics relating to the
application and applicability of assertion-based verification,
equivalence checking, transaction-level verification, semi-formal
verification, runtime verification, simulation and testcase
generation, coverage analysis, microcode verification, embedded
systems, software verification, concurrent systems, timing
verification, and formal approaches to performance and power.

* Model-based approaches: modeling and specification languages,
system-level design and verification, design derivation and
transformation, and correct-by-construction methods.

* Formal methods for the design and verification of emerging and novel
technologies: nano, quantum, biological, video, gaming, and multimedia


Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format through the FMCAD Web
site,  The proceedings will be published by the IEEE 
and will be available online in the ACM Digital Library and the IEEE Xplore 
Digital Library.  There are two categories of papers:


Regular papers are limited to 8 pages using the IEEE Transactions format on
letter-size paper with a 10-point font size (see We
recommend that self-citations be written in the third person, though authors
will be required to identify themselves on their submissions. Submissions must
contain original research that has not been previously published, nor
concurrently submitted for publication. Any partial overlap with any published
or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. If experimental
results are reported, authors are strongly encouraged to provide adequate
access to their data so that results can be independently verified. Papers
should contain a short abstract of approximately 150 words clearly stating the
contribution of the submission. Refer to for evolving 
submission details.  A small number of accepted papers will be considered for a
distinguished paper award.


The page limit is 4 pages using the same format as for regular papers. Short
papers can describe applications, case studies, industrial experience reports,
emerging results, or implemented tools with novel features.  A demonstration
will be required for accepted tool papers.


Chairs:               Jason Baumgartner, IBM Corporation, USA
                      Mary Sheeran, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 
Benchmarks:           Panagiotis Manolios, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Local Arrangements:   Andy Martin, IBM Corporation, USA
Panels:               William Joyner, Semiconductor Research Corporation, USA
Publicity:            Alper Sen, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., USA
Tutorials:            Natasha Sharygina, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Webmasters:           Hari Mony, IBM Corporation, USA
                      Sandip Ray, University of Texas, USA


Robert Brayton, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Randal Bryant, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
Niklas Een, Cadence, USA
Farid Najm, University of Toronto, Canada


Mark Aagaard, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jason Baumgartner, IBM Corporation, USA
Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Per Bjesse, Synopsys, USA
Dominique Borrione, Grenoble University, France
Gianpiero Cabodi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Alessandro Cimatti, ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Koen Claessen, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Cindy Eisner, IBM Haifa Research Laboratory, Israel
Steven German, IBM Research Division, USA
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah, USA
Aarti Gupta, NEC Laboratories America, USA
Alan J. Hu, University of British Columbia, Canada
Warren Hunt, University of Texas, USA
Steven Johnson, Indiana University, USA
Robert Jones, Intel Corp., USA
Daniel Kroening, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Andreas Kuehlmann, Cadence Laboratories, USA
Wolfgang Kunz, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Jeremy Levitt, Mentor Graphics, USA
Panagiotis Manolios, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Andy Martin, IBM Research Division, USA
Tom Melham, Oxford University, UK
Alan Mishchenko, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Ken McMillan, Cadence Labs, USA
John O'Leary, Intel Corp., USA
Wolfgang Paul, Saarland University, Germany
Carl Pixley, Synopsys, USA                              
Natasha Sharygina,University of Lugano, Switzerland
Mary Sheeran, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Anna Slobodova, Intel Corp., USA
Richard Trefler, University of Waterloo, Canada