FMCAD 2013
Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design
Portland, OR, USA
October 20-23, 2013


International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design
Portland, OR, USA October 20-23, 2013


Abstract Submission: May 8
Paper Submission: May 15 May 22
Author Notification: July 17
Final Version: August 14
Conference: October 20 - 23

Student Forum: (NEW! --- See below for details)

Submission Deadline: June 2 Jun 9
Notification: August 4


FMCAD 2013 is the thirteenth in a series of conferences on
the theory and application of formal methods in hardware and
system design and verification.  FMCAD provides a leading
international forum to researchers and practitioners in
academia and industry for presenting and discussing novel
methods, technologies, theoretical results, and tools for
formal reasoning about computing systems, as well as open
challenges therein.

FMCAD 2013 will be co-located with MEMOCODE, the ACM/IEEE
International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for
Codesign, in Portland, OR, USA.  MEMOCODE will take place
from October 18 to 19, followed by a joint FMCAD/MEMOCODE
tutorial day on October 20.  FMCAD will continue from
October 21 to 23, 2013.


FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting original
research on advances in all aspects of formal methods
technology and its application to computer-aided design.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

-- Advances in model checking, theorem proving, equivalence
   checking, abstraction and reduction techniques,
   compositional methods, automatic decision procedures at
   the bit- and word-level, probabilistic methods, and
   combinations of deductive methods and decision

-- Topics related to the application of formal and
   semi-formal methods to functional and non-functional
   specification and validation of hardware and
   software. This includes timing and power modeling, and
   verification of computing systems on all levels of
   abstraction.  System-level design and verification,
   especially for embedded systems, HW/SW co-design and
   verification, and transaction-level verification.

-- Modeling and specification languages, formal semantics of
   known languages or their subsets, model-based design,
   design derivation and transformation, and
   correct-by-construction methods.

-- Experience with the application of formal and semi-formal
   methods to industrial-scale designs. Tools that represent
   formal verification enablement, new features, or a
   substantial improvement in the automation of formal

-- Application of formal methods in new areas.


Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via
EasyChair. More details will be provided soon on the FMCAD
web site.  The proceedings will be freely available from the
FMCAD Web site.  We expect to have ACM In-Cooperation Status
and IEEE Technical Co-Sponsorship, as has been the case with
previous FMCAD conferences.  FMCAD and authors will share
the copyright for accepted papers and we plan on publishing
the proceedings in the ACM Digital Library and in IEEE
Xplore.  Two categories of papers can be submitted: regular
papers (8 pages), containing original research; and short
papers (4 pages), containing emerging results, practical
experiences or original ideas that can be described
succinctly.  Regular and short papers must use 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. 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.  A small number of
accepted papers will be considered for a distinguished paper


FMCAD 2013 will host a Student Forum that provides a
platform for graduate students at any career stage to
introduce their research to the wider Formal Methods
community, and solicit feedback. Submissions for the event
must be short reports describing research ideas or ongoing
work that the student is currently pursuing, and must be
within the scope of FMCAD.  Work, part of which has been
previously published, will be considered; the novel aspect
to be addressed in future work must be clearly described in
such cases.

The event will consist of short presentations by the student
authors of each accepted submission, and of a poster that
will be on display throughout the duration of the
conference.  Accepted submissions will be listed, with title
and author name, in the event description in the conference
proceedings.  The authors will also have the option to
upload their poster and presentation to the FMCAD webpage.

Limited funds will be available for travel assistance for
students with accepted contributions.


The following meetings will be co-located with this year's edition:

-- MEMOCODE 2013, the ACM/IEEE International Conference on
   Formal Methods and Models for Codesign

-- DIFTS 2013, International Workshop on Design and
   Implementation of Formal Tools and Systems

We are also proud to host this year's Hardware Model Checking
Competition (HWMCCC 2013).


Barbara Jobstmann, Jasper Design Automation and CNRS-VERIMAG
Sandip Ray, Intel Corporation

Joe Leslie-Hurd, Intel Corporation

Julien Schmaltz, Open University of The Netherlands

Malay Ganai, NEC Laboratories America

Thomas Wahl, Northeastern University

Chao Yan, Intel Corporation

Shilpi Goel, University of Texas at Austin


Jason Baumgartner, IBM Corporation
Dirk Beyer, University of Passau
Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University
Per Bjesse, Synopsys
Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research
Roderick Bloem, TU Graz
Gianpiero Cabodi, Politecnico di Torino
Hana Chockler, IBM Research
Alessandro Cimatti, FBK-irst
Koen Claessen, Chalmers University of Technology
Malay Ganai, NEC Labs America
Steven German, IBM
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah
Alberto Griggio, FBK-IRST
Ziyad Hanna, University of Oxford
Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University
Alan Hu, University of British Columbia
William Hung, Synopsys Inc
Warren Hunt, University of Texas
Susmit Jha, Strategic CAD Lab, Intel
Shuvendu Lahiri, Microsoft Research
Panagiotis Manolios, Northeastern University
Tom Melham, University of Oxford
John O'Leary, Intel Corporation
Lee Pike, Galois, Inc.
Ruzica Piskac, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)
Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology
Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute
Julien Schmaltz, Open University of The Netherlands
Natasha Sharygina, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Anna Slobodova, Centaur Technology
Niklas Sorensson, Mentor Graphics
Daryl Stewart, ARM
Thomas Wahl, Northeastern University
Georg Weissenbacher, Vienna University of Technology


Jason Baumgartner, IBM, USA
Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria
Aarti Gupta, NEC Labs America, USA
Warren Hunt, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Panagiotis Manolios, Northeastern University, USA