fmics04The aim of the FMICS| workshops is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. In particular, these workshops are intended to bring together scientists who are active in the area of formal methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods. These workshops also strive to promote research and development for the improvement of formal methods and tools for industrial applications.

Co-located with ASE 2004|.

Topics included, but are not restricted to:

  • Tools for the design and development of formal descriptions
  • Verification and validation of complex, distributed, real-time systems and embedded systems
  • Verification and validation methods that aim at circumventing shortcomings of existing methods in respect to their industrial applicability
  • Case studies and project reports on formal methods related projects with industrial participation (eg. safety critical systems, mobile systems, object-based distributed systems)
  • Application of formal methods in standardization and industrial forums

Previous workshops of the ERCIM working group on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems were held in Oxford| (March 1996), Cesena| (July 1997), Amsterdam| (May 1998), Trento| (July 1999), Berlin| (April 2000), Paris| (July 2001), Malaga| (July 2002) and Trondheim| (June 2003).


Invited Speakers

Jeremy Dick, Telelogic|
Formalising the Informal: Linking Formal Methods to Informal Requirements
Cedric Fournet|, Microsoft Research|
Verifying Web Services Security

Programme Committee

  • Alvaro Arenas (RAL, UK)
  • Thomas Arts (IT-Univ. in Gothenburg, Se)
  • Gilles Barthe (INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Fr)
  • Juan Bicarregui co-chair (CCLRC/RAL, UK)
  • Armin Biere (ETH Zurich, Ch)
  • Lubos Brim (Masaryk Univ. Cz)
  • Andrew Butterfield co-chair (Dublin Univ., Ie)
  • Muffy Calder (Univ. of Glasgow, UK)
  • Wan Fokkink (CWI, NI)
  • Maria del Mar Gallardo (Malaga Univ., Es)
  • Leszek Holenderski (Philips, NI)
  • Diego Latella (CNR/IST Pisa, It)
  • Martin Leucker (Uppsala Univ., Se)
  • Radu Mateescu (INRIA Rhone-Alpes, Fr)
  • Ina Schieferdecker (Fraunhofer FOKUS, De)


The workshop was organised by Rutherford Appleton Laboratory|.

  • Working Group Chair  Stefania Gnesi
  • Workshop Co-Chair  Juan Bicarregui
  • Workshop Co-Chair  Andrew Butterfield
  • Local Organisation  Alvaro Arenas


FMICS 04 will take place at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, September 2004, as a co-located workshop of ASE 2004|, the 19th IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering.


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European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics

Ninth International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems