Call for Papers

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: March 28th
  • Paper submission: April 9th, 23:59 CET (Extended)
  • Notification: May 25th
  • Final version due: June 8st
  • Workshop: August 27th-28th

Paper Submission

Submissions must describe authors' original research work and their results. Contributions should not exceed 15 pages formatted according to the LNCS style (Springer), and should be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site.

Submitting an abstract does not put any obligation on the authors to submit a full paper. Abstracts without an accompanying full paper by the paper submission deadline are automatically considered withdrawn; the authors are, however, encouraged to explicitly withdraw their abstract, if they decide not to submit a full paper.

All submissions must report on original research. Submitted papers must not have previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any other peer-reviewed workshop, symposium, conference or archival journal. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

Submissions should clearly demonstrate relevance to industrial application. Case study papers should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical results (such as scalability of methods), or provide specific motivation for further research and development.

All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee who will make a selection among the submissions based on the novelty, soundness and applicability of the presented ideas and results. A printed version of the proceedings will be distributed among participants during the workshop. The proceedings of the workshop will be published the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Participants will give a presentation of their papers in twenty minutes, followed by a ten-minute round of questions and discussion on participants' work.

Following the tradition of the past edition, a special issue of an international scientific journal will be devoted to FMICS 2012. Selected participants will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers after the workshop. These extended versions will again be reviewed by a program committee, which will decide on their final publication on the special issue. In the last few editions of FMICS, a special issue of Science of Computer Programming or STTT has been dedicated to this workshop and we similarly plan to devote a special issue of one of these journals to FMICS 2012.