8th IPM International Conference on
Fundamentals of Software Engineering
(FSEN 2019)
1 - 3 May, 2019
Tehran, Iran


Topics of Interest

Paper Submission


Important Dates

Keynote Speakers


Accepted Papers


Poster Competition




Travel Info


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  • FSEN 2019 conference proceedings is available online.
  • Best Paper Award:
    Antonio Gonzalez-Burgueño and Peter Ölveczky
    Formalizing and Analyzing Security Ceremonies with Heterogeneous Devices in ANP and PDL

  • Best Poster Award:
    Maryam Bagheri, Marjan Sirjani, Ehsan Khamespanah and Ali Movaghar
    Reliable Adaptation of Track-based Traffic Control Systems at Runtime

  • The FSEN'19 official website is up now.


FSEN is an international conference that aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers, and practitioners from the academia and the industry to present and discuss their research work in the area of formal methods for software engineering. This conference seeks to facilitate the transfer of experience, adaptation of methods, and where possible, foster collaboration among different groups. The topics of interest cover all aspects of formal methods, especially those related to advancing the application of formal methods in the software industry and promoting their integration with practical engineering techniques. Following the success of the previous FSEN editions, the next edition of the FSEN conference will take place in Tehran, Iran, May 1-3, 2019.

Topics of Interest

The topics of this conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:

Models of programs and software systems

Software specification, validation, and verification

Software testing

Software architectures and their description languages

Object and multi-agent systems

Coordination and feature interaction

Integration of formal and informal methods

Integration of different formal methods

Component-based and Service-oriented software systems

Collective, self-adaptive and cyber-physical software systems

Model checking and theorem proving

Software and hardware verification

CASE tools and tool integration

Industrial Applications

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Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers (up to 15 pages) describing original research, applications and tools; or short papers (up to 6 pages) describing ongoing research or new ideas that have not yet been fully validated. Both categories of papers must be submitted electronically in Postscript or PDF using the online submission process via the Easychair conference system at the following link: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fsen2019.

Contributions must be written in English, should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style (LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates) that can be found here and not exceed the page limit for the category (including figures and references).

Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three reviewers considering scientific originality, significance, relevance to the FSEN conference, technical soundness, clarity, self-containedness and discussion of appropriate related work.

The reviewers will be asked to rate the submissions and evaluate whether they can be accepted as:
  • Full paper for the LNCS post-proceedings and conference pre-proceedings
  • Short paper for the LNCS post-proceedings and conference pre-proceedings
  • Poster included only in the pre-proceedings

Papers accepted in the first 2 categories will be invited for presentation at the conference. Posters will be illustrated by the authors in separate poster sessions.

Submissions are required to report on original, unpublished work and should not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP's Author Code of Conduct).

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The post-proceedings of FSEN'19 will be published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series. There will be a pre-proceeding, printed locally by IPM, available at the conference. Following the tradition of FSEN, we plan to have a special issue of Science of Computer Programming journal devoted to FSEN'19 (to be confirmed). After the conference a selection of papers will be invited for this special issue. The invited papers should be extended and will undergo a new round of review by an international program committee. Please see the websites of previous editions of FSEN for more information on post-proceedings and special issues related to those editions.

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Important Dates

 Abstract Submission (optional): October 19, 2018 (AoE)
 Paper Submission: October 28, 2018 (AoE)    Extended for 2 weeks: November 11, 2018 (AoE)
 Notification: December 18, 2018
 Pre-Conference Version: January 20, 2019 (AoE)
 Conference: May 1-3, 2019

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Keynote Speakers

Rocco De Nicola, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Martin Wirsing, LMU Munich, Germany

For the title and the abstract of the talks click here.

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General Chairs

Farhad Arbab, CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands

Hamid Sarbazi-azad, IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran

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Program Chairs

Hossein Hojjat, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Mieke Massink, CNR-ISTI, Italy

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Publicity Chair

Maurice ter Beek, CNR-ISTI Pisa, Italy

Steering Committee

Farhad Arbab, CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands

Christel Baier, University of Dresden, Germany

Frank de Boer, CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands

Ali Movaghar, IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Hamid Sarbazi-azad, IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Marjan Sirjani, Malardalen University, Sweden; Reykjavik University, Iceland (Chair)

Jan Rutten, CWI, Netherlands; Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Program Committee

Mohammad Abdollahi Azgomi - Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran

Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Gul Agha - University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, USA

Christel Baier - Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany

Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Marcello Bonsangue - Leiden University, Netherlands

Mario Bravetti - University of Bologna, Italy

Michael Butler - University of Southampton, UK

Erik de Vink - Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Alessandra Di Pierro - University of Verona, Italy

Ali Ebnenasir - Michigan Technological University, USA

Wan Fokkink - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Adrian Francalanza, University of Malta, Malta

Masahiro Fujita - University of Tokyo, Japan

Maurizio Gabbrielli - University of Bologna, Italy

Fatemeh Ghassemi - University of Tehran, Iran

Jan Friso Groote - Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Hassan Haghighi - Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Philipp Haller, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Mohammad Izadi - Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Narges Khakpour - Linnaeus University, Sweden

Ramtin Khosravi - University of Tehran, Iran

Natallia Kokash, IT Consultant NK Research, The Netherlands

Eva Kühn, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Kim Larsen - Aalborg University, Denmark

Zhiming Liu - Southwest University, China

Hassan Mirian-Hosseinabadi - Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Emanuela Merelli - University of Camerino, Italy

Ugo Montanari - University of Pisa, Italy

Mohammad Reza Mousavi - University of Leicester, UK

Ali Movaghar - Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Peter Mosses - Swansea University, UK

Magnus O. Myreen - Chalmers University, Sweden

Shiva Nejati - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Peter Olveczky - University of Oslo, Norway

Jose Proenca - INESC TEC & Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany

Philipp Ruemmer - Uppsala University, Sweden

Gwen Salaun - University of Grenoble Alpes, Inria, France

Cristina Seceleanu - Mälardalen University, Sweden

Marjan Sirjani - Mälardalen University and Reykjavik University, Sweden/Iceland

Marielle Stoelinga - University of Twente and Radboud University, the Netherlands

Meng Sun - Peking University, China

Carolyn Talcott - SRI International, USA

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Local Organization Chair

Hamidreza Shahrabi, IPM, Iran

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Poster Competition

The goal of the poster presentation event is to let the students present their (accomplished or ongoing) research to the community. Submissions for the event must be the pdf file of the poster plus a one-page summary of the ongoing work that the student is currently pursuing (and must be related to software engineering and/or formal methods). All submissions will be reviewed by a select group of FSEN program committee members. Registration fees will be waived for the students with accepted posters. The best contributions (determined by public vote by attendees) will be given public recognition and a certificate at the event. All the poster presenters need to give a 2-min lightning talk about their poster at FSEN in order to encourage the attendees to view their posters.

Submission link: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/FSEN2019
Submission Deadline: April 25

Note: Authors who have already a poster in FSEN do not need to submit their posters again.

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