9th IPM International Conference on
Fundamentals of Software Engineering
(FSEN 2021)
19 - 21 May, 2021
Tehran, Iran


Topics of Interest

Paper Submission


Important Dates

Keynote Speakers


Accepted Papers


Poster Competition




Travel Info


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  • FSEN 2021 conference proceedings is available online.
  • You can watch recordings of the talks from the following link.

  • Best Paper Award:
    Rocco De Nicola, Omar Inverso and Aline Uwimbabazi
    Automated Replication of Tuple Spaces via Static Analysis

  • Virtual conference guidance for registered participants is available here.

  • The FSEN 2021 official website is up now.

  • Selected papers of FSEN 2019 have been published in a special issue of Science of Computer Programming.

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 19-21, 2021.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FSEN 2021 will be held as a virtual meeting. All accepted papers will be published in the LNCS conference proceedings, regardless of whether a physical or virtual presentation is given.

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=fsen2021.

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 2021 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'21 (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.

Note from Springer: Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

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Important Dates

 Abstract Submission : October 18, 2020 (AoE)    Extended for 2 weeks: November 1, 2020
 Paper Submission: November 1, 2020 (AoE)    Extended for 2 weeks: November 15, 2020
 Notification: December 18, 2020    Extended: December 22, 2020
 Pre-Conference Version: January 21, 2021 (AoE)
 Conference: May 19-21, 2021

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Keynote Speakers

Pavol Cerny, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Marta Kwiatkowska, University of Oxford, UK

Mira Mezini, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

General Chairs

Farhad Arbab, CWI, Netherlands; Leiden University, Netherlands

Pejman Lotfi-Kamran, IPM, Iran

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Program Chairs

Hossein Hojjat, Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies; University of Tehran, Iran

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)

Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA

Martin Wirsing, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

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Program Committee

Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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

Ebru Aydin Gol, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Christel Baier, TU 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, United Kingdom

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

Erik De Vink, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Alessandra Di Pierro , University of Verona, Italy

Ali Ebnenasir, Michigan Technological University, United States

Fathiyeh Faghih, University of Tehran, Iran

Wan Fokkink, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Adrian Francalanza, University of Malta, Malta

Fatemeh Ghassemi, University of Tehran, Iran

Jan Friso Groote, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Hassan Haghighi, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Osman Hasan, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Mohammad Izadi, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Narges Khakpour, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Ehsan Khamespanah, University of Tehran, Iran

Ramtin Khosravi, University of Tehran, Iran

Eva Kühn, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Zhiming Liu, Southwest University, China

Emanuela Merelli, University of Camerino, Italy

Hassan Mirian-Hosseinabadi, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Mohammadreza Mousavi, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Ali Movaghar, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Peter Ölveczky, University of Oslo, Norway

Jose Proenca, CISTER-ISEP and HASLab-INESC TEC, Portugal

Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University, Sweden

Gwen Salaün, University of Grenoble Alpes, France

Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Marjan Sirjani, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Marielle Stoelinga, University of Twente, Netherlands

Meng Sun, Peking University, China

Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, United States

Martin Wirsing, LMU Munich, Germany

Lijun Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Local Organization Chair

Hamidreza Shahrabi, IPM, Iran

Virtual Platform Coordinator

Mahdieh Ahmadi, IPM, Iran

Seyed Hamed Rastegar, IPM, Iran

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Poster Competition

Since the conference is virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there won't be a poster competition in this FSEN.
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