In many domains like transportation, power generation, medical technology, manufacturing and space exploration, statutory obligations traditionally require a formalized certification for the development of high assurance products. Formal methods are part of the standard recommendations, in particular for the higher safety integrity levels. However, experience shows that certifiable development of high-assurance software needs a lot more than pure application of formal techniques and tools that are founded on a formal semantics and support in parts automated code generation, formal analysis, verification or error detection. The major question to be addressed in the workshop is how to embed formal methods and tools in a seamless design process which covers several development phases and which includes an efficient construction of a safety case for the product.
Contributions are sought on all related topics, both from scientific and industrial perspective.
Constance Heitmeyer, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
|Submission of full papers||19 Dec 2007|
|Notification of acceptance||11 Jan 2008|
|Camera ready version||25 Jan 2008|
|Workshop||29 Mar 2008, Budapest, Hungary (prior to ETAPS 2008)|
|Full paper: 15 pages,||Short / position paper: 6 pages,||Format: ENTCS style (preferred)|
|Michaela Huhn||Hardi Hungar||SafeCert Home||ETAPS 2008 Home||Call for Papers (PDF)|