Call for Papers


Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • verification and validation of cyber-physical systems, IoT systems, and autonomous systems;
  • integration of FMs with the rest of the software development lifecycle;
  • use of formal methods in Continuous Integration & Deployment contexts;
  • rigorous software engineering approaches and their tool support;
  • model-based approaches, including model-driven development;
  • scalability of FM applications;
  • prescriptive/objective guidance in the use of FMs;
  • FMs in a certification context;
  • “lightweight” or usable FMs;
  • formal approaches to safety and security-related issues;
  • requirements formalization, formal specification, and verification;
  • performance analysis based on formal approaches;
  • case studies developed/analyzed with formal approaches;
  • success stories and/or ability of FMs to handle real-world problems;
  • experimental validation;
  • application experiences.

We invite you to submit:

  • Full papers that must describe authors' original research work and results.
  • Case study papers that should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical results (such as scalability of methods) or provide specific motivation for further research and development.
  • Research ideas: FormaliSE encourages the submissions of new research ideas in order to stimulate discussions at the conference.

Full and case study papers are limited to 10 pages, including all text, figures, tables, and appendices, while research ideas papers are limited to 4 pages. Papers must conform to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type. LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). See for details:

Papers must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or submitted elsewhere while being under consideration. PC members will review all submissions. Papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and contribution to the field. Submissions must be in English and uploaded in PDF format through the conference submission website at the following URL:


All accepted publications are published as part of the ICSE 2019 Proceedings in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings  are made available in the ACM Digital Library. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Purchase of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed. Authors of accepted papers must register and present their paper at the conference.

Important dates
  • Abstract submission: 18 January 2019
  • Paper submission: 25 January 2019 (AoE)
  • Notifications: 1 March 2019
  • Camera ready copies: 15 March 2019
  • FormaliSE conference: 27 May 2019
General Chairs
  • Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy),
  • Nico Plat (Thanos, The Netherlands)
Program Chairs
  • Nancy Day, (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Matteo Rossi, (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)


Program Committee

See this page for the list of PC members.



We can be reached at [email protected]. If you intend to submit a paper you are invited to inform us in advance.