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

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: FormaliSE encourages the submissions of new research ideas in order to stimulate discussions at the conference.

Papers are limited to 10 pages using ACM Formatting Guidelines see for details: Papers must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or submitted elsewhere while being under consideration.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 in PDF format through online upload to the conference submission website at the following URL:


All accepted contributions are published as part of the ICSE 2018 Proceedings in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. The official publication date of the proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2018. 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
  • Abstracts submission: 24 January 2018
  • Paper submission: 29 January 2018
  • Notifications: 4 March 2018
  • Camera ready copies: 19 March 2018
  • FormaliSE conference: 2 June 2018
General Chairs
  • Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Italy),
  • Nico Plat (Thanos, The Netherlands)
Program Chairs
  • Paola Spoletini, (Kennesaw State University, USA)
  • Patrizio Pelliccione, (University of Gothenburg | Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

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