ICFEM 2006: Call for Contributions
           8th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods
                 29 October - 3 November 2006, Macao SAR, China

Formal methods for development of computer systems have been extensively
researched and studied. We have now a good theoretical understanding of
how to describe what programs do, how they do it, and why they work. A
range of semantic theories, specification languages, design techniques,
and verification methods and tools have been developed and applied to 
the construction of programs of moderate size that are used in critical 

The challenge now is to scale up formal methods and integrate them into
engineering development processes for the correct construction and 
maintenance of computer systems. This requires us to improve the state 
of the art by researching the integration of methods and their theories, 
and merging them into industrial engineering practice, including new and 
emerging practice.

ICFEM 2006 aims to bring together those interested in the application of 
formal engineering methods to computer systems. Researchers and 
practitioners, from industry, academia, and government, are encouraged 
to attend, and to help advance the state of the art. We particularly 
encourage submissions that aim at a combination of conceptual and 
methodological aspects with their formal foundation and tool support. We 
are interested in work that has been incorporated into real production 
of systems, and in theoretical work that promises to bring practical, 
tangible benefit

Area and Topics:
Any submission whose content is relevant to the area of formal 
engineering methods will be considered, but submission whose subject 
matter is related to one of the following themes will be particularly 

---Integrated methods and theories for different programming paradigms
    and design patterns
---Formal model-based development and code generation
---Formal methods for object and component systems
---Applications in model-driven and service-based architectures
---Abstraction and refinement
---Tool development  and integration for system design and verification
---Integration of formal verification tools in CASE tools
---Techniques for specification, verification and validation
---Techniques and case studies for correctness by construction
---Experiments involving  verified systems
---Testing and test-case generation
---Techniques and case studies for reverse engineering
---Applications in real-time, hybrid and critical systems
---Development methodologies with their formal foundations
---Emerging technologies

Paper Submissions:
Since ICFEM addresses a heterogeneous audience, potential authors are 
strongly encouraged to make their ideas as accessible as possible. In 
addition, reports of case studies should have a conceptual message, 
theory papers should have a clear link to application, and papers 
describing tools should include an account of practical results.
The ICFEM 2006 Program Committee selects original technical papers for 
publication in the proceedings of the conference to be published by 
Springer in its Lecturer Notes in Computer Science series 
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html). Papers should not exceed
twenty pages in LNCS format.

Submission Procedure:
Further information and instruction about submission can be found
in the conference website http://www.iist.unu.edu/icfem06.

Co-located  Events:
The 1st Asian Working Conference on Verified Software (29-31 October 2006),

International Refinement Workshop 

The 1st International Workshop on Formal Methods for  Interactive 
Systems (FMIS 2006).

Keynote Speakers:
Zhou Chaochen, Institute of Software,, China
Gary T. Leavens, Iowa State University, USA
John McDermid, University of York, UK

Important Dates:
Paper submission: 12 May 2006,
Notification of acceptance: 17 July 2006,
Final copy for proceedings: 11 August 2006,
Workshop submission: 17 March 2006,
Workshop notification 31 March 2006,
Tutorial submission: 30 June 2006,
Tutorial notification: 24 July 2006,
Co-Located Events: 29-31 October 2006
Conference: 1-3 November

Conference Honorary Chair: Vai Pan Iu,  University of Macau, Macao

General Chairs:  Yiping Li, University of Macau, Macao
                  George Michael Reed, UNU-IIST, Macao
Program Chairs:  He Jifeng, East China Normal University, China
                  Zhiming Liu, UNU-IIST, Macao

Organisation Co-Chairs:  Iontong Iu, UNU-IIST, Macao
                          Xiaoshan Li, University of Macau, Macao

Tutorial & Workshop Chair: Bernhard K. Aichernig, Graz Univ. of Tech, 

Publicity Chair:   Chris George, UNU-IIST, Macao

Sponsored by:  UNU-IIST, University of Macau

PC Members:

Farhad Arbab, NL
Ralph Back, FI
Luis Barbosa ,PT
Tommaso Bolognesi, IT,
Jonathan Bowen,UK,
Manfred Broy, DE
Michael Butler, UK
Ana Cavalcanti, UK
Yoonsik Cheon, US
Philippe Darondeau, FR
Jim Davies, UK
Colin Fidge, AU
John Fitzgerald, UK
Marc Frappier, CA
Marcelo Frias, AR
Atsushi Igarashi, JP
Mathai Joseph, IN
Kung-Kiu Lau, UK
Xuandong Li , CN
Tiziana Margaria, DE
Huaikou Miao, CN
Hong Mei, CN
Ernst-Ruediger Olderog, DE
Shengchao Qin, UK
Zongyan Qiu , CN
Anders P. Ravn, DK
Ken Robinson, AU
Abhik Roychoudhury, SG
Motoshi Saeki, JP,
Hassen Saidi , US
Augusto Sampaio, BR
Davide Sangiorgi, IT
Klaus-Dieter Schewe, NZ
Peter H. Schmitt, DE
Wolfram Schulte, US
Joseph Sifakis, FR
João Pedro Sousa, US
Sofiene Tahar, CA
T.H. Tse, HK
Mark Utting, NZ
Farn Wang, TW
Martin Wirsing, GE
Qiwen Xu , MO
Hongseok Yang, KR
Wang Yi , SE
Jian Zhang, CN