The First NASA Formal Methods Symposium
April 6 - 8, 2009 Moffett Field, California
|Submission:||February 8, 2009|
|Notification:||March 6, 2009|
|Final version:||March 22, 2009|
The widespread use and increasing complexity of safety-critical systems require advanced techniques that address their verification and certification requirements.
NFM 2009 is a forum for theoreticians and practitioners from academia and industry, with the goals of identifying challenges and providing solutions to achieving assurance in safety-critical systems. Within NASA, for example, such systems include autonomous robots, separation assurance algorithms for aircraft, and autonomous rendezvous and docking for spacecraft. Moreover, emerging paradigms such as code generation and safety cases are bringing with them new challenges and opportunities.
The focus of the symposium will be on formal techniques, their theory, current capabilities, and limitations, as well as their application to aerospace, robotics, and other safety-critical systems.The symposium aims to introduce researchers, graduate students, and partners in industry to those topics that are of interest, to survey current research, and to identify unsolved problems and directions for future research.
The meeting will be comprised of invited talks by leading researchers and practitioners, a panel discussion on the current status of formal methods, and more specialized talks based on contributed papers.
The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a new annual event intended to highlight the state of formal methods' art and practice.It follows the earlier Langley Formal Methods Workshop series and aims to foster collaboration between NASA researchers and engineers, as well as the wider aerospace, safety-critical and formal methods communities.
Allen Dutra, NASA Ames