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  • 3rd Workshop on Formal Verification of Physical Systems (FVPS 2024)


    One of the main issues behind many failing systems is the ad-hoc verification approach that involves a variety of formalism and techniques for the modeling and analysis of various components of the present-age (cyber)-physical systems. For example, control and communication protocols are usually modeled using automata theory, and thus analyzed using model checking techniques, while the modeling of physical aspects often requires multivariate calculus foundations, which are in turn analyzed using paper-and-pencil based analytical proofs, simulation or theorem proving. The fundamental differences between these modeling and analysis techniques limit us to analyze the whole system as one unit and thus miss many corner cases, which arise due to the operation of all the sub-components of the system together. One of the major concerns is that, despite the above-mentioned evident limitation in the analysis methods, many safety-critical systems, such as aerospace, smart-transportation, smart-grid and e-healthcare, are increasingly involving physical elements. Moreover, we are moving towards integrating more complex physical elements in our engineering systems. For example, we are looking into developing Quantum Computers to meet high performance needs. Similarly, photonic components are increasingly being advocated and used in aerospace applications due to their lightweight and temperature independency compared to traditional electronics based components. Finally, the impact of physical components is relevant to both safety and security of the overall system. For example, malfunction in sensor measurement may lead to safety issues whereas sophisticated physics based side-channel (e.g., power and acoustic measurements) attacks lead to the security violation of the underlying system.

    The focus of the workshop will be on formal verification techniques and for the modeling, analysis and verification of safety and security critical physical systems. We encourage submissions on interdisciplinary approaches that bring together formal methods and techniques from other knowledge areas such as quantum computing, control theory, biology, optimization theory and artificial intelligence.

    Topics of Interest

    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
      General Topics
    • Formalization of physic’s mathematics and theories
    • Interactive and automated theorem proving for physical systems
    • Model Checking algorithms and tools for physical systems
    • Formalization of security and safety of physical systems
    • Runtime verification of safety and security properties
    • Combination of formal, semiformal and infromal approaches
    • Formal verification of numerical algorithms
    • Refinement based verification of physical systems
    • Formalization of probability, reliability and statistical metrics
    • Hybrid systems for physical systems modeling and verification
    • Benchmarks for physical systems
    • Formal requirement specification and validation
      Application Domain
    • Aerospace and avionics systems
    • Automotive cyber physical systems
    • Autonomous vehicles
    • Robotics
    • Smartgrids
    • Smart transportation
    • Human factor modeling and analysis
    • Biological and healthcare systems


    Authors should prepare their papers in one column style of CEUR-WS. There are two categories of submissions:
    • Regular papers describing developed work with theoretical results (upto 16 pages)
    • Short papers on experience reports, tools or work in progress with preliminary results (upto 6 pages)
    Electronic submission is done through EasyChair: select the author role and select the "new submission" tab. The submissions will be reviewed by at least three PC members. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to present her/his paper at FVPS.

    All papers accepted in the workshop will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

    Journal Special Issue

    The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit the extended versions of their accepted papers to the journal Research Directions: Cyber-Physical Systems by Cambridge University Press.

    Important Dates

    • Full Paper Submission: June 9, 2024
    • Notification: June 30, 2024
    • Camera Ready: July 14, 2024
    • Workshop: August 5-9, 2024

    Program Chairs

    • Adnan Rashid, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    • Osman Hasan, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
    • Sofiene Tahar , Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

    Program Committee

      (incomplete list for now, we will update the information continuously)
    • Aaron Dutle, NASA, USA
    • Adnan Rashid (Co-chair), Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    • Atif Mashkoor, Institute for Software Systems Engineering, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
    • Osman Hasan (Co-chiar), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
    • Pedro Ribeiro, University of York, UK
    • Peter Csaba Ölveczky, University of Oslo, Norway
    • Sofiene Tahar (Co-chair), Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • News

    • Accepted papers announced
    • Extended deadlines
    • Invited speakers confirmed
    • First CFP is out
    • Confirmed Springer LNAI proceedings
    • Initial website online


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