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Call for Participation: Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems (FMAS)

Workshop: Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems (FMAS)
A satellite workshop of Formal Methods 2019

This one day workshop will bring together researchers working on a range of
techniques for formal verification of autonomous systems, to present recent
work in the area, discuss key difficulties, and stimulate collaboration
between the robotics and formal methods ​​communities. This workshop will
include invited speakers, contributed papers, experience reports, and a
discussion panel.
More details can be found on our website:
https://autonomy-and-verification-uol.github.io/events/fmas
Registration is open as follows:
Early – until Sep 10 (AoE)

Late – from Sep 11 until 5 Oct (AoE)

On site – from Oct 6 to Oct 11 (AoE)

When registering, please mention that you plan to attend FMAS as this helps us
to secure funding for our invited speakers. Registration is via the FM2019
website: https://bit.ly/2JfdBjO
Programme Information
The workshop will feature invited speakers and presentations of accepted
papers. The workshop will also feature a discussion panel for a structured,
whole-group conversation for scoping the future directions of formal methods
for autonomous systems.

Invited Speakers:
Claudio Menghi (https://claudiomenghi.github.io/index.html), University of
Luxembourg: Formal Methods Meet Autonomous Systems: a Journey on a Two-Year
Research Collaboration with Industry

Kristin Rozier (https://www.aere.iastate.edu/kyrozier/), Iowa State
University: Runtime Reasoning that Really Flies

Accepted Papars
A Temporal Logic Semantics for Teleo-Reactive Procedures — Keith Clark,
Brijesh Dongol, and Peter Robinson

Verification of Fair Controllers for Urban Traffic Manoeuvres at Intersections
— Maike Schwammberger, and Christopher Bischopink

CriSGen: Constraint-based Generation of Critical Scenarios for Autonomous
Vehicles — Andreas Nonnengart, Matthias Klusch, and Christian Mueller

Towards a Mission Definition, Verification and Validation Toolchain — Louis
Viard, Laurent Ciarletta and Pierre-Etienne Moreau

A Model Checking Agent-Based Architecture for Representing the Rules of the
Road on Autonomous Vehicles — Gleifer Alves, Louise Dennis and Michael
Fisher

Scope
Autonomous — and Robotic — Systems present unique challenges for formal
methods. They are embodied entities that can interact with the real world and
make autonomous decisions. Amongst others, they can be viewed as
safety-critical, cyber-physical, hybrid, and real-time systems. Key issues for
formal methods applied to autonomous systems include capturing how the system
will deal with a dynamic external environment and verification of the
system’s decision making capabilities — including planning, safety,
ethical, and reconfiguration choices. Some autonomous systems require
certification before deployment, others require public trust for wide
adoption; both of these scenarios are being tackled by formal methods.

The goals of this workshop are to bring together leading researchers in this
area to present recent and ongoing work, including experience reports and case
studies as well as identify future directions for this emerging application of
formal methods. This workshop is concerned with the use of formal methods to
specify, model, or verify autonomous or robotic systems, in whole or in part.
Submissions may focus on case studies that identify the challenges for formal
methods in this area, or experience reports that provide guidelines for
tackling these challenges. Work using integrated formal methods, or describing
the future directions of this field, are particularly welcome.
Chairs
Marie Farrell (https://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~marie) , University of Liverpool,
UK

Michael Fisher (https://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~michael) , University of Liverpool,
UK

Matt Luckcuck (https://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~mattlck) , University of Liverpool,
UK


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