Call for Papers


The aim of the FMICS conference series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. In particular, FMICS brings together scientists and engineers who are active in the area of formal methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods. The FMICS conference series also strives to promote research and development for the improvement of formal methods and tools for industrial applications.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Case studies and experience reports on industrial applications of formal methods, focusing on lessons learned or identification of new research directions.
  • Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, descriptions, learning, optimisation and transformation of complex, distributed, real-time, embedded, mobile and autonomous systems.
  • Verification and validation methods (model checking, theorem proving, SAT/SMT constraint solving, abstract interpretation, etc.) that address shortcomings of existing methods with respect to their industrial applicability (e.g., scalability and usability issues).
  • Impact of the adoption of formal methods on the development process and associated costs. Application of formal methods in standardisation and industrial forums.

New this year! Special track papers on Formal Methods for Responsible AI

We invite submissions in topics related to the use of formal methods for responsible AI, addressing challenges such as:

  • How can formal verification and analysis be used to make AI more trustworthy? 
  • What kind of properties need to be guaranteed to make AI trustworthy? 
  • And are existing formal analysis techniques powerful enough to provide the necessary guarantees for trustworthy AI?

For this occasion, the Program Committee has been enlarged with people that have expertise on the use of formal methods for AI. Formatting instructions and the review procedure are the same as the ones for regular papers. However, the authors will need to specifically indicate their interest in the special track during the submission. Papers accepted for the special track will be included in a special session at FMICS 2021 along with a panel on this topic, while they will be published in the conference proceedings together with papers accepted for the regular track.

Submission and Publication

Papers must describe authors’ original research work and results. Submitted papers must not have previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any other peer-reviewed workshop, symposium, conference or archival journal. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

Submissions should clearly motivate relevance to industrial application. Case study papers should identify lessons learned, validate theoretical results (such as scalability of methods) or provide specific motivation for further research and development.

Papers should not exceed 15 pages (excluding max. 2 pages of references) formatted according to the LNCS style (Springer). All submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee who will make a selection among the submissions based on the novelty, soundness and applicability of the presented ideas and results.

Papers must be written in English and should be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) files using the EasyChair submission site:

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in their LNCS series.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference as a registered participant. We will present an FMICS 2022 Best Paper Award selected by the Program Committee, sponsored by Springer. The Program Committee of FMICS 2022 will also invite a selection of accepted papers and tools to submit extended versions to a special issue of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT).

Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic

Given the ongoing pandemic situation, the CONFEST 2022 organizers have the following plan:  

  • The conferences will be advertised as physical, in-person events. 
  • We will provide support for remote presence, both for speakers and for other participants who are unable or unwilling to come.
  • We will not require any explanation from registered participants as to why they do not wish to come in person. 

Depending on the pandemic situation, we may have to make a decision whether to cancel the physical component of the event or not. This decision will be made by the end of June 2022 based on a quick survey of the authors of accepted papers, asking them whether they are willing to come. 

Concerning the Russian invasion of Ukraine

FMICS strongly condemns the Russian aggressive war against Ukraine. We express our solidarity with the Ukrainian people in their plight, and our deep respect to their courage in defending their country.

FMICS adheres to the statement of the European University Association (EUA):

In view of disgraceful declarations of many Russian academic institutions, we support the decision, made by several international academic organisations, to freeze  all institutional collaboration with the Russian academic establishment.

Therefore we request academics from Russia, when submitting their work for FMICS 2022, to consider refraining from mentioning Russian affiliations and acknowledging support from Russian institutions. We know that many Russian academics are actively opposed to the war against Ukraine and we acknowledge their civil courage.