Call for Papers

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Abstract submission deadline: 23 July, 30 July 2021

Full paper submission deadline: 30 July, 6 August 2021

Authors notification deadline: 10 September, 2021

Camera-ready copy deadline: 22 September, 2021


SBMF 2021 is the twenty-fourth of a series of events devoted to the development, dissemination, and use of formal methods for the construction of high-quality computational systems. It is now a well-established event, with an international reputation. It regularly receives submissions and participants from all over the world.


Vander Alves (University of Brasília, Brazil)

Orna Grumberg (The Technion, Israel)

Frits Vaandrager (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Jeannette Wing (Columbia University, USA)


The aim of SBMF is to provide a venue for the presentation and discussion of high-quality work in formal methods. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

:: Applications of formal methods to

* Software or/and hardware design

* Software or/and hardware development

* Software or/and hardware code generation

* Software or/and hardware testing

* Software maintenance, evolution or/and reuse

* Intelligent systems

:: Specification and modelling languages

* Logic and semantics for specification or/and programming languages

* Formal methods for timed, real-time, hybrid, or/and safety-critical systems

* Formal methods for service-oriented, cloud-based, or/and cyber-physical systems

:: Theoretical foundations

* Domain theory

* Term rewriting

* Computational models

* Type systems and category systems

* Computation complexity of methods and models

* Models of time, concurrency, security or/and mobility

:: Verification and validation

* Abstraction, modularization or/and refinement techniques

* Static analysis

* Model checking

* Theorem proving

* Software certification

* Correctness by construction

:: Experience reports

* Reports on teaching formal methods

* Reports on industrial applications of formal methods


We invite submissions of papers with a strong emphasis on formal methods, whether practical or theoretical, in the following categories:

(1) Regular papers (limit of 16 pages);

Page limits include references and any appendices.

Contributions should not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. They should be written in English and prepared using Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. More information available at the following link:

Papers should present unpublished and original work that has a clear contribution to the state-of-the-art on the theory and practice of formal methods. Papers will be judged by at least three reviewers on the basis of originality, relevance, technical soundness and presentation quality and should contain sound theoretical or practical results. Industry papers should emphasize practical application of formal methods or report on open challenges.

Submissions should be made via the following link:


Accepted papers will be published, after the conference, in a volume of LNCS (to be confirmed). The authors will be requested to complete and sign a consent-to-publish form. Every accepted paper MUST have at least one author registered in the symposium by the time the camera-ready copy is submitted. The registered author is also expected to attend the symposium and present the paper.

A special issue of the Science of Computer Programming Journal (Elsevier) is going to be organised with selected and extended papers from the 24rd Brazilian Symposium on Formal Methods (SBMF 2021).


:: Organising committee

Tiago Massoni (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil) -- General Chair

Sérgio Campos (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil) -- PC co-chair

Marius Minea (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) -- PC co-chair

:: Program committee

Adenilso Simão (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Aline Andrade (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)

Ana Cavalcanti (University of York, United Kingdom)

Ana Melo (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Augusto Sampaio (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Christiano Braga (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

Clare Dixon (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)

David Déharbe (CLEARSY Systems Engineering, France)

Gustavo Carvalho (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Haniel Barbosa (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil)

Jim Davies (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

Jim Woodcock (University of York, United Kingdom)

Jose Fiadeiro (University of Dundee, United Kingdom)

Juliano Iyoda (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Leila Ribeiro (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Leopoldo Teixeira (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Luis Barbosa (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

Manfred Broy (Technische Universität München, Germany)

Marcel Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)

Márcio Cornélio (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Maurice ter Beek (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, Italy)

Michael Leuschel (Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)

Nils Timm (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Patrícia Machado (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil)

Rohit Gheyi (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil)

Sérgio Campos (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Sidney Nogueira (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Sofiène Tahar (Concordia University, Canada)

Thierry Lecomte (CLEARSY Systems Engineering, France)

Tiago Massoni (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil)

Volker Stolz (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway)

:: Steering committee

Tiago Massoni (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil)

Mohammad Mousavi (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)

Adolfo Duran (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)

Phillip Wadler (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Gustavo Carvalho (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Volker Stolz (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway)


All questions about submissions should be sent to