ABZ2020 – 7th International Conference on Rigorous State Based Methods

The ABZ conference is dedicated to the cross-fertilization of state-based and machine-based formal methods, like Abstract State Machines (ASM), Alloy, B, TLA, VDM and Z, that share a common conceptual foundation and are widely used in both academia and industry for the design and analysis of hardware and software systems. The conference aims for a vital exchange of knowledge and experience among the research communities around different formal methods.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal : 01.11.19
  • Tutorial proposal : 16.02.20
  • Case study abstract : 29.11.19
  • Paper abstract : 13.01.20
  • Conference : 25. – 29.05.20

Case Study

As successfully practiced at ABZ 2014, ABZ 2016, and ABZ 2018, the 7th edition of ABZ will include again special sessions dedicated to a shared real-life case study. The objective of this session is to enrich the set of case studies developed with ABZ methods with a practical and real-life case study. After the success of the “Landing Gear” case study at ABZ 2014 in the aeronautical context, the « Hemodialysis Machine » case study at ABZ 2016 in the medical domain, and the « Hybrid ERTMS/ETCS » at ABZ 2018 in the railway domain, this time we defined a real-life case study issued from the automotive domain.



FM’2019 October 7-11, 2019  Porto, Portugal

FM’19 is the 23rd symposium in a series organized by the Formal Methods Europe association (FME). Every 10 years the symposium is organized as a World Congress. Twenty years after FM’99 in Toulouse, and ten years after FM’09in Eindhoven, formal methods communities from all over the world will again have the opportunity to meet. Therefore, FM’19 will be both an occasion to celebrate, and a platform for enthusiastic researchers and practitioners from a diversity of backgrounds and schools to exchange their ideas and share their experience.

Abstract Submission: 28 March 2019

Full Paper Submission: 11 April 2019, 23:59 AoE

Dominique Méry is involved in the organisation of two workshops F-IDE and FMIS.