IFM 2005

Fifth International Conference on Integrated Formal Methods

29 November - 2 December 2005 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Doctoral Symposium

PhD students are kindly invited to submit a contribution on their current research in integrated formal methods to the

The doctoral symposium will take place in Eindhoven on November 29, right after the tutorial by Holger Hermanns, and one day before the main conference (Nov 30 - Dec 2), with invited talks by Patrice Godefroid, David Parnas and Doron Peled.

Reasons to submit

  • the doctoral symposium gives you an excellent opportunity to present your work in an international setting, and to get feedback from senior researchers in the field
  • the doctoral symposium lets you exchange knowledge and experiences with fellow PhD-students in a related topic.
  • the best paper/presentation will be awarded by BCS-FACS
  • the selected contributions will be published electronically on the website and distributed as hand-out during the conference
  • a subset of the selected papers will be invited for an extended contribution to a post-conference proceedings (currently under negotiation with ENTCS)

What do we require?

Send a 5 page extended abstract in PS or PDF format to This abstract should:

  • contain your name, affiliation, and a 200 word abstract
  • clearly identify the research question you are addressing
  • present preliminary ideas for the proposed approach and the contributions and results so far
  • contain a comparison with related work

Please also include a letter of recommendation by your advisor, stating your research topic and expected date of your dissertation, which should be later than the symposium.


Submissions will be reviewed by the conference chairs and selected for inclusion in the symposium on the basis of technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance to the conference topics.

PhD students whose contribution is selected for the symposium will be able to register for the fee of €225.00 with attendance to IFM (student registration conditions).

Time schedule
17 oct 2005 submission of 5 pages (postscript/pdf) to
21 oct 2005 notification of selected contributions
29 nov 2005 doctoral symposium
2 dec 2005 afterthought and best student paper award.

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