(Papers without previously submitted abstracts can also be submitted until this time.)
Overview and Scope
Component-based software development proposes sound engineering principles and techniques to cope with the complexity of software-intensive systems. However, many challenging conceptual and technological issues remain. Furthermore, the advent of service-oriented and cloud computing has brought to the fore new dimensions, such as quality of service and robustness to withstand faults, which require revisiting established concepts and developing new ones in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by those architectures. As software applications themselves become components of wider socio-technical systems, further challenges arise from the need to create and manage interactions, which can evolve in time and space, and rely on resources that can change in various ways.
FACS 2015 is concerned with how formal methods can be used to make component-based development fit for the new architectures and the systems that now pervade the world. Formal methods have provided foundations for component-based software through research on mathematical models for components, composition and adaptation, and rigorous approaches to verification, deployment, testing, and certification.
The conference seeks to address the development and application of formal methods in all aspects of software components and services. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: