The aim of the symposium is to bring together international researchers and practitioners in the field of software technology. Its focus is on formal methods and advanced software technologies, especially for engineering complex, large-scale artifacts like cyber-physical systems, networks of things, enterprise systems, or cloud-based services. Contributions relating to formal methods or integrating them with software engineering, as well as papers advancing scalability or widening the scope of rigorous methods to new design goals are especially welcome. SETTA 2017 is planning to organize a special thematic section, namely Dependability of Smart Cyber-Physical Systems.

Authors are invited to submit papers on original research, industrial applications, or position papers proposing challenges in fundamental research and technology. The latter two types of submissions are expected to contribute to the development of formal methods either by substantiating the advantages of integrating formal methods into the development cycle or through delineating need for research by demonstrating weaknesses of existing technologies, especially when addressing new application domains. Springer will support best paper awards of SETTA2017.

Submissions can take the form of either regular or short papers. Short papers can discuss ongoing research at an early stage, including PhD projects. Papers should be written in English. Regular Papers should not exceed 16 pages and Short Papers should not exceed 6 pages in LNCS format. The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer’s LNCS series, . The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to appear in special issues of Elsevier's Science of Computer Programming. The submission webpage is


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements specification and analysis
  • Formalisms for modeling, design and implementation
  • Model checking, theorem proving, and decision procedures
  • Scalable approaches to formal system analysis
  • Formal approaches to simulation and testing
  • Integration of formal methods into software engineering practice
  • Contract-based engineering of components, systems, and systems of systems
  • Formal and engineering aspects of software evolution and maintenance
  • Parallel and multicore programming
  • Embedded, real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical systems
  • Mixed-critical applications and systems
  • Formal aspects of service-oriented and cloud computing
  • Safety, reliability, robustness, and fault-tolerance
  • Dependability of smart software and systems
  • Empirical analysis techniques and integration with formal methods
  • Applications and industrial experience reports
  • Tool integration

Abstract & Paper Submission(Extended)
June 25, 2017(AoE)
Notification to authors(Extended)
July 25, 2017(AoE)
Camera-ready versions
August 10, 2017(AoE)
Conference date
October 23-25, 2017
Cliff Jones
Newcastle University
Rupak Majumdar
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Sanjit Seshia
University of California, Berkeley
Jean-Pierre Talpin
Inria, France
General Chair
Xiangke Liao, National University of Defense Technology, China

Program Co-chairs
Kim G.Larsen, Aalborg University,Denmark
Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania,USA
Ji Wang, National University of Defense Technology,China

Publicity Chair
Fu Song, ShanghaiTech University,China

Local Organization Chair
Wei Dong, National University of Defense Technology,China
Erika Ábrahám
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Farhad Arbab
CWI and Leiden University, Netherlands
Sanjoy Baruah
University of North Carolina, USA
Michael Butler
University of Southampton, UK
Yuxin Deng
East China Normal University, China
Xinyu Feng
University of Science and Technology of China, China
Martin Fränzle
University of Oldenburg, Germany
Goran Frehse
University of Grenoble Alpes-Laboratoire Verimag, France
Lindsay Groves
University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dimitar Guelev
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Fei He
Tsinghua University, China
Deepak Kapur
University of New Mexico, USA
Kim Larsen
Aalborg University,Denmark
Axel Legay
Xuandong Li
Nanjing University, China
Shaoying Liu
Hosei University, Japan
Zhiming Liu
Southwest University, China
Xiaoguang Mao
NUDT, China
Markus Müller-Olm
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Raja Natarajan
TIFR, India
Jun Pang
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Shengchao Qin
Teesside University, UK
Stefan Ratschan
Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Sriram Sankaranarayanan
University of Colorado, USA
Oleg Sokolsky
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Martin Steffen
University of Oslo, Norway
Zhendong Su
UC Davis, USA
Cong Tian
Xi'dian University, China
Tarmo Uustalu
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Chao Wang
University of Southern California, USA
Farn Wang
National Taiwan University, China
Ji Wang
NUDT, China
Heike Wehrheim
University of Paderborn, Germany
Michael Whalen
University of Minnesota,USA
Wang Yi
Uppsala University, Sweden
Naijun Zhan
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Lijun Zhang
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Qirun Zhang
UC Davis, USA
Haibo Zeng
Virgina Tech University,USA