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FMTea 2019 - Formal Methods Teaching Workshop and Tutorial

Date2019-10-07 - 2019-10-11


VenuePorto, Portugal Portugal



Topics/Call fo Papers

Teaching Formal Methods is an important aspect of the Formal Methods world, as it invests in the future of Formal Methods (FM). However, in many universities around the world, Formal Methods courses have decreased in number and/or content, have been transformed into (smaller) postgraduate courses, or have been kept only as self-study courses for truly motivated students. Even in universities where the courses have remained intact in the curriculum, the attendance and motivation of the students is sometimes challenging. This happens at the same time as the need for Formal Methods has in fact increased proportionally with the ubiquity of software and microchips in all aspects of our lives.
We need to find ways to teach Formal Methods to the next generation, but we obviously need to adapt our teaching to the 21st century’s students. We will explore these ideas in FMTea19, a combined workshop and tutorial associated with the 3rd World Congress on Formal Methods, FM2019. In the tutorial part of the event, we will have one invited speaker and several tutorial presentations held by members of the FME’s Teaching Committee. Our goal is to discuss various models of existing FM teaching, together with innovative proposals for remaining relevant as educators of Formal Methods in the 21st century.
In the workshop part of the event, we aim to attract papers detailing authors’ experiences with FM Teaching. We would like to get papers discussing successes and failures of various methods, case studies, tools, etc. As self-learning seems to be an important aspect of FM teaching, we appreciate experiences with online teaching. A more detailed list of topics of interest for the FMTea19 workshop is below:
traditional FM teaching: lectures, exercises, exams
online FM teaching/learning: experiences/proposals
teaching FM for industry
integrating/embedding FM teaching/thinking within other computer science courses
student projects on FM, including group projects

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