Workshop affiliated with LICS and IJCAR at FLoC
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Safety-critical systems frequently occur as real-time systems, embedded systems, hybrid systems, distributed systems, and cyber-physical systems. They are also becoming more and more important in application domains, including aviation, automotive, railway, robotic, or medical applications. To ensure the correct functioning of safety-critical systems, it is necessary to model and reason about hardware (including physical properties or movement), software, communication aspects, and qualitative and quantitative aspects of the system environment. Especially, the role of the system environment is becoming crucial for faithful system analysis. Classical computer analysis mostly ignores the computer environment, is abstract with respect to the passing of real time, and has no notion of space, with the possible exception of communication distance. The interfacing with physical processes in modern safety-critical systems requires rethinking the foundations of system analysis.
Logics for system analysis, system modeling, and specification, are primary tools to analyze system behavior. Logic is equally important for understanding the theoretical foundations of system analysis and as the basis for practical analysis tools that establish correct functioning of systems or find bugs in their designs. Depending on the nature of the system, modeling languages that are amenable to logical analysis and the study of correctness properties could include logical representations, automata, state charts, Petri nets, dataflow models, or systems of differential equations. Several system models can be analyzed rigorously with the help of techniques like logical calculi, decision procedures, model checking, and abstraction.
This workshop is devoted to the systematic theoretical study, practical development, and applied use of logics for system analysis. The purpose of the LfSA workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in studying practically relevant systems or in developing the logical foundations and analysis tools for their study. With the increasing involvement of multiple aspects of safety-criticality, a common venue to share and discuss results is becoming invaluable for promoting collaboration and dissemination of new ideas among scientists with theoretical interests, practitioners, and applied researchers in the various domains of system analysis.