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                   Call for Contributions and Participation


BCS-FACS Christmas Meeting 2006


A One Day Workshop at BCS London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA


Organised by Oxford Brookes University (OBU) and BCS-FACS

http://www.bcs-facs.org/events/xmas2006.html    daduce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

The workshop will give teachers of formal methods an opportunity to discuss their experiences in this area, to share successes and failures, to identify issues in teaching formal methods and discuss how they might be addressed. Topics to be covered include:

+ how to motivate the study of formal methods;
+ techniques for teaching formal methods;
+ handling students with limited mathematics backgrounds;
+ linking formal methods and software development;
+ tools for teaching formal methods;
+ how to assess formal methods.

Papers (4-6 sides A4) are invited outlining experience from which others could benefit; a selection will be chosen by the Programme Committee for presentation (ca. 20 mins) and inclusion in the proceedings to be published in the BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) series after the event. Paper copies of the proceedings will be made available to delegates. Papers should be prepared according to the eWiC guidelines. Style files are available for Latex, Word and HTML. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a licence to publish. All these documents are available at http://ewic.bcs.org/organisers/index.htm.

Papers should be submitted as PDF files and sent by email to daduce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Organisations and vendors wishing to display literature or demonstrate tools and products are asked to contact the organisers (email: daduce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)


20 October: Submission of papers; send by email
            to daduce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, in PDF format
17 November: Notification of selection for presentation/ inclusion in proceedings
24 November: Final versions of papers for proceedings
6 December: Registration closes
15 December: Workshop [registration to 10.30 am, close approx. 5.00 pm]


David Duce (Oxford Brookes University), Paul Boca (BCS-FACS and Programming Research Ltd)


Ian Bayley (OBU), Raymond Boute (Ghent University, Belgium), Jonathan Bowen (London South Bank University), Sharon Curtis (OBU), David Duce (OBU), Ian East (OBU), Mark Green (OBU), Henri Habrias (University of Nantes, France), David Lightfoot (OBU), Clare Martin (OBU), Steve Schneider (University of Surrey), Andrew Simpson (Oxford University), Dyke Stiles (Utah State University, USA), Muhammad Younas (OBU), Hong Zhu (OBU)


The cost of the workshop will be £60 for paid up BCS-FACS members and students, and £85 for non-FACS members. The cost includes lunch and refreshments, and a printed copy of the proceedings.

All delegates will receive free membership to the FACS Specialist Group for 2007.


Please see the web site http://www.bcs-facs.org/events/xmas2006.html


Proceedings of the Teaching Formal Methods 2003 workshop, held at Oxford Brookes University in December 2003 are available at http:// cms.brookes.ac.uk/tfm2003/