Formal Methods and Tools

In the Formal Methods and Tools (FMT) research group, formal techniques and tools are developed and used as a means to support the development of software. This includes the development of formal theories of concurrency, design methodologies for distributed systems, and correctness assessment using verification or validation techniques. The group is also concerned with the development of traditional tools such as compilers and interpreters. In both research and courses much attention is paid to the applicability of formal methods.

The FMT group is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at the University of Twente. The FMT group also participates in the research institute CTIT.

Upcoming Events (for recurrent events only next 7 days are shown)

Tomorrow, 12:30, Ravelijn 1501Lunch colloqium: Pedro R. D'Argenio: Is your software on dope?: Formal analysis of surreptitiously “enhanced” programs

More events; more lunch colloquia.

Press Releases and Media Coverage

Dec 22, 2017

Article mentioning Mariëlle Stoelinga in UT nieuws because STW project SEQUOIA proposal was granted: Grip krijgen op faaloorzaken op het spoor. [in English]

Jul 21, 2016

Article mentioning Alfons Laarman in AD because he received a VENI grant: 250.000 Euro voor 2 talentvolle UT onderzoekers. [in Dutch]

Jul 20, 2016

Article mentioning Alfons Laarman in Tubantia because he received a VENI grant: 250.000 euro voor 2 talentvolle UT-onderzoekers. [in Dutch]

More press releases and media coverage.

Latest News

Nov 11, 2016

Vincent Bloemen wins Best Presentation Award at the FM 2016 Doctoral Symposium

During the Doctoral Symposium of the 21st International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM 2016) in Cyprus, Vincent Bloemen won the Best Presentation Award for his paper titled 'Parallel Model Checking of ω-Automata'.

He presented ideas on how he attempts to improve the model checking procedure by investigating different types of ω-automata such as Büchi, Rabin and Parity, and developing efficient parallel algorithms for checking such automata.

Further information.
Nov 02, 2016

Thomas Neele wins Ngi-NGN thesis prize

Thomas Neele receives the Ngi-NGN Informatics Thesis Prize (2nd prize, for Computer Science and Information Science). This prize has been awarded by the KHMW, the "Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen". The prize of € 1000 will be awarded in Haarlem on November 28, 2016.

Thomas Neele graduated from Computer Science at the U Twente on a MSc Thesis "GPU implementation of partial-order reduction". He carried out is research at the Technical University of Eindhoven, under supervision of Anton Wijs (TU/e), Stefan Blom (UT) and Jaco van de Pol (UT). His research led already to two papers in major peer-reviewed conferences: ATVA'16 (Japan) and FM'16 (Cyprus).

Further information.
Sep 07, 2016

Vincent Bloemen wins Best MSc Thesis Award

During the opening of the academic year, Vincent received the award for the best master's thesis written at the faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Mathematics.

Congratulations, Vincent!


More news.

Latest Publications

(note: 'latest' refers to the date of addition to the EPrints publication database, not to the date of publication.)

Bloemen, V. (2016) Parallel Model Checking of ω-Automata. In: Proceedings of the Formal Methods 2016 Doctoral Symposium co-located with 21st International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM 2016), 8 Nov 2016, Limassol, Cyprus. 1. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. ISSN 1613-0073

Bloemen, V. and van de Pol, J.C. (2016) Multi-core SCC-Based LTL Model Checking. In: Hardware and Software: Verification and Testing; Proceedings of the 12th International Haifa Verification Conference, HVC 2016, 14-17 Nov 2016, Haifa, Israel. pp. 18-33. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10028. Springer International Publishing. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-319-49051-9

Stoelinga, M.I.A. and Remke, A.K.I., ed. (2014) Stochastic Model Checking. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8453. Springer Verlag, Berlin. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-662-45488-6

Amighi, A. and Blom, S.C.C. and Huisman, M. (2016) VerCors: A Layered Approach to Practical Verification of Concurrent Software. In: Proceedings of the 24th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (PDP 2016), 17-19 Feb. 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. pp. 495-503. IEEE Computer Society. ISSN 2377-5750 ISBN 978-1-4673-8775-0

Gerhold, M. and Stoelinga, M.I.A. (2016) Model-Based Testing of Stochastic Systems with IOCO Theory. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Automating Test Case Design, Selection, and Evaluation, A-TEST 2016, 18 Nov 2016, Seattle, WA, USA. pp. 45-51. ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-4401-2

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