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)

Tuesday, 12:30, HB 2ALunch colloqium: Mariëlle Stoelinga: How risk happens, and stochastic model checking can help.

More events; more lunch colloquia.

Press Releases and Media Coverage

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]

Jul 14, 2016

Interview with Marieke Huisman in Accountancy vanmorgen: Marieke Huisman UT Twente: ‘ICT-ers moeten beter communiceren, eindgebruikers moeten weten wat zij willen’. [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!


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Latest Publications

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

Broersma, H.J. and Li, Binlong and Zhang, Shenggui (2016) Forbidden subgraphs for hamiltonicity of 1-tough graphs. Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory, 36 (4). pp. 915-929. ISSN 1234-3099 *** ISI Impact 0,349 ***

Kumar, Rajesh and Stoelinga, M.I.A. (2017) Quantitative security and safety analysis with attack-fault trees. In: Proceeding of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering, 12-14 Jan 2017, Singapore. IEEE Computer Society.

Ruijters, E.J.J. and Schivo, S. and Stoelinga, M.I.A. and Rensink, A. (2017) Uniform analysis of fault trees through model transformations. In: Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Reliabliity and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS 2017), 23-26 Jan 2017, Orlando, FL, USA. IEEE Reliability Society.

Ahmad, W. and Yildiz, B.M. and Rensink, A. and Stoelinga, M.I.A. (2016) A Model-Driven Framework for Hardware-Software Co-design of Dataflow Applications (extended version). Technical Report TR-CTIT-16-09, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1381-3625

Fraile, M. and Ford, M. and Gadyatskaya, O. and Kumar, Rajesh and Stoelinga, M.I.A. and Trujillo-Rasua, R. (2016) Using attack-defense trees to analyze threats and countermeasures in an ATM: A case study. In: 9th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on The Practice of Enterprise Modeling (PoEM), 08-10 Nov 2016, Skövde, Sweden. pp. 326-334. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 267. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-48392-4

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