SEFM 2010 Workshop: FLACOS 2010

4th Workshop on Formal Languages and Analysis of Contract-Oriented Software   Date: 17-18 September 2010
Time: 9.00 - 18.00
Room: 28


The ability to negotiate contracts for a wide range of aspects and to provide services conforming to them is a most pressing need in service-oriented architectures.

High-level models of contracts are making their way into service-oriented architectures, but application developers are still left to their own devices when it comes to writing code that will comply with a contract concluded just before service provisioning.

At the programming language level, contracts appear as separate concerns that cut across application logic, while analysis requires that contracts are abstracted from applications to become amenable to formal reasoning using formal language techniques.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on language-based solutions to the above issues through formalization of contracts, design of appropriate abstraction mechanisms, and formal analysis of contract languages and software.

Topics of the workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • Formal languages for contracts
  • Contract-oriented software development
  • Formal analysis of contracts, including static analysis, run-time verification, and model checking techniques
  • Contract synthesis
  • Contract transformation and contract refinement
  • Contract negotiation, discovery and monitoring


  • A. Brogi, University of Pisa (Italy)
  • G. Schneider, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) SEFM 2010 School
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