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Formal Methods in the Field  (FMitF)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Nina  Amla namla@nsf.gov (703) 292-7991   
Anindya  Banerjee abanerje@nsf.gov (703) 292-7885   
Dan  R. Cosley dcosley@nsf.gov (703) 292-8491   
Darleen  L. Fisher dlfisher@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950   
Sol  Greenspan sgreensp@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910   
Samee  Khan skhan@nsf.gov (703) 292-8061   
Weng-Keen  Wong wwong@nsf.gov (703) 292-7129   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  18-536

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    May 8, 2018


SYNOPSIS

The Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) program aims to bring together researchers in formal methods with researchers in other areas of computer and information science and engineering to jointly develop rigorous and reproducible methodologies for designing and implementing correct-by-construction systems and applications with provable guarantees. FMitF encourages close collaboration between two groups of researchers. The first group consists of researchers in the area of formal methods, which, for the purposes of this solicitation, is broadly defined as principled approaches based on mathematics and logic, including modeling, specification, design, program analysis, verification, synthesis, and programming language-based approaches. The second group consists of researchers in the “field,” which, for the purposes of this solicitation, is defined as a subset of areas within computer and information science and engineering that currently do not benefit from having established communities already developing and applying formal methods in their research. Initially the program will limit the field to these four areas that stand to directly benefit from a grounding in formal methods: computer networks, cyber-human systems, machine learning, and operating/distributed systems. However other field(s) may emerge as priority areas for the program in future years, subject to the availability of funds.

Each proposal must have at least one Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI with expertise in formal methods and at least one with expertise in one or more of these fields: computer networks, cyber-human systems, machine learning, and operating/distributed systems. Proposals are expected to address the fundamental contributions to both formal methods and the respective field(s), and should include a proof of concept in the field along with a detailed evaluation plan that discusses intended scope of applicability, trade-offs and limitations. All proposals are expected to contain a detailed collaboration plan that clearly highlights and justifies the complementary expertise of the PIs in the designated areas, and describes the mechanisms for continuous bi-directional interaction.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program