[SystemSafety] ASSURE 2013 Call for Papers

From: Ganesh J. Pai < >
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:44:59 -0800

The 1st International Workshop on Assurance Cases for Software-intensive Systems (ASSURE 2013)

San Francisco, California, May 19, 2013. In conjunction with ICSE 2013.


Software plays a key role in high-risk systems, e.g., safetyand  security-critical systems. Several certification standards/ guidelines now recommend and/or mandate the development of assurance cases for software-intensive systems, e.g., defense (UK MoD DS0056), aviation (CAP 670, FAA Interim Guidance 08-01), automotive (ISO 26262), and healthcare (FDA Guidance on Infusion Pumps 510(k)). As such, there is a need to understand and evaluate (a) the application of assurance cases to software, and (b) the relationship between assurance case development and assessment, and software engineering concepts, processes and techniques.

The goals of the ASSURE 2013 workshop are to explore techniques for the creation and assessment of assurance cases for softwareintensive  systems; leverage, adapt and apply techniques, concepts, and tools from software engineering in the assurance case lifecycle; identify the dimensions of effective practice in the development and evaluation of assurance cases, and identify critical challenges and define a roadmap for future developments.

We solicit high-quality research contributions, practice and position papers on the application of assurance case principles and techniques for software assurance, and on the treatment of assurance cases as artifacts to which the full range of software engineering techniques can be applied. Papers should attempt to address the workshop goals in general.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to


Maximum length: 6 pages

Papers should conform to the formatting guidelines: http//2013.icse-conferences.org/content/submission-guidelines

Instructions for submission are available on ASSURE 2013 website: http//www.cs.york.ac.uk/assure2013

Papers should be submitted via Easychair. https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=assure2013

Accepted papers will be published in the ICSE 2013 electronic proceedings.

Authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in an edited book.


Paper submission : February 7, 2013
Author notification : February 28, 2013
Camera ready copy due : March 7, 2013.
Workshop : May 19, 2013.


Ewen Denney, SGT / NASA Ames Research Center, USA Ibrahim Habli, University of York, UK
Tim Kelly, University of York, UK
John Knight, University of Virginia, USA Ganesh Pai, SGT / NASA Ames Research Center, USA


Robin Bloomfield, CSR City University London, UK Luke Emmet, Adelard, UK
Richard Hawkins, University of York, UK
Kelly Hayhurst, NASA Langley Research Center, USA Michael Holloway, NASA Langley Research Center, USA Daniel Jackson, MIT, USA
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA Peter Lindsay, University of Queensland, Australia Tom Maibaum, McMaster University, Canada Nikolai Mansourov, KDM Analytics, USA
Robert Martin, MITRE, USA
Yutaka Matsuno, Nagoya University, Japan Roger Rivett, Jaguar Land Rover, UK
Christel Seguin, ONERA, France
Kenji Taguchi, AIST, Japan
Fredrik Toerner, Volvo Car Corp. and Chalmers University, Sweden David Ward, MIRA Ltd, UK
Alan Wassyng, McMaster University, Canada Robert Weaver, AirServices Australia, Australia Charles Weinstock, SEI, USA

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