[SystemSafety] Fwd: ESSS 2015 (co-located with FM 2015 in Oslo): First call for papers

From: Peter Bernard Ladkin < >
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:15:37 +0100

First, this might be of interest to some here.

Second, this is another example of a moderately common phenomenon.

Engineering safety systems is nowadays governed worldwide by a series of international standards, and where there aren't international standards yet there are often national ones. Increasingly you can't deploy a safety-related system without arguing conformance to one or another of those standards.

How can you put a conference together on engineering safety systems without having people on the PC who have experience working with these standards in some way and some experience actually engineering actual safety-related systems or development tools?

(The answer, if I may be snide, is that this is an well-known disease of academics. In my university, colleagues often talk of "engineering" when they mean "programming".)

I've written to someone on the program committee who has a solid reputation (in FM for security) about it. Maybe others here who feel the same way can do so?


4th International Workshop on
Engineering Safety and Security Systems
June 22, 2015, Oslo, Norway
Co-located with FM 2015 in Oslo, Norway, June 22-26, 2015

More information:

Important dates

Introduction of the Workshop

The International Workshop on Engineering Safety and Security Systems (ESSS) aims at contributing to the challenge of constructing reliable and secure systems. The workshop covers areas such as formal specification, (extended) type checking, model checking, program analysis/transformation, model-based testing and model-driven software construction. The workshop will bring together researchers and industry R&D expertise together to exchange their knowledge, discuss their research findings, and explore potential collaborations.

Theme of the Workshop

The main theme of the workshop is methods and techniques for constructing large reliable and secure systems. The goal of the workshop is to establish a platform for the exchange of ideas, discussion, cross-fertilization, inspiration, co-operation, and dissemination. The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

Submissions guidelines

Paper submissions must be original, unpublished work. Submissions should be in made via the Easychair site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esss2015.

We invite two types of submissions:

--Regular papers (up to 15 pages) describing original and unpublished
work within the scope of the workshop.
--Short papers (up to 6 pages) describing work in progress or less
mature results.

Case studies and tool papers are welcome as well. All submissions must be prepared in LATEX using the EPTCS macro package.

The final versions of accepted regular and short papers will be published as a volume of Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). Furthermore, authors of a selection of the accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their articles to a special issue of a high-quality journal, after the workshop. Publication of accepted articles requires the commitment of one of the authors to register for the workshop and present the paper.

Workshop chairs

Yang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Program committee

Etienne Andre, Universite Paris 13, France Guandong Bai, National University of Singapore, Singapore Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, The Netherlands Weiqiang Kong, Dalian University of Technology, China Keqin Li, SAP Research, France
Cong Tian, Xidian University, China
Mohammad Torabi Dashti, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Anton Wijs, Eindhoven University of Technology Yoriyuki Yamagata, AIST, Japan
Tian Zhang, Nanjing University, China

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