CALL   FOR    PAPERS

The 5th International Workshop on Cyber-Security and Functional Safety in Cyber-Physical Systems (IWCFS2021)
September 27 - 30, 2021 -  Linz, Austria

http://www.dexa.org/iwcfs2021
email: dexa@iiwas.org
Papers submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwcfs2021


*** IMPORTANT DATES ***
Submission of full papers: April 10, 2021 
Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2021
Camera-ready copies due: June 30, 2021
Workshop: September 27 - 30, 2021


*** PUBLICATION ***
The workshop papers will be published by Springer in "Communications in Computer and Information Science." Best papers of the workshop, after further revisions and independent reviews, will be considered for publication in a special issue of Wiley Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (IF 1.178). 

*** SCOPE ***
The design of modern Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) comprises systems of systems that include several heterogeneous components. Manufacturers of such systems have to address several networking, dynamic and uncertain environmental constraints. CPSs are often safety-critical, i.e., any malfunctioning of the system may seriously harm its user. However, the involved communicating peripherals also necessitate the consideration of security issues, so that the proper functioning of a CPS is not affected by cyber-security threats. 

The engineering of a CPS requires high safety integrity levels and strong assurances for their fitness for public use against safety hazards and cyber-security threats. Considering safety and security requirements in the design of CPS increases their reliability, confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This also ensures the continuous provision and protection of essential services and assets. However, contemporary systems and software engineering methods and approaches are often not adequate for the high-confidence design and manufacturing of CPSs. This is especially true within the era of artificial intelligence. 

The overall aim of this workshop is to address a broad range of issues related to cyber-security, functional safety and their interplay within the context of CPSs – including but not limited to:
- Functional safety, cyber-security and their interplay
- Model-driven engineering
- Privacy and confidentiality
- Specification, verification and validation
- System architecture, design, decisions and tradeoffs, e.g., correct-by-design or privacy-by-design
- Security, safety and CPSs in the era of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning
- Regulation, homologation, legalization and certification
- Case studies, experience reports, benchmarking and best practices
- Healthcare, transportation, aerospace, energy, robotics, finance, business, etc.

*** SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ***
In order to encourage participation and discussion, this workshop solicits two types of submissions - regular papers and short papers:
- Regular paper submissions about original work not exceeding 10 pages.
- Short paper submissions on recent or ongoing work on relevant topics and ideas not exceeding 5 pages.
Formatting guidelines: http://www.dexa.org/formatting_guidelines
Online Papers Submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwcfs2021

*** REVIEW PROCESS ***
Submissions to the workshop must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by, at least, 3 reviewers and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop. Short papers are meant for timely discussion and feedback at the workshop.

*** PC Chairs ***
- Atif Mashkoor, LIT Secure & Correct Systems Lab, Austria
- Johannes Sametinger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Program committee: http://www.dexa.org/iwcfs2021

For further inquiries, please contact the PC Chair/co-Chairs (iwcfs2021@easychair.org)