IWCFS 2022

The 6th International Workshop on Cyber-Security and Functional Safety in Cyber-Physical Systems

Papers submission:


  • Paper submission: March 7th 2022.March 21st 2022,April 4th 2022,  April 14th 2022 (SHARP)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 10th, 2022
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 1st, 2022
  • Workshop days: August 22nd - 24th, 2022

All accepted IWCFS 2022 papers will be published by Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS). CCIS volumes are indexed in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), part of Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science; Scopus; EI Engineering Index; Google Scholar; DBLP; etc. In addition, the 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 1.972). 

The design of modern Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) comprises systems of systems that include several heterogeneous components. Manufacturers of such systems must 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, modern 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 and quantum computing. 

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, deep learning, and quantum computing
  • Regulation, homologation, legalization, and certification
  • Case studies, experience reports, benchmarking, and best practices
  • Healthcare, transportation, aerospace, energy, robotics, finance, business, etc.

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:
Online Papers Submission:

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 based on 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.

Program Committee Co-Chairs
• Atif Mashkoor, LIT Secure & Correct Systems Lab, Austria
• Johannes Sametinger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Program Committee Members (to be confirmed)
• Yamine Ait-Ameur, IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France
• Paolo Arcaini, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
• Richard Banach, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
• Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, France
• Silvia Bonfanti, University of Bergamo, Italy
• Jorge Cuellar, University of Passau, Germany
• Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
• Irum Inayat, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
• Jean-Pierre Jacquot, University of Lorraine, France
• Muhammad Khan, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
• Christophe Ponsard, CETIC, Belgium
• Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
• Neeraj Singh, INPT-ENSEEIHT / IRIT, France
• Michael Vierhauser, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
• Edgar Weippl, University of Vienna, Austria

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