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Special Session on Safe Cyber Physical Systems

Lead Chairs
Prof. Josef Börcsök, Institute for Computer Architecture and System Programming (ICAS), University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Dr. Mohamed Abdelawwad, Institute for Computer Architecture and System Programming (ICAS), University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Dr. Michael Schwarz, Institute for Computer Architecture and System Programming (ICAS), University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany

Call for Papers for Special Session
One of the cornerstones for the progress in the fourth industrial revolution is the development of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). In the concept of CPSs, the merge of physical and virtual worlds takes place. This merge is not only limited to industrial applications but is also extended to various application sectors such as automotive, process industry, railroad, avionics, robotics, and medical applications. In all the above-mentioned applications, safety is an essential requirement to ensure the prevention or mitigation of failure due to the malfunctioning of these systems. Therefore, various standards have been developed to support the design, realization, operation, and maintenance of systems used in these safety-related applications, such as IEC 61508, IEC61511, IEC62061, ISO26262, ISO/TS 15066, and ISO 10218. All these standards aim to provide guidelines that could void or mitigate the failures from the electrical, electronic, or programmable electronic systems that can lead to injury or death of humans or damage on the property or environment.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Safe Cyber Physical Systems in industrial applications
  • System on Chip for safety Related Applications
  • Functional safety in Human-Robot Collaborations (HRC)
  • Functional Safety in Automotive Applications
  • Functional Safety in Medicine Applications
  • Safety Software Architectures and Applications
  • Safety Hardware Architectures and Applications
Submission deadline: August 31, 2021

This special session is now open for submission and registration. Please submit your abstract/full paper via the Submission System and choose the option of "Special Session on Safe Cyber Physical Systems". After that, you can make the conference registration directly via the Registration Page or the conference secretary will contact you for further information.