2nd International Workshop on Engineering Safety and Security Systems

Welcome to ESSS 2013


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, 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. The ESSS 2013 workshop is affiliated with ICST 2013 in Luxembourg.

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:

  • Interdisciplinary formal methods: techniques, tools and experiences demonstrating formal methods in interdisciplinary frameworks.
  • Formal methods in practice: industrial applications of formal methods, experience with introducing formal methods in industry, tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems. Authors are encouraged to explain how the use of formal methods has overcome problems, lead to improvements in design or provided new insights.
  • Tools for formal methods: advances in automated verification and model-checking, integration of tools, environments for formal methods, experimental validation of tools. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate empirically that the new tool or environment advances the state of the art.
  • Role of formal methods in software and systems engineering:
    development processes with formal methods, usage guidelines for formal methods, method integration. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate that process innovations lead to qualitative or quantitative improvements.
  • Theoretical foundations: all aspects of theory related to specification, verification, refinement, and static and dynamic analysis. Authors are encouraged to explain how their results contribute to the solution of practical problems.
  • Important Dates

  • Submission deadline (extended): Sunday, January 6th, 2013
  • Notification (extended): Monday, February 11th, 2013
  • Camera Ready Deadline: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
  • Workshop Date: Monday, March 18th, 2013