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WORDS 2011
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Background: Dependability and security aspects can be found in all industrial branches. Process automation, machine control, automotive applications and medical systems are examples. Today safety-critical real-time embedded systems are ubiquitous in almost every field of the industrial society. Computer-controlled equipment, x-by-wire features, autonomous vehicles, dynamic sensor-actuator systems, and support systems for information exchange and decision-making all enlarge the scope for a variety of safety-critical situations, as well as the rapid deployment of wireless networks in industrial settings is further emphasizing the need for networks and devices to be trusted. Hence, mechanisms for reliability assurance, safety validation, as well as for establishing trust between non-trusting entities are fundamental in embedded systems development, towards assessment of system dependability and security.

Aim: The First International Workshop on Dependable and Secure Industrial and Emebedded Systems is intended to be a meeting point for researchers and practitioners in the area of dependable and secure software systems, making it possible for the participants to present early results and receive knowledge of the state of the art in the area.

Topics include, but are not limited to, dependability/security issues in :

- Real-time scheduling of (networked) embedded systems

- Middleware support for software components

- Architectural support for software components

- Real-time control

- Component-based design and analysis

- Wireless sensor networks

- Reliability and fault tolerance

- Multicore platforms

- Networked embedded systems

- Wireless intra- and inter-vehicle communication

- Embedded systems secure hardware design

- Trustworthy computing and threats analysis

- New attacks on real-time systems

- Authentication and access control

- Security and safety validation

- Formal verification of secure system design


Contributions are limited to no more than 8 pages, IEEE Proceedings format. Papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers and accepted papers will be included in the proceedings and made available electronically from the Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC) archive. Please, see the submission page for furhter details.

Important dates

Deadline for paper submissions April 18, 2011 May 2, 2011 (FIRM)
Notification of acceptance May 15, 2011
Deadline for final manuscript submission May 29, 2011
Conference registration May 29, 2011
Conference June 14, 2011

Conference organization

WORDS 2011 General Chair:

Radu Dobrin, Mälardalen University, Sweden  

WORDS 2011 Steering Commitee:

Magnus Cedevang, SAAB  

Cigdem Gencel, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden  

Christian Gehrmann, Swedish Institute of Computer Science  

Martin Hiller, VOLVO Technology Corporation  

Jan Jacobson, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden  

Rolf Johansson, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden 

Magnus Jonsson, Halmstad University, Sweden  

Sasikumar Punnekkat, Mälardalen University, Sweden  


Björn Andersson, Carnegie Mellon University, US 

Magnus Cedevang, SAAB  

Joaquim Castro Ferreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal  

Cigdem Gencel, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden  

Martin Hiller, VOLVO Technology Corporation  

Kristina Kunert, Halmstad University, Sweden  

Guillermo Rodríguez-Navas, Universitat de les Illes Baleares, Spain  

Ludwig Seitz, Swedish Institute of Computer Science  

Theo Tryfonas, University of Bristol, UK  

Jonny Vinter, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden  

Bogdan Warinschi, University of Bristol, UK  

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