15th European Dependable Computing Conference
17-20 September 2019
Naples, Italy

Workshops

CARS - 5th Critical Automotive applications: Robustness & Safety

Organizers: Jean-Charles Fabre (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France), Rolf Johansson (Zenuity, Gothenburg, Sweden), Philippe Quéré (Renault Group, Paris, France), Mario Trapp (Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany)

The increasing complexity of automotive applications, the challenges posed by autonomous vehicles, the need to master production costs using off-the-shelf components, the coexistence of critical and non-critical applications, and the emergence of new architectural paradigms (Cloud, AI) may have a strong effect on dependability of automotive embedded systems. This situation requires design and validation methods, but also tools to improve automotive systems robustness and their safety and security properties. The evolution of automotive systems is supported by standards (like AUTOSAR, ISO26262) that respectively advocate a software architecture but also recommend development approaches to improve system robustness and safety. The fast evolution of both standards is a reality to incorporate novel features, more flexibility while improving robustness, security and safety.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the construction of critical automotive applications and systems. It will place the emphasis on dependability issues, software engineering for robustness, security and safety issues, real time embedded systems technologies, architectural software and hardware solutions, development processes for dependable automotive embedded systems. In particular, CARS aims at promoting and fostering discussion on novel ideas and techniques, possibly controversial approaches, it is a forum for ongoing work exchange, a place where researchers and developers can share both real problems and innovative solutions. Application areas of interest to the workshop focus on the automotive domain but methods and techniques in other transport domains (e.g. aerospace, railways) are also welcome.

Website: http://conf.laas.fr/cars/CARS2019

Tentative Dates:

  • Paper submission due: June 7, 2019
  • Notification: July 14, 2019
  • Camera Ready: July 20, 2019
  • Workhop date: (tba)

SICS - 1st International Workshop on Survivable Industrial Control Systems

Organizers: Stefano Marrone (Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy), Ricardo J. Rodríguez (Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

Global markets continuously require to companies and factories to quickly adapt their plants to new paradigms characterized by more complex and interconnected production processes. Industrial plants have opened their production and operation to the Internet allowing their facilities to be remotely controlled: now these plants are also exposed to both accidental and malicious threats. In these systems, survivability cannot be seen just as an add-on value, but rather than as a prime goal: system designers and assessors must include survivability evaluations to measure how these disruptions are handled and quantify the impact suffered by the industrial control system under stress. This workshop aims at providing a forum for people from academia and industry to communicate their latest results on theoretical advances, industrial case studies, practical scenarios, and lessons learned in the design and the assurance of the survivability aspects of industrial control systems.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/sics19/home

Tentative Dates:

  • Paper submission due: June 7, 2019
  • Notification: July 14, 2019
  • Camera Ready: July 20, 2019
  • Workhop date: (tba)

DSOGRI - International Workshop on Dependable SOlutions for Intelligent Electricity Distribution GRIds

Supported by: Net2DG Project
Organizers: Nicola Nostro (Resiltech s.r.l., Italy), Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Currently and in the future, electrical distribution grids are required to deliver an efficient and reliable supply of electricity to end users. The reliability is challenged by many factors, e.g., the increased penetration of renewable energy resources or equipment wear. For this purpose, Distribution System Operators (DSOs) need to implement intelligent solutions capable of guaranteeing a high level of resilience to their systems. With communication technology, ICT infrastructures, data collection and management solutions create the basis for obtaining intelligent, reliable and efficient distribution grids. Such solution offers functionalities as for example prompt identification and localization of faults and diagnosis. Despite these functionalities offers a more effective and successful management of electricity distribution, they also introduce a level of interdependence between the ICT infrastructure and the electricity grid that must be managed.

The purpose of this workshop is to investigate issues related to the ICT-based management of failures, including cyber-security aspects, the ability to quantify the quality of the data collected from the sub- systems deployed in the field, in order to make an appropriate diagnosis and detection. Moreover, the workshop provides a forum for researchers and engineers in academia and industry for discussing and analyzing current solutions and approaches, research results, experiences, and products in the field of intelligent electricity grids. Its ultimate goal is to presents the advancement on the state of art in this domain and spreading their adoption in several scenarios involving main DSOs of the power domain.

Website: http://www.dsogri.eu

Tentative Dates:

  • Paper submission due: June 7, 2019
  • Notification: July 5, 2019
  • Camera Ready: July 20, 2019
  • Workhop date: (tba)

SIPS-CIs - Protecting Sensitive Industrial Plants and Sites Critical infrastructures from cyber-physical threats

Supported by: InfraStress Project

SIPS CIs are exposed to large scale, combined, cyber-physical threats and hazards. The workshop aims at connecting stakeholders in charge of operating SIPS and SIPS CIs to researchers and practitioners with cross-cutting and complementary competences engaged in developing techniques and mechanisms for improving resilience and protection capabilities of SIPS CIs. Focus will be on guaranteeing continuity of operations, while minimizing cascading effects in the infrastructure itself, the environment, other CIs, and citizens in vicinity, at a reasonable cost. The workshop will address the current fragmentation of available security solutions and technologies, towards the implementation of integrated frameworks including cyber and physical threat detection, integrated cyber-physical situational awareness, threat intelligence, and innovative methodologies for resilience assessment. The workshop will take a user-driven approach. Presentations by operators of plants and sites are particularly welcome, since they will provide a unique opportunity for gathering requirements and ultimately steer technical activities. Presentations of tailored activities aiming at rising a culture of participatory security - involving all stakeholders, including: companies, workers, public authorities, citizens and civil society – are also very much appreciated.

Website: (tba)

Tentative Dates:

  • Presentation submission due: June 7, 2019
  • Notification: July 14, 2019
  • Camera Ready: July 20, 2019
  • Workhop date: (tba)

SECHEAD - SECurity of cross-border exchange of eHEAlth and critical Data

Supported by: Konfido Project

One of the top three priorities of the European Commission regarding the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market constitutes citizens' secure access to their health data, also across borders - enabling citizens to access their health data across the European Union. Up to now, the core effort in the EU for enabling cross-border health data exchange has been resolving interoperability aspects, with projects such as epSOS and OpenNCP providing the foundations for that. Similar challenges arise for many other critical personal data transfer situations as well. However, limited focus has been given on cybersecurity aspects that are entailed in this data exchange, despite the sensitive nature of health and other personal data. Synergies are very much needed among active research initiatives, with the ultimate goal of developing holistic solutions at the systemic level, by leveraging the most promising technologies, such as: blockchain, Physical Unclonable Functions, homomorphic encryption, and trusted execution. The workshop is the final workshop of the KONFIDO project. Its main purpose is to present the results of the KONFIDO project, but it also welcomes presentations by stakeholders of the ehealth domain external to the KONFIDO consortium.

Website: (tba)

Tentative Dates:

  • Presentation submission due: June 7, 2019
  • Notification: July 14, 2019
  • Camera Ready: July 20, 2019
  • Workhop date: (tba)