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SAFECOMP focuses on state-of-the-art and innovative approaches to risk assessment and management from the safety, security and reliability viewpoints. The scope includes IT systems and infrastructures considered critical within their present or emerging contexts. All aspects of dependability and survivability of critical computer-based systems and infrastructures are included. In particular, SAFECOMP emphasises multidisciplinary approaches to deal with the nature of complex critical IT systems and applications.

SAFECOMP welcomes original work neither published nor submitted elsewhere on both industrial and research experience, including case studies and pilots. Full paper submissions are subjected to a formal review process.


Examples of Topics

Application and industrial sectors:

  • Critical Systems and Infrastructures
  • Grid and Web Services
  • Aerospace and Avionics
  • Automotive
  • Banking and E-commerce
  • Industrial Process Control
  • e-Health
  • Networking and Telecommunications
  • Open Source Software
  • Energy Distribution
  • Railways
  • Robotics
  • Integrated Management of Borders
  • Safety and Security Guidelines and Certification
  • Safety and Security Standards

Research areas:

  • Safety and Security Risk Assessment
  • Trust and Assurance Cases
  • Commercial-Off-The-Shelf
  • Large Scale Authentication and Identity Management
    (including Smart Cards, Biometrics and RFIDs)
  • Dependability Analysis and Modelling
  • Dependability Benchmarking
  • Design for Dependability
  • Diversity
  • Dependability Aspects of Evolution and Maintenance
  • Formal Methods
  • Human Factors
  • Web-based Systems
  • System Modelling and Engineering
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches for Dependability
  • Dependable Structures and Design Patterns
  • System of Systems
  • Verification, Validation and Testing


Conference Proceedings

After acceptance by the International Programme Committee, the final paper is required in electronic version according to templates provided by the publisher. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings that will be distributed at the conference.

The SAFECOMP 2006 conference proceedings will be published in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag: www.springeronline.com/lncs
Extended and revised versions of the best papers accepted for SAFECOMP will be peer-reviewed and submitted to a Special Issue of the international journal Reliability Engineering and System Safety (RESS) published by Elsevier: www.elsevier.com/locate/ress
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