[hpc-announce] CfP CERTS 2017 Workshop - Co-located at RTSS

MARIA SOLEDAD GARCIA VALLS mvalls at it.uc3m.es
Tue Sep 5 12:34:44 CDT 2017

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                                     Call for Papers - CERTS 2017
                                             2nd Workshop on
         Security and Dependability of Critical Embedded Real-Time Systems

                         at the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium
                                    Paris, France, 5-8 December, 2017


At their heart, many critical systems and system infrastructures are
composed of real-time and embedded systems (RTES). For example, RTES
control our power grids, maintain our smart homes, steer our vehicles or
they host the software in road-side units that allow our vehicles to drive
more safely and more efficiently. For sure, they will open the way to even
more challenging applications, such as in autonomous and cooperating
vehicles, terrestrial or aerial.

However, most of these RTES are distributed or networked, which makes them
vulnerable both to accidental faults and targeted attacks and advanced and
persistent threats. Worse, compromise of a few nodes may bring down the
entire system, in particular if attacks persist.

The grand challenges brought in by these scenarios include ensuring
continuous unmaintained operation under faults and attacks. Systems may
possibly utilize easier to upgrade computation resources in mobile phones
or road side units whose trustworthiness needs to be established while the
RTES approaches these units. And while attackers may try to compromise the
RTES’ functionality or timing, we seek to protect the integrity and
timeliness of systems and the privacy of their users. Mastering these
challenges requires the expertise of several research areas, and so, the
goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers from
the security and dependability, distributed systems and real-time
communities, in order to discuss and promote new and exciting research
ideas and initiatives, and to identify and discuss the challenges that lie
ahead for such critical applications.

CERTS’17 strives for an inclusive and diverse program and solicits short
and long technical papers on open problems, experiments, case studies, new
ideas, or future challenges.  See http://certs2017.uni.lu   for a detailed
description of contribution formats.


CERTS’17 is open to all topics at the intersection of security and
dependability of embedded and real-time systems, with an emphasis on
criticality and distribution. As such, areas of interest include but are
not limited to the following topics:
·           Security and dependability of cyber-physical and other
real-time and embedded systems,
·           Vulnerabilities and protective measures of CPS infrastructure,
·           Fault and intrusion tolerant distributed real-time systems,
·           Confidentiality and privacy in real-time and embedded systems,
·           System architectures encompassing combinations of distribution,
security, dependability and timeliness.

Contribution formats include technical presentations of systems, system
models and architectures, methods, tools, protocols and infrastructures to
improve the dependability and security of real-time systems but also open
problems and future challenges papers and experimental papers including
experience reports and negative results.


* Short Work-in-Progress Paper: up to two pages, standard IEEE format
* Full Paper: up to six pages, standard IEEE format
Adherence to the format is strict, but we tolerate moderately exceeding the
page limit (by up to two pages) if the content so justifies. Visit
http://certs2017.uni.lu for further details.


Submission deadline:                     25th September 2017
Notification of acceptance:             17th October 2017
Final version of papers due:           20th October 2017
Workshop:                                        5th December 2017
RTSS conference:                            6th December - 8th December 2017


PC Co-Chairs:

Sibin Mohan               University of Illinois at Urbana-Champign
Marisol Garcia-Valls    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Steering Committee:

Marcus Völp                        SnT - University of Luxembourg
Paulo Veríssimo                  SnT - University of Luxembourg
Antonio Casimiro                 University of Lisboa
Rodolfo Pellizzoni                University of Waterloo

Program Committee:

Bryan Ward, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Danny Dolev, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
José Rufino, University of Lisbon
Sasikumar Punnekkat, Malardalen University
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elad Michael, Technion University
Christian Esposito, University of Salerno
Antonio Fröhlich, Federal University of Santa Caterina
Hans P. Reiser, University of Passau
Miroslav Pajic, Duke University
Ravi Prakash, University of Dallas
Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas, Malardalen University
Heechul Yun, University of Kansas
Lui Sha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saman Zonouz, Rutgers University

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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