IWSSS 2017

5th International Workshop on Systems Safety & Security

IWSSS 2017 Workshop Details

About IWSSS 2017

Control systems safety & security is a challenging research domain having a continuous development and a growing importance in the global political, military and economic context. The critical systems involved in energy production and distribution, petrochemical plants, transportation and road management relay on automatic control systems. All of them are based on sensor, transducers, controllers and other automation equipment. Most of them are now connected in various wired or wireless networks and sometimes are remotely operated via the Internet. The threats that since now was related to business or consumer PCs only are now targeting the automation systems. That is reason why many researchers from academia and industry are making efforts to assure control systems safety & security without affecting their performance and their ability to reach their objectives.
IWSSS 2017 is interdisciplinary and concentrates valuable knowledge from various fields of automatic control, computers and electronics. Special interest topics of the workshop are preventing, detecting and responding cyber-attacks and malware in control systems and networks by using modern approaches.
Our intention is to bring together practitioners and implementers from industry, prestigious researches from academia and young scientists and specialists. Our aim is to create an event to promote scientific research in this challenging field of systems safety and security and to let academia and industry make a strong partnership in order to develop new products and technologies.

Workshop Topics

  • Systems security & safety
  • Malware detection, modelling and analysis methods in control systems
  • Data security and privacy in critical systems
  • Real time monitoring of critical infrastructures
  • Physical and logical access control
  • Biometric identification of persons
  • Systems security & safety with applications in automotive industry
  • Intelligent sensors applied in safety and security solutions
  • Wireless sensor networks security
  • Signal processing and data acquisition
  • Artificial intelligence used in the field of safety and security
  • Automotive tracking, monitoring and surveillance solutions
  • 15.02.17
    IWSSS 2017 website launched
  • 20.02.17
    IWSSS 2017 call for paper launched
  • 20.02.17
    EasyChair paper submission system open
  • 15.05.17 22.05.17
    Paper submission deadline
  • 05.06.17 08.06.17
    Notification of acceptance
  • 15.06.16
    Camera-version & authors registration
  • 29.06.16
    ECAI 2017 Conference & IWSSS 2017 Workshop

IWSSS 2017 is organized  in conjuction with
The 9th Electronics, Computers & Artificial Intelligence International Conference - ECAI 2017
Past IWSSS Editions:
IWSSS 2017 Program
The final program of the 5th International Workshop on Systems Safety and Security - IWSSS 2017 is now available!

Authors information

Paper submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers electronically using EasyChair system.
Papers submitted for presentation should contain original research, not published or being considered for publication elsewhere. All materials must be written in English.
The papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the International Scientific Committee. The corresponding author of each paper will be notified of the result by e-mail.If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the workshop and present the paper.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be indexed in IEEE Xplore database.
The papers from all the previous editions were indexed by IEEE Xplore database.
The accepted papers of IWSSS 2013, 2014 and 2015 were indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge(ISI) Database.

The participants must prepare the full version of their paper following IEEE Conference Submission Standards. The template can be downloaded from this link. Maximum six pages A4 in double column format are allowed. Authors may upload longer manuscript up to a maximum of eight pages total. However, each page in excess of six will incur a supplementary charge.

As a part of the procedure, authors of accepted papers must send us a signed Copyright Form for each paper. Missing this document may lead to paper unpublishing.

Workshop fees

  • 200 EUR (20% off for IEEE members; 40% off for IAS members);
  • 100 EUR - second paper fee;
  • 500 RON - Workshop Fee for Romanian participants;
  • 250 RON - Workshop Fee for Young Romanian researchers (PhD students)

International Scientific Committee

  • Alina

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Reuven

    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

  • Jaouhar

    Laval University,

  • Ridha

    Laval University,

  • Ali G.

    Vega Systems, UK

  • Mariam

    German Jordanian University, Jordan

  • Loretta

    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

  • Sanda

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Nicolae

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Dan

    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

  • Radu-Emil

    Politehnica University of Timisoara , Romania

  • Emil

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Gabriel

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Masaki

    Osaka University, Japan

  • Grigore

    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

  • Pavol

    Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia

Accomodation & travel information

IWSSS 2016 Workshop will take place in conjunction with The 9th Electronics, Computers & Artificial Intelligence - ECAI 2018 International Conference, that will be hosted by the "Valahia" University of Targoviste, 13, Aleea Sinaia, Romania.

Organizing Committee

  • Emil

    Organizing Committee Chair

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Grigore

    Organizing Committee Co-Chair

    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania


If you have any questions regarding IWSSS 2017 you can use our contact form on the right or use the contact data below:

Emil PRICOP, Eng.

Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics Department
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
București Blvd., nr. 39, RO-100680, Ploiești, România

E-mail: emil.pricop [at] upg-ploiesti [dot] ro *
           emilpricop [at] ieee [dot] org

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