Call for Papers
Important dates (extended)
- Paper submission: April 7
- Notification: April 26
- Final version: May 5 (AoE)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are a class of engineering systems where computation and communication interact with physical processes, providing complex, situation-aware, and often safety-, security-, or mission-critical ecosystems and services. The fast increase and availability of communication bandwidth and computational power, as well as emerging computing paradigms such as Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, and Deep Learning, are pushing forward CPS research and development, and establishing them as promising engineering solutions to address challenges arising in areas as diverse as aerospace, automotive, energy, disaster response, health care, smart farming, manufacturing, city management, among others.
A key property that CPS are expected to exhibit is that of dependability, that is, the ability to provide services that can be trusted within well determined time-periods, and equally important, that those service guarantees hold even when the system is subject to faults and attacks. A key ingredient to ensure dependability is thus to successfully apply verification & validation (V&V) techniques and attest the desired levels of safety, security, and privacy. Here V&V refers to the process of determining whether the requirements for a system or component are complete and correct, the products of each development phase fulfil the requirements or conditions imposed by the previous phase, and the final system or component complies with the specified requirements. This is a challenging task that comes with significant time and cost implications for all the organizations involved in the build-up and evaluation of CPS. This challenge becomes even more critical with the incorporation of more and more Artificial Intelligence models into the operational capabilities of CPS for handling tasks that are increasingly complex.
The VERDI workshop aims at serving as a discussion forum focused on the area of V&V as a means to guarantee dependability of complex, potentially automated/autonomous CPS.
The workshop covers all aspects related to the dependability evaluation (with special focus on safety and security) of safety-critical CPS using techniques such as fault/attack-injection, runtime verification, formal verification, semi-formal analysis, simulation, and testing. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Safety/security risk assessment and assurance
- Analysis of threats and vulnerabilities
- In-the-loop and model-based analysis and assessment
- Architecture-driven assurance of safety and security
- Interplay between safety and security
- Tools for validation and verification
- Dependability analysis using simulation and experimental measurement
- Methods for qualification, assurance, and certification
- Test space exploration and test space pruning
- Distributed and real-time monitoring and control
- Analysis of probabilistic, real-time, or hybrid systems
We welcome submissions in IEEE two-column conference style in two formats:
- Full papers - up to 8 pages
- Short papers - up to 4 pages
The page limit includes references. Accepted papers (full and short) will be published in the DSN supplemental volume and made available in IEEE Xplore.
Please use the EasyChair link below to submit your paper, selecting the track allocated to VERDI 2023 of the DSN 2023 conference:
All submissions should be made in PDF and must adhere to the IEEE Computer Society 8.5”x11” two-column camera-ready format (using a 10-point font on 12- point single-spaced leading). Templates are available at https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html.
Reviewing is single-blind. The names and affiliations of authors must appear in the submitted papers. Submissions not respecting format requirements may be rejected without review.