SASESS 2018 - 1st International Workshop on Safe and Secure Time Sensitive Cyber-Physical Systems
Nara, Japan, in conjunction with APSEC2018

Workshop Summary

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and provide a platform for discussion of latest results in the area of safe and secure time sensitive cyber-physical systems (CPSs) from a software engineering perspective. Due to recent advances in informational and operational technologies, cyber-physical systems can be found in more and more safety-critical applications, e.g., autonomous vehicles (e.g., automotive, rail, construction equipment, etc.), platooning, smart factories, autonomous robots. Many of those applications are time-sensitive, i.e., there are hard real-time deadlines and a failure of reaching those deadlines cannot be tolerated. Given current trends in CPSs development that include support of their functionalities through connections with public infrastructures, involvement of humans in the loop and enabling cooperation with each other, it becomes necessary to address such CPSs safety and security and due to safety and security interconnections to do it in a joint effort. Thus, the workshop is focused on safety and security overlapping, ways to address it from different perspectives and stages of system development.

Call for Papers

We encourage authors to submit papers addressing the following aspects of safe and secure time sensitive CPSs:

  • modeling and formal analysis
  • inner-, and inter-communication
  • architecture, design and implementation
  • trade-offs between safety and security
  • software testing for safe and secure time sensitive CPS
  • component/contract design
  • security threats and vulnerabilities of CPS

SASESS accepts the following types of original papers:

  • Technical Papers (max. 6 pages in ACM format).
    Full papers presenting research results or industrial practices related to safe and secure time sensitive CPSs.

  • Position and Experience Papers (max. 4 pages in ACM format).
    Short papers introducing challenges, visions, positions or preliminary results within the scope of the workshop. Experience reports and papers on open challenges in industry are especially welcome.

Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper before the due date via EasyChair.
All accepted papers will be part of the joint workshop proceedings published in the ACM SIGBED Review.

Call for Papers can be downloaded as text or as a PDF document.

Important Dates

  • 1st of October, 2018


  • 29th of October, 2018


  • 12th of November, 2018

    Camera Ready

  • 4th of December, 2018






Travel information

All information regarding accessing the workshop can be found on the APSEC2018 website:


Aida Causevic

Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden
Program Co-Chair

Elena Lisova

Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden
Program Co-Chair

Program Committee (to be extended)

  • Marjan Sirjani, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Elena Troubitsyna, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Mikael Sjödin, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Huaqun Guo, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Julián Proenza Arenas, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • Dzenana Donko, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • William G. Temple, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, University of Illinois at Singapore
  • Kristina Lundqvist, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Urbieta Aitor, Ikerlan, Spain
  • Lorea Belategi, Ikerlan, Spain