[Om-announce] CfP Reliability, safety and security of railway systems (RSSRail 2019)

Alexander Romanovsky alexander.romanovsky at newcastle.ac.uk
Sat Dec 8 14:15:58 CET 2018

International conference on reliability, safety and security of railway systems:
modelling, analysis, verification and certification - RSSRail 2019
June 4-6, 2019, Lille, France

Call for Papers
The railway industry faces increasing pressure to improve system safety, to decrease
production costs and time to market, to reduce carbon emissions and running costs,
and to increase the capacity of the railway. Railway systems are now being integrated
into larger multi-transport networks. Such systems require an even higher degree of
automation at all levels of operation. These trends dramatically increase the complexity
of railway applications and pose new challenges in developing novel methods of
modelling, analysis, verification and validation to ensure their reliability, safety and
security, as well as in supporting novel mechanisms and procedures to help make
the case that development processes meet the mandated standards.

The RSSRail 2019 conference will build on the success of RSSRail 2016 (June 28-30,
2016, Paris, France) and RSSRail 2017 (November 14-16, 2017, Pistoia, Italy), and
will contribute to a range of key objectives. There is a pressing demand to bring
together researchers and developers working on railway system reliability, security
and safety to discuss how all of these requirements can be met in an
integrated way. It is also vital to ensure that advances in research (in both
academia and industry) are driven by the real industrial needs. This will help
ensure that such advances are followed by effective industrial deployment. Another
particularly important objective is to integrate advances in research into the current
development processes, and make them usable and scalable. Finally, a key goal
is to develop advanced methods and tools that can ensure that the systems meet
the requirements imposed by the regulatory standards and help in building
the supportive arguments.

Development of the complex railway systems of the future requires integrated
environments and methods that support different abstraction levels and different
views, including systems architecture, safety analysis, security analysis,
verification tools and methods.

The conference aims to bring together researchers and engineers interested in building
critical railway applications and systems. This will be a working conference in which
research challenges and progress will be discussed and evaluated by both researchers
and engineers, focusing on their potential to be deployed in industrial settings.

Topics of particular interest include:
·       Safety in development processes and safety management
·       Combined approaches to safety and security
·       System and software safety analysis
·       Formal modelling and verification techniques
·       System reliability
·       Validation according to the standards
·       Safety and security argumentation
·       Fault and intrusion modelling and analysis
·       Evaluation of system capacity, energy consumption, cost and their interplay
·       Tool and model integration, tool chains
·       Domain-specific languages and modelling frameworks
·       Model reuse for reliability, safety and security
·       Modelling for maintenance strategy engineering.

As part of the conference we are planning to organise a dedicated session on Railways
System and Infrastructure Advance Modelling. This session will be run in a close
coordination with Railenium and focus on the topics related to component-based railway
infrastructure modelling, model-based railway infrastructure modelling, exchange formats
for railway infrastructures, ontologies of railway systems and model-based railway
systems modelling.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.
We can accept three types of submission:
·       Research papers – not more than 16 pages in length
·       Industrial experience reports – not more than 10 pages in length
·       PhD student papers – not more than 10 pages in length.

The conference submission site is:

Submissions must be formatted in the Springer LNCS format
[ for details see   www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0<http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>  ].

The important dates:
January 5, 2019 – abstract submission deadline
January 11, 2019 – paper submission deadline
February 20, 2019 – notification
March 20, 2019 – camera-ready papers submitted.

Conference Chairs:
Simon Collart-Dutilleul, IFSTTAR, France
Thierry Lecomte, ClearSy, France
Alexander Romanovsky, Newcastle University, UK

PC members:
Marc Antoni, UIC, France
Carlo Becheri, Alstom, Italy
Fabien Belmonte, Alstom, France
David Bonvoisin, RATP, France
Jens Braband, Siemens AG, Germany
Tom Chothia, University of Birmingham, UK
Fares Chucri, SNCF, France
Alessandro Fantechi, University of Florence, Italy
Francesco Flammini, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Frank Golatowski, Univ. of Rostock, Germany
Anne Haxthausen, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
Alexei Iliasov, Newcastle University, UK
Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow, UK
Hironobu Kuruma, Hitachi, Japan
Michael Leuschel, Univ. of Düsseldorf, Germany
Gianluca Mando, Thales, Italy
Jan Peleska, Verified Systems Int., Germany
Peter Popov, City University, UK
Etienne Prun, ClearSy, France
Klaus Reichl, Thales, Austria
Aryldo Russo, CERTIFER, France
Colin Snook, University of Southampton, UK
Mariëlle Stoelinga, Univ. of Twente&Radboud Univ. Nijmegen, Netherlands
Kenji Taguchi, CAV Technologies Co., Ltd, Japan
Stefano Tonetta, FBK-irst, Italy
Laurent Voisin, Systerel, France
Kirsten Winter, University of Queensland, Australia

Conference Organisation and Finance Chair:
Joan Atkinson, Newcastle University, UK   < joan.atkinson at newcastle.ac.uk<mailto:joan.atkinson at newcastle.ac.uk>>

Local Organisation Chair:
Nathalie Botticchio, IFSTTAR, France

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