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The Seventh International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications

PESARO 2017
April 23 - 27, 2017 - Venice, Italy


Call for Papers

There is a relation between organizational, design and operational complexity of organization and systems and the degree of robustness and safety under given performance metrics. More complex systems and applications might not be necessarily more profitable, but are less robust. There are trade-offs involved in designing and deploying distributed systems. Some designing technologies have a positive influence on safety and robustness, even operational performance is not optimized. Under constantly changing system infrastructure and user behaviors and needs, there is a challenge in designing complex systems and applications with a required level of performance, safety and robustness.

PESARO 2017 continues the a series of events dedicated to fundamentals, techniques and experiments to specify, design, and deploy systems and applications under given constraints on performance, safety and robustness.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Fundamentals and metrics
Fundamentals on system safety
Robustness technology and evaluation
Metrics for risk assessment
Performance-oriented design
Safety-oriented system design
Performance metrics and dependable metrics
Active and passive safety
Performance warning delay

Methodologies, techniques and algorithms
Systems modeling
Hazard analysis
System measurement and monitoring
Evaluation of safety data, and mitigation and prevention strategies
Model verification and validation
Fault-tolerant systems
Simulation, statistical analysis, and experimental design analysis
Language and run-time systems

Systems performance and performance evaluation
Performance basics
Performance-oriented design
Performance methodology techniques and algorithms for analytic modeling
System measurement and monitoring
Model verification and validation, simulation, statistical analysis
Experimental design, and reliability analysis
Performance evaluation of various technologies and systems (mobile devices and wireless networks, distributed and parallel systems, file and storage systems, power management, database systems, computer networks and architectures, operating systems, fault-tolerant systems, and language and runtime systems)
Performance in dedicated service systems (Web services, Financial services, Healthcare and pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications services, Industrial Manufacturing, Education services, Transportation services, Energy and utilities)

Safety in transportation systems
Advanced vehicle safety systems
Predictive computation for driver assistance
Advanced driver assistance systems
Vision-based driver assistance systems
Estimation of driver intention
Detecting driver distraction
Automatic emergency steering systems
Systems for positioning multiple maps for self-driving car's autonomous navigation
Models for selecting an evacuation route
Safety in electric vehicles
Safety of traction power supply system in electrified railways
Automation systems mainline railways
Emergency vehicle management
Vulnerability of ambulance response
Intelligent logistics and multimodal transport systems
Connected vehicle wireless systems
Design of railway freight business process
Traffic monitoring and redirecting systems
Monitoring heavy goods vehicles
Speed transition zone control in small, rural communities
Spatial and temporal analysis of planned road Infrastructure and traffic in large cities
Transit signal priority strategies
Rural school bus routing safety problem
Large-scale dynamic traffic control systems
Development and analysis of bicycle collision avoidance systems
Dynamic car route planning
Near-optimal train scheduling and routing
Optimal dynamic lane reversal systems for autonomous vehicles
Speed limit sign recognition systems
Fast pedestrian detection for mobile devices
Pedestrian guidance systems for public transportation users
Systems for assessment and signalling dangerous transportation
Traffic safety based on speed profiles

Safety in industrial systems
Fundamentals on system safety
Safety of software systems and software engineering
Safety requirements
Safety for critical systems
Engineering for system robustness and reliability
Control of mission critical systems
Safety-oriented system design
Human tasks and error models
Hazard analysis
Cost and effectiveness of system safety;
Verification and validation of safety
Safety tools
Evaluation of  safety data, and mitigation and prevention strategies
Safety control and management
System Safety Implementation Guidelines and Standards
Transferring safety knowledge
Metrics for Risk Assessment
Contingency Planning and Occurrence Reporting
Preparedness Activities
Industry specific safety systems (Medical devices, Aerospace, Chemical industry, Nuclear power plants, Public health, Biological Safety)

Robustness
Robustness concepts and applications
Theory and mechanisms for robustness
Uncertainty and robustness
Statistic robustness
Computation and optimization of robustness
Robustness estimation and approximation
Robustness correction
Robust systems
Robustness tests and benchmarking
Robustness and performance
Robustness and safety
Robustness of self-adapting production lines
Situation-awareness and self-awareness

Systems risks
Identify and weight risks
Risk management systems
Risks in industrial systems
Risks in information-sharing systems
Limits in risks models
Systems risk evaluating (military, economic, judicial, etc.)
Knowledge for risk-aware systems
Proactive and reactive alarm processing
Weak signals and big data
Risks of atmospheric surveillance systems
Risks in health systems
Earthquake systems
Radio-protection and nuclear risks
Risks in avionic and transportation systems
Lessons learned from accidents, crises and false alarms

Applications and services
Mobile Web performance
Multiple data center management
Network latency and impact on performance/robustness
Performance and robustness of cloud-based solutions
Scalable safe and robust solutions
Mobile devices and wireless networks
Mission critical systems and applications
Industry specific safety systems (medical devices, aerospace, chemical industry, nuclear power plants, public health, biological systems)

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

Dec. 5 January 18, 2017

Notification

February 20, 2017

Registration

March 5, 2017

Camera ready

March 15, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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