Engineering Safety-Critical, Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Systems, including Selected Papers from “the 10th Scandinavian Conference on Safety Critical Systems and Software”

A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 December 2022) | Viewed by 433

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Machine Design, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 10044 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: system safety; system/software engineering; empirical software engineering; engineering education
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School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT), Mälardalen University, 72123 Västerås, Sweden
Interests: dependability; modelling; analysis; certification of cyber physical systems; systematic reuse of certification artefacts; compliance management

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Gothenburg, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: software engineering; software metrics (key performance indicators); software engineering standardization (e.g., ISO/IEC 15939, ISO/IEC 25xxx); software design (e.g., modelling, meta-modelling, UML, SysML); self-adaptive software systems; software technology (e.g. performance technology); safety systems (ISO 26262)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

System and software safety in cyber-physical systems is becoming increasingly central in many industries, and is often critical in societal infrastructure, enabling applications in smart transport, smart energy, smart health, smart manufacturing, and smart cities. The systems are becoming ever more complex, connected, and autonomous, and the software continues to develop. This poses many engineering challenges, even for mature organizations, requiring approaches that advance beyond established best practices.

This Special Issue solicits papers on engineering methods, processes, and organizational approaches for enabling and assuring the safe deployment of cyber-physical systems. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to) systems and software architectures, safe and transparent artificial intelligence, agile approaches to safety, hazard analysis for connected/autonomous vehicles, and safety case argumentation/structure. Relevant integration issues for engineering organizations, such as novel approaches on eliciting safety-relevant information from already deployed systems, and the co-engineering between safety engineers and other engineering disciplines such as security engineers, are also of interest.

The Special Issue is organized together with the Scandinavian conference on safety critical systems and software (SCSSS2022), which has become a central meeting place for safety experts from industrial, public, and academic organizations. We encourage authors interested in publishing in this Special Issue to also submit a presentation to the first day of the conference, which will feature distinguished keynotes, industrial, and research presentations.

Dr. Fredrik Asplund
Dr. Barbara Gallina
Prof. Dr. Miroslaw Staron
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • engineering safety
  • functional safety
  • hazard analysis
  • safety cases
  • agile safety
  • safe artificial intelligence
  • dependable cyber-physical systems architectures
  • co-engineering safety

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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