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

April 23 - 27, 2017 - Venice, Italy

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  • Colocated with other events part of NexComm 2017
  • Posters will be presented during the conference
  • A Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work
  • A Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages
  • A Doctoral Forum track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research
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Dec. 5 January 18, 2017


February 20 February 26, 2017


March 5 March 10, 2017

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March 15, 2017

ISSN: 2308-3700
ISBN: 978-1-61208-549-4

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

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All tracks/topics are open to both research and industry contributions.

Special Tracks:

ESITIS: Evolution of Safety in Transportation and Industrial Systems
Chair and Coordinator: Dr. Mohammad Rajabali Nejad, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands

MAIS: Machine Learning Algorithms in Image and Signal Processing
Chair and Coordinator: Javier Hoffmann, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany



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 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)


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