[ecoop-info] Call for Papers SEASAME 2013: Int'l Workshop on Software Engineering for sAfety-critical Systems and Medical dEvices

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SEASAME 2013: International Workshop on Software Engineering for
sAfety-critical Systems and Medical dEvices

Co-located with EUSPN-2013(http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/euspn-13/),
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
October 21-24, 2013

Proudly sponsored by McMaster Centre for Software Certification and IBM
Canada R&D Centre


This workshop provides a forum for the cutting-edge research results and
practices from academia and industries on the design and development of
software in safety-critical systems, in particular Software Medical Devices.

Safety-critical systems (SCSs) are those systems whose failure could result
in loss of life, significant property damage, or damage to the environment.
Software are playing an increasingly important part in SCSs. Worldwide
regulatory bodies have recognized this trend and released new standards
related to the development of software in SCSs, such as ISO 26262 and IEC

This trend is particularly true for Software Medical Devices (SMDs), one of
the most important categories of SCSs. Regulatory bodies and industries are
investing more on the safety and security issues of SMDs. For examples,
Medical Devices Directive in the European Union provides definition and
classification of SMDs; the international standard IEC 62304 specifies life
cycle requirements for the development of SMDs. However, regardless of the
importance attached to SMDs, due to the inherent complexity of software,
errors in software codes have been constantly reported to cause different
devices to mal-function and led to fatal consequences. Therefore, several
questions are urgently presented to SMD developers: how to build robust,
dependable, safe and secure SMDs? More importantly, how to make the case
for certifying a SMD or a SCS?

Topics of Interest
The workshop welcomes papers related (but not limited) to the following

* Requirements gathering and documentation of safety-critical systems
* Architecture design of safety-critical systems
* Testing and static analysis of safety-critical systems
* Usage of tabular expression in safety-critical systems
* Safety, dependability, and security in safety-critical systems
* Formal verification of highly dependable systems
* Standardization and certification of safety-critical systems
* Good practices in the development of Software Medical Device (SMD)
  ** Challenges in documenting the requirements of Software Medical Device
  ** Verification and validation of Software Medical Device
  ** Certification of Software Medical Device
  ** Legal and ethical issues related to Software Medical Device

Paper Submissions
Accepted papers will be included in the main conference proceedings
published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science
series. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by DBLP, Scopus,
Engineering Village and EI Compendex.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of
six (6) pages and formatted according to the guidelines(
and templates MS Word (
http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/euspn-13/files/PROCS_2011-(2).dotx), Latex
(http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/euspn-13/files/ecrc-procs_1.zip) of
Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier. Papers are submitted using Easychair (

Best papers of SEASAME Workshop will be invited for publication in a
special issue (pending) of Journal of Software Engineering and Applications
(JSEA, http://www.scirp.org/journal/jsea/).

Questions and inquiries should be sent to seasame2013 at easychair.org.

Important Dates
May.10, 2013: Deadline of Full-length Paper Submission
Jun.15, 2013: Notification of Acceptance
July.10, 2013: Deadline of Final Camera-ready Paper Submission
Oct.21-24, 2013: SEASAME Workshop

Workshop Committees
Steering Committees (Alphabetical order of last names)
Yihai Chen, Shanghai Univerisity, China
Ridha Khedri, McMaster Univerisity, Canada
Hao Wang, IBM Canada R&D Centre, Canada
Alan Wassyng, McMaster Univerisity, Canada

Workshop Chair
Yihai Chen, Shanghai Univerisity, China
Hao Wang, IBM Canada R&D Centre, Canada

Program Committees
Yihai Chen, Shanghai Univerisity, China
Zhenbang Chen, National University of Defense Technology, China
Johannes Faber, United Nations University, Macau
Ridha Khedri, McMaster Univerisity, Canada
Yngve Lamo, Bergen University College, Norway
Mark Lawford, McMaster University, Canada
Wendy MacCaull, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Tom Maibaum, McMaster University, Canada
Huaikou Miao, Shanghai University, China
Vera Pantelic, McMaster University, Canada
Jay Parlar, General Motors, Canada
Adrian Rutle, Aelsund University College, Norway
Kahir Eddin Sabri, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Hao Wang, IBM Canada R&D Centre, Canada
Alan Wassyng, McMaster University, Canada
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