EMC² Special Session at IEEE SoSE 2016 - Call for Papers

EMC2 project will organize a special session on "Embedded Multi-Core Mixed-Critical Systems Engineering" at IEEE SoSE 2016 conference in Kongsberg, Norway, on June 13, 2016

EMC² Special Session organisation team

  • Prof. Mara Nikolaidou - Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Rolf Ernst - Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. George Dimitrakopoulos - Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Call for Papers

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are the key innovation driver to improve almost all mechatronic products with cheaper and even new functionalities. Furthermore, they strongly support today's information society as inter-system communication enabler. Consequently boundaries of application domains are alleviated and ad-hoc connections and interoperability play an increasing role. At the same time, multi-core and many-core computing platforms are becoming available on the market and provide a breakthrough for system (and application) integration.

A major industrial challenge arises facing (cost) efficient integration of different applications with different levels of safety and security on interconnected computing platforms in an open context. A SoS perspective may benefit the design, study and implementation of such systems, taking into account both different application requirements and constraints and CPS capabilities and characteristics.

The scope of the proposed session is to bring together researchers and developers from the academia and the industry to exchange ideas on  this area, making the most of the experience obtained in several R&D projects, such as the EU funded project EMC2 (, targeting the recent advances in fostering the change of CPS through an innovative and sustainable service-oriented architecture approach for mixed criticality applications in dynamic and changeable real-time environments.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • SoS architectures and platforms for embedded (cyber-physical) systems
  • Application Models and Design Tools for Mixed-Critical, Multi-Core CPS
  • Systems thinking and its impact on Mixed Critical Systems
  • Multi-core hardware architectures and concepts
  • SoS design platform, tools, models and interoperability for embedded systems
  • IoT related applications of multi-core cyber-physical systems: avionics, automotive, space, cross-domain and other applications
  • Safety and security co-engineering in open dynamic CPS
  • Next generation multi core embedded/cyber-physical systems
  • Standardization, qualification and certification issues of complex critical CPS

Important dates

  • Paper submission (online): 7th April, 2016
  • Notification of accepted papers: 30th April, 2016
  • Final camera ready manuscript due: 10th May, 2016

Link to IEEE SoSE 2016 conference

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Download online version of this call for papers including SoSE paper submission instructions.