2012 HASE Conference

Call for Papers

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The IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering (HASE) is a forum on tools and techniques used to design and construct systems that, in addition to meeting their functional objectives, are safe, secure, and reliable. Of central importance, is the strength of the evidence supporting the assurance case - the argument that a system satisfies its safety and security policies. Supporting evidence can be obtained from a number of sources including: testing, verification, design methodologies, simulation, and analysis tools. Topics of interest for the symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Platforms and Architectures
    • Cloud Computing
    • Cyber-physical Systems
    • Distributed systems
    • Embedded systems
    • SCADA systems and other critical infrastructures
    • Web Services
  • Behavior
    • Emergent behavior
    • Fault Tolerance
    • Monitoring
    • Simulation
  • Development and Understanding
    • Domain-specific Languages
    • Evolution and Change
    • Formal Methods
    • Model-driven Engineering
    • Security
    • Software Analysis and Visualization
    • Synthesis
    • Tools
    • Transformation-based Development
    • Verification and validation
  • Case Studies and Experiments

Research Papers

HASE 2012 is soliciting original, unpublished research papers. The length is limited to eight pages, in IEEE style.

Fast Abstracts

A fast abstract is a lightly reviewed, two-page technical article that requires a short talk at HASE. The goal of a fast abstract is to promote current work, research, practices, opinions, experiences, and issues related to any facet of high assurance systems. A fast abstract is early communication of technical work and does not require the completed results expected of a conference or journal publication. The length is limited to two pages, in IEEE style.

Panel Proposals

Proposals for panels are being solicited. Panels should focus on new challenges and emerging technologies related to high assurance systems, to stimulate a lively and thought provoking discussion. Controversial issues that encompass multiple viewpoints are desirable. The goal is to engage the audience with a lively debate that furthers their understanding of the topic. Panel proposals of at most two pages should be submitted by email, to \emph{rgandhi@nucia.unomaha.edu}, and should include the panel title and scope, and the organizers?

Special Issue Publications

Extended versions of the best papers at the conference will be invited for publication in special issues of International Journals and Edited Books (T.B.D).

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the IEEE formatting guidelines (http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting) for conference papers. All papers and fast abstracts must be submitted through the web-based submission system, in PDF format. Papers should be submitted to: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hase2012. Submissions that exceed the page limits specified (eight for research papers and two for fast abstracts, respectively), are outside the scope of the symposium, or do not follow the formatting guidelines and be rejected without review. At least one author of each accepted research paper or fast abstract is required to pay the full registration fee to the conference. Each accepted paper or fast abstract must be presented in person by the author or one of the authors. All accepted papers and fast abstracts will be published in the electronic proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index, and automatically included in the IEEE digital library. Arrangements are being made to publish extended versions of the best research papers in reputable journals.

Important Dates/Deadlines

July 22, 2012 Paper Submission
August 31, 2012 Paper Notification
September 9, 2012 Camera-ready submission
September 16, 2012 Preliminary Conference Program