About the Conference
SAFECOMP 2002 will be held on 10-13 September 2002 in Catania, Italy. The European Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems, TC 7 on Reliability, Safety, and Security - EWICS TC7 - http://www.ewics.org/ - established SAFECOMP in 1979. SAFECOMP is an annual 2.5-day event covering the state of the art, experience and new trends in the areas of computer safety, reliability and security regarding dependable applications of computer systems. SAFECOMP provides ample opportunity to exchange insights and experience on emerging methods and practical applications across the borders of the disciplines represented by participants.

Scope of the Conference
SAFECOMP focuses on safety-critical computer applications and is a platform for knowledge and technology transfer between academia, industry and research institutions. Papers are invited on all aspects of dependability and survivability of critical computer-based systems of systems and infrastructures. Due to the increasing integration and evolution of hybrid systems, SAFECOMP emphasises work in relation to human factors, system evolution, dependability and survivability. Nowadays practical experience points out the need of multidisciplinary approaches to deal with the nature of critical complex settings. SAFECOMP, therefore, is open to multidisciplinary work enhancing our understanding across disciplines. SAFECOMP welcomes original work neither published nor submitted elsewhere on both industrial and research experience. Examples of industrial and research topics include, but are not limited to,

Industrial Sectors: Accident Reports and Management - Aerospace and Avionics - Automotive - Banking and E-commerce - Bluetooth Devices - Critical National Information Infrastructures - Distributed and Real-time Systems - Euro Currency Transaction - Firewalls - Medical Systems - Networking and Telecommunication - Open Source Software - Power Plants - Programmable Electronic Systems - Railways - Responsibility in Socio-Technical Systems - Robotics - Safety Guidelines and Certification - Safety Standards - Safety-Critical Systems and Infrastructures - Smart Card Systems

Research Areas: Fault Tolerance - Commercial-Off-The-Shelf and Safety - Dependability and Survivability Analysis and Modelling - Dependability Benchmarking - Design for Dependability and Survivability - Diversity - Empirical Analyses - Evolution, Maintenance, Dependability and Survivability - Formal Methods, Dependability and Survivability - Human Factors, Dependability and Survivability - Internet Dependability - Intrusion Detection - System Modelling and Engineering - Qualitative Approaches for Dependability and Survivability - Quantitative Approaches for Dependability and Survivability - Safety, Reliability and Security - Safety and Risk Assessment - Dependable and Survivable Structures - System Dependability and Survivability - Verification, Validation and Testing

SAFECOMP 2002 Information
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