Call for papers

IMBSA solicits two types of contributions:

Regular submissions should present significant (theoretical or practical) novel results to the model-based safety assessment community, and discuss advances with respect to the state-of-the-art. Possible contributions include, but are not limited to:

  • research papers focusing on the theoretical foundations or implementation of model-based technology;
  • case study papers reporting on industrial-size applications of these methods;
  • tool papers focusing on the theoretical foundations, design, implementation and usage of model-based tools;
  • industrial experience papers reporting on practical use of model-based methodology and technology in industry.

Regular submissions should be between 12 and  15 pages (including references and appendix), and they will be presented orally at the conference.

Short submissions may report on ongoing research works, industrial applications and experiences, describe tools and their usage and/or introduce tool demonstrations. Short submissions should aim at:

  • introducing new, usable methods and tools to the model-based safety assessment community,
  • raise new challenges and/or evaluate existing approaches on the basis of practical experiences.

Short submissions should be between 4 and 6 pages and they will be presented either orally or as a poster/demo at the conference, at discretion of the Program Committee.

All the authors of accepted tool papers and demonstrations will be given the opportunity to present their tools live in an interactive session.

Papers templates:

Regular and short paper submissions must be formatted according to the LNCS templates provided by Springer.

Topics of Interest: 

We solicit contributions concerning the design and verification of safety critical systems and applications using model-based methods.Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • System Dependability Modeling and Assessment
  • Domain Specific Modeling Formalisms
  • Model-Driven Engineering Methodologies
  • Specification, Traceability and Verification of Safety Requirements
  • System Architecture and Optimization
  • System Engineering Modeling Tools with Safety Assessment Capabilities
  • Certification and Standardization of and with Model-Based Methods
  • Integration in Interdisciplinary Processes
  • Models used at system runtime, e.g for system monitoring
  • Dependability of Systems with Learning Capabilities
  • Dependability of autonomous system, open systems, systems of systems, multi robot systems, cyber-physical system
  • Cyber-security modelling and analysis
  • Learning capability AI techniques for model synthesis and Dependability analysis
  • Case Studies and Practical Experiences

The IMBSA Approach

IMBSA is looking back at a rich tradition of successfully combining research with a high number of industrial contributions. It shows that bridging the gap between basic research and industrial practice can be done effectively through interactive presentation of tools and methods. To take this into account, the conference will – in contrast to solely scientific events – be split into three main parts:

  • A scientific part, where newest findings are presented
  • A tools and tutorials parts, in which consolidated research achievements are interactively demonstrated
  • One part reporting on experiences and hot challenges in industrial practice of safety critical systems

This way, participants from the industry learn about new tools and techniques, while research groups and spin-off companies can present their achievements to an interested audience. Also industrial contributors and young spin-offs can convince future customers of their tools in this mixed environment. We believe, that this mixture of conventional talks about newest achievements, presentation of practical experiences and interactive learning allows for fruitful discussions, exchange of information as well as future cooperation.

Submission Details

Regulars and short papers must be submitted by 20 May 2022 , using the EasyChair

All papers will be subjected to a full review by the Program Committee. It is planned to publish regular contributions as a proceedings volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science. To be considered for the proceedings, at least one author of each accepted paper has to participate at the conference.