Organized by GI/ITG Technical Committee on "Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems (MMB)"


Reinhard German (FAU Erlangen)


Kai-Steffen Hielscher (FAU Erlangen)
Marco Pruckner (FAU Erlangen)


Markus Siegle (UBw Munich)


Udo Krieger (U Bamberg)


Anatoli Djanatliev (FAU Erlangen)


Thomas Herpel (IEE)


Robert Basmadjian (U Passau)
Marcel Baunach (TU Graz)
Peter Buchholz (TU Dortmund)
Hans Daduna (U Hamburg)
Markus Fidler (U Hannover)
Anno Förster (U Bremen)
Reinhard German (U Erlangen)
Gerhard Haßlinger (Dt. Telekom AG)
Boudewijn Haverkort (EWI/U Twente)
Tobias Hoßfeld (U Dusiburg-Essen)
Holger Hermanns (U Saarbrücken)
Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen)
Peter Kemper (Coll. of William and Mary)
Samuel Kounev (U Würzburg)
Udo Krieger (U Bamberg)
Kai Lampka (Elektrobit Automotive)
Wolfram Lautenschläger (Nokia)
Ralf Lehnert (TU Dresden)
Hermann de Meer (U Passau)
Michael Menth (U Tübingen)
Peter Reichl (U Wien)
Anne Remke (U Münster)
Johannes Riedl (Siemens AG)
Oliver Rose (UBw Munich)
Ramin Sadre (U Catholique de Lovain)
Jens Schmitt (TU Kaiserslautern)
Markus Siegle (UBw Munich)
Helena Szczerbicka (U Hannover)
Andreas Timm-Giel (TU Hamburg)
Dietmar Tutsch (U Wuppertal)
Kurt Tutschku (BTH Karlskrona)
Oliver Waldhorst (HsKA Karlsruhe)
Max Walter (Siemens AG)
Verena Wolf (U Saarbrücken)
Bernd Wolfinger (U Hamburg)
Katinka Wolter (FU Berlin)
Armin Zimmermann (TU Ilmenau)

Special Session on
Dependability in the IoT and Industry 4.0

Call for Papers - [PDF]

February XX, 2018, Erlangen, Germany


General Information:
The rapidly growing Internet of Things will become a global super-infrastructure connecting smart devices across all application domains. Within, the continuous functioning of an unprecedented number of interacting components and the services they provide will be indispensable for the sustainable success of our industry and society. This special session puts a focus on dependability aspects in the design, implementation, test, and operation of IoT devices in Industry 4.0: Real-time control and communication, safety demands, security issues, and long-term maintenance concepts are just a few examples for the challenges to be expected in smart production for any industrial sector.

Goals and Audience
The goal of this special session is to survey fundamental and applied aspects of dependability in the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, as well as to identify novel opportunities and research directions in related areas.

The session will host both invited and contributed papers ranging from technological foundations to current research directions. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • General Dependability Aspects for IoT Systems (real-time, safety, security, maintenance)
  • Application-Specific Hardware (adaptive platforms, reconfigurable logic, etc.)
  • Design of IoT Middleware and Distributed Services (dynamic composition, programming paradigms, fault-tolerance, self-x, big data processing, etc.)
  • Design of IoT Application Software (standards, frameworks, interaction, etc.)
  • Dependable Communication and I/O (wired and wireless, self-organization, etc)
  • Formal methods (verification, validation, etc.)
  • Tooling and Case Studies for Dependable Systems
  • Dependability in specific Application Domains (Automotive, Avionics, Rail, Space, Medicine, etc.)

Authors should prepare their papers according to the provided template (Springer LNCS style). Full papers are limited to 15 pages and reports to 8 pages, including text, references, tables, and figures. Original contributions shall be submitted online and will receive at least 3 reviews.

All accepted papers will be published in the MMB 2018 conference proceedings and the authors will be given the opportunity to present their work during the conference.

Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017
  • Notification: December 8, 2017
  • Registration and Camera Ready: January 12, 2018
  • Special Session: February XX,2018

Organization and Committee
The special session is organized by the Embedded Automotive Systems Group (EAS) at Graz University of Technology.

  • Marcel Baunach, TU Graz, Austria
  • Boudewijn Haverkort, University of Twente, NL