Call for papers

Call for Papers

4th Eastern European Regional Conference on the
Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS-EERC 2015)
with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Computer Society

August 27-28, 2015
Brno, The Czech Republic, Europe

ECBS-EERC was established at 15th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS 2008) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to bring the spirit of ECBS into Eastern Europe by providing convenient conference opportunities in this region. Conference proceedings are published on a CD and submitted to the IEEE CS Digital Library. A selection of outstanding papers presented at the conference may be invited for publication in an internationally recognized journal (subject to additional reviewing).

ECBS-EERC 2015 is the 4th formal meeting dedicated to formulating and advancing methods, techniques and tools for the engineering of computer-based systems. The conference is devoted to the design, development, deployment, and analysis of complex systems whose behavior is largely determined or controlled by computers. Such systems are characterized by functional, performance, and reliability requirements that mandate the tight integration of information processing and physical processes.

ECBS integrates software, hardware, and communication perspective of system engineering through its many facets that include system modelling, requirements specification, simulation, architectures, safety, security, reliability, human computer interaction, system integration, verification and validation, and project management. The conference provides a bridge between industry and academia blending academic research and industrial development.

Papers are sought which reflect this intent in fundamental ECBS technologies and application domains including, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Architectures
  • Autonomic Systems
  • Cloud-based Applications
  • Co-Design
  • Component-Based System Design
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • ECBS Infrastructure (Tools and Environments)
  • Education & Training
  • Embedded Real-Time Software Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Lifecycle Processes & Process Evolution
  • Model-Based System Development
  • Modelling and Analysis of Complex Systems
  • Parallel & Distributed Systems
  • Reengineering & Reuse
  • Reliability, Safety, Dependability, and Security
  • Software Engineering
  • System Assessment, Testing, and Metrics
  • Verification and Validation

Industrial reports of practical solutions, trends, and new system characteristics for ECBS, taking an integrated systems approach, may include application domains such as: Aerospace Systems, Command and Control, Continuous and Discrete Manufacturing, Environmental Systems, Instrumentation and Control Applications, Internet Technology and Applications, Intelligent Highway-Vehicle Systems (IHVS), Medical Systems, and Telecommunications.

Poster Sessions

Posters and abstracts presenting work in progress are invited for a poster session. Accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings. Graduate students are especially welcome to participate.

Industrial Track

The industrial track provides a forum for short papers on results of industrial research and development.

Submission of Papers

Full papers should not exceed 8 pages (at least 4 pages are expected). Industrial reports should not exceed 4 pages (at least 2 pages are expected). Poster abstracts should be on 2 full pages. All papers must be prepared in the IEEE Computer Society format (see the conference web site for further information). Papers should be original contributions not submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. For an accepted paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register and attend the conference. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair and are requested to be allocated to one of the defined ECBS tracks. For further information see the submission guidelines on the conference web site.

For Full Papers and Doctoral Symposium Papers, the Program Committee will select a best paper award.

Important Dates (Note: these dates are tentative)

Submission of titles and abstracts 15 March 2015
Submission of all papers
12 April 2015
extended to 26 April 2015
Notification of acceptance 4 Jun 2015
Camera-ready material for publication 22 Jun 2015
Registration deadline for authors 22 Jun 2015
Early registration deadline for non-authors 9 August 2015