IWSSS 2014

2nd International Workshop on Systems Safety & Security

IWSSS 2014 Workshop Details

About IWSSS 2014

Control systems safety & security is a challenging research domain having a continuous development and a growing importance in the global political, military and economic context. The critical systems involved in energy production and distribution, petrochemical plants, transportation and road management relay on automatic control systems. All of them are based on sensor, transducers, controllers and other automation equipment. Most of them are now connected in various wired or wireless networks and sometimes are remotely operated via the Internet. The threats that since now was related to business or consumer PCs only are now targeting the automation systems. That is reason why many researchers from academia and industry are making efforts to assure control systems safety & security without affecting their performance and their ability to reach their objectives.
IWSSS 2014 is interdisciplinary and concentrates valuable knowledge from various fields of automatic control, computers and electronics. Special interest topics of the workshop are preventing, detecting and responding cyber-attacks and malware in control systems and networks by using modern approaches.
Our intention is to bring together practitioners and implementers from industry, prestigious researches from academia and young scientists and specialists. Our aim is to create an event to promote scientific research in this challenging field of systems safety and security and to let academia and industry make a strong partnership in order to develop new products and technologies.

Workshop Topics

  • Systems security & safety
  • Malware detection, modelling and analysis methods in control systems
  • Data security and privacy in critical systems
  • Real time monitoring of critical infrastructures
  • Physical and logical access control
  • Biometric identification of persons
  • Systems security & safety with applications in automotive industry
  • Intelligent sensors applied in safety and security solutions
  • Wireless sensor networks security
  • Signal processing and data acquisition
  • Artificial intelligence used in the field of safety and security
  • Automotive tracking, monitoring and surveillance solutions
  • 17.03.14
    IWSSS 2014 website launched
  • 17.03.14
    IWSSS 2014 call for paper launched
  • 20.03.14
    EasyChair paper submission system open
  • 31.07.14 30.06.14
    NEW!!! Paper submission deadline extended to 31.07.14
  • 01.09.14 31.07.14
    Notification of acceptance
  • 29.09.14
    Final camera ready manuscript submission & registration payment of at least one author
  • 23.10.14
    ECAI 2014 Conference & IWSSS 2014 Workshop

IWSSS 2014 is organized  in conjuction with
The 6th Electronics, Computers & Artificial Intelligence International Conference - ECAI 2014
Download the IWSSS 2014 & ECAI 2014 Conference Program!
IWSSS 2014 workshop will take place on 24.10.2014


After a thorough reviewing process, each paper being reviewed by at least 2 program committee members, the following 6 high-quality papers were selected for presentation from a total of 18 received papers:

  1. Jaouhar FATTAHI, Mohamed MEJRI, Hanane HOUMANI - Secrecy by witness-functions on increasing protocols
  2. Emil PRICOP, Sanda Florentina MIHALACHE - Assessing the security risks of a wireless sensor network form a gas compressor station
  3. Grigore STAMATESCU, Dan POPESCU, Radu DOBRESCU - Cognitive radio as solution for grounded-aerial surveillance through WSN and UAV infrastructure
  4. Andrey V. TIMOFEEV, Dmitry EGOROV - Bimodal system for surveillance of super-extended objects
  5. Pavol SOKOL - Legal Issues of Honeynet's generations
  6. Doru NASUI, Alexandra CERNIAN, Valentin SGARCIU, Dorin CARSTOIU - Cloud-based mobile assest management solution


After the review process the following 5 papers were selected for presentation as posters from a total of 18 received papers:

  1. Oana ROHAT, Dan POPESCU - Remote Web-based execution of IEC 61499 function blocks
  2. Stefan-Radu BALA - Alertness monitoring based on time evolution of electroencephalographic signal's power spectral density
  3. Dan POPESCU, Loretta ICHIM, Radu FRATILA, Diana GORNEA - Reconfigurable robotic system based on mono-camera guidance
  4. Adela VINTEA, Paul SCHIOPU, Octavian Mihai GHITA - Optimal model for efficiency of reegineering the independent power grids
  5. Ionela HALCU, Grigore STAMATESCU, Iulia STAMATESCU, Valentin SGARCIU - An analysis of security and communication constraints of IPv6-based sensor networks

Authors information

Paper submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers electronically using EasyChair system.
Papers submitted for presentation should contain original research, not published or being considered for publication elsewhere. All materials must be written in English.
The papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the International Scientific Committee. The corresponding author of each paper will be notified of the result by e-mail.If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the workshop and present the paper.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be indexed in IEEE Xplore database.
The papers from the previous edition - IWSSS 2013 - were indexed by IEEE Xplore, Scopus and Thompson Reuters Web of Science (ISI) Databases.

The participants must prepare the full version of their paper following IEEE Conference Submission Standards. For details, templates and support please visit this link. Maximum six pages A4 in double column format are allowed. Authors may upload longer manuscript up to a maximum of eight pages total. However, each page in excess of six will incur a supplimentary charge.

As a part of the procedure, authors of accepted papers must send us a signed Copyright Form for each paper. Missing this document may lead to paper unpublishing.

Workshop fees

  • 150 Euro Conference Fee (20% off for IEEE members, 40% off for IAS members);
  • 75 Euro Fee for the second paper;
  • 400 RON Conference Fee for Romanian participants;
  • 200 RON Conference Fee for young Romanian researchers.

International Scientific Committee

  • Masaki

    Workshop Chair

    Osaka University, Japan

  • Nicolae

    Workshop Co-Chair

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Carolina Lagos

    Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile

  • Ali G.

    Vega Systems, UK

  • Kazumi

    University of Hyogo, Japan

  • Dan

    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

  • Grigore

    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

  • Alina

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Zoran

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Adrian

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Cristian

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Gabriel

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Emil

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania


Accomodation & travel information

IWSSS 2014 Workshop will took place in conjunction with The 6th Electronics, Computers & Artificial Intelligence - ECAI 2014 International Conference, that will be hosted by Politehnica University of Bucharest - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology - Bd. Iuliu Maniu, 1-3, Bucharest, Romania.
Bucharest is the capital city of Romania. Vlad the Impaler stated his claim to Bucharest in 1459. Nicknamed "Little Paris", Bucharest's elegant early 20th-century architecture shows French influences. Important tourist attractions in the city are Village Museum, Romanian Athenaeum and the Peasant Museum. The Palace of Parliament, the second-largest building in the world, can be visited in the largest city of Romania.


If you have any questions regarding IWSSS 2014 you can use our contact form on the right or use the contact data below:

Emil PRICOP, M.Sc., Eng.

Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics Department
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
București Blvd., nr. 39, RO-100680, Ploiești, România

E-mail: emil.pricop [at] upg-ploiesti [dot] ro *
           emilpricop [at] ieee [dot] org

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Organizing Committee

  • Emil

    Main organizer

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Nicolae

    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

  • Grigore

    Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania



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 Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
Automatic Control, Computer & Electronics Department
Ploiesti, Romania


IWSSS 2014 is technically co-sponsored by
IEEE SMCS Technical Committee on Systems Safety & Security