Call for papers (CFP): 3d international workshop on agile development of safety-critical software (ASCS 2017)

Introduction: The third international workshop on Agile Development of Safety-Critical Software (ASCS) will be organized in conjunction with the XP 2017 conference, on May 26 in Colgne.

The workshop will be based on a mix of presentations by an invited key-note speaker (to be announced later on and by authors of accepted papers (approximately 20 minutes). Around 40% of the time will be reserved for discussions.

The workshop aims to cover a variety of topics, including but not limited to the following list:

  • Empirical studies, including industry experience reports
  • Tools to support and automate development
  • Agile methods introduction
  • Adapting existing agile methods for the safety critical domain
  • Addressing safety standards with agile methods
  • Maintaining traceability in agile methods
  • Agile documentation methods including automation of documentation
  • Agile analysis practices for safety-critical systems
  • Change impact analysis
  • Configuration management
  • Compliance with safety standards
  • Agility in safety assessment including assessor collaboration
  • Automotive Safety Cases
  • Assurance case experience report
  • Integrating safety/security into agile methods

Call for papers: The workshop organizers call for original papers (either short papers, 5 pages, or full papers, 8-12 pages), which will undergo peer-review. Workshop papers will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings and must adhere to the ACM formatting guidelines: We strongly encourage work presenting industrial experience as well as papers from academia providing new insights, ideas and analysis of practice.

The submission deadline is March 31, 2017. Proposals must be submitted through the Easychair conference submission site:

Accepted and presented papers will be published in ICPS ACM workshops proceedings.

The ASCS 2017 organizing committee:

Name Affiliation Email Phone
Geir K. Hanssen (C) SINTEF +47 92492454
Thor Myklebust SINTEF +47 95779869
Stig Ole Johnsen SINTEF & NTNU +47 95727788
Osama Doss University of York +44 (0)1904 325464

The ASCS 2017 program committee: 

Name Affiliation
Geir K. Hanssen SINTEF, Norway
Thor Myklebust SINTEF, Norway
Stig Ole Johnsen SINTEF & NTNU, Norway
Osama Doss University of York, U.K.
Jingyue Li NTNU, Norway
Steven Vanderleest Calvin College and DornerWorks Ltd., USA
Klaas-Jan Stol Lero, Ireland
Marion Lepmets SoftComply Ltd., Ireland
Jiamei Deng Leeds Beckett University, U.K.

Any questions may be directed to the workshop chair; Geir K. Hanssen,, +47 92492454.