Welcome to DCDS'13
The aim of the workshop is to provide the communities of safety/reliability analysis and of DES (Discrete Event Systems) with an opportunity to exchange information and new ideas, and to discuss new developments in the field of Dependable Control of Discrete Event Systems. Researches in this field are driven by the needs of many different application domains, such as production systems, transport systems, automotive, embedded systems, power production and distribution, healthcare, etc.
Several research results recently issued by the two communities are able to bring partial solutions to dependability requirements of these application domains. Fault-forecasting using dynamic fault-tree analysis, dependability modelling with Bayesian networks, fault-tolerant systems design, formal verification of control software, timed and probabilistic model-checking, fault detection and isolation, diagnosis and prognosis for DES, for instance, provide promising solutions to increase control systems dependability. Nevertheless, none of these approaches is able to provide a global solution. Hence, there is a need to bridge the gaps between the different models, methods, and tools that are proposed so as to improve the design and the operation of Dependable Control of Discrete Systems.
Gathering researchers of the two communities, this workshop will favor exchanges and will contribute to a better interdisciplinary approach for control dependability improvement. Works focusing on dependability improvement when designing and implementing the system ("off-line" approaches) as well as during system operation ("on-line" approaches) will be considered.
The workshop will cover all topics related to specification, design, implementation and operation of dependable controllers for critical DES, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Recent advances in fault-tree and fault-forecasting methods,
- Formal methods for timed and probabilistic systems
- Modelling and analysis of stochastic systems
- Monitoring and diagnosis of discrete event systems
- Control of fault-tolerant discrete event systems
- Reconfiguration methods
- Interdisciplinary approaches for dependability improvement
- Applications including (but not limited to) the following: manufacturing and production systems, transport, automotive, power plants, mechatronics, embedded systems, and healthcare
Date of workshop: Wednesday 4th- Friday 6th September 2013
Extended Deadline for submission of full papers and special sessions: Monday 22nd April 2013
Notification of acceptance: Friday 31st May 2013
Submission of final papers: Friday 28th June 2013
Early registration deadline: Monday 15th July 2013
The programme can be found here.