26th Ada-Europe

International Conference on
Reliable Software Technologies
(AEiC 2022)

14-17 June 2022, Ghent, Belgium

Challenges and New Approaches for Dependable and Cyber-Physical System Engineering (DeCPS 2022)

17 June 2022, Ghent, Belgium

Co-located with the 26th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC 2022), June 14-17

In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has experienced an extraordinary development with a broad impact on society; however, there is still a gap between the physical world and the cyber one. Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) constitute a new class of engineered systems, integrating software control and autonomous decision making with signals from an uncertain and dynamic environment. Internet transformed the way people interact and deal with information. CPS technology transformed the way people interact with engineered systems.

CPS are considered a disruptive technology which is transforming the traditional manufacturing into Industry 4.0/5.0 solutions and are used in a very wide spectrum of applications: smart mobility, autonomous driving, digital healthcare, smart grids and buildings, mobile co-operating autonomous robotic systems, digital consumer products and services.

For this type of systems, it is necessary not only ensuring the dependability of devices and data (safety, (cyber)security, timeliness, …), but also other factors such as information about customers, suppliers, and organizational strategies needs to be secured. In the context of cyber systems, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies can contribute to manage a huge amount of heterogeneous data that come from different sources without human intervention. To deliver certification, standards for machine safety are highly recommended as they give confidence to the regulatory. The generic standard for safety-related hardware and software might be applicable, however, due to increasing autonomy of robots there is still a potential for evolution of such regulations or standards. The proper combination of AI, CPS and IoT is therefore fundamental.

The post-workshop proceedings will be jointly published by the Ada User Journal (http://www.ada-europe.org/auj) and ACM SIGAda Ada Letters (https://dl.acm.org/newsletter/sigada).

The workshop will promote physical participation; presentations can be done in video if author restrictions so require.

Authors can also prepare a short video of the presentation, to include in the workshop website.


The workshop will gather together industrial practitioners and researchers in the topics of interest which include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence for CPS
  • Model-based system engineering
  • Transport and Mobility, Vehicle of the Future
  • Industry 4.0 / 5.0
  • IoT, Edge and Cloud Continuum
  • Safety and (Cyber)security
  • Advanced Platforms
  • Human/Machine Interaction
  • Timing Sensitive Networks
  • 5G Networks

The workshop will also include contributions from relevant projects in the domain, such as ECSEL AIDOaRt, H2020 AMPERE, ITEA PANORAMA, H2020 ELASTIC, and others.

Important Dates

  • Submission of regular papers: 29 April 2022
  • Notification of acceptance to all authors: 18 Mai 2022
  • Camera-ready version of papers required: 15 September 2022
  • Post-workshop proceedings: December 2022


Authors shall submit their work via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=decps2022

Paper should be 4 pages. Paper templates can be found at http://www.ada-europe.org/auj/guide/.


  • Alessandra Bagnato, SOFTEAM, France
  • Daniela Cancila, CEA LIST, France
  • Luis Miguel Pinho, ISEP, Portugal

Steering Committee

  • Alessandra Bagnato, SOFTEAM, France
  • Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University (MDU), Sweden
  • Daniela Cancila, CEA LIST, France
  • Laurent Rioux, Thales, France
  • Luis Miguel Pinho, ISEP, Portugal
  • Silvia Mazzini, INTECS Italy