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WoRIE 2013 : 3rd Workshop on the Reliability of Intelligent Environments (WoRIE 2013)


When Dec 3, 2013 - Dec 3, 2013
Where Dublin (Ireland)
Submission Deadline Sep 1, 2013
Notification Due Sep 20, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 4, 2013
Categories    intelligent environment   reliability

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS to the 3rd International
Workshop on the Reliability of Intelligent Environments

to be held within the 4th International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-2013) Dublin, Ireland,

December 3rd-5th, 2013


− 1 September 2013: Paper submission deadline − 4 October 2013: Final version submission
− 20 September 2013: Notification of acceptance − 3 December 2013: Workshop date


Intelligent Environments (IEs) and Ambient Intelligence (AmI) systems are rising as ones of the technical fields with the highest potential to make an impact in daily human life during the near future. Developments in these areas are achieved by a complex juxtaposition of complex technical fields: Software engineering, sensors/actuators, networks for data transportation, and human-computer interactions, among others. Many of these elements are error prone: Software is notoriously difficult, and even companies like NASA, Microsoft, Intel, and BMW, which can afford powerful teams of experienced development teams, have paid with both reputation and economic losses, and even with human lives, the fact of not being able to detect certain software bugs within their products; sensors are often unreliable; networks are sometimes unstable and users can put systems to the test in circumstances that were not initially foreseen. Developing this type of systems is therefore complex.
Moreover, some of such systems will be given the tremendous responsibility to take care of humans. Think for example on how much interest there is on the development of systems to support independent living. These systems are intended to give peace of mind to elderly people and their relatives, trusting that the system will be able to do many things for them, including safety related issues, like detecting whether the occupant of the house has fallen or is unwell in some way. Other system examples are unmanned cars and other autonomous systems that are supposed to perform tasks for us, which can have disastrous consequences if something goes wrong.

Consequently, our community should develop appropriate standards and specific methodologies to ensure we do our outmost to deliver safe systems given the current state of the art. Given the specific blend of components in our area of development, we cannot just transfer developments in other areas (although, of course, they should be taken into account to inform the process). This event will aim to bring together developers and researchers to focus on all aspects of the development process that can contribute to make IEs and AmI systems safer and to provide methodologies that can increase the confidence in these developments. To achieve this, some isolated proposals have started to appear recently, but the seriousness of the topic deserves a more thorough and unified approach from our community.


The core of the event will be the presentation of recent advances in research and applications followed by a debate aiming to encourage a critical reflection on the subject. Presentations can also contain demos about tools and applications.

After the presentations of the selected papers, a panel will focus on critical issues that should be addressed at both academic and professional level. The results of this panel can be used then by different groups to elaborate a summary document on achievements and prospective issues to be considered by the research community. Interaction will be encouraged throughout the event.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following ones, all of them applied to increase the reliability of IE and related systems (such as Ambient Intelligence systems, Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing systems, Smart Environments, Multi-Agent Systems, etc.):
− Requirement specification
− Elicitation of user requirements
− Modelling notations
− Rule-based modelling
− Integration of modelling and specification − Workflow modelling
− Simulation
− Formal analysis and design
− Human-centred design
− Software engineering techniques


Authors wishing to participate in this event should:
− Testing
− Validation
− Formal and semi-formal methods
− Verification of system correctness
− Model checking
− Combination of verification methods
− Quality assessment
− Technical frameworks
− Support tools
− Applications and case studies

(1) Format their papers according to the LNCS/CCIS one-column page format, with a length of at least 10 but no more than 15 pages. Instructions for authors as well as Latex and Word templates can be found in
(2) Submit the papers using the EasyChair account for this workshop, which is available at Please see more details on this from the web page of the workshop.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by several reviewers with expertise in the area in order to provide constructive feedback to their authors and select the best ones for their presentation in the workshop and their publication in the proceedings.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a volume of CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science), which will be electronically available and ISI indexed.

− Sebastian Bader, University of Rostock, Germany
− Stefano Chessa, Università di Pisa, Italy
− Fulvio Corno, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
− Antonio Coronato, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
− Carl Evans, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
− Paul de Hert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
− Pedro Merino, University of Málaga, Spain
− Daniela Micucci, University of Milano – Bicocca, Italy
− Alice Miller, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
− Leonardo Mostarda, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
− Davy Preuveneers, KU Leuven, Belgium
- Michael Quade, DAI-Labor, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
− Robert C. Seacord, CERT, USA
− Alexei Sharpanskykh, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
− Yoshito Tobe, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
− [... More to be confirmed]

− Miguel J. Hornos, University of Granada, Spain (
− Juan Carlos Augusto, Middlesex University, United Kingdom (
− Pablo A. Haya, IIC-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (

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