3rd Workshop on Safety and Security of Intelligent Vehicles (SSIV 2017)

June 26, 2017 - Denver, USA

Official website: www.lsec.icmc.usp.br/ssiv

Co-located with DSN 2017 (www.dsn.org)





  • Abstract submission: March 10, 2017 March 17, 2017 NEW
  • Paper submission: March 17, 2017  March 28, 2017 
  • Author notification: April 14, 2017
  • Final version: April 24, 2017
  • Workshop: June 26, 2017



Over the last years, aerial and ground vehicles as well as mobile robot systems have been receiving an increased number of electronic components, connected through wireless networks and running embedded software. This strong integration between dedicated computing devices, the physical environment and networking, composes a Cyber-Physical System (CPS). CPS have thus become part of common vehicles, accessible to everyone, such as automobiles or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Furthermore, as processing power increases and software becomes more sophisticated, these vehicles gain the ability to perform complex operations, becoming more autonomous, efficient, adaptable, comfortable, safe and usable. These are known as Intelligent Vehicles (IV).

UAVs are now providing a flexible support for performing missions, which makes it possible to deploy and move them around in scenarios where accessibility was difficult or impossible, through the connection to sensor networks capable of monitoring a wide range of applications. Automobiles are able to offer active safety, adaptive cruise control, park assistance, automatic climate control, navigation support and, in a near future, vehicle to vehicle communication. These systems are classified as critical, once failure events may cause the loss of human lives or high-value assets, meaning that safety is one of the main concerns for developers and users. However, the combination of high mobility and wireless communications has further increased the exposure of these systems to malicious threats and to faults deriving from uncertain connectivity or communication timeliness. Non-functional requirements like security and real-time operation have thus become harder to fulfill, creating new challenges to such safety-critical embedded systems.

This will be the third edition of the workshop, aiming at continuing the success of previous editions. The vast range of open challenges to achieve safety and security in Intelligent Vehicles is a fundamental reason that justifies the numerous research initiatives and wide discussion on these matters, which we are currently observing everywhere. Therefore, the workshop will keep its focus on exploring the challenges and interdependencies between security, real­-time, safety and certification, which emerge when introducing networked, autonomous and cooperative functionalities. It aims at joining together in an active debate researchers and practitioners from several communities, namely dependability and security, real­-time and embedded systems, intelligent transportation and mobile robot systems.



  • Architecture, design, implementation and management of safe and secure intelligent vehicles
  • Functional safety, standards and certification
  • Security threats to cyber-physical systems
  • Secure data communication in vehicular networks
  • Collision prediction and avoidance
  • Safety and security issues in ADAS
  • Real-time perception and sensor fusion for safe autonomous driving
  • Practical experiences and testbeds related with safety and security of intelligent vehicles
  • Industrial experiences and best practices relevant to safety and security of intelligent vehicles



Submissions are accepted in IEEE two-column conference style (US letter), in two formats:

  • short papers (no more than 6 pages); and
  • full papers (no more than 8 pages)

Authors of accepted full papers will have 30 minutes for presentation and discussion during the workshop, while authors of short papers will have 15 minutes. At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the workshop. 

Selected papers will be considered for a Special Issue in an international journal in connection with this workshop. An open call will be issued, submissions will go through a separate peer review process.

Paper submissions: Easychair


Selected papers will be considered for a Special Issue in an International Journal in connection with this workshop. We will issue an open call after the workshop, submissions will go through a separate peer review process. 


  • João Carlos Cunha, (O endereço de e-mail address está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa ativar o JavaScript enabled para vê-lo.), Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Kalinka Branco (O endereço de e-mail address está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa ativar o JavaScript enabled para vê-lo.), Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
  • António Casimiro (O endereço de e-mail address está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa ativar o JavaScript enabled para vê-lo.), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Urbano Nunes (O endereço de e-mail address está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa ativar o JavaScript enabled para vê-lo.), Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal



  • Cristiano Premebida, ISR, Univ. Coimbra, Portugal
  • Daniel Schneider, Fraunhofer, Germany
  • Denis Fernando Wolf, USP, Brazil
  • Istvan Majzik, BUT, Hungary
  • Jean-Philippe Diguet, CNRS, France
  • Jérémie Guiochet, LAAS, France
  • João Batista, USP, Brazil
  • Jonas Nilsson, Volvo Cars, Sweden
  • Jonny Vinter, SP, Sweden
  • Kimon P. Valavanis, University of Denver, USA
  • Luís Almeida, Univ. Porto, Portugal
  • Marcus Völp, Univ. Luxembourg
  • Melanie Schranz, Univ. Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Nicolas Laurrieu, ENAC, France
  • Nuno Silva, Critical Software, Portugal
  • Peter van Blyenburgh, UVS International, France
  • Philippe Martinet, IRCCYN, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France 
  • Ravi Prakash, UT Dallas, USA
  • Roberto Gallo, Kryptus, Brazil
  • Vance Hiderman, Afuzion, USA

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