Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is recognized as an important trend of information technology and will deeply affect everyday’s life of people. Theoretical and engineering aspects of CPS, such as its foundations, methods and tools, implementation techniques, attract a lot of research interests recently. The capabilities of CPS are realized by deeply embedded computation, communication and control, and their extensive interactions. As CPS is widely adopted in various critical areas (for example, distributed energy systems, transportation systems, and healthcare monitoring), its safety and security become key issues for its development and utilization.

The safety and security problems faced by CPS have essential differences compared with traditional computing systems. The purpose of SSCPS workshop is providing a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners working towards improving the safety and security of CPS and their related areas. The workshop focuses on innovative methodologies, techniques, tools, management and applications in this challenging area, and provides a chance of exchanging ideas on them.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Safety and security models of CPS
  • Design for safety and security of CPS
  • Metrics and measurement for safety and security of CPS
  • Verification and validation of CPS
  • Testing and simulation of CPS
  • Monitoring and evolution for safety and security of CPS
  • Management issues in safety and security of CPS
  • Methods and tools of CPS
  • Applications and empirical studies of CPS

Conference Companion

Accepted workshop papers will appear in the QRS 2018 conference companion which will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Papers presented at the conference will also be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore and to all of the A&I (abstracting and indexing) partners (such as the Ei Compendex).

Authors may also choose to publish their papers in an Ei-indexed journal–International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE;

Journal Special Issue (TBA)

Best Paper Award

At least one award will be presented. Authors will receive a certificate signed by the President of the IEEE Reliability Society and the Organizers of SSCPS 2018.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    April 15, 2018       Submission deadline
    May 15, 2018       Author notification
    June 1, 2018       Camera-ready dues
    July 16-20, 2018       Workshop


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. The submissions must be in PDF and uploaded to the conference submission site.

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Program Chair

Jianhua Zhao Nanjing University China

Program Committee

Yixiang ChenEast China Normal UniversityChina
Zhenbang ChenNational University of Defense TechnologyChina
Zhenyu ChenNanjing UniversityChina
Wei DongNational University of Defense TechnologyChina
Yunwei DongNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityChina
Bin GuBeijing Institute of Control EngineeringChina
Junmin YeCentre-China Normal UniversityChina

Web Masters

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA
Xuelin Li University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

Please click here to log in your PC account for SSCPS 2018.

Workshop Venue

SSCPS 2018 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2018 at Lisbon, Portugal. Please visit the QRS 18 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Professor Jianhua Zhao at

Previous SSCPS

  • SSCPS 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 2017)
  • SSCPS 2016 - Vienna, Austria (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • SSCPS 2015 - Vancouver, Canada (in conjunction with QRS 2015)
  • SSCPS 2014 - San Francisco, California, USA (in conjunction with SERE 2014)
  • SSCPS 2013 - Washington, D.C., USA (in conjunction with SERE 2013)
  • SSCPS 2012 - Washington, D.C., USA (in conjunction with SERE 2012)
  • SSCPS 2011 - Jeju Island, Korea (in conjunction with SSIRI 2011)

SSCPS 2018 Program

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