IEEE International Workshop on Safety and Security in Cyber-Physical Systems (SSCPS 2021)


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 SSCPS workshop will provide 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 list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Safety and security models of CPS
  • Trustworthy evaluation 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


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other 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. Each paper should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.

All papers must conform to the QRS conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX | Latex) and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2021 co-located workshops. 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. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.


Program Chair

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Bo Shen

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Program Committee

Zhenbang ChenNational University of Defense Technology
Yunwei DongNorthwestern Polytechnical University
Wei DongNational University of Defense Technology
Bin GuBeijing Institute of Control Engineering
Haiyu PanGuilin University of Electronic Technology
Gang YangNorthwestern Polytechnical University
Junmin YeCentre-China Normal University
Ji WangNational University of Defense Technology
Hengyang WuShanghai Polytechnic University
Zheng YangSouthwest University
Min ZhangEast China Normal University
Jianhua ZhaoNanjing University

Previous SSCPS

  • SSCPS 2020 - Macau (in conjunction with QRS 2020)
  • SSCPS 2019 - Sofia (in conjunction with QRS 2019)
  • SSCPS 2018 - Lisbon (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • SSCPS 2017 - Prague (in conjunction with QRS 2017)
  • SSCPS 2016 - Vienna (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • SSCPS 2015 - Vancouver (in conjunction with QRS 2015)
  • SSCPS 2014 - San Francisco (in conjunction with SERE 2014)
  • SSCPS 2013 - Washington (in conjunction with SERE 2013)
  • SSCPS 2012 - Washington (in conjunction with SERE 2012)
  • SSCPS 2011 - Jeju Island (in conjunction with SSIRI 2011)