Workshop on Safety, Reliability, and Security of Industrial Computer Systems (WSRS '04)

held together with Informatik 2004 Conference at University of Ulm, Germany

Important Dates

05/30/2004Paper submission deadline (expired)
06/15/2004Notification of acceptance
06/30/2004Camera-ready papers due
09/20/2004Workshop in Ulm, Germany


The workshop brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of safety and security, in particular in the area of industrial computer systems. Industrial computer systems are often used to control critical processes, and special requirements for their safety and reliability exist. To meet these requirements, laws often require a special assessment and licensing procedure. Recently, industrial computer systems are getting increasingly interconnected and access is granted over public, insecure networks. This causes novel security threats that have to be addressed in an adequate manner.


  • Safety of Industrial Computer Systems
  • Security for Industrial Computer Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Hardware Design for Safety-critical Systems
  • Verification and Validation Procedures
  • Licensing and Industrial Standards

Workshop Program

The preliminary program of the workshop can be found here.

Registration Information

To register for the workshop, please follow the instructions that will be published on the Informatik 2004 Conference web page.

Instructions for Authors

Papers can be written in either English or German, but they have to be formatted according to the LNI guidelines and may not exceed 5 pages. Accepted papers will be published as part of the proceedings of the Informatik 2004 conference, which will appear as part of the Lecture Notes in Informatics published by the Gesellschaft fuer Informatik, Germany's main association of computer scientists.

Program Committee

  • G.H. Schildt, TU Vienna (Chair)
  • D. Dietrich, TU Vienna
  • W. Ehrenberger, FH Fulda
  • U. Flegel, University of Dortmund (GI Fachgruppe SIDAR)
  • W. Kastner, TU Vienna
  • C. Kruegel, UC Santa Barbara
  • M. Meier, BTU Cottbus (GI Fachgruppe SIDAR)
  • T. Sauter, Austrian Academy of Sciences


If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to the Program Committee.