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Workshop on Reliability, Security and Quality

ETS17 Fringe Workshop, May 25-26, 2017, Limassol, Cyprus


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Aim and Scope

Relationship between reliability, quality and security is contradictory: despite pursuing the same goal, i.e. the safe and correct operation of a computing system, they start from completely different assumptions. Quality and reliability address technical errors occurring during design and manufacturing of the computing system and along its lifetime, while security aims at defeating malicious attempts of altering the normal behavior of the system. These design aspects set mutual constraints and contradicting requirements, nevertheless techniques from one discipline can be successfully applied to the other (e.g., fault tolerance to counteract fault injection attacks). Eventually, designers should guarantee the correct operation of the system, regardless of origin of the malfunctioning, i.e. being it malicious or technical. In this context, it is essential that designers are aware of the complete picture, and that researchers from these interdependent disciplines meet and exchange ideas and challenges.

The RESCUE workshop establishes an open forum bringing together the security community with the reliability, testing and verification communities to encourage fruitful discussions and collaborations involving researchers from both academic and industrial sectors. The workshop targets at designers of hardware and software layers of computing systems.

Important dates

  • Regular submissions: CLOSED
  • Early registration deadline: April 14, 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline: May 15, 2017


  • Work-in Progress Poster abstract submission: April 28, 2017 (the regular submission procedure applies)
  • Work-in Progress Poster notification: 48h


  • Keynotes by professors Israel Koren (Univ. Massachusetts, US), Miroslaw Malek (Univ. Lugano, CH), Peter Langendörfer (IHP, DE)
  • Industrial invited talks
  • Joint Wine&Cheese Panel with the parallel Fringe Workshop TESTA
  • Oral and poster technical presentations

Paper submission

RESCUE 2017 is looking forward to novel ideas, overview, application or position papers on topics (including but not limited to) of security, reliability, quality, i.e. testing/verification, and interdependency of these disciplines. Submissions can be made in form of abstracts (2-4 pages) or full papers (6 pages) prepared according to the IEEE format and submitted using the EasyChair webpage Accepted abstracts will be published as informal proceedings online on the web page of the RESCUE 2017 workshop. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop.

Workshop location

The RESCUE 2017 Workshop is organised as an ETS17 Fringe Workshop. It will be held at the Amathus Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus. The detailed information about location, travel, accommodation and registration can be found at the ETS17 conference web page.

The workshop is supported in part by the H2020 MSCA ITN RESCUE project.


General Co-Chairs

Francesco Regazzoni, U. Lugano, CH,

Maksim Jenihhin, Tallinn UT, EE,

Programme Co-Chairs

Ofer Hadar, BGU, IL,

Matteo Sonza Reorda, POLITO, IT,

Programme Committee

D. Alexandrescu, iROC, FR
S. Bhasin, NTU, SG
F. De Santis, TUM, DE
O. Hadar, BGU, IL
S. Hamdioui, TU Delft, NL
M. Jenihhin, Tallinn UT, EE
M. Krstic, IHP, DE
N. Mentens, KULeuven, BE
A. Miele, POLIMI, IT
E. O’Sullivan, QUB, UK
C. Pilato, USI, CH
J. Raik, Tallinn UT, EE
F. Regazzoni, USI, CH
C. Sauer, Cadence, DE
G. Selimis, IID, NL
H. Seudie, Bosch, DE
M. Sonza Reorda, POLITO, IT
H.T. Vierhaus, BTU Cottbus, DE

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