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Call for Papers

19th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the
Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS)
sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on ECBS

April 11-13, 2012
Novi Sad, Serbia, Europe

ECBS 2012 will be the 19th formal IEEE sponsored meeting dedicated to formulating and advancing methods, techniques and tools for the engineering of computer-based systems.

The conference is devoted to the analysis, design, development, deployment, and evolution of complex systems whose behaviour is largely determined or controlled by computers. Such systems – also called cyber-physical systems –are characterized by functional as well as dependability requirements that mandate the tight integration of information processing and physical processes. Therefore, ECBS integrates several disciplines, including software, hardware, and communication into a complete systems engineering approach.

ECBS 2012 addresses many facets that include system modeling; requirements engineering; simulation, verification and validation; architectures, software and hardware platforms, and infra structures; dependability, safety, and security; human computer interfacing; large-scale systems and system integration; engineering processes; evolution.

The conference provides a bridge between industry and academia, blending academic research and industrial developments. Papers are sought which reflect this theme, according to the following thematic tracks:

  • Adaptive Computing & Autonomic Systems
  • Distributed Systems Design & Architecture
  • ECBS Infrastructure (Tools, Platforms)
  • Embedded Real-Time Software Systems
  • Model-based System Development
  • Model-based Simulation & Validation
  • Verification & Validation
  • Domain-Specific Modeling
  • Reengineering & Reuse
  • Evolution & Change

Reports of practical solutions, trends and new system characteristics for ECBS, taking an integrated systems approach, may include application domains such as: Aeronautics, Automotive and Telematics, Industrial Automation and Process Control, Medical Systems, Smart Energy Systems, Smart Sensor Networks and Environmental Systems, Telecommunication & Internet Technology and Applications.


As in the previous years, ECBS 2012 offers to host workshops. Please contact the organizers ( for more information.

Poster Sessions

Posters and abstracts presenting work in progress are invited for a poster session. Accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings. Graduate students are especially welcome to participate.

Doctoral Symposium

The Doctoral Symposium provides a forum for PhD candidates to present work in progress and get feedback from the research community while also publishing a full paper in the IEEE proceedings.

Industrial Track

The industrial track provides a forum for short papers on results of industrial research and development.

Submission of Papers

Full papers and Doctoral Symposium papers must be 6 to max 10 pages in Computer Society Format, posters 5 pages max and industrial track papers 2 to 4 pages. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair and are requested to be allocated to one of the defined ECBS tracks. For further information see the submission guidelines on the conference web site.

For Full Papers and Doctoral Symposium Papers, the Program Committee will select a best paper award.

Important Dates

Submission of titles and abstracts07 14 November 2011 (extended)
Submission of all papers14 21 November 2011 (extended)
Notification of acceptance19 23 December 2011 (extended)
Camera-ready material for publication16 20 January 2012 (extended)
Registration deadline for authors20 January 10 February 2012 (extended)
Early registration deadline for non-authors26 February 17 February 2012 (extended)

Submission dates for workshop papers may differ, so please check separate Calls for Papers on the workshop websites.