3rd Workshop on Fail Safety in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems

February 21, 2017, Hannover, Germany

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Conference aims

Medical cyber-physical systems (MCPSs) extend the notion of conventional medical devices to more complex technical systems in close connection to humans. MCPSs might acquire sensor data, control a treatment, or monitor recovery. Typically, these systems include the patient in the loop and require a high degree of dependability and fail safety. One challenge is the complex nature of physiological processes, which are often patient-specific and less deterministic than in, e.g., engineering scenarios. Another challenge is the growing complexity of medical systems and devices themselves. Hence, fail safety of a MCPS cannot be achieved within a single component or layer --- neither the software layer nor any other isolated layer ---, but requires an interdisciplinary effort addressing different aspects, including patient modelling, hardware, software, and communication. The workshop will cover these aspects, discuss software-engineering issues of MCPS, and offer the possibility for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and techniques.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together both researchers and practitioners in the field of MPCS and to gain a better understanding of the issues of fail safety as well as thetheories and technologies that may be employed for addressing it.

Contributions and topics

We welcome three types of contributions:

Following the philosophy of the main conference, contributions do not have to present original work but may be summaries of previously published results.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

All contributions should make clear reference to the issue of fail safety. Techniques and methods from other domains are explicitly solicited provided they can be applied to MCPS concerns.

Submissions should be 2-4 pages in LNI format and submitted electronically via the conference web site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fsmcpsworkshop2017. Each submission will be reviewed by two to three members of the programme committee, judging the paper on its topicality, scientific merits, and overall quality.


All accepted contributions will appear in electronic proceedings, which will be made available on the web. All authors keep their copyright.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission January 8, midnight, 2017
Notification January 13, 2017
Camera ready version January 20, 2017


PC Chairs

Alexander Schlaefer (Hamburg University of Technology)
Sibylle Schupp (Hamburg University of Technology)
Andre Stollenwerk (RWTH Aachen University)

Program Committee

Sabine Glesner (TU Berlin)
Christian Hansen (University of Magdeburg)
Michaela Huhn (Ostfalia)
Bernhard Rumpe (RWTH Aachen)
Stefan Schlichting (Drägerwerk AG)
Annette Stümpel (University of Lübeck)