mo deling, v erification and testing of d ependable cri tical systems


in conjunction with 8th International Conference on Model & Data Engineering (MEDI 2018)

Marrakesh, Morocco, 24-26 October, 2018

The International Workshop DETECT 2018 ​will be held in conjunction with 8th International Conference on Model & Data Engineering (MEDI), Marrakesh, Morocco (24-26 October 2018)​. DETECT 2018 will provide to the scientific community a dedicated forum for discussing and representing experiences, state-of-the-art reports and work in-progress related to the model-based engineering on design, verification and testing of dependable critical systems.

All accepted papers will be published in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) by Springer.

Best papers will be invited for a special issue of Computer Science and Information Systems Journal (IF=0.837).


The area of critical systems represents intersection of several systems criteria based on dependability properties like availability, reliability, reparability, maintainability, etc. Due to their heterogeneity and variability, critical systems require the expertise of modeling, verification and testing domains to ensure their dependability and safety. The international workshop on moDeling, vErification and Testing of dEpendable CriTical systems (DETECT 2018) will be mainly related to the model-based system engineering paradigm. DETECT aims to create a common community from academia and industry to share best practices, tools and methodologies considering functional and/or non-functional aspects (e.g., scheduling, performance, security, safety, etc.).

Call for Contributions

Critical systems are emerging research fields where the safety is dependent upon the precise operations of the system. These systems are more and more used in different domains like avionics, railway, healthcare, under several forms (e.g., Cyber Physical Systems, Real-Time Embedded Systems, etc.) and become more complex since they can be networked and composed of heterogeneous subsystems.


Workshop topics include, but not limited to:


Workshop Co-chairs

Program Committee


DETECT 2018 invites papers in three categories. Submission guidelines for each category of paper are as follows:

  1. Regular Research papers: contributions should describe original work (10-14 pages including all text, figures, references and appendices).
  2. Industrial case studies and lessons learned papers: works with experiences and notable industrial advances using model-driven engineering technology for verification and testing purposes (6-10 pages including all text, figures, references and appendices).
  3. Short Papers and position papers: ​Research in progress, tools presentations, and new ideas ​(4-6 pages including all text, figures, references and appendices).

Each submitted paper must be original, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. ​Contributions should be written in English and be prepared using Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated by at least three reviewers.

Submissions must be in PDF format and should be made using the DETECT 2018 Easychair site:

Accepted workshop papers will be published by Springer in "Communications in Computer and Information Science".

Best selected papers from DETECT 2018 will be invited for a special issue in the Computer Science and Information Systems Journal: Science Citation Index (SCI) by Thomson Reuters (IF=0.837) (Ranked Q2 by: Selected papers must be extended in at least 30% of new material for the journal submission.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the conference to present the work. Follow this link to register to the conference.

For any question, please contact the workshop chairs directly.

Important Dates

Accepted Papers (acceptation rate: 31%)