IWSSS 2019 is organized in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Electronics, Computers & Artificial Intelligence - ECAI 2019

IWSSS 2019 is the 7th edition of the International Workshop on Systems Safety & Security, a prestigious scientific event focused on topics of growing importance in the global political, military and economic context. The workshop topics are related to increasing the security and safety of the systems that are key components of critical infrastructures such as energy production and distribution, water and wastewater management, defence, healthcare providers, transportation systems and communications.
The previous editions of our workshop brought together renowned professors and researchers, practitioners and implementers from industry, young scientists and specialists from all over the world. IWSSS is a real bridge between academia and industry.
The quality and international visibility of the workshop are certified by the fact that the papers presented at the previous editions were published in IEEE Xplore and indexed by Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (ISI) (editions 2013 – 2017, edition 2018 is pending publishing in IEEE Xplore and ISI indexing).

Workshop Topics

  • Systems security & safety
  • Formal methods for security
  • Data security and privacy in critical systems
  • Physical and logical access control
  • Biometric identification of persons
  • Malware detection, modelling and analysis methods
  • Security assessment, pentesting, vulnerability evaluation
  • Wireless sensor networks security
  • Artificial intelligence used in the field of safety and security
  • Assets tracking, monitoring and surveillance solutions
  • Advanced encryption techniques

Publishing opportunities

This year IWSSS team has a partnership with MDPI Information Journal (ISSN 2078-2489; CODEN: INFOGG). The extended versions of selected papers presented at IWSSS 2019 will be published in the Information Journal - Special Issue "Advanced Topics in Systems Safety and Security".

Information is an Open-Access journal indexed in a large number of prestigious databases: Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (ISI - Emerging Sources Citation Index), Scopus, DBLP (Universitat Trier), EI Compendex.

The article processing charge (APC) for publishing in MDPI Information is 1000 CHF, but it will be waived for the authors of the extended papers selected from IWSSS 2019.


6 yearly editions since 2013 having more that 30 participants each year

International environment, workshop attended by authors from more that 25 countries

All papers were published in IEEE Xplore

Papers from 2013 - 2017 editions were indexed by Clarivate ISI

Previous editions

  • IWSSS 2013 - 11.10-13.10.2013 - Sinaia, Romania - IEEE Xplore & ISI Indexed;
  • IWSSS 2014 - 23.10-25.10.2014 - Bucharest, Romania - IEEE Xplore & ISI Indexed;
  • IWSSS 2015 - 25.06-27.06.2015 - Bucharest, Romania - IEEE Xplore & ISI Indexed;
  • IWSSS 2016 - 30.06-02.07.2016 - Ploiesti, Romania - IEEE Xplore & ISI Indexed;
  • IWSSS 2017 - 29.06-01.07.2017 - Targoviste, Romania - IEEE Xplore & ISI Indexed;
  • IWSSS 2018 - 28.06-30.06.2018 - Iasi, Romania - Accepted for publishing in IEEE Xplore & pending ISI indexing;

Important Dates

19.05  03.06.2019

Paper submission deadline

02.06  10.06.2019

Notification of acceptance


Camera-ready paper & registration

27 - 29.06.2019

ECAI Conference & IWSSS Workshop

Author Info

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers electronically using EasyChair system.
Papers submitted for presentation should contain original research, not published or being considered for publication elsewhere.
All materials must be written in English.
The participants must prepare the full version of their paper following IEEE Conference Submission Standards.
The Word template can be downloaded from this link.

Maximum six pages A4 in double column format are allowed. Authors may upload longer manuscript up to a maximum of eight pages total. However, each page in excess of six will incur a supplementary charge.

The papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the International Scientific Committee. The corresponding author of each paper will be notified of the result by e-mail.If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the workshop and present the paper.
As a part of the procedure, authors of accepted papers must send us a signed Copyright Form for each paper. Missing this document may lead to paper unpublishing.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be published in IEEE Xplore database and submitted for indexing to Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (ISI).

Registration Fees

  • 200 EUR (10% off for IEEE members; 20% off for IAS members);
  • 100 EUR - second paper fee;
  • 500 RON - Workshop Fee for Romanian participants;
  • 250 RON - Workshop Fee for Young Romanian researchers (PhD students).

Scientific & Organising Committees

IWSSS 2019 Scientific Committee

  • Emil Pricop, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
  • Members:
  • Darine Ameyed, ÉTS Montreal, Canada
  • Ion Bica, Military Technical Academy, Romania
  • Nitul Dutta, Marwadi University, Gujarat, India
  • Jaouhar Fattahi, Laval University, Canada
  • Ali Hessami, Vega Systems, UK
  • Mariam Ibrahim, German-Jordanian University, Jordan
  • Loretta Ichim, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Octavian Ionescu, NIRD Microtechnologies, Bucharest, Romania
  • Mohamed Mejri, Laval University, Canada
  • Sanda Mihalache, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
  • Dan Popescu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Gabriel Radulescu, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
  • Pavol Sokol, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia
  • Grigore Stamatescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Workshop Program Committee

  • To Be Announced

Organising Committee

  • Emil Pricop, Petroleum-Gas University, Ploiesti, Romania
  • Members:
  • Jaouhar Fattahi, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
  • Grigore Stamatescu, Politehnica University, Bucharest, Romania
  • Octavian Ionescu, NIRD Microtechnologies, Bucharest, Romania

Workshop Location

University of Pitesti
1, Targu din Vale Street
Pitesti, 110040, Romania

More information regarding conference location and accomodation can be found on ECAI Conference (host conference) Website.


If you have any questions regarding IWSSS 2019 you can use our contact form or the contact data below:

Emil PRICOP, PhD Eng.

Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics Department
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
București Blvd., nr. 39, RO-100680, Ploiești, România
E-mail: emil.pricop [at] upg-ploiesti [dot] ro

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