Konferenz mit Publikum
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016 , Graz, Austria

4th International Workshop on Risk Assessment and Risk-driven Quality Assurance (RISK)

In conjunction with 28th International Conference on Testing Software and Systems (ICTSS)

The continuous rise of software complexity with increased functionality and accessibility of software and electronic components leads to an ever-growing demand for techniques to ensure software quality, dependability, reliability and security. For instance, the recent advancement of the Internet of Things constitutes new magnitudes of attack surfaces while having little resources to defeat security attacks. The risks that software systems do not meet their intended level of quality can have severe impact on vendors, customers and even – when it comes to critical systems and infrastructures - our daily life. The precise understanding of risks, as well as the focused treatment of risks, has become one of the corner stones for critical decision within complex social and technical environments.

Traditional approaches for ensuring system quality address risk implicitly rather than systematically. However, there is a growing interest in enhancing traditional approaches for ensuring system quality by taking risk systematically into account. For instance, traditional test approaches often address risks implicitly. Systems, functions, or modules, which are known to be critical, are tested more intensively than others. The basis of such kind of test planning is often a very simple and unstructured risk assessment, which is usually performed during or in the preparation of the test process. However, we know that humans are great in planning technical environments and processes, but often fail when it comes to the intuitive estimation of related risk.

This workshop addresses risk-based approaches for ensuring the quality of software and cyber-physical systems. We are interested in innovative techniques, tools, languages and methods from industry or research, that take risk into account in the process of assurance, compliance, validation, or testing of cyber-physical systems and software. We are interested in safety, security and reliability, and in particular the intersection between these areas. In this year's edition, contributions that address reliability or the Internet of Things are particularly encouraged.

Accepted revised papers will be published as a post-proceedings in a special RISK 2016 Springer LNCS volume as it was for the RISK 2015 edition.

Program committee (to be completed):

•    Ina Schieferdecker (TU Berlin/Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
•    Ketil Stolen (SINTEF ICT, Norway)
•    Ruth Breu (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
•    Ron Kenett (KPA Ltd. and Univ. of Torino, Italy)
•    Sardar Muhammad Sulaman (Lund University, Sweden)
•    Markus Schacher (KnowGravity Inc., Switzerland)
•    Rudolf Ramler (Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria)
•    Alessandra Bagnato (Softeam, France)
•    Kenji Taguchi (AIST, Japan)
•    Zhen Ru Dai (University of Applied Science Hamburg, Germany)
•    Fredrik Seehusen (SINTEF ICT, Norway)
•    Michael Felderer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
•    Jürgen Großmann (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
•    Per Håkon Meland (SINTEF, Norway)
•    Luca Compagna (SAP Labs, France)
•    Fabio Martinelli (CNR-IIT Pisa, Italy)
•    Jörn Eichler (Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany)
•    Bruno Legeard (Femto-ST, France)
•    Xiaoying Bai (Tsinghua University, China) 


•   Jürgen Großmann (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
•   Michael Federer (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

•   Fredrik Seehusen (SINTEF ICT, Norway)