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


In conjunction with 14th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA)

14-18 September 2020, L’Aquila, Italy


The International Workshop DETECT 2020 ​will be held in conjunction with 14th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA), L’Aquila, Italy (14-18 September 2020). DETECT 2020 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 software architecture challenges and model-based software engineering practices on design, verification and testing of dependable systems.

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

All papers presented in DETECT 2020 will be invited for a special issue in the NASA Journal - Springer:
Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering - (More details)


Critical systems are more and more used in different domains and under several forms (e.g., cyber physical systems, embedded systems, real-time systems) and become more complex since they can be networked and composed of heterogeneous subsystems. Due to their heterogeneity and variability, critical systems require the expertise of modeling, verification and testing area to ensure their dependability and safety of their software architectures. The international workshop on moDeling, vErification and Testing of dEpendable CriTical systems (DETECT) will be mainly based on model-based system engineering paradigm and software architecture challenges. Also, DETECT aims to create a common community from academia and industry to share best practices, tools and methodologies taking into account the functional and 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. With this in mind, the software architecture is one of the most challenging topics for critical dependable systems since it requires integrating solutions from experts of various domains. Also, integration of components contributed by respective domain experts is one of the key challenges in engineering software architectures. Yet, deploying for example cyber-physical and internet-of-thing systems in several critical domains requires to ensure the safety and dependability of those systems. DETECT 2020 aims to bring together researchers from participating domains with practitioners to identify new frontiers in software architecture engineering of critical dependable systems, discuss challenges raised by real-world applications, and transfer latest insights from research to industry.


Workshop topics include, but not limited to:


Workshop Co-chairs

Program Committee


DETECT 2020 invites papers in three categories. Submission guidelines for each category of paper are as follows:

  1. Regular research papers: contributions should describe original work (12-14 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 (12-14 pages including all text, figures, references and appendices).
  3. Short papers and position papers: research in progress, tools presentations, and new ideas (6-10 pages including all text, figures, references and appen- dices).

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 2020 Easychair site:

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

Accepted and presented papers in DETECT 2020 will be invited for a special issue in the NASA Journal: Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, Springer. Invited papers must be extended in at least 30% of new material for the journal submission - (More details).

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

For any question, please contact the workshop chairs directly.

  • Yassine Ouhammou: yassine.ouhammou(at)
  • Abderrahim Ait Wakrime: abderrahim.aitwakrime(at)

  • Important Dates

    Accepted Papers


    14h00 - 14h15 (UTC +2) Opening Workshop
    14h15 - 15h30 DETECT – Session 1
    [session chair : PDA]
    • Measurement-based timing analysis on heterogeneous MPSoCs: a practical approach (25mn)

      Roy Jamil, Emmanuel Grolleau, Bernard Dautreveaux and Antoine Bertout

    • A Simulator Coupling Architecture for the Creation of Digital Twins (25mn)

      Thomas Kuhn, Pablo Oliveira Antonino and Adam Bachorek

    • Integrating Runtime Verification into an Automated UAS Traffic Management System (25mn)

      Matthew Cauwels, Abigail Hammer, Benjamin Hertz, Phillip Jones and Kristin Rozier

    15h30 - 15h45 Break
    15h45 - 17h00 DETECT – Session 2
    [session chair : PDA]
    • Formal verification of run-to-completion style statecharts using Event-B (25mn)

      Karla Morris, Colin Snook, Thai Son Hoang, Geoffrey C. Hulette, Rob Armstrong and Michael Butler

    • Dependability of Model-Driven Executable DSLs: Critical Review and Solutions (25mn)

      Akram Idani

    • Awas: AADL Information Flow and Error Propagation Analysis Framework (25mn)

      Hariharan Thiagarajan, John Hatcliff and Robby


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