IEEE/ICES Workshop on Safety and Security for Autonomous Systems

Slides from the resentations are now available,
Presentation by Panos Papadimitratos is available upon request, please, contact Panos directly at papadim [at] to obtain the presentation.


Autonomous systems are claimed as the main game changer in multiple industries, automotive, machinery, aerospace, consumer products. Soon cars will drive themselves on public roads, machines will construct bridges and roads in autonomous fashion and robots will do the dishes. For this future to come through, two concerns must be addressed such as safety and security. These systems shall not harm people and shall not cause economic damage due to errors, and shall be able to withstand and deal with security intrusions, protecting themselves. Safety and security are often contradictory, yet even more often they come together. Compromised submarine will no longer serve its function and may be used by an attacker to achieve its malicious purposes. This workshop will discuss safety and security aspects in different industries, bringing experts and researchers together at one place.

9:00-9:30 Coffee and registration
9:30-9:55 Relations between safety, security and privacy goals in our connected society (Karl Norrman, Ericsson Research)
9:55-10:20 Managing Safety and Security in the Context of Autonomous Construction Equipment Machines, Stephan Baumgart, Volvo CE/MdH
10:20-10:45 Safety Aspects of Unmanned Maritime System Operations (Jens-Olof Lindh, Saab Kockums)
10:45-11:00 – Break
11:00-11:25 Securing Large-Scale Cyber Physical Systems (Panos Papadimitratos, KTH)
11:25-11:50 Bringing Reliability and Security Together: Challenges and Opportunities, (Elena Dubrova, KTH)
11:50-12:20 – Discussions and debates
12:20-12:30 – Closing discussions