Call for papers

QA&TEST 2021 Safety and Security – Second edition

QA&TEST Embedded, the International Conference on Software Testing and QA for embedded and complex systems held annually in October in Bilbao and organised by SQS, has the pleasure to launch the second edition of the conference QA&TEST Safety and Security, focused on how to approach, in an integrated way, safety and security aspects. It is a fact that, nowadays it is not even possible to think of a system being safe without being secure; systems are increasingly more complex and we must therefore use technologies and approaches to address this complexity. This is the context where the Conference QA&TEST Safety and Security has emerged, as a response to this growing need in the industry with the profound analysis that the subject requires. QA&TEST Safety and Security will therefore hold its second edition on the 17th and 18th of March 2021 with an entirely online format so SQS will offer two annual meeting points: The conference focused on Testing and QA for embedded systems in October and the conference on Safety and Security in March.

QA&TEST Safety and Security. Call for papers is open

Deadline for sending proposals: until January 15th 2021

The programme of this second edition of QA&TEST Safety and Security will be selected through a call for papers and all the proposals received will be evaluated by our international technical committee. We are looking for papers addressing the intertwining of Safety and Security in Complex systems in a systematic, technical and cost-efficiently way. Different approaches to Design, Verification and Validation and/or standardization addressing Safety and Security in an integrated way will be welcome. Besides, papers reflecting challenges on a sectorial basis (critical infrastructures, railway, aeronautics, automobile..) will also be evaluated.

How to submit a paper

QA&TEST Safety and Security Call for papers will close on January 15th and we are open to receive 45 minutes presentations (+10 minutes for questions) The evaluation will be based on the relevance of the topic addressed for the objectives of the conference and on the quality and innovative content of the document submitted. A short video (3-5 minutes) presenting yourself, your paper, its novelty and the relevance for the conference will be much welcome and valued!

*** Please note that we are looking for unique presentations so please declare if the paper has been presented (or is under submission) in any other conference. If so, please indicate where and outline shortly to which extend the two presentations differ.


Tutorial or Presentation Template

Introduction Video

Additional information

Contributors may add any additional information they consider of interest for the evaluation of the paper (draft of the presentation, more detailed information, video,…)

Download the template and send all the documentation using the submission platform.

The International Committee of Experts from QA&TEST will select the most relevant papers and the results will be published during February 2021. Papers should be sent in English.

So, send your paper today and don’t miss this extraordinary event to be held online on 17th and 18th of March 2021.