By Willem Ridderhof, Hans-Gerhard Gross, Heiko Doerr (auth.), Francesca Saglietti, Norbert Oster (eds.)
Since 1979, whilst it was once ?rst tested by way of the Technical Committee on Re- skill, security and safety of the ecu Workshop on business computers (EWICS TC7), the SAFECOMP convention sequence has frequently and always contributed to enhancing the state-of-the-art of hugely depe- capable computer-based platforms, because then more and more utilized to safety-relevant commercial domain names. Inthisexpandingtechnical?eldSAFECOMPo?ersaplatformforknowledge andtechnologytransferbetweenacademia,industry,researchandlicensingins- tutions, delivering plentiful possibilities for changing insights, reviews and traits within the parts of defense, reliability and safeguard relating to serious computing device purposes. in response to the transforming into unfold of severe infrastructures regarding either security and safety threats, this year’s SAFECOMP software incorporated a lot of contributions addressing technical difficulties and engineering suggestions around the border among safety-related and securi- similar issues. Thereactiontoourcallforpaperswasparticularlygratifyingandimpressive, together with 136 complete papers submitted by way of authors representing 29 international locations from Europe,Asia, North and South the US aswell asAustralia. the choice of 33 fullpapersand16shortpapersforpresentationandpublicationwasachallenging activity requiring a tremendous quantity of reviewing and organizational e?ort. In view of the quite excessive variety of articles submitted, seen sensible constraints led – to our remorse – to the rejection of a large amount of top quality paintings. To all authors, invited audio system, individuals of the overseas application Committee and exterior reviewers cross our heartfelt thank you! The neighborhood association of SAFECOMP 2007, hosted in Nuremberg, can be gratefully acknowledged.