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RSSRail 2022

International Conference

June 1st - 2nd 2022, Paris


The 4th International Conference on Reliability, Safety and Security of Railway Systems will be postponed to the 1st and 2nd of June 2022 due to the pandemic. The papers submission deadlines for the conference Call for Papers has also been postponed. So, in 2021 the conference will be replaced by a special issue of the journal Formal Aspects of Computing (submission deadline extended: 12th July 2021). Next year, the physical event will be held in the International Union of Railways Congress Center in Paris.


Development of the complex railway systems of the future requires integrated environments and methods that support different abstraction levels and multiple views, encompassing systems architecture, safety analysis, security analysis, verification methods and tools.

In the context of the integration of railway systems into larger multi-mode transport network, of increases in the complexity of railway application and in the degree of automation in railway systems, the conference aims to bring together railway systems researchers and developers, in order to ensure that advances in research are driven by the real needs of the railway. Its other aims are :

  • to help develop technology that is usable, scalable and deployable

  • to support the provision and utilisation of advanced methods and tools

  • to present novel methods for modelling, analysis, verification and validation

  • to identify mechanisms and procedures which support evidence cases that standards are being met

RSSRail adresses challenges such as the improvement of railway systems safety, security and reliability, the reduction of production costs, time to market and running costs, the increase of railway systems capacity and reduction of their carbon emissions.

The RSSRail conferences bring together researchers and engineers interested in building critical railway applications and systems. They are working conferences in which research advances are discussed and evaluated by both investigators and developers, focusing on their potential to be deployed in industrial settings.

Submitted papers are reviewed by an international reviewing commitee composed of experts from both industrial and academic institutions.