SAFECOMP was established in 1979 by the European Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems, Technical Committee 7 on Reliability, Safety and Security (EWICS TC7), SAFECOMP has contributed to the progress of the state-of-the-art in dependable application of computers in safety-related and safety-critical systems. SAFECOMP is an annual event covering the experience and new trends in the areas of safety, security and reliability of critical computer applications. It provides ample opportunity to exchange insights and experience on emerging methods, approaches and practical solutions. It is a one-stream conference without parallel sessions, allowing easy networking.


The 34th edition of SAFECOMP focuses on the challenges arising from networked multi-actor systems for delivery of mission-critical services. Such services expand rapidly in all domains of life. And society has, therefore, become very vulnerable for breaches in delivery of service, thus imposing serious risks to life and limb of people. Modelling multi-actor systems, systems of systems, developing methods e.g. including using big data for understanding of and assessing risks in complex processes needed to pinpoint safety & security issues at detailed level in supporting technologies. To address such challenges, specialized methodologies, techniques and tools assisting in design, validation and certification activities should be pursued, while simultaneously assuring correctness and timeliness of critical applications.

A particular area is that of medical technology which is meant to help patients and to support health care providers to deliver care and treatment while doing the patient no unintentional harm. Networked medical systems emerge rapidly, also in the cloud. Technologies include electronic patient file software systems in network configurations. Paradigms in patient care also move rapidly from intramural care to home and self-care. Assurance of safety of patients while using these technologies thus has become a real challenge.