We invite proposals for special sessions. Proposals for special sessions must include the following items:

  • Title
  • Short presentation and motivation of the significance of the topic
  • Any proposed papers to be included
  • An abstract describing the material that will be covered during the time,
  • Expected learning or abilities that will be developed in the participants

All manuscripts submitted to Special Sessions will undergo the regular revision procedure. The authors submitting papers will have the Special Session as a topic option in EDAS.

Once the Special Session is accepted, it will be announced on the Symposium website, and the session organizer will be welcome to promote it.


Please submit your proposal to the Special Sessions Submissions track listed in EDAS here: http://www.edas.info

See the Author Instructions page for detailed information on submitting an abstract.

Accepted Special Sessions

The following sessions are now soliciting papers

Sensor Reliability and Sensing System Design for Safety

In this special session, the accepted paper will cover subjects ranging from sensor and sensing system design, physic and basic working principles, electronics design to cope with safety requirements in special environments up to hardware/software integration. Sensors and sensing system reliability and availability evaluation and modelling test proving and HALT, HASS testing will be covered. Major international standards exploited in sensing and system design can be covered as well.


Marco Mugnaini, University of Siena, Italy

Ada Fort, University of Siena, Italy

Valerio Vignoli, University of Siena, Italy

Fuzzy Systems in Industry FSI'17

The development and the implementation of algorithms based on the fuzzy concept in various modern engineering applications play a very important role in order to master these systems. The decision making based on fuzzy system is one way to overcome the absence problems of complex analytic models, where the advantage of fuzzy system is that it allows to represent the behavior of these systems by if-then relations. In order to propose innovative approaches extends to the industrial branches which present a strong potential development for the modern engineering in industry. Whereas, the main aim of this proposal special session on fuzzy systems is to bring together scientists and industrial actors, to generate debate and to exchange ideas and experiences on the progress in applicative research using fuzzy tools on industry. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Fuzzy in control automation systems
  • Fuzzy modeling and identification
  • Fuzzy in decision making
  • Fuzzy in industrial diagnosis and prognostics systems
  • Fuzzy system classification and optimization
  • Fuzzy in management system
  • Fuzzy lifetime distribution modelling
  • Fuzzy reliability and failures analysis
  • Adaptive Network Based Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS)


Pr Ahmed Hafaifa, Applied Automation and Industrial Diagnostics Laboratory, University of Djelfa 17000 DZ, Algeria,

Email: hafaifa.ahmed.dz@ieee.org

Dr. Kouzou Abdellah, Applied Automation and Industrial Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Djelfa 17000 DZ, Algeria,

Email: kouzouabdellah@ieee.org

Dr. Guemana Mouloud, University of Medea, 2600 DZ, Algeria,

Email: mouloud.guemana@univ-djelfa.dz

Theoretical Foundations of System Engineering (THEFOSE)

System engineering has experienced multiple successes over the years in various industrial projects with a strong emphasis in defense and aerospace. Recently, system engineering have gained several contributions from theory however the field still lacks a strong theoretical foundation. This request for more theoretical foundations come from both academia and industry in order to make the best of system engineering practices and experience in increasingly multidisciplinary projects. Several research topics need to be addressed such as formal definitions of system engineering terms and concepts, systems semantics, complexity theory of multidisciplinary systems , formal analysis of system engineering processes and standards but also all theoretical computer science impacts on languages (e.g. SysML) and tools used by system engineers. This session contributors will also provide papers discussing the integration of quantitative methods into MBSE methods and processes. Examples of quantitative methods include formal methods, value driven design, petri-nets, design space optimization, etc. This session will also accept papers on the integration of the quantitative methods into SysML and its variants. Finally, the session will also call for papers proposing new research directions and tutorial papers in the theoretical foundations of system engineering.


Dr. William Edmonson
NC A&T State University
National Institute of Aerospace
100 Exploration Way
Hampton, VA 23666 USA
757 325-6749

Prof. Omar Hammami
828, Bvd. des Marechaux
91762 Palaiseau cedex