Paris - Cité Universitaire (France)

Call for papers

The management of large-scale complex industrial systems has a considerable strategic importance for an important number of enterprises (most notably in Europe and North America). This spawned the relatively new academic field of "system architecture & engineering", producing a body of research that allows engineers to manage the increasing complexity of the technical systems they design. By its very nature, this field is at the interface between industry and academia, and requires its practitioners to be well versed in industrial application-related as well as theoretical knowledge. The ambition of the CSD&M conference is to be the meeting point of reference for the industrial and academic environments working in the design and management of complex industrial systems.

Our wish is to give to all academics and industrialists interested in complex systems the opportunity to present their work, studies or experiences. Selected papers will be accepted for a 30-minute talk or a poster session. One full day of the conference CSD&M 2013 will be dedicated to this occasion.

Important dates

  • Optional abstract pre-submission deadline : April 7, 2013
  • Submission deadline:April 21, 2013 May 5, 2013
  • Results announcement: June 28, 2013
  • Camera ready-paper deadline: July 31, 2013
  • Conference: December 4-6, 2013
  • "Best papers" awards: December 6, 2013

Submission procedure

As the CSD&M conference is both industrial and academic, there are two different submission procedures according to the type of your contribution.

  • Industrial submissions are aimed to present good practices in industry, shared experiences and case studies: either a 12-pages PDF-formatted paper or a 15-slides PowerPoint presentation is acceptable for selection purposes. Industrial contributions can be accepted either for a 30-minute talk or for a poster session.
  • Scientific submissions are aimed to present innovative methodological, technical or scientific results: a 12-pages PDF-formatted paper is necessary for selection purposes. contributions can be accepted either for a 30-minute talk or for a poster session. Subject to contribution acceptance, inclusion on the Springer proceedings book requires a 12-pages paper formatted according to specific Springer style files.
    More details can be found on the submission procedure section

Best papers awards

The Program Committee will award the best papers in acadamic/industrial and student categories. The winners will receive their award during the farewell ceremony that will take place by December 6, 2013.

  • Awards (sponsored by C.E.S.A.M.E.S. - Center of Excellence on Systems Architecture, Management, Economy & Strategy)

    • Best academic or industrial paper: 2.000€
    • Best student paper: 1.000€

Proceedings and publications

The conference proceedings will be published in a dedicated book published by Springer-Verlag (Science and Engineering).


  • Industrial domains
    • Constructors and operators of transportation systems
    • Defense and security
    • Electronics and robotics
    • Energy and environment
    • Health and welfare services
    • Media and communications
    • Software and e-services
  • Scientific and technical topics
    • Systems fundamentals (algorithmics & complexity, control theory, communications, mathematical programming, semantics, systemics, information technology, signal processing)
    • Systems architecture (needs capture, requirements development, systems modelling, simuling, optimization, sizing and specification, architectural frameworks)
    • Systems engineering (design, industrialization, integration, verification, validation, qualification, deployment, maintenance, dismantling)
    • Industrial projects (innovation management, systems project management, agile methods, test oriented methods, project office)
    • Systems metrics (architectural metrics, complexity measures, cost & delay evaluation, key performance indicators, quality of service)
    • Systems quality (analysis and covering of risks, availability, maintenability, operability, reliability, security, safety and usability analyses, tests)
    • Systemic tools (configuration management, formal verification, system behaviour analysis tools, modelling & simuling tools, test management)
  • Systems types
    • Embedded systems (electronics, health, telecoms, transport, etc.)
    • Transportation systems (aerospace, automobile, railways, ships, etc.)
    • Software systems (Internet applications, networks, operating systems, parallel and distributed systems, etc.)
    • Information systems (command, control & communication systems, enterprise information systems (BI, CRM, EII, ERP, SCM), industrial information systems (SCADA, PLM, etc.), supervision systems, etc.)
    • Systems of systems (air traffic management, management of financial systems, network centric warfare, travel reservation systems, etc.)
    • Artificial eco-systems (city planning & engineering, integrated hubs, etc.)

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