ECBS 2024
Tue 10 - Thu 12 September 2024 Ilmenau

ECBS 2024: 9th International Conference on Engineering of Computer-based Systems

The Technische Universität Ilmenau is organizing the conference, which will be held on September 10-12, 2024, under the theme “Engineering of Complex Hard and Software Systems”.

The ECBS integrates software, hardware, and communication perspectives of systems engineering through its many facets including system modeling, artificial intelligence, requirements specification, simulation, architectures, safety, security, reliability, system integration, verification and validation, and project management. The conference bridges industry and academia, blending academic research and industrial development.

The Best Paper Award will be presented to the best paper at the conference.

Conference Reception

During the first evening of the conference, Tuesday 10th, there is a welcome reception. More details will be announced.

Conference Dinner

On Wednesday 11th, we will have a reserved bus driving us to the evening event and dinner. More details will be announced.

Call for Papers


The Engineering of Computer-Based Systems conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present research results, experiences, and challenges in the field of systems and software engineering. Systems and Software Engineering are about applying scientific principles to design, develop, verify, evaluate, and maintain software while coping with complexity, helping to avoid omissions and invalid assumptions, managing real-world changing issues, and producing the most efficient, economical, and robust solutions. The principles of such a traditional understanding of the field become challenged when Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) algorithms and components are part of the digital system to be developed. Building, operating, and maintaining AI-based systems differ from developing and maintaining traditional software systems. In AI-based systems, the system behavior is inferred from training data, so developing these systems requires interdisciplinary collaborative teams of data scientists and software engineers. One must explore and adapt system software engineering principles to develop and evolve AI-based systems.

This year’s ECBS conference theme is “Engineering of Complex Hard and Software Systems”. Responsible AI frameworks aim to mitigate or eliminate the risks and dangers that AI/ML poses. For this, AI models should be transparent, fair, secure, and reliable, to say the least.

We welcome submissions describing novel research results, tools supporting systems and software engineering, academic and industrial prototypes, and results of applied research, experimental development, and evaluations in the fields of systems and software engineering.


ECBS 2024 welcomes submissions addressing any topic involving digital computing machines, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

  • Autonomous systems and self-adaptation
  • Embedded and cyber-physical systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Smart Homes and Cities
  • Formal methods
  • Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering for AI-based systems
  • Combined Machine learning and Formal methods for verification
  • Parallel and distributed systems
  • Performance analysis and testing
  • Privacy and security
  • Software services and cloud-based systems
  • Software testing
  • Requirements engineering
  • Software Architectures
  • Verification and Validation
  • Model-based Design and Development
  • Industrial applications and experimental evaluation


ECBS 2024 accepts submissions of four kinds:

Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D work. These papers are assigned a 16-page limit, excluding references.

Short paper: On-going work must present factual, nontrivial preliminary research results, proofs of concepts, or exploratory studies. Per reviewers’ comments, a “Regular Paper” manuscript may be conditionally accepted as a “Short Paper” should necessary content improvements and length reduction be able to be done in time. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit, including references.

Tool demonstration papers: Submissions describing the design and implementation of a software tool or framework. The tool/framework described in a tool demonstration paper should be publicly available. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit, including references.

Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a strict 4-page length, including references. Due to the distinction between indexed short papers and not indexed posters, the latter must be exactly 4 pages long.

All papers will be subjected to a “single-blind review” by at least three members of the Program Committee. The Conference Chairs can reject or accept a paper based on the reviews and discussions with the PC members. Borderline papers can be accepted as another type of submission.

Supplementary materials, such as links to software implementation and datasets used for experiments, may also be submitted, but the paper should be self-contained.

To be confirmed: Accepted submissions are planned to be published in Springer’s LNCS series as conference post-proceedings. Papers have to adhere to Springer’s LNCS format (LaTeX or Word templates):

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the post-proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for ECBS 2024. Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters based on the decision of the program chairs. Papers have to be submitted electronically via EasyChair, by the deadline via the link below:

Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ECBS 2024. In addition, by submitting the paper the authors declare that they agree to Springer’s plagiarism standard and guidelines (