Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the 9th edition of the International Workshop on Systems Safety & Security - IWSSS 2021, which will be organized this year as an e-event, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The workshop themes are of growing importance in the global political, military and economic context. Its topics are related to the security and safety of the systems, which are key components of critical infrastructures such as energy production and distribution, water and wastewater management, defense, healthcare providers, transportation systems, and communications. A special theme this year is the security of e-learning and remote working systems, extensively used due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The papers presented in the previous editions were high-quality woks, published in IEEE Xplore and indexed by Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (ISI). The papers from the last edition (IWSSS 2020) are currently pending ISI indexing.

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
•	Systems security & safety;
•	Formal methods for security;
•	Data security and privacy in critical systems;
•	Physical and logical access control;
•	Biometric identification of persons;
•	Malware detection, modeling, and analysis methods;
•	Security assessment, pen testing, vulnerability evaluation;
•	Risk assessment methods and case studies;
•	Wireless sensor networks security;
•	Artificial intelligence used in the field of safety and security;
•	Asset tracking, monitoring, and surveillance solutions;
•	Advanced encryption techniques.

IWSSS 2021 is organized in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Electronics, Computers & Artificial Intelligence - ECAI 2021 (http://ecai.ro).

It is an honor to invite you and your colleagues to submit your valuable papers to IWSSS 2021.

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Important dates:

Regular Paper Submission Deadline: 3rd June 2021
Regular Paper Notification of Acceptance Due: 10th June 2021
Camera-ready Paper & Registration Due: 16th June 2021
ECAI 2021 & IWSSS 2021 Conference Days: 01-03 July 2021 (On-line event)
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Detailed information about our workshop, paper submission, and the paper template can be found on https://iwsss.org. 

Yours,

Emil Pricop, Ph.D., Eng.
IWSSS 2021 Chair
Associate Professor
Head of the Automatic Control, Computers & Electronics Department
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
e-mail: emil.pricop@upg-ploiesti.ro
web: https://iwsss.org