Visible to the public 2015 HCSS Conference Update

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Dear HCSS Community Member:

Thanks to everyone who has registered to attend the 2015 HCSS Conference scheduled for May 5-7, 2015 at the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. Online registration to attend the conference is available at http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference/registration. We encourage those of you who have not registered to do so as soon as possible.

We are pleased to inform you that the full program agenda is now available online at http://cps-vo.org/group/hcss_conference/program. The conference, originally scheduled to conclude on Friday, May 8 will now end on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Daily themes for this year's program are Proof Engineering, Sustainable Integrity, and Privacy. Our 2015 keynote speakers will be Tim Fraser (DARPA), Gerwin Klein (NICTA), and Shantanu Rane (PARC).

You are also welcome to attend the 15th Software Certification Consortium (SCC) meeting scheduled for May 3-4 that is co-located again this year with the HCSS Conference. The Software Certification Consortium is a group of researchers/practitioners who are interested in the development and certification of high integrity systems. SCC typically meets twice a year, and the themes of the meetings are designed to contribute to a long-term SCC work plan. The theme for the May 2015 meeting is "It's all about the evidence: Evidence for Assurance". This theme follows on from the theme in from the highly successful January 2015 meeting (hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission), which was "The road to a cyber-physical system with designed-in assurance". The May meeting will include talks and discussion on: the role of expert judgement in assurance; evidence related to requirements validation; the use of tools related to evidence; experimental evidence; and domain specific evidence. One of the ways SCC meetings differ from traditional conferences and workshops is the blocks of time are dedicated to discussion and active breakout sessions. Part of the May SCC meeting discussion sessions will draw connections to HCSS theme of Proof Engineering and Evidence.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Historic Inns of Annapolis at the government per diem rate of $121/per night + tax. The reduced rates are available Sunday, May 3 through Thursday, May 7, 2015. We strongly advise you to reserve your room as soon as possible. The cut-off date for the reduced rate has been extended to Wednesday, April 15, 2015. You may make your reservations online or by calling the hotel at 800.847.8882. When calling, please mention the special rate for the 'HCSS Conference'.

Should you have any questions, please contact the conference organizers at hcss@cps-vo.org.

Sincerely,
2015 HCSS Conference Planning Committee