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2016 Safe and Secure Systems and Software Symposium (S5) - Save the Date!

July 12-14, 2016 | Dayton, Ohio

Dear Colleagues,

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Power and Control Division will be hosting the 2016 Safe and Secure Systems and Software Symposium (S5) on 12 - 14 July 2016 at The Crowne Plaza Dayton, Ohio. Please mark your calendars!

The Safe and Secure Systems and Software Symposium focuses on bringing together academic, industry, and government parties concerned with the safety and security of highly complex or autonomous safety critical systems. The test and evaluation, verification and validation of autonomous systems has been highlighted in several government strategic documents as the limiting factor for enabling future highly complex and autonomous systems for military and civilian use. The S5 topics will directly support the V&V of Autonomy challenges identified within the DoD S&T Autonomy Community of Interest, the AFRL Autonomy S&T strategy, and the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate. In addition, these same challenges have been identified at a national level within the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, NASA, and many others. The symposium provides an excellent venue to present current research in the verification, validation, and certification of Autonomous systems.

Call for Abstracts

You are invited to make a presentation or demonstration at this year's S5 event. More information/details will be coming out later this month regarding the Call for Abstracts; such as:

  • Topic areas with descriptions
  • Critical Dates
  • 2016 General Rules for Submitting Abstracts
  • Important Notes

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ashley Kelly at

IMPORTANT: We are still in the approval process for S5, but expect final approval within the next several weeks. Please do not book any travel arrangements yet-this is simply a Save the Date email. An email with the registration website and additional information/details will be sent out as soon as we have approval. Similar to 2015, there is no registration fee associated with the S5 event.

Thank you on behalf of the S5 Committee!