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14th International TÜV Rheinland Symposium

Functional Safety and Cyber Security in Industrial Applications

05/11/2021 - 05/12/2021 Köln (Germany)

New date for Symposium

Corona virus: TÜV Rheinland constantly evaluates the situation and makes appropriate decisions

The health and safety of our customers, partners and employees is a top priority for TÜV Rheinland.

It is therefore also important for us to react with great care to the current developments regarding the spread of the corona virus.

The symposium will be rescheduled to May 11 and 12, 2021 in Cologne, Germany at the TÜV Rheinland headquarters.

Further details about the program of the Symposium will be published here from January 2021 on.

Scope / Topics of the Symposium

The 14th International TÜV Rheinland Symposium in Cologne, Germany will present technical hands-on speeches / presentations referring to Functional Safety and Cyber Security of various industrial application areas.

All topics shall address manufacturers, integrators, end users, assessors, inspectors, authorities of electrical/ electronic/programmable electronic safety-related products and systems.

  • Speakers shall present technical developments and trends of state-of-the-art technology in Functional Safety and Cyber Security in automation considering the global market.
  • Product presentations as well as presentations referring to fundamentals of Functional Safety and Cyber Security will not be accepted.

The Symposium will be held bilingual – in German and English - with simultaneous translation.


  • Speakers will have 30 minutes time to present their speech.
  • Questions shall be asked and answered after the speech session

Submission of Abstracts

Speakers are requested to submit an abstract which details the contents of their speech.

  • Receipt of abstracts: by December 10, 2019


Speakers will be informed by email, if their speech has been accepted to the program of the 14th TÜV Rheinland Symposium.

  • Notification of acceptance: by January 31, 2020

Final Papers and Presentations

Authors are requested to submit their presentation in Power-Point format (ppt) only. Presentations in pdf-format will not be accepted.

  • Receipt of final presentation by April 1, 2020.

Presentations shall be in POWER POINT only.

All presentations will be published and made available from the website in May 2020 (after Symposium).

Please submit your abstract and presentation to:

Topics of interest are:

  • International Standards (IEC 61508 / IEC 61511 / IEC 62061, ISO 13849 / ISO 26262): Contents / Status / Maintenance
  • Relevance of FS and Cyber Security Standards in different regions (Europe / North America / China / Asia Pacific)
  • Examples and trends of applications in different industries: Process Industry, Oil & Gas / Machinery / Energy / Automotive
  • Functional Safety and/or Cyber Security Management Systems
  • Human Factor / Competence of People
  • Field Instrumentation: Networks (Communication / Safety / Security); Application Software; Verification / Validation; Relevance of Accreditation; Cyber Security (IEC 62443 series, ISASecure).

Venue: TÜV Rheinland Köln
TÜV Rheinland Group
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Köln
Event Dates: 05/11/2021 - 05/12/2021

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