[Om-announce] Call for Papers for DependSys2015: the First International Symposium on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications [with high-impact SCI journals’ SI information]

Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan zakirulalam at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 06:03:33 CET 2015

DependSys 2015 | Call for Papers
The First International Symposium on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and
Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys2015)
Zhangjiajie, China, November 18-20, 2015

In Conjunction with ICA3PP 2015 [
Co-Located with IEEE PRDC 2015 [

Hosted by:
Trusted Computing Institute, Central South University, China [

Technical Sponsorship:
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science
[Authors of best, selected papers will be invited to submit their improved
extended versions to a high-impact SCI journals’ Special Issue, including
Elsevier’s Information Sciences (IF: 3.893)]

DependSys 2015 is a timely event that targets bringing together new ideas,
techniques, and solutions
for dependability and its issues in sensor, cloud, and big data systems and
applications. As we are deep
into the Information Age, we witness the explosive growth of data available
on the Internet. Human
beings are producing quintillion bytes of data every day, which come from
sensors, individual archives,
social networks, Internet of Things, enterprise and Internet in all scales
and formats. One of the most
challenging issues we face in achieving designed system performance to an
expected level, i.e., how to
effectively provide dependability in sensor, cloud, and big data systems.
These systems need to
typically run continuously, which often tend to become inert, brittle, and
vulnerable after a while.
We can observe that this trend is further stimulated by an ever-increasing
cost pressure.

The focus of DependSys 2015 is to create a forum for individuals,
academics, practitioners, and
organizations, who are developing or procuring sophisticated computer
systems on whose dependability of
services they need to place great confidence. Future systems need to close
the dependability gap in face
of challenges in different circumstances. The emphasis will be on differing
properties of such services,
e.g., continuity, effective performance, real-time responsiveness, ability
to overcome
data fault/corruption/anomaly, ability to avoid catastrophic failures,
prevention of deliberate privacy
and so on.

Scope and Interests
DependSys2015 is an international symposium for presenting and discussing
emerging ideas and trends,
algorithms and applications, systems design techniques, platforms and
tools, as well as measurement
assessment tools in all aspects of Dependability, which include but are not
limited to the following list:

(1) Fundamentals and Technologies
 + Concepts, theory, principles, standardization and modelling, and
methodologies for dependability
 + Security and privacy
 + Anomaly detection and protection
 + Dependability of sensor, wireless, and Ad-hoc networks dependability in
mobile computing
 + Dependability of software defined networks (SDN)
 + Dependability issues in clouds (e.g., cloud storage, computing)
 + Software and hardware dependability
 + Reliability and fault-tolerant computing
 + Dependability by virtualization
 + Dependability in distributed scheduling and resource management
 + Dependability issues in parallel and distributed databases
 + Dependability issues in autonomic computing
 + Dependable Biocomputing, Quantum computing, etc.
 + Dependable big data foundation and management
 + Big data privacy and security
 + Dependable IoT supporting technologies
 + Social networks and crowdsensing

(2) Systems
 + Dependable sensor systems
 + Dependability and availability issues in distributed systems
 + Cyber-physical systems (e.g. networked embedded systems, automotive,
aerospace, healthcare, smart grid systems, and so on)
 + Dependability issues in socio-technical systems
 + Dependability issues in database and transaction processing systems
 + Safety and security in distributed computing systems
 + Self-healing, self-protecting, and fault-tolerant systems
 + IoT smart sensors and systems
 + RFID Systems
 + Reliability issues in long-distance telemetry of distributed sensor
 + Dependability in automotive systems
 + Dependable computing clouds for cyber-physical systems
 + Dependable integration between sensor systems and the cloud
 + Dependability in big data systems

(3) Applications
 + Sensor and robot applications, sensor network applications
 + Big data applications
 + Cloud computing applications
 + Datacenter monitoring
 + Safety care, medical care and services, IoT-based  healthcare
 + Aerospace, industrial, and transportation applications
 + IoT Energy, smart grid, and utility applications
 + Scientific applications
 + e-commerce and e-government
 + Activity monitoring
 + Mobile sensing applications, detection and tracking

(4) Measures and Assessments
 + Dependability metrics and measures for safety, trust, faith, amenity,
easiness, comfort, and worry
 + Dependability levels and relations, assessment criteria and authority
 + Dependability assessment standards
 + Dependability measurement, modeling, evaluation, and tools
 + Dependability evaluation of parallel, distributed systems
 + Software and hardware reliability, testing, verification and validation
 + Evaluation of fault-tolerant systems
 + Evaluations and tools of anomaly detection and protection in sensor,
cloud, big data systems
 + Experimental performance of parallel & distributed systems
 + Practical experiences and prototypes

Submission and Publication Information
All papers in PDF format need to be submitted electronically through the
symposium website
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=DependSys2015). Submitted papers
must not substantially
overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously
submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be
clearly presented in English,
must not exceed 10 pages (or 14 pages with the over length charge),
including tables, figures,
references and appendixes, in Springer LNCS Format with PDF. The majority
of papers that
finally appear in the symposium will likely be the result of the symposium
solicitation. Papers will
be evaluated based on their originality, significance, relevance, and
clarity of presentation assessed
by at least three reviewers from respective research areas.

Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the
paper be accepted,
at least one of the authors will register and present the work at the
conference. All accepted papers
will be published by Springer LNCS (EI-Indexed). Authors of selected,
high-quality papers of the
symposium would be invited to submit their improved versions to one of
high-impact SCI journals'
special issue, including Elsevier’s Information Sciences (IF: 3.893; 5-Year
IF: 3.969).

Important Dates
(1) Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2014
(2) Author Notification: August 15, 2014
(3) Camera-Ready Paper Due: September 15, 2014
(4) Conference Dates:                   November 18-20, 2015

Steering Chairs
Jie Wu, Temple University, USA
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China

General Co-Chairs
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University, USA
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Central South University, China, and Temple
University, USA

Program Co-Chairs
Latifur Khan, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Joarder Kamruzzaman, Federation University and Monash University, Australia
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Publication Co-Chairs
Jin Zheng, Central South University, China
Wenjun Jiang, Hunan University, China

Program Committee Members (In alphabetical order)

Web Chair
Min Guo, Central South University, China

Please email inquiries concerning DependSys 2015 to:
Dr. Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan: zakirulalam AT gmail DOT com and the
conference organizers (dependsys AT yahoo DOT com).
Homepage: http://trust.csu.edu.cn/postdoctor/~alam/index.html

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