Call for Papers for the Third International Symposium on Dependability

in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications

(DependSys 2017)


Guangzhou University, China
Fordham University, USA

Technical Co-Sponsorship:
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

Venue & Dates:
Guangzhou, China, December 12-15, 2017



Welcome to participate in DependSys 2017 , Guangzhou, China, December 12-15, 2017! Guangzhou, a city in spring forever, is the capital city of Guangdong Province. Guangzhou is also the third largest city in China, located in the north of the Pearl River Delta, close to Hong Kong and Macau. With evergreen plants and flowers blooming all year round, the city has an alias of "City of Flowers". Guangzhou is one of the first batch of 24 historical and cultural cities released by the State Council, with more than 2200 years of history and profound cultural heritage, and also a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road. Guangzhou is one of the most famous tourist resorts in China, with a lot of tourist sites, such as Baiyun Mountain, Guangzhou Tower, and Yuexiu Park.

The DependSys 2017 symposium in the Third event, which is a timely event bringing together new ideas, techniques, and solutions for dependability and its issues in sensor, cloud, and big data systems and applications. The first event (DependSys 2016) was held in Zhangjiajie, China, which was of a great success. 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 2017 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 intrusions, reliability, availability, sustainability, adaptability, heterogeneity, security, safety, and so on.




DependSys2017 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)

      · 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 systems

      · Dependability in automotive systems

      · Dependable computing clouds for cyber-physical systems

      · Dependable integration between sensor systems and the cloud

      · Dependability in big data systems

      · Safety-critical systems and software

      · Software system security


(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




All papers in PDF format need to be submitted electronically through the symposium website ( 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 in Springer LNCS format (or up to 14 pages with the pages over length charge), including tables, figures, references and appendices. 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.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:

September 20, 2017 (Firm)

Author Notification:

October 05, 2017

Camera-Ready Papers Due:

October 25, 2017

Conference Dates:

December 12-15, 2017




Please email inquiries concerning DependSys 2017 to:

Dr. Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan: zakirulalam AT gmail DOT and the conference organizers: (Dependsys2017 AT gmail DOT com).



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