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RSDA 2014 : The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (co-located with ISSRE 2014)


When Nov 3, 2014 - Nov 6, 2014
Where Naples, ITALY
Submission Deadline Aug 24, 2014
Notification Due Sep 9, 2014
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2014
Categories    engineering   privacy   big data   cloud

Call For Papers

*** NEXT Workshop Edition: ***

Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA) 2016
co-located with the 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP DSN, Toulouse (FR) - Jun 28, 2016




The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA 2014) is co-located with the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) being held in November 3-6, 2014, Naples, ITALY.

RSDA 2014 follows its past successful edition held at DSN 2013. RSDA Committees ensure a balanced mix between academic and industrial participation, and cutting-edge research areas and application domains.


We are pleased to announce that the RSDA 2014 keynote talk will be given by Brendan Murphy of Microsoft Research, UK. For more information, visit the RSDA keynote page (



The inherent potential of reliability and security data is well recognized by academia and industry for assessing dependability properties of computer systems and operational networks, and improving the engineering process. Analysis of textual logs and numeric data produced under real workload conditions by applications, systems, and networks, intrusion detection systems, and issue trackers plays a key role for engineers and practitioners. Nevertheless, in spite of decades of research and methodological advances, data analysis in this specific area keeps posing challenging research questions due to the heterogeneity, volume and velocity of the collected data, the lack of systematic end-to-end analysis procedures, the increasing diversity of analysis objectives and emerging application domains in critical areas.


The workshop aims to concentrate ideas and contributions from academic and industrial organizations addressing reliability and security aspects of computer systems and networks through data analysis. The past RSDA edition has established a forum to stimulate scientific research and discuss analysis techniques, procedures and tools that are currently adopted to manage, analyze or evaluate reliability and security data sets. The expected output of the workshop is to keep fostering synergies between researchers and industrial bodies of different research communities concerned by RSDA and establishing the agenda of future research activities in the area.


The workshop addresses the following topics:

- System logs and security-related data collection, processing and management;
- Reliability and security evaluation and modeling;
- Security monitoring and control;
- Improving reliability and security through data analysis;
- Benchmarking techniques to assess reliability and security;
- Novel tools for reliability and security data analysis;
- Big data analytics for reliability and security assessment;
- Advances and challenges in reliability and security data analysis;
- Analytical and simulation studies;
- Issue and defect analysis;
- System diagnosis and root cause analysis;
- Experience reports and data analysis in real-world systems.

Relevant application areas include, but are not limited to:

- Distributed systems, smart grids and critical infrastructures;
- Cloud computing infrastructures;
- Operational networks and network applications;
- Real-time and embedded systems;
- Database and transactional systems
- Operating systems;
- Email and Web-based information systems;
- Secure and intrusion tolerant systems.


Submissions must not exceed 6 pages in length and conform to the IEEE conference proceedings style, must be made electronically and imply the willingness of at least one of the authors to attend the workshop, if accepted.

Accepted submissions will be included in the ISSRE 2014 IEEE supplemental Proceedings and on IEEE Xplore as workshop papers. Submission link and instructions are available at the webpage


Paper Submission: 24 August, 2014
Notification: 9 September, 2014
Camera Ready: 15 September, 2014



Brendan Murphy, Microsoft Research (


Antonio Pecchia, Federico II University of Naples (
Olivier Thonnard, Symantec Research Labs (


Marcello Cinque, Critiware
Domenico Cotroneo, Federico II University of Naples
Polo Chau, Georgia Tech
Bojan Cukic, West Virginia University
Michel Cukier, University of Maryland
Salvatore D'Antonio, Parthenope University of Naples
Catello Di Martino, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aurelien Francillon, Eurecom
Flavio Frattini, Federico II University of Naples
Dong-Seong Kim, University of Canterbury
Felix Leder, Blue Coat
Ilir Gashi, City University London
Federico Maggi, Politecnico di Milano
Karthik Pattabiraman, University of British Columbia
Leonardo Querzoni, Sapienza University of Rome
William Robertson, Northeastern University
Christian Rossow, Saarland University
Stefano Russo, Federico II University of Naples
Santonu Sarkar, Infosys
Yun Shen, Symantec Research Labs
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra
Tillmann Werner, CrowdStrike
Keun Soo Yim, Google
Leyla Yumer, Symantec Research Labs


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