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DependSys 2015 : The First International Symposium on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys2015)


When Nov 18, 2015 - Nov 20, 2015
Where Zhangjiajie, China
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2015
Notification Due Sep 5, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2015
Categories    dependability   reliability and fault   sensor, cloud, big data system   communications

Call For Papers

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.

Authors of selected, high-quality papers of the symposium would be invited to submit their improved
versions to one of SCI & EI indexed Special Issues (confirmed), including:

(1) Information Sciences - Elsevier (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 4.038) (
Special Issue on Dependability in Parallel and Distributed Systems and Applications (

(2) Future Generation Computer Systems - Elsevier (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 2.786)
Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Big Data Clouds (
Special Issue on Middleware Services for Heterogeneous Distributed Computing (MidHDC) (

(3) Mobile Information Systems - Hindawi (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 1.789)
(4) Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience - Wiley (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 0.784)
(5) IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 0.191)
(6) IEEE Transactions on Big Data (EI Indexed)
(7)* International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE) - INDERSCIENCE (EI Indexed)
(8)* International Journal of Embedded Systems (IJES) - INDERSCIENCE (EI Indexed)
(9)* International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN) - INDERSCIENCE (EI Indexed)

*The conference will invite some authors whose papers are accepted by the conference to publish their improved papers directly in these EI-indexed journal special issues, which will NOT appear in the conference proceedings. Invited authors will get such invitations sooner after they get author notifications from the conference.

You are Welcome to Attend all 7+ Keynote Speeches* Shared by Co-Located IEEE PRDC 2015/ICA3PP 2015
Conferences as below:

Keynote Speaker 1: Dr. John C.S. Lui, Fellow of ACM, Fellow of IEEE
Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Keynote Speaker 2: Dr. Sy-Yen Kuo, Fellow of IEEE
Dean and Professor at Taiwan University, Taiwan

Keynote Speaker 3: Dr. Jiannong Cao, Fellow of IEEE
Head and Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Keynote Speaker 4: Dr. Kazuhiko Iwasaki
Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Keynote Speaker 5: Dr. Wanlei Zhou, Senior Member of IEEE
Alfred Deakin Professor, Chair of Information Technology at Deakin University, Australia

Keynote Speaker 6: Dr. Hai Jin, Senior Member of IEEE
Dean and Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Keynote Speaker 7: Dr. Sean He, Senior Member of IEEE
Professor at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia

Introduction to scenic spots in Zhangjiajie and its nearby Phoenix Ancient Town.
Please check "Tour Reservation" page at the conference website for more information.


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

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

Sponsored by:
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science [EI-Indexed]

Venue & Dates:
Zhangjiajie, China, November 18-20, 2015

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 intrusions, reliability/availability/sustainability/adaptability/heterogeneity/security/safety, and so on.

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 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

(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 (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).

(1) Paper Submission Deadline: July 30, 2015
(2) Author Notification: August 15, 2015
(3) Camera-Ready Paper Due: September 15, 2015
(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

Program Committee Members (in alphabetical order)
(Please refer to the DependSys 2015 website:

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

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs
Fang Qi, Central South University, China
Qin Liu, Hunan University, China
Hongzhi Xu, Jishou University, China

Finance Co-Chairs
Pin Liu, Central South University, China
Wang Yang, Central South University, China

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).

Please, accept our apologies in case of multiple copies of this CFP
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