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DEPEND 2016 : The Ninth International Conference on Dependability


When Jul 24, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016
Where Nice, France
Submission Deadline Apr 11, 2016
Notification Due May 1, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 14, 2016
Categories    dependability   big data   trust   adaptability

Call For Papers

1st CfP: DEPEND 2016 || July 24 - 28, 2016 - Nice, France



Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to:

- DEPEND 2016, The Ninth International Conference on Dependability

The submission deadline is March 9, 2016.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to one of the IARIA Journals:


============== DEPEND 2016 | Call for Papers ===============


DEPEND 2016, The Ninth International Conference on Dependability

General page:

Submission page:

Event schedule: July 24 - 28, 2016 - Nice, France


- regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]

- short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]

- ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: slide only [slide-deck posted at]

- presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at]

- demos: two pages [posted at]

- doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

- mini symposia: see

- workshops: see

- tutorials: [slide-deck posed on]

- panels: [slide-deck posed on]

Submission deadline: March 9, 2016

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the editorial rules:

DEPEND 2016 Topics (for topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Call for Papers:


Dependability facets

Fundamentals on dependability; Formalisms for dependability; Managing and control in dependable systems; Inter-system and intra-system dependability; Operational and non-operational requirements; Software and hardware dependability; Dependability design and specification; Synchronization mechanisms and dependency exception handing; Data protection, recoverability, fault-tolerance; Trust and dependability; Static and dynamic dependability; Time-oriented or time-agnostic dependability; Dependability perimeter and dependability models; Stability and convergence on dependable features and systems; Dependability discovery; Dependability control and self-management; Dependability degradation of running software and services

Adaptability and (self)adaptability

Fundamental models and adaptability mechanisms; Principles of (self)adaptability; Adaptive replication models and protocols; Adaptable structures and behaviors; Context-aware adaptability; Perceived dependability and adaptability; Adaptive and reflexive models and protocols; Management and control of (self)adaptable systems; Platforms and tool supporting (self)adaptability; Autonomic and autonomous adaptation

Adaptability and dependability

Dependability and adaptability for functional and non-functional features; Software rejuvenation; Adaptability and dependability gap; Adaptability and dependability as complementing features; Context-aware adaptable and dependable design; Inter- and intra-systems transactions; Enforcing mechanisms for application level fault tolerance; Explicit and implicit control of quality of service and contracts; Dependability and adaptability in cloud and autonomic computing; Verification and validation of highly adaptable and dependable systems; Scalability aspects in dependable and adaptable systems; Research projects and topics on dependability and adaptability; Standards on system dependability and adaptability

Big Data and dependability

Techniques for big data security analysis; Stream event processing system; Security for big data platforms (e.g., Storm, Hadoop, S4); Real-time optimization methods for big data processing platforms.

Dependability and security

Integration of security, dependability, and adaptability concepts; Building and preserving scalable, secure and resilient architectures; Security models/architectures and threat models; Trade-off and negotiation of dependability and security properties; Dependability modeling and dynamic management policies; Verification and validation (including model checking) of dependable software architectures; Real time detection and recovery capabilities against intrusions, malfunctions and failures; Redundancy and reconfiguration architectures; Integrated response architectures; Planning of optimal configurations for anticipated operational modes; Modeling of networks and Information Systems; Simulation of modeled configurations; Fast reconfiguration with priority to critical services; Incident (including intrusion) detection and quick containment

Trust and system dependability

Semantics and models of trust; Dynamics of trust; Trust negotiation and management; Trusted systems from untrusted parts; Trust-based secure architectures; Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis; Trust in peer-to-peer and open source systems; Trust in mobile networks; Trust management, reputation management, and identity management; Trust, security, and dependability

Dependability, adaptability, and new technologies

Dependability and adaptability in service oriented architectures; Principles for adaptive and dependable distributed systems; Dependability and adaptability in P2P and overlay systems; Middleware protocols and mechanisms to support adaptability and dependability; Adaptability and dependability in mobile and pervasive systems; Service composition in highly dependable and adaptable environments; Dynamic, loosely-coupled, and ad-hoc environments; Group membership services in failure scenarios with network partitions; Social networks and dependability in dynamic communities; Cross-organization heterogeneity; Aerospace system dependability; Dependable software for life critical applications


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