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DependSys 2016 : The Second International Symposium on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys2016)


When Nov 16, 2016 - Nov 18, 2016
Where Zhangjiajie, China
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2016
Notification Due Sep 1, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2016
Categories    dependability   sensor, cloud   big data   system and applications

Call For Papers

DependSys 2016| Call for Papers
The Second International Symposium on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys2016),
Zhangjiajie, China, November 16-18, 2016 [Springer, EI-Indexed]

In conjunction with SpaCSS 2016 []

Hosted by:
Temple University, USA
Guangzhou University, China

Technical Co-Sponsorship:
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Venue & Dates:
Zhangjiajie, China, November 16-18, 2016

Proceedings & Special Issues:
The conference proceedings (including main conference papers and workshop papers) will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (EI indexed). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in several SCI & EI indexed special issues (to be announced soon).

The DependSys 2016 is the second 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 2015) was held at the same place, 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 2016 is to provide 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.

DependSys2016 will focus on 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
+ 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 12 pages (or 18 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.
All accepted papers will be published by Springer LNCS (EI-Indexed).

(1) Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016
(2) Author Notification: September 01, 2016
(3) Camera-Ready Paper: September 15, 2016
(4) Conference Dates: November 16-18, 2016

Organizing Committee
Jie Wu, Temple University, USA (Chair)
Guojun Wang, Guangzhou University, China (Chair)
A. B. M Shawkat Ali, The University of Fiji, Fiji
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, UAP and SEU, Bangladesh/lslamic University in Madinah, KSA
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Kamruzzaman Joarder, Federation University and Monash University, Australia
Kenli Li, Hunan University, China
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia
Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

General Chairs
WenZhan Song, Georgia State University, USA
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of South Australia, Australia
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Temple University, USA

Program Chairs
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Guerroumi Mohamed, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
M. Thampi Sabu, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, India

Publicity Chairs
Mubashir Husain Rehmani, COMSATS Institue of Information Technology, Pakistan
Mahmuda Naznin, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
Risat Mahmud Pathan, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Rossi Kamal, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Shahriar Hossain, Kennesaw State University, USA
Sajal Bhatia, Fordham University, USA
Tian Wang, Huaqiao University, China
William Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Yuan-Fang Chen, University of Paris VI, France

Program Committee Members
(Please refer to the DependSys 2016 website:

Xian Tang, Central South University, China

Please email inquiries concerning DependSys 2016 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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