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DependSys 2017 : The Third International Symposium on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys 2017)

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Link: http://trust.gzhu.edu.cn/conference/DependSys2017/
 
When Dec 12, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017
Where Guangzhou, China
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2017
Notification Due Sep 15, 2017
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2017
Categories    dependability   sensor   sensor   big data
 

Call For Papers

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DependSys 2017|| CALL FOR PAPERS
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The Third International Symposium on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys 2017)
Guangzhou, China, December 12-15, 2017 [Springer, EI-Indexed]
http://trust.gzhu.edu.cn/conference/DependSys 2017/
https://sites.google.com/site/dependsys/

In conjunction with SpaCCS 2017 [http://trust.gzhu.edu.cn/conference/SpaCCS2017/]

Hosted by:
Fordham University, USA
Guangzhou University, China

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

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

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Proceedings & Special Issues:
The symposium proceedings 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).

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

(1) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 4.79)
Special Issue on Applied Cryptography, Security, and Trust Computing for Industrial Internet-of-Things
http://tii.ieee-ies.org/

(2) Future Generation Computer Systems - Elsevier (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 2.786)
Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Cyber Physical Systems
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/future-generation-computer-systems/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-security-and-privacy-in-cyber-physical-syst

(3) Security and Communication Networks (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 0.806)
Special Issue on Privacy Issues in Big Data Mining Infrastructure, Platforms and Applications
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1939-0122/homepage/special_issues.htm

(4) Future Generation Computer Systems - Elsevier (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 2.786)
Special Issue on Future Generation Computer Systems
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/future-generation-computer-systems/call-for-papers/towards-smarter-cities-learning-from-internet-of-multimedia

(5) Information Sciences (SCI&EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 3.364)
Special Issue on Innovative Smart Methods for Security: Emerging Trends and Research Challenges
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/information-sciences/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-innovative-smart-methods-for-security-emerg

(6) IEEE Access (SCI&EI Indexed)
Special Issue on Intelligent Systems for the Internet of Things
http://ieeeaccess.ieee.org/special-sections/intelligent-systems-internet-things/
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INTRODUCTION
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The DependSys 2017 is 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 and second event (DependSys 2015) were 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 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.

SCOPE AND INTERESTS
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DependSys 2017 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

SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION INFORMATION
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All papers in PDF format need to be submitted electronically through the symposium website (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=DependSys2017). 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).


IMPORTANT DATES
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(1) Paper Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017
(2) Author Notification: September 15, 2017
(3) Camera-Ready Paper: October 15, 2017
(4) Conference Dates: December 12-15, 2017


GENERAL CHAIRS
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P. Vijayakumar, University College of Engineering Tindivanam, India
Habib M Amri, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, USA
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Fordham University, USA

PROGRAM CHAIRS
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Jian Shen, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China
Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA
Thaier Hayajneh, Fordham University, USA

PUBLICITY CHAIRS
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Md. Abdur Razzaque, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Wenjia Li, NYIT, USA
Md. Arafatur Rahman, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Tian Wang, Huaqiao University, China
Yuan-Fang Chen, University of Paris VI, France

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS
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(Please refer to the DependSys 2017 website:
http://trust.gzhu.edu.cn/conference/DependSys2017/
https://sites.google.com/site/dependsys/)

STERRING COMMITTEE
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Jie Wu, Temple University, USA (Chair)
Guojun Wang, Guangzhou University, China (Chair)
Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
A. B. M Shawkat Ali, The University of Fiji, Fiji
Kamruzzaman Joarder, Federation University and Monash University, Australia
Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Kenli Li, Hunan University, China
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
Al-Sakib Khan, Pathan SEU, Bangladesh
Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia
WenZhan Song, Georgia State University, USA
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Webmaster
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Yang Shu, Central South University, China

Contact
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Please email inquiries concerning DependSys 2017 to:
Dr. Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan: zakirulalam AT gmail DOT com and the conference organizers (dependsys AT yahoo DOT com).
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/zakirulalam/
Please, accept our apologies in case of multiple copies of this CFP

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