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IEEE DSC 2018 : The 2018 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing


When Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018
Where Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2018
Notification Due Aug 14, 2018
Final Version Due Sep 11, 2018
Categories    security   network security   information security   dependability

Call For Papers


The IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing solicits papers, posters, practices, and experiences for presenting innovative research results, problem solutions, and new challenges in the field of dependable and secure computing. The whole spectrum of IT systems and application areas, including hardware design and software systems, with stringent relevant to dependability and security concerns are of interest to DSC. Authors are invited to submit original works on research and practice of creating, validating, deploying, and maintaining dependable and secure systems. The scope of DSC includes, but is not limited to, the following topics.
Regular Track: Computer Systems, Networks and Software/Hardware

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)
Network Attack and Defense Techniques
Botnet and Intrusion Detection
Cryptographic Methods and Toolkits
Cyber attacks
Software Vulnerabilities and Security
Database Security and Privacy
Embedded Systems and IoT Devices
Mobile and Cloud Computing security
AI and Big Data Analysis for security
Malware Mutation
Deep Learning for Attack and Defense
Block Chain and Finance Security
Security Hardware and Circuits
Authentication and Authorization
Soft-Error Analysis and Models
CAD Algorithms and Tools
Electronic Circuits and Systems
Fault-Tolerance and Reliability
Industrial Design Experiences
Noise- and Power-Aware Designs
Stochastic Circuits and Systems
Temperature-Aware Designs
Variable-Latency Designs

Experience and Practice

The DSC conference will also include a submission category for experience and practice papers on new findings in the two aforementioned topics. The PC will evaluate a submission to the experience and practice track with the understanding that it predominantly contributes to design knowhow or the extension of the community’s knowledge about how the security protection of known techniques fares in real-world operations. Authors have to submit a 2-page paper along with a supplemental video to demonstrate the implementation and/or the practicability of the work. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Attacks on Information Systems and Digital Storage
CSIRTs, Incident Analysis and Response
Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures
Malware Analysis and Reversing
Mobile Communications Security and Vulnerabilities
Newly discovered vulnerabilities
Offensive Information Technology
Reverse Engineering, Forensics, and Anti-Forensics
Spyware, Phishing and Distributed Attacks
VLSI/CAD Design Knowhow

Manuscript Format

Papers should be no more than 8 pages for regular papers and 2 pages for experience and practice papers. Papers must be written in English conforming to the IEEE standard conference format (US letter, two-column). All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be eligible for submission to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit enhanced versions to IEEE Reliability magazine and journals.
Important Dates

Paper submission due: June 27, 2018 (FIRM deadline)
Paper acceptance notification: August 14, 2018
Workshop/poster submission due: August 21, 2018
Workshop/poster acceptance notification: August 28, 2018
Camera ready: September 11, 2018

The dates are in AoE timezone.


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For specific questions, you may contact the corresponding chairs listed below.

Program: Chun-I Fan, Chun-Ying Huang
Registration: Chia-Mei Chen
Travel and logistics: Wu-Chuan Yang


Honorary Chair

Der-Tsai Lee (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

General Chairs

D. J. Guan (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
Doug Tygar (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Program Chairs

(Computer Systems, Networks, and Software)

Chun-I Fan (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
Luc Claesen (University Hasselt, Belgium)

(Experience and Practice)

Chun-Ying Huang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Felix Wu (UC Davis, USA)

Workshop Chair

Chih-Hung Wang (National Chia Yi University, Taiwan)

Publicity Chairs

Wen-Chung Kuo (National Yunlin University of Science and Technology)
Morris Chang (University of South Florida, USA)

Publication Chairs

Ming-Hour Yang (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
Jia-Ning Luo (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)

Financial Chairs

Chia-Mei Chen (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
Chun-Yuan Hsiao (National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan)

Local Arrangement Chairs

Wu-Chuan Yang (I-Shou University, Taiwan)
I-Te Chen, KMU (Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan)

Steering Committee

Chair: Shiuhpyng Winston Shieh (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Doug Tygar (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
David Basin (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Robert Deng (SMU, Singapore)
Jerry Shyh-Jye Jou (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Chen-Yi Lee (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Venue and Location

GRAND HI-LAI HOTEL(漢來大飯店) is the finest five-star hotel located in the central business and financial district of Kaohsiung with 436 guest rooms, 13 restaurants, the most luxurious executive club, international meeting center, the largest banquet & convention facilities, a super deluxe shopping complex, 1000 parking spaces, and as well as world-class service.

Important Dates

Paper submission due: June 27, 2018 (FIRM deadline)
Paper acceptance notification: August 14, 2018
Workshop/poster submission due: August 21, 2018
Workshop/poster acceptance notification: August 28, 2018
Camera ready: September 11, 2018

The dates are in AoE timezone.

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