14th European Dependable Computing Conference
10-14 September 2018

 

Call for Papers

The European Dependable Computing Conference is a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their latest research results on theory, techniques, systems, and tools for the design, validation, operation and evaluation of dependable and secure computing systems.

In addition to original papers on research, EDCC welcomes papers dedicated to dependability in practice: industrial applications, experience in introducing dependability in industry, use of new or mature dependability approaches to new challenging problems or domains, etc. It will also provide a natural meeting place for the large number of projects in dependability, to present their state of advancement and innovative results.

EDCC 2018 will feature several tracks, including invited speakers, full paper presentations, fast abstracts, a student forum and a set of cutting-edge workshops.

Topics


The conference will cover a broad range of topics involving dependability and security, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dependability and security in
    • Safety critical systems and applications;
    • Embedded and real-time systems;
    • Cyber-physical systems;
    • Systems of systems and internet of things;
    • Mobile and multimedia systems;
    • Autonomic and self-adaptive systems;
    • Socio-technical systems;
    • Business and e-commerce applications;
  • Fault-tolerant networks, protocols and systems;
  • Hardware and software architecture of dependable systems;
  • Intrusion-tolerant systems;
  • Critical infrastructure protection;
  • Interplay between safety and security;
  • Dependability benchmarking;
  • Testing and validation methods;
  • Dependability modelling and tools;
  • Model-driven engineering approaches;
  • Dependable and secure support for data analytics;
  • Dependable virtualization;
  • Cloud computing;
  • VLSI dependability;
  • Bigdata and fault tolerance in databases and transactional systems;

Important Dates (tentative - to be confirmed)


Abstract Submission:March 23rd, 2018
Full Paper Submission:March 30th, 2018
Author Notification:May 25th, 2018
Camera Ready:June 15th, 2018

Paper Categories


The proceedings of the conference will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). (pending - to be confirmed)

The conference is inviting submissions to its different tracks in the following categories:

  1. Regular papers (up to 8 pages) solicited on theory, techniques, systems, and tools for the design, validation, operation and evaluation of dependable and secure computing systems, covering any fault model, from traditional hardware and software faults to accidental and malicious human interactions.
  2. Practical experience reports (up to 6 pages) dedicated to dependability in practice: industrial applications, experience in introducing dependability in industry, use of new or mature dependability approaches to new challenging problems or domains, etc.
  3. Short papers (3-4 pages) describing preliminary research work (position papers) or a prototype/tool description, outlining the design or implementation of a software tool, or the prototyping of an operational system.

All submissions must be made electronically through the EasyChair submission web page (EDCC2018), and should clearly indicate in which category the paper is being submitted.

Best Paper Award


Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness and impact. Three distinguished papers will be selected among accepted papers and presented in a dedicated session of the conference program. Full research papers and practical experience reports are eligible for the distinction.

Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for potential publication in a special issue of International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems.