[ecoop-info] CFP: European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC 2014)

Alexander Romanovsky alexander.romanovsky at newcastle.ac.uk
Tue Jun 25 16:28:29 CEST 2013

Call for Papers for EDCC 2014
The Tenth European Dependable Computing Conference
May 13-16, 2014 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Important dates
Paper submission: October 13, 2013
Author notification: January 20, 2014
Final version of papers: February 17, 2014


The 21st century society relies on computing systems more than ever.
Computers are no longer simple machines that are used by organizations
or at home. They became ubiquitous and are embedded everywhere, from cell
phones and human bodies to cars or industrial control devices; moreover
large-scale cloud computing providers are sharing them among many organizations
in an unprecedented scale. As computers have become indispensable, their failures
may significantly perturb our daily lives. The increased hardware and software
complexity, the expending concerns about security and privacy, as well as computer
proliferation into new areas, pose new challenges to the developers. As a
consequence the development, testing, and benchmarking of dependable systems
has become a vital topic of research, both for academia and industry.

Since its first edition held in 1994 in Berlin, EDCC has become the leading
European conference for presenting and discussing the latest research in
dependable computing. As in previous years, its 10th anniversary edition aims
at providing a European-hosted venue for researchers and practitioners from all
over the world to present and discuss their latest research results on
dependability, security, fault-tolerance, and testing. Original papers are
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.

EDCC-2014 will cover a broad range of topics, including, but is not limited to:
* Hardware and software architecture of dependable systems;
* Safety critical systems;
* Embedded and real-time systems;
* Cloud computing reliability and security;
* Dependable mobile and multimedia systems;
* Fault-tolerant networks and protocols;
* VLSI dependability;
* Impact of manufacturing technology on dependability;
* Dependability modelling and tools;
* Testing and validation methods;
* Characterization techniques;
* Dependability benchmarking;
* Privacy and Security of systems and networks;
* Intrusion-tolerant systems;
* Critical infrastructure protection;
* Fault tolerance in databases and transactional systems;
* Human factors;
* Dependability and security in business and e-commerce applications.

EDCC 2014 will feature several tracks, including invited speakers,
full paper presentations, fast abstracts, a student forum and a set of cutting-edge
workshops. IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS) will publish the proceedings.

Conference location

EDCC 2014 will be held in the city of Newcastle, United Kingdom. Newcastle is
a lively, friendly and modern city, with a compact city centre and renowned
cultural venues, including the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, host to the
2011 Turner Prize, and the Sage Gateshead music centre. The city was one of the
birthplaces of the industrial revolution, playing host to the development of
George Stephenson's Rocket and the invention of the first steam turbine. It remains
a hub for world-class research and has been designated as one of six UK Science Cities.
For anyone wanting to escape to more rural surroundings, Newcastle is close to the
Northumberland National Park and the historic cities of Durham and York are easily reachable
by train. The city also boasts excellent transport links: it is situated on the East Coast
Mainline from London to Edinburgh and Newcastle International Airport offers direct flights to a
range of international destinations. The Tyne and Wear Metro allows easy travel to local
destinations, including the airport and the coast.

Paper categories

The conference is inviting submissions to its main track in the following categories.
Both academic and industrial submissions are welcomed in any category.

* Regular papers (10-12 pages) describing original research in the field of dependability.
Note that submissions should not be submitted or published elsewhere.

* Practical experience reports (6-8 pages) describing an experience, a case study,
or the application of dependability in development and/or production environments.
Practical experience reports will be reviewed using specific criteria that emphasize
concrete experience, real-world related use-cases and lessons learnt from these experiments.

* 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 papers accepted in the conference main track in any of these categories will be published
in the conference proceedings.


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

The title page of each submission should include a 150-word abstract, five keywords,
authors’ names and addresses and include a line specifying the submission category.
The full mailing address, phone, fax and email address of the corresponding author
should be indicated.
Except for information on the corresponding author and the submission category,
the submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. In particular, submissions
must adhere to the CPS camera-ready 8.5?x11? two-column format, and respect the length
requirements of their submission category. Pages must be numbered. Templates and further
details can be found at:

Each paper must be submitted as a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file. We recommend
that you embed fonts where possible to improve portability. We also strongly recommend you
print the file and review it for integrity (fonts, symbols, equations etc.) before submitting
it. A defective printing of your paper can undermine its chance of success.

Other categories

Workshops, Fast-abstracts, Student forum will be announced later.


EDCC 2014 General Chair
Alexander Romanovsky, Newcastle University, UK

Honorary Chair
Brian Randell, Newcastle University, UK

Program Chair
Marc-Olivier Killijian, LAAS, France

Organisation Chair
Claire Smith, Newcastle University, UK

Finance Chair
Jon Warwick, Newcastle University, UK

Publications Chair
Juan Carlos Ruiz García, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Workshops chair
Andrea Bondavalli, University of Florence, Italy

Fast Abstracts Chair
Peter Puschner, TU Vienna, Austria

Student Forum Chair
Elena Troubitsyna, Aabo Akademi, Finland

International Liaisons
Americas - Cecilia Rubira, University of Campinas, Brazil
Asia - Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Europe - Ilir Gashi, City University, UK

Program Committee will include
Gordon Blair, Univ. Lancaster, UK
Peter Buchholz, Univ. Dortmund, Germany
Miguel Correia, Univ. Lisbon, Portugal
Bernard Cousin, Univ. Rennes, France
David de Andrés, Tech. Univ. Valencia, Spain
Xavier Defago, JAIST, Japan
Felicita Di Giandomenico, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Univ. Genève, Switzerland
Tudor Dumitras, Symantec Research Labs, USA
Paul Ezhilchelvan, Univ. Newcastle, UK
Jean-Charles Fabre, LAAS, France
Sébastien Gambs, Univ. Rennes-INRIA, France
Fabiola Gonçalves Pereira Greve, Univ. Bahia, Brazil
Janusz Górski, Univ. Gdansk, Poland
Jérémie Guiochet, LAAS, France
Mohamed Kaâniche, LAAS, France
Karama Kanoun, LAAS, France
Johan Karlsson, Univ. Chalmers, Sweden
Tim Kelly, Univ. York, UK
Igor Kotenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Henrique Madeira, Univ. Coimbra, Portugal
Dimitris Nikolos, CTI, Greece
Rui Olivera, Univ. Minho, Portugal
Marta Patiño, Tech. Univ. Madrid, Spain
Michael Paulitsch, EADS, Germany
Peter Popov, City Univ. London, UK
Wolfgang Reif, Univ. Augsburg, Germany
Hans Reiser, Univ. Passau, Germany
Luigi Romano, Univ. Naples, Italy
Matthieu Roy, LAAS, France
Juan-Carlos Ruiz, Tech. Univ. Valencia, Spain
Ulrich Schmid, Tech. Univ. Wien, Austria
Hans-Peter Schwefel, Univ. Aalborg, Denmark
Aad van Moorsel, Univ. Newcastle, UK
Lucian Vintan, Univ. Sibiu, Romania
Roman Vitenberg, Univ. Oslo, Norway
Stefan Wagner, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany

EDCC Steering Committee
Karama Kanoun (Chair, France)
Algirdas Avizienis (Lithuania)
Jean-Charles Fabre (France)
Felicita Di Giandomenico (Italy)
Ricardo Jimenez-Peris (Spain)
Johan Karlsson (Sweden)
Henrique Madeira (Portugal)
Miroslaw Malek (Switzerland)
Jaan Raik (Estonia)
Brian Randell (UK)
Luca Simoncini (Italy)
Janusz Sosnowski (Poland)
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