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The 6th IEEE International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications
(DependSys 2020)

Fiji, 14-16 December 2020

Sponsored by
IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (TCSC)


DependSys 2020 conference is the 6th event in the series of conferences which offers a timely venue for bringing together new ideas, techniques, and solutions for dependability and its issues in sensor, cloud, and big data systems and applications. As we are deep into the Information Age, huge amounts of data are generated every day from sensors, individual archives, social networks, Internet of Things, enterprises and Internet in various scales and format which will pose a major challenge to the dependability of our designed systems. As these systems often tend to become inert, fragile, and vulnerable after a period of running. Effectively improving the dependability of sensor, cloud, big data systems and applications has become increasingly critical.

This conference provides 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.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

I. Dependability and Security Fundamentals and Technologies

  • Concepts, theory, principles, standardization and modelling, and methodologies
  • Dependability of sensor, wireless, and Ad-hoc networks, software defined networks
  • Dependability issues in cloud/fog/edge
  • Security and privacy
  • Security/privacy in cloud/fog/edge
  • Blockchain security
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data foundation and management
  • Dependable IoT supporting technologies

II. Dependable and Secure Systems

  • Dependable sensor systems
  • Dependability and availability issues in distributed systems
  • Cyber-physical systems (e.g. automotive, aerospace, healthcare, smart grid systems)
  • Database and transaction processing systems
  • Safety and security in distributed computing systems
  • Self-healing, self-protecting, and fault-tolerant systems
  • Dependability in automotive systems
  • Dependable integration
  • Dependability in big data systems
  • Software system security

III. Dependable and Secure Applications

  • Sensor and robot applications
  • Big data applications
  • Cloud/fog/edge applications
  • Datacenter monitoring
  • Safety care, medical care and services
  • Aerospace, industrial, and transportation applications
  • Energy, smart grid, and utility applications
  • IoT
  • Smart City
  • Mobile sensing applications, detection and tracking

IV. Dependability and Security Measures and Assessments

  • Dependability metrics and measures for safety, trust, faith, amenity, easiness, comfort, and worry
  • Levels and relations, assessment criteria and authority
  • Dependability measurement, modeling, evaluation, and tools
  • Dependability evaluation
  • Software and hardware reliability, verification and validation
  • Evaluations and tools of anomaly detection and protection in sensor, cloud, big data systems


Paper Submission Deadline (hard):
1 September, 2020  25 September, 2020
Authors Notification:
15 October, 2020  25 October, 2020
Final Manuscript Due:
10 November, 2020  15 November, 2020
Conference Date:
14-16 December, 2020


All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission website with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 10 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at:
Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI). At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference.


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