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The 7th IEEE International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications
(DependSys 2021)

Haikou, 20-22 December 2021

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


DependSys 2021 conference is the 7th 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, and Methodologies
  • Dependability of Sensor, Networks
  • Dependability Issues in Cloud/Fog/Edge
  • Security and Privacy
  • Security/Privacy in Cloud/Fog/Edge
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Foundation and Management
  • Dependable IoT Supporting Technologies

II. Dependable and Secure Systems

  • Dependable Sensor Systems
  • Dependability Issues in Distributed Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Database and Transaction Processing Systems
  • Safety and Security in Distributed Systems
  • Dependability in Automotive Systems
  • Dependability in Big Data Systems
  • Software System Security

III. Dependable and Secure Applications

  • Sensor and Robot Applications
  • Big Data Applications
  • Cloud/Fog/Edge Applications
  • Safety Care, Medical Care and Services
  • Aerospace, Transportation Applications
  • Energy, Smart City, Smart Grid
  • IoT, CPS and Industrial Application

IV. Dependability and Security Measures and Assessments

  • Metrics and Measures for Safety, Trust, Faith
  • Levels and Assessment Criteria and Authority
  • Dependability Measurement, Modeling
  • Dependability Evaluation
  • Software Reliability and Verification
  • Hardware Reliability and Verification
  • Evaluations and Tools


Workshop Proposal Due:
1 August, 2021
Paper Submission Deadline:
30 September, 2021
Authors Notification:
22 October, 2021
Final Manuscript Due:
15 November, 2021
Registration Due:
21 November, 2021
Conference Date:
20-22 December, 2021


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).

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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