Sunday, July 17, 2016

[DMANET] Call for Papers - The 22nd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2017)



The 22nd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing
(PRDC 2017)
Christchurch, New Zealand
January 22-25, 2017

IEEE PRDC 2017 is the twenty-second event in the series of symposia started
in 1989 that are devoted
to dependable and fault-tolerant computing. PRDC is recognized as the main
event in the Pacific area
that covers many dimensions of dependability and fault tolerance,
encompassing fundamental theoretical
approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial components and
systems. As applications
of computing systems have permeated into all aspects of daily life, the
dependability of computing system
has become increasingly critical. This symposium provides a forum for
countries around the Pacific Rim and
other areas of the world to exchange ideas for improving the dependability
of computing systems.

"Christchurch City is alive with colour, atmosphere and world-class
including the International Antarctic Centre, Orana Park and Willowbank
Wildlife Park.
Christchurch is known internationally as the "Garden City" because of its
spectacular gardens.
Christchurch is also home to a number of excellent cafes, bars and
Many popular destinations such as Kaikoura, Akaroa, Mt Hutt and South
Canterbury are less than two hours drive from Christchurch."
(from NZ tourism guide,

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
- Architecture and System Design for Dependability
- Dependability issues in Computer Networks and the Internet
- Dependability issues in Parallel and Distributed Systems
- Dependability issues in Real-time Systems
- Dependability issues in Databases and Transaction Processing Systems
- Dependability issues in Autonomic Computing
- Dependability Issues in Cloud Computing
- Dependability issues in Cyber-Physical Systems
- Dependability issues in Socio-Technical Systems
- Dependability Measurement, Modeling, Evaluation, and Tools
- Cloud Computing Security and Privacy
- Internet of Things Architectures and Protocols
- Internet of Things Security
- Fault-tolerant Algorithms and Protocols
- Software Defined Networks Architectures and Protocols
- Software and Hardware Reliability
- Self-healing, Self-protecting, and Fault-tolerant Systems
- Safety-Critical Systems and Software
- Reliability in Web Systems and Applications

Paper Submissions

Manuscripts should be submitted in the following categories: Regular Papers
and Practical Experience Reports.
Regular Papers should describe original research (not submitted or
published elsewhere) and be not more than 10 pages
using IEEE format guidelines or 20 pages double-spaced. Practical
Experience Reports(max 6 pages using IEEE format
guidelines or 12 pages double-spaced) should describe an experience or a
case study, such as the design and deployment
of a system or actual failure and recovery field data. The title page
should include a 150-word abstract,
five keywords, authors' names and affiliations, and a line specifying
whether the submission is a Regular Paper
or a Practical Experience Report. The full mailing address, phone, fax, and
email address of the corresponding author should be specified.

All submissions must be made electronically (in PDF format) on the
submission web site.
Papers will be reviewed internationally and selected based on their
originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.
All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
One outstanding paper will be selected to receive the Best Paper Award.

Important Dates

Call for regular papers
Submission deadline: August 1, 2016 (New Deadline with Any Time Zone)
Notification: September 15, 2016

Call for Fast Abstracts
Fast Abstracts are lightly-reviewed 2-page manuscripts in IEEE format
describing unpublished,
in-progress, novel work, opinions or ideas.
The submission deadline is September 20, 2016.

Call for Industry Track Submissions
The Industry Track provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to
present and debate R&D challenges,
practical solutions, case studies, and share field reliability data.
Industry Track submissions should be
a maximum of 6 pages using IEEE format guidelines.
The submission deadline is August 1, 2016.

Call for Posters
The Poster Session provides a forum to present and discuss
works-in-progress with topics related to dependable systems.
A poster paper should use the same format as a regular paper but with a
maximum of 2 pages.
The submission Deadline is September 20, 2016.

General Chair:
Dong Seong Kim, U. of Canterbury, New Zealand

Program Co-Chairs:
Masato Kitakami, Chiba U., Japan
Vijay Varadharajan, Macquarie U., Australia

Fast Abstract Chair:
Paulo R. M. Maciel, Federal U. of Pernambuco , Brazil

Industry Track Chair:
Fumio Machida, NEC, Japan

Poster Chair:
Matthias Galster, U. of Canterbury, New Zealand

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Tatsuhiro Tsuchiya, Osaka University, Japan
Javier Alonso, University of Leon, Spain

Steering Committee:
Yennun Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Chair)
Leon Alkalai, California Institute of Tech., USA
Takashi Nanya, U of Tyoko, Japan
N. Kanekawa, Hitachi Research Lab., Japan
Jin Song Dong, National U.of Singapore
K. Pattabiraman, U. of British Columbia, Canada
Gernot Heiser, U.of New South Wales, Australia
Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan U., Taiwan
Michael Lyu, Chinese U. of Hong Kong
Zhi Jin, Peking U., China

Publication Chair:
Aniket Mahanti, U. of Auckland, New Zealand
Finance Chair:
Walter Guttmann, U. of Canterbury, New Zealand

Local Arrangement Chair:
Jin Bum Hong, U. of Canterbury, New Zealand

If you have any question, please contact the organizers at

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