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Call For Papers


CFP IEEE DependSys 2021

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

Dec. 17-19, Haikou, China

[Submission Deadline: Sep. 30][13+ Journal Special Issues] 


IEEE 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.


IEEE DependSys 2021 is sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC). All accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and Engineering Index (EI). Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers. Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in 10+ SCI & EI indexed prestigious journals (confirmed).

1. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

SI on Graph-based Machine Learning for Intelligent Transportation Systems


2. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 

SI on Data Science for Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems 


3. IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering 

SI on The Nexus Between Edge Computing and AI for 6G Networks 


3. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

SI:  Deep Learning-Empowered Big Data Analytics in Biomedical Applications and Digital Healthcare


5. Security and Communication Networks 

SI on Protocols, Technologies, and Infrastructures for Secure Mobile Video Communications 


6. MDPI Sensors 

SI on Recent Advances in Algorithm and Distributed Computing for the Internet of Things


7. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks 

SI: Privacy-Preserving Solutions in the Internet of Things


8. IET Communications 

SI on Intelligent Metasurfaces for Smart Connectivity 


9. Building and Environment

SI: AI and IoT Applications of Smart Buildings and Smart Environment Design, Construction and Maintenance


10. Journal of Systems Architecture  

SI: Cloud-Edge-End Architecture for Internet of Things Applications  


11. Information 

SI: "Crossing ¡°Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom¡± Models¡ªChallenges, Solutions, and Recommendations"


12. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks

SI: "Endogenous Security Technologies and Architectures for the IoT"  


13. Scientific Programming

SI: "Scientific Programming for Multimodal Big Data 2021"


* More special issues will be added later. http://www.ieee-cybermatics.org/2021/dependsys/special.html


Important Dates


Paper Submission Deadline: 30 September, 2021 

Authors Notification:  15 October, 2021 

Final Manuscript Due:  15 November, 2021 

Conference Date: 17-19 December, 2021


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to


Track 1: 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

- Homomorphic encryption, differential privacy

- Blockchain security

- Artificial intelligence

- Big data foundation and management

- Dependable IoT supporting technologies

Track 2: 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

Track 3: 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, IoT, CPS, smart city, and utility applications

- Decentralized applications, federated learning applications

- Mobile sensing applications, detection and tracking

Track 4: 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


All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission website (https://edas.info/N28864) 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: http://www.computer.org/web/cs-cps/ 

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.


Organizing Committee


General Chairs 

- Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA

- Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China and Aalto University, Finland

- Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia

Program Chairs

- Bin Song, Xidian University, China

- Mamoun Alazab, Charles Darwin University, Australia

- Jun Feng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Steering Committee

- Jie Wu, Temple University, USA (Chair)

- Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Fordham University, USA (Chair)

- Guojun Wang, Guangzhou University, China

- Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milan, Italy

- Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

- Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

- Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

- Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA

- A. B. M Shawkat Ali, The University of Fiji, Fiji

- Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA

- Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh

- Kenli Li, Hunan University, China

- Shui Yu, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia

- Yang Xiang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

- Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

- Kamruzzaman Joarder, Federation University and Monash University, Australia


Dr. Xuchi Cheng

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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