**************************** IEEE DASC 2016 CFP ***************************

The 14th IEEE International Conference 
on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC 2016)
Auckland, New Zealand, 
8-12 August 2016
Sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and 
   IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (TCSC)


As computer systems become increasingly large and complex, their
Dependability, Security and Autonomy play critical role at supporting
next-generation science, engineering, and commercial
applications. These systems consist of heterogeneous
software/hardware/network components of changing capabilities,
availability, and in varied contexts. They provide computing services
to large pools of users and applications, and thus are exposed to a
number of dangers such as accidental/deliberate faults, virus
infections, malicious attacks, illegal intrusions, natural disasters,
etc. As a result, too often computer systems fail, become compromised,
or perform poorly and therefore untrustworthy. Thus, it remains a
challenge to design, analyse, evaluate, and improve the dependability
and security for a trusted computing environment. Trusted computing
targets computing and communication systems as well as services that
are autonomous, dependable, secure, privacy protect-able, predictable,
traceable, controllable, assessable and sustainable.

The scale and complexity of information systems evolve towards
overwhelming the capability of system administrators, programmers, and
designers. This calls for the autonomic computing paradigm, which
meets the requirements of self-management by providing
self-optimization, self-healing, self-configuration, and
self-protection. As a promising means to implement dependable and
secure systems in a self-managing manner, autonomic computing
technology needs to be further explored. On the other hand, any
autonomic system must be trustworthy to avoid the risk of losing
control and retain confidence that the system will not fail. Trusted
and autonomic computing and communications need synergistic research
efforts covering many disciplines, ranging from computer science and
engineering, to the natural sciences and the social sciences. It
requires scientific and technological advances in a wide variety of
fields, as well as new software, system architectures, and
communication systems that support the effective and coherent
integration of the constituent technologies.

DASC 2016 will be held on 8-12 August 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand,
co-located with CyberSciTech 2016, IEEE DataCom 2016 and IEEE PICom
2016. It aims to bring together computer scientists, industrial
engineers, and researchers to discuss and exchange experimental and
theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case
studies, and trend-setting ideas in the areas of dependability,
security, trust and/or autonomic computing systems

Topics of particular interests include the following tracks, but are
not limited to:

Research paper (8 pages) should explore a specific technology problem
and propose a complete solution to it, with experimental
results. Demo/Poster papers (4 pages) must describe working systems
and be within the scope of DASC. These systems may be innovative
prototype implementations or mature systems that use related
technology. Poster/demo papers need to be submitted to the Poster/Demo
Chair. Workshop and Special Session papers need to be submitted to the
corresponding workshops and special sessions.

Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference
proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (EI indexed). At
least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to
register and present the paper at the conference. Extended versions of
selected excellent papers will be considered for fast-track
publication in special issues of prestige journals (SCI/EI indexed)

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Due: 29 February 2016
Submission Due (Research papers): 15 March 2016
Author Notification: 30 April 2016
Submission Due (Demo/Poster papers): 5 May 2016
Author Notification: 20 May 2016


General Chairs: Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
                Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia
                Justin Shi, Temple University, USA
Program Chairs: Jiankun Hu, University of New South Wales, Australia
                Dong Seong Kim, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
                Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Temple University, USA
Executive Chairs: Kevin Wang, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
                  William Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Steering Chairs: Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
                 Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Workshop Chairs: Ryan Ko, University of Waikato, New Zealand
                 Yong Yu, University of Electronic Sci. & Tech. of China, China
Demo/Poster Chair: Sheng Wen, Deakin University, Australia
Publicity Chairs: Ilsun You, Soonchunhyang University, Korea
                  Yingjie Xia, Zhejiang University, China
                  Yu Wang, Deakin University, Australia
Publication Chair: Yulei Wu, University of Exeter, UK

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