DCDS '23

DSN Workshop on Data-Centric Dependability and Security

June 27, 2023, Porto, Portugal

Call for Papers

The one-day DCDS'23 workshop aims at providing researchers with a forum to exchange and discuss scientific contributions and open challenges, both theoretical and practical, related to the use of data-centric approaches that promote the dependability and cybersecurity of computing systems. We want to foster joint work and knowledge exchange between the dependability and security communities, and researchers and practitioners from areas such as machine and statistical learning, and data science and visualization.

The workshop provides a forum for discussing novel trends in data-centric processing technologies and the role of such technologies in the development of resilient systems. It aims to discuss novel approaches for processing and analysing data generated by the systems as well as information gathered from open sources, leveraging from data science, machine and statistical learning techniques, and visualization. The workshop shall contribute to identify new application areas as well as open and future research problems, for data-centric approaches to system dependability and security.

Topics of interest, but are not limited to

  • Data-driven dependability and security
  • Machine/statistical learning for dependability and security
  • Informed machine learning for security
  • Data modelling and Visualization
  • Threat detection and prevention
  • Fault/vulnerability detection
  • Open source intelligence (OSINT) based threat awareness
  • Data-driven improvements for SIEM’s
  • Risk modeling and assessment
  • Fault tolerance

Important dates (AoE)

  • Paper submission: March 28, 2023 April 5, 2023
  • Notification to authors: April 21, 2023
  • Camera ready: May 5, 2023
  • Workshop: June 27, 2023
  • Conference: June 27-30, 2023

Paper Submission

DCDS welcomes both research papers reporting results from mature work, as well as more speculative papers describing new ideas or preliminary exploratory work.

Papers reporting industry experiences and case studies are also encouraged.

Submissions are accepted in two formats conforming to the IEEE two-column conference style:

  • Regular research papers of at most 8 pages including references.
  • Position research papers of at most 4 pages including references. Position papers may summarize ongoing research elsewhere or outline new emerging ideas. Position papers aim at fostering discussion and collaboration.

Research papers should be work that is not previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere and will be published in the proceedings.

All submissions should be in PDF and must adhere to the IEEE Computer Society 8.5″x11″ two-column camera-ready format (using a 10-point font on 12-point single-spaced leading). Templates are available here: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Reviewing is single-blind, and the names and affiliations of the authors must appear in the submitted papers. Submissions that do not respect the formatting requirement may be rejected without review.

Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcds23


Submission imply the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and attend the workshop, if the paper is accepted.

Authors of accepted regular papers will have 30 minutes for presentation and discussion during the workshop, while authors of position papers will have 15 minutes.

Accepted papers (regular and position) will be published in the DSN supplemental volume and made available in IEEE Xplore.