The 2018 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing

Kaohsiung • Taiwan | December 10—13, 2018


The IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing solicits papers, posters, practices, and experiences for presenting innovative research results, problem solutions, and new challenges in the field of dependable and secure computing. The whole spectrum of IT systems and application areas, including hardware design and software systems, with stringent relevant to dependability and security concerns are of interest to DSC. Authors are invited to submit original works on research and practice of creating, validating, deploying, and maintaining dependable and secure systems. The scope of DSC includes, but is not limited to, the following topics.

Regular Track: Computer Systems, Networks and Software/Hardware

  • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)
  • Network Attack and Defense Techniques
  • Botnet and Intrusion Detection
  • Cryptographic Methods and Toolkits
  • Cyber attacks
  • Software Vulnerabilities and Security
  • Database Security and Privacy
  • Embedded Systems and IoT Devices
  • Mobile and Cloud Computing security
  • AI and Big Data Analysis for security
  • Malware Mutation
  • Deep Learning for Attack and Defense
  • Block Chain and Finance Security
  • Security Hardware and Circuits
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Soft-Error Analysis and Models
  • CAD Algorithms and Tools
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Fault-Tolerance and Reliability
  • Industrial Design Experiences
  • Noise- and Power-Aware Designs
  • Stochastic Circuits and Systems
  • Temperature-Aware Designs
  • Variable-Latency Designs
  • SDN and NFV

Experience and Practice

The DSC conference will also include a submission category for experience and practice papers on new findings in the two aforementioned topics. The PC will evaluate a submission to the experience and practice track with the understanding that it predominantly contributes to design knowhow or the extension of the community’s knowledge about how the security protection of known techniques fares in real-world operations. Authors have to submit a 2-page paper along with a supplemental video to demonstrate the implementation and/or the practicability of the work. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Attacks on Information Systems and Digital Storage
  • CSIRTs, Incident Analysis and Response
  • Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures
  • Honeypots/Honeynets
  • Malware Analysis and Reversing
  • Mobile Communications Security and Vulnerabilities
  • Newly discovered vulnerabilities
  • Offensive Information Technology
  • Reverse Engineering, Forensics, and Anti-Forensics
  • Spyware, Phishing and Distributed Attacks
  • VLSI/CAD Design Knowhow
  • SDN and NFV

Manuscript Format

Papers should be no more than 8 pages for regular papers and 2 pages for experience and practice papers. Papers must be written in English conforming to the IEEE standard conference format (US letter, two-column). All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be eligible for submission to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to three famous international SCI journals, Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS, SCI, IF=3.997, Ranking: 10/104 in Computer Science, Theory & Methods), Journal of Internet Technology (JIT, SCI, IF=1.930, Ranking: 69/146 in Computer Science, Information Systems), and International Journal of Information Security (IJIS, SCI, IF=1.915, Ranking: 70/146 in Computer Science, Information Systems) for further publication consideration.


Paper templates can be downloaded from IEEE website.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: June 16, 2018 June 27, 2018 (FIRM deadline) (Main conference due date)
  • Paper acceptance notification: August 14, 2018
  • Workshop/poster submission due: August 21, 2018
  • Workshop/poster acceptance notification: August 28, 2018
  • Conference/Workshop Camera ready (final version): September 11, 2018
The dates are in AoE timezone.

Registration Fee

Early Registration (till Nov. 1) Late Registration (Nov. 2 – Dec. 9) On-site (Dec. 10 – Dec. 13)
IEEE Member TWD 17,000 TWD 20,000 TWD 21,500
Non-IEEE Member TWD 21,500 TWD 24,500 TWD 25,700
IEEE Student Member TWD 7,500 TWD 10,500 TWD 12,000
Non-IEEE Student Member TWD 10,500 TWD 12,000 TWD 13,500


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