DCCS 2022: The 1st International Workshop on Dependable Computing for Complex Systems

co-located with ICECCS 2022, 26-30 March 2022, Hiroshima City, Japan

In the industry 4.0 era, software applications, such as cyber-physical systems (CPS), server systems, machine learning-based systems, databased systems, and real-time systems, are playing an increasingly important role in both the industrial world and our daily lives. These systems tend to be composed of many different components which may interact with each other and exhibit complex behaviors. Also, in these systems, dependability is critical, as failures or requirement violations of these systems may lead to disruptive results, even the loss of human lives. Nowadays, extensive studies, including both formal methods and engineering techniques, have been conducted, aiming to improve the systems’ safety, reliability, maintainability, availability, etc. However, for complex systems, the gap between the huge number of interacting components and the salability of current approaches still exists. Nevertheless, we believe the demand for dependable complex systems motivates the development of novel techniques or feasible adaptations of existing techniques, through addressing more issues such as components’ interactions or real-time scheduling.

DCCS 2022 seeks to provide an international venue to discuss the advanced discoveries and emerging trends related to the dependability of complex systems in both the academic society and the industrial world. This workshop will not only explore how we can apply the emerging dependability theories and techniques to model and evaluate the complex systems, but also the methods or tools for localizing and fixing the system vulnerabilities to improve the system dependability.


This call for papers addresses all researchers and practitioners with an interest in the dependability and fault tolerance of complex systems. Topics addressed in the workshop include but are not limited to:

· Software and hardware reliability.

· Software aging and rejuvenation.

· Software testing, verification, and validation.

· Techniques and approaches for safety-critical systems.

· Dependability measurement, modeling, evaluation, and tools.

· Dependability techniques and methodologies for complex systems.

· Dependable systems design.

· Self-healing, self-protecting, and self-adaptive systems.

· Fault-tolerant techniques.

· Quality assurance in server systems, cyber-physical systems, learning-based systems, etc.

· Internet of things (IoT) architectures, protocols, security and privacy.

· Modeling and simulation of complex systems.

· Analysis of software faults/bugs, errors, and failures.

· Fault localization for complex bugs.

· Repairing and re-engineering for complex systems.

· Studies on non-deterministic bugs, aging-related bugs, etc.

· Analytical, empirical, and experimental studies of any of the above topics.


Paper submission due: 31 December 2021 -> 15 January 2022

Author notification: 31 January 2022

Camera-ready papers due: 25 February 2022


Authors are invited to submit high quality original and unpublished research work describing the results of theoretical and experimental dependable computing research. Papers must be written in English and conform to the IEEE authoring guidelines[1]. Each paper should not exceed seven pages, including figures, references, and appendices. Paper submission will be done electronically through EasyChair[2]. All submissions should be in PDF format.

Accepted peer-reviewed papers will not be included in the ICECCS proceedings. Instead, if the authors agree, it will be included in the Special Issue of the International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE) (ESCI, free of charge for open access, Totem Publisher) without peer-review.

Particularly, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers for possible publication in one of following special issues. All manuscripts submitted to these special issues will be peer-reviewed following the corresponding journal’s editorial policy.

  • Software: Special Issue on Dependable Computing and Security for Software Systems


  • Electronics: Special Issue on Software Reliability: Status and Perspectives



Program Chairs:

Xiao-Yi Zhang, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Junjun Zheng, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Program Committee:

Sousuke Amasaki, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan

Paolo Arcaini, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Siqian Gong, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Shinji Inoue, Kansai University, Japan

Mingyue Jiang, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China

Chen Li, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Osaka University, Japan

Fangyun Qin, Capital Normal University, China

Jingxin Su, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Xiao Xiao, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Tomoyuki Yokogawa, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan

Zhenya Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

[1] https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

[2] https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dccs2022

A PDF of the CfP can be downloaded here.