The proliferation, increasing popularity and maturity of virtualization, Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing, and Data Centre technologies come with a tremendous attention from the research community, the practitioners and the ICT industry. The variety of existing cloud services creates a new challenge for service providers that are using separately managed computing, connectivity, and storage resources in order to easily deploy new services, as well as enforcing reasonable Service Level Agreements (SLAs).Several requirements arise, such as provision of fast and simple innovation and integration cycles of applications, networking, and services features, deployment of energy efficient and inter-operable federations comprising multiple domains, and development of integrated management systems. In response to the related requirements and challenges, the network slicing paradigm arises as a key mechanism to provide flexibility in the management of network resources. Network Slicing enables operators to create multiple network resources and (virtual) network functions isolated and customized over the same physical infrastructure. Such dedicated networks, built on a shared infrastructure can reduce the cost of the network deployment, speeds up the time to market and offer individual networks customizations according to customer requirements so that operators can introduce new market services. Nevertheless, the provision of services with high levels of trustworthiness is still a major issue to guarantee both business continuity and uninterrupted public services for several vertical markets.

The ACCOUNT workshop intends to create a space for sharing innovative approaches and experiences aimed at improving the state-of-the-art in the design, implementation, deployment, management and maintenance of network components and architectures. Of particular interest are the self-management and self-reconfiguring network infrastructures that can exploit software flexibility and rapidity, for ensuring secure and trustworthy applications. The workshop objective include exploring multiple dimensions of trustworthiness, as well as providing metrics and means to measure it. Finally, contributions targeting the bridge between infrastructure softwarization and cloud-based applications solutions are sought.

Our aim is to promote the development of trusted cloud environments by creating dependable framework, protocols, algorithms, networks and systems. The proposed LADC ACCOUNT workshop will serve as a forum for researchers from academia, government and industries to exchange ideas and present new results and provide future visions on the subject.

Call for paper

Author guidelines

Papers must be written in English only. Each paper is limited to 6 pages, following the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings. In addition, we also invite researchers to submit 2-page posters addressing the thematic pillars of the workshop.

Topics of submission

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Trustworthy data, secured data collection system, models and architectures for cloud/fog/edge systems and services.

  • Frameworks and software architectures for the design of trustworthy and secure systems

  • Enabling 5G service technologies in the context of cloud/cog/edge computing systems and services (e.g., slicing, service orchestration, etc.)

  • Dependable frameworks for mission-critical systems and services

  • Software architectures and design for emerging systems

  • Adaptation and optimization mechanisms for coping with user demand, application requirements, resource unavailability

  • Security, dependability and autonomic issues in Big Data, SDN, and IoT systems

  • Softwarization tailored to cloud/fog/edge computing systems and services

  • Platforms for analyzing and storing logs and operational data

  • Analytics, machine/learning, artificial intelligence in support of computing and networking operations

  • QoS/QoE in the context of cloud/fog/edge computing systems and services

  • Trustworthiness of cloud/cog/edge computing systems and services

  • Dependable and secure services

  • Dependability-driven modeling and analysis of cloud/fog/edge infrastructures

  • Experimental assessment of dependability and security

  • Verification and validation methods for dependability evaluation

  • Evaluation platforms for dependable, autonomic and secure cloud/fog/edge computing systems


Organizing Committee

Nuno Antunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal,

Tania Basso, UNICAMP, Brazil,

Javier Baliosian, University of the Republic, Uruguay,

Rita Meneses, Trust-IT, UK,

David Moura, UNICAMP, Brazil,

Ivan Mura, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia,

Augusto Neto, UFRN, Brazil,

Rafael Pasquini, UFU, Brazil,


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    08 Oct.



    10 Oct.


  • 01 Aug.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 07 Aug.


    Draft paper submission deadline

Contact information

  • Nuno Antunes