In 2017, the International Conference on Trustworthy Systems and Their Applications (TSA) and the International Symposium on Dependable Computing and Internet of Things (DCIT) were merged into one large conference and renamed as the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Their Applications (DSA). This year will be the fifth meeting after the merge. In the past, both TSA and DCIT were technically sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. Following the same tradition, DSA 2021 also has the same technical sponsorship from IEEE. The focus is on innovative methodologies, techniques, tools, and management to produce dependable and trustworthy systems and their applications in a more cost-effective way. It provides an opportunity for academic researchers, industry practitioners, and government policy and decision makers to exchange ideas and results, share experiences, and explore possible solutions to overcome current challenges.
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Topics of Interest
Algorithms, Architecture, Framework, Design Patterns and Maintenance for Dependable Systems and Software
Security, Threats, Privacy, Safety, and Risk Management
Dependability and Reliability Modeling and Measurement
Fault Tolerance, Survivability, Resilience, and Availability
Metrics, Measurement, and Quality Assessment
Requirements, Process, Standards, Productivity, and Project Management
Quality Assurance, Maintenance, and Reverse Engineering and Re-Engineering
Verification, Validation, Testing, Analysis, Debugging, Model Checking, and Program Repair
Formal Methods and Theories
Communication, Networking, Optimization, and Performance
Pervasive, Ubiquitous, Service-Oriented, and Cloud Computing
Collaborative, Distributed, Embedded, Real-Time, High Performance, Highly Dependable, Intelligent, Multimedia Systems
Big Data and Storage
Prognostics and Health Management
IoT, Supply Chain, Cyber-Physical Systems, Industry 4.0 and Smart City
Empirical Studies, Benchmarking, and Industrial Best Practices
Applications, Tools, and Automation


Papers related to the topics of interests are solicited. Submissions must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. The main conference has three types of submissions:
Regular Paper:12 pages
Short Paper: 6 pages
Fast Abstract: 2 pages
DSA also has co-located workshops with a maximum of 10 pages. Each submission must include the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, and up to 6 keywords. Regular, short, and workshop papers should also have a 150-word abstract. All papers should be written in English and submitted as a PDF file. Authors must follow the IEEE 8.5x11 2-column conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX) to prepare their papers. Submissions that do not comply with the above instructions will be rejected without review.
Each submission will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, contribution, soundness, presentation and relatedness. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference. Upon paper acceptance, prospective authors must provide a camera-ready version that takes into account the review comments. The conference proceedings will be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

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    Aug 05



    Aug 06


  • May 20 2021

    Abstract Submission Deadline

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IEEE Reliability Society
North Minzu University
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