AboutCommunication, Networking and Broadcast Technologies; Components, Circuits, Devices and Systems; Computing and Processing
Keywords:Dependability,Reliability,Security & Privacy,Fault Tolerance,
Scope:PRDC is recognized as the main event in the Pacific area that covers many dimensions of dependability and fault tolerance, encompassing fundamental theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial components and systems.
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Organizing Committee

  • General Chair: Jin B. Hong, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Program Co-Chair: Jin-Hee Cho, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Program Co-Chair: Marcello Cinque, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
  • Local Arrangement Co-Chair: Naveed Akhtar, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Local Arrangement Co-Chair: Zeyi Wen, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Publicity Co-Chair: Simon Yusuf-Enoch (Australasia), University of Queensland, Australia
  • Publicity Co-Chair: Gregory Blanc (Europe), Telecom SudParis, France
  • Finance Chair: Susan Marie, University of Westner Australia, Australia
  • Fast Abstract Chair: TBC

Steering Committee

  • Yennun Huang, Academia Sinica (Chair)
  • Leon Alkalai, California Institute of Technology
  • Takashi Nanya, University of Tokyo
  • Nobuyasu Kanekawa, Hitachi Research Lab
  • Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore
  • Karthik Pattabiraman, University of British Columbia
  • Gernot Heiser, University of New South Wales
  • Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan University
  • Michael Lyu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Zhi Jin, Peking University
  • Dongseong Kim, The University of Queensland

Program Committee

  • TBC
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PRDC 2021 is the twenty-sixth event in the series of symposia started in 1989 that are devoted to dependable and fault-tolerant computing. PRDC is recognized as the main event in the Pacific area that covers many dimensions of dependability and fault tolerance, encompassing fundamental theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial components and systems. As applications of computing systems have permeated into all aspects of daily life, the dependability of computing systems has become increasingly critical. This symposium provides a forum for countries around the Pacific Rim and other areas of the world to exchange ideas for improving the dependability of computing systems.

Submission Topics

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Software and hardware reliability, testing, verification, and validation
  • Dependability measurement, modeling, evaluation, and tools
  • Self-healing, self-protecting, and fault-tolerant systems
  • Software aging and rejuvenation
  • Safety-critical systems and software
  • Architecture and system design for dependability
  • Fault-tolerant algorithms and protocols
  • Reliability in cloud computing, Internet, and web systems and applications
  • Cloud computing security and privacy
  • Software defined networks architectures and protocols
  • Internet of things architectures, protocols, security and privacy
  • Dependability issues in artificial intelligence and its applications
  • Dependability issues in computer networks and communications
  • Dependability issues in high performance computing
  • Dependability issues in real-time systems
  • Dependability issues in storage and databases systems
  • Dependability issues in cyber-physical systems
  • Dependability issues in socio-technical systems
  • Dependability and security in machine learning systems
  • Blockchain and smart contracts


Submission and Publication Information

Manuscripts should be submitted in the following two categories: Regular Papers and Practical Experience Reports. Regular Papers should describe original research (not submitted or published elsewhere) and be not more than 10 pages using IEEE Conference Format Guideline. Practical Experience Reports (max 6 pages using IEEE format guidelines) should describe an experience or a case study, such as the design and deployment of a system or actual failure and recovery field data.

All submissions must be made electronically (in PDF format) on the submission website. Please note that all submissions will undergo a double-blind review. Please ensure that you have removed any references that could lead to identifying the authors of the paper. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the paper regardless of the paper contributions. Papers will be reviewed internationally and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press (EI Indexed). One outstanding paper will be selected to receive the Best Paper Award, and one outstanding paper first authored by a student will receive the Best Student Paper Award.

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  • Conference Date

    Dec 01



    Dec 04


  • Jul 18 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Aug 22 2021

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

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