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RSDA 2016 : The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (co-located with DSN 2016)


When Jun 28, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016
Where Toulouse, FRANCE
Submission Deadline Mar 21, 2016
Notification Due Apr 18, 2016
Categories    security   data mining   big data   dependability

Call For Papers

The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA 2016) is co-located with the 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2016) being held in June 28 - July 1, 2016, Toulouse, FRANCE.

RSDA is rapidly emerging as a forum to present scientific research, measurements, and practical experience on data-driven dependability and security. The PC features a balanced mix of academic and industry experts, working in cutting-edge research areas and application domains.

The workshop follows its past successful editions held at ISSRE (RSDA 2014) and DSN (RSDA 2013).


Hervé Debar, Head of the Télécommunication Networks and Services Department,
Télécom SudParis

Title: "Towards a quantitative approach for threat mitigation and response"


- RSDA 2016 is co-located with the top dependability conference and will feature exciting Keynote and presentations;

- The papers accepted at RSDA 2016 will be included in the DSN Supplemental Proceedings as well as in the DSN-W volume on IEEE Xplore.



Computer systems are the basis for daily human activities and, more importantly, they play a key role in a variety of critical domains. Assessing dependability properties of computer systems is today an important concern for engineers and practitioners.

The analysis of textual/numeric data and log files produced under real workload conditions by applications, systems, and networks, intrusion detection systems, monitors and issue-trackers plays a key role for dependability assessment. Data analysis is crucial in a variety of engineering tasks, such as measuring availability and reliability of a system, characterizing failures, gaining insights into the progression of security attacks, designing mitigation means and countermeasures.

Academia and industry widely recognize the inherent potential of reliability and security data analysis for assessing dependability of computer systems and operational networks, and improving the engineering process. Data analysis in these specific areas poses many challenging research questions due to the heterogeneity, volume and velocity of the collected data, the lack of systematic end-to-end analysis procedures, the increasing diversity of analysis objectives and emerging application domains in critical areas.

RSDA 2016 aims to concentrate ideas and contributions from academic and industrial organizations addressing reliability and security of computer systems through data analysis. RSDA aims to gather high-quality papers on data-driven methodologies, measurements from production systems, and analysis of large datasets.


Dependability and security measurement and modeling;
Dependability and security monitoring and control;
Analysis of attacks, defenses, and countermeasures;
Intrusion detection and prevention;
Denial-of-Service and botnet analysis, detection, and mitigation;
Application security status monitoring;
Behavior-based fraud and threat detection;
Insider threat and functional misuse detection;
Error/Failure detection and characterization;
Failure prediction and recovery techniques;
Failure data analysis and field studies;
Fault and intrusion tolerance;
Dependability and security forensics;
Generation of synthetic data sets for benchmarking dependability/security techniques;
Dependability and security analysis techniques for large datasets;
Dependability and security analysis of production systems.

Relevant application areas include, but are not limited to:

Application dependability and security;
Distributed, parallel, clustered and grid systems;
Critical infrastructures protection;
Mobile systems and services;
Database and transactional systems;
Operating systems;
Web-based information systems.


Submissions must not exceed 6 pages in length and conform to the IEEE conference proceedings style, must be made electronically and imply the willingness of at least one of the authors to attend the workshop, if the paper is accepted.

Accepted submissions will be included in the DSN 2016 IEEE supplemental Proceedings and on IEEE Xplore as workshop papers (DSN-W).
Submission link and instructions are available at the webpage


Paper Submission: 28 March, 2016
Notification: 18 April, 2016
Camera Ready: 28 April, 2016
Workshop Date: 28 June, 2016



Antonio Pecchia, Federico II University of Naples, ITALY (
Olivier Thonnard, Amadeus IT Group, FRANCE (


Leyla Bilge, Symantec Research Labs
Gabriella Carrozza, CAST
Yue Chen, Florida State University
Marcello Cinque, Federico II University of Naples
Gabriela Ciocarlie, SRI
Bojan Cukic, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Salvatore D'Antonio, Parthenope University of Naples
Raffaele Della Corte, CINI
Catello Di Martino, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Aurelien Francillon, Eurecom
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dong-Seong Kim, University of Canterbury
Ilir Gashi, City University London
Michael Grottke, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat
Zhiling Lan, Illinois Institute of Technology
Corrado Leita, LastLine
Federico Maggi, Politecnico di Milano
Veena Mendiratta, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Roberto Perdisci, University of Georgia
Roberto Pietrantuono, Federico II University of Naples
Leonardo Querzoni, Sapienza University of Rome
William Robertson, Northeastern University
Arpan Roy, Infosys
Santonu Sarkar, BITS Pilani
Yun Shen, Symantec Research Labs
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra
Ingo Weber, NICTA, University of South Wales
Komminist Weldemariam, IBM Research
Keun Soo Yim, Google
Cong Zheng, Palo Alto Networks


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