[hpc-announce] The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA at ISSRE 2014)

Antonio Pecchia antonio.pecchia at unina.it
Mon Jun 30 03:35:07 CDT 2014

   ---  The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on —--
- Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA 2014) -

RSDA 2014 is co-located with the 25th IEEE International Symposium on  
Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE)
being held in November 3-6, 2014, Naples, ITALY.

RSDA 2014 follows its past successful edition held at DSN 2013. RSDA  
Committees ensure a balanced mix between
academic and industrial participation, and cutting-edge research areas  
and application domains.


We are pleased to announce that the RSDA 2014 keynote talk will be  
given by Brendan Murphy of Microsoft Research, UK.
For more information, visit the RSDA keynote page  




The inherent potential of reliability and security data is well  
recognized by academia and industry for assessing
dependability properties of computer systems and operational networks,  
and improving the engineering process.
Analysis of textual logs and numeric data produced under real workload  
conditions by applications, systems, and networks,
intrusion detection systems, and issue trackers plays a key role for  
engineers and practitioners. Nevertheless, in spite
of decades of research and methodological advances, data analysis in  
this specific area keeps posing 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.


The workshop aims to concentrate ideas and contributions from academic  
and industrial organizations addressing reliability
and security aspects of computer systems and networks through data  
analysis. The past RSDA edition has established a forum
to stimulate scientific research and discuss analysis techniques,  
procedures and tools that are currently adopted to manage,
analyze or evaluate reliability and security data sets. The expected  
output of the workshop is to keep fostering synergies
between researchers and industrial bodies of different research  
communities concerned by RSDA and establishing the agenda
of future research activities in the area.


The workshop addresses the following topics:

- System logs and security-related data collection, processing and management;
- Reliability and security evaluation and modeling;
- Security monitoring and control;
- Improving reliability and security through data analysis;
- Benchmarking techniques to assess reliability and security;
- Novel tools for reliability and security data analysis;
- Big data analytics for reliability and security assessment;
- Advances and challenges in reliability and security data analysis;
- Analytical and simulation studies;
- Issue and defect analysis;
- System diagnosis and root cause analysis;
- Experience reports and data analysis in real-world systems.

Relevant application areas include, but are not limited to:

- Distributed systems, smart grids and critical infrastructures;
- Cloud computing infrastructures;
- Operational networks and network applications;
- Real-time and embedded systems;
- Database and transactional systems
- Operating systems;
- Email and Web-based information systems;
- Secure and intrusion tolerant 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 accepted.

Accepted submissions will be included in the ISSRE 2014 IEEE  
supplemental proceedings and on IEEE Xplore as workshop papers.
Submission link and instructions are available at the webpage  


Paper Submission: 15 August, 2014
Notification: 5 September, 2014
Camera Ready: 15 September, 2014



Brendan Murphy, Microsoft Research (bmurphy at microsoft.com)


Antonio Pecchia, Federico II University of Naples (antonio.pecchia at unina.it)
Olivier Thonnard, Symantec Research Labs (olivier_thonnard at symantec.com)


Marcello Cinque, Critiware
Domenico Cotroneo, Federico II University of Naples
Polo Chau, Georgia Tech
Bojan Cukic, West Virginia University
Michel Cukier, University of Maryland
Salvatore D'Antonio, Parthenope University of Naples
Catello Di Martino, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aurelien Francillon, Eurecom
Flavio Frattini, Federico II University of Naples
Dong-Seong Kim, University of Canterbury
Felix Leder, Blue Coat
Ilir Gashi, City University London
Federico Maggi, Politecnico di Milano
Karthik Pattabiraman, University of British Columbia
Leonardo Querzoni, Sapienza University of Rome
William Robertson, Northeastern University
Christian Rossow, Saarland University
Stefano Russo, Federico II University of Naples
Santonu Sarkar, Infosys
Yun Shen, Symantec Research Labs
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra
Tillmann Werner, CrowdStrike
Keun Soo Yim, Google
Leyla Yumer, Symantec Research Labs




For any information please contact antonio.pecchia at unina.it and  
olivier_thonnard at symantec.com

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