[hpc-announce] [RSDA 2021] Virtual workshop co-located with ISSRE 2021 - Deadline: August 3, 2021

Raffaele Della Corte raffaele.dellacorte at critiware.com
Thu Jul 8 09:38:54 CDT 2021

The 6th International Workshop on
Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA 2021) - Virtual workshop

co-located with The 32nd Annual IEEE International
Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2021)
to be held in Wuhan, China,
25-28 Oct 2021

RSDA is a well-established venue that aims to gather high-quality papers on
reliability and security data analysis.
The workshop follows its four past successful editions held at ISSRE 2020,
ISSRE 2019, DSN 2016, ISSRE 2014, and DSN 2013.

The 6th RSDA Edition is co-located with the prestigious 32nd Annual IEEE
International Symposium on
Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2021), 25-28 Oct 2021,
which will be a hybrid conference due to the worldwide situation
regarding COVID-19 (allowing either in-person or online remote

    *** RSDA 2021 will be virtual!!! ***

RSDA 2021 will be a full virtual workshop.
Authors of accepted workshop papers are expected to give
a remote talk, with no in-person attendance.

RSDA is a friendly and lively forum to stimulate scientific research and
practice on reliability and security data.
Both research papers and industry experience reports are welcome in any
application area, domain and topic of RSDA listed below.
We warmly invite you to visit the workshop webpage to learn more.

Please consider submitting your papers and forwarding this email to your






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.


RSDA 2021 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.

The past RSDA editions have established a friendly and lively 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:

- Event logs and security-related data collection, processing and
- Monitoring and analysis of resource utilization metrics;
- Dependability and security monitoring, measurement and modeling;
- Anomaly detection;
- Analysis of attacks, defenses, and countermeasures;
- Adversarial machine learning:
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM);
- Data visualization;
- 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;
- Defect analysis and Software Reliability Growth Models (SRGM);
- Dependability and security forensics;
- Generation of synthetic data sets for benchmarking dependability/security
- Dependability and security analysis of large datasets and production
- Machine Learning for security.

 Relevant application areas include, but are not limited to:

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


Submissions must not exceed 6 pages; they must be written in English and
adhere to the double column
IEEE conference style format. Submissions must be made electronically and
imply the willingness of at
least one of the authors to register and virtually attend the workshop, if

Authors of accepted papers are expected to give a remote talk, with no
in-person attendance.

The papers accepted at RSDA will be included in the ISSRE 2021 Supplemental
as well as in the ISSRE-W volume on IEEE Xplore as workshop papers.

Submission link and instructions are available at the webpage


Paper Submission: August 3, 2021
Notification: August 21, 2021
Camera Ready: August 28, 2021


Raffaele Della Corte, Critiware, ITA
Marta Catillo, Università degli Studi del Sannio, ITA
João F. Ferreira, INESC-ID & IST - University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Guanpeng (Justin) Li, University of Iowa, USA




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raffaele.dellacorte at critiware.com

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