Dependable Trustworthy Web & Distributed System Workshop(DTWD2013)

Co-located with the 9th International Conference on SIGNAL IMAGE TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET BASED SYSTEMS

Today, individual end users as well as organizations like companies and countries face the increasing scale and complexity of information systems connected by networks. This is due to a variety of causes such as the spread of the Internet and distributed computer systems, the rapid increase of personal mobile devices like laptops, smart phones and tablets in their number and variety, the emergence of the “Internet of Things” brought about by the advance of embedded systems, ad-hoc networks and LSI processing technology, and the advent of large-scale computing environment like cloud computers and high performance computing systems.

Services and devices are interconnected and interdependent, and the design, the implementation and the management of such a system is almost impossible without considering the existence of other systems that are or will be connected to it. The dependability of such interconnected and interdependent information systems is based on that of individual devices and services. And, it is crucial to know how dependability of the whole system is achieved through that of elemental systems. Also, today’s Internet and ubiquitous computing environments include autonomous information systems and services which are owned by different people and organizations for different purposes. They are connected via communication links to realize complex information services which are provided to various users and clients. Individual service providers and users have to determine whether other subjects that they interact with are trustworthy or not.

The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and to share experiences on the interconnected and interdependent systems that consist of autonomous individual systems to study dependability and trust in such systems.

Topics of interest of the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Architecture and design of dependable systems
  • Metrics to quantify dependability and security
  • Benchmarking of dependability and security
  • Verification and validation for dependability and security evaluation
  • Requirement analysis for dependable and secure systems
  • Design of dependable and secure systems
  • Implementation of dependable and secure systems
  • Theoretical study on dependability
  • Trust and reputation management
  • Metrics to quantify trust and reputation
  • Management of credentials and authorization
  • Risk and trust
  • Authorization models, policies and protocols
  • Theoretical study on trust and reputation
  • Economical aspects and mechanism design of trust management
  • Threats against dependability and trustworthiness of information systems
  • Architecture and system design for security of interconnected systems
  • Security of interconnected systems
  • Dependability of Web applications and Web services
  • Cross domain security of Web-based systems
  • Dependability of ad-hoc networks
  • Security of ad-hoc networks

Submission and publication

All submissions should be in IEEE conference style and PDF format. Papers may not exceed 8 pages. Two extra pages can be purchased.

Paper submission will only be online via: Easy Chair ( ) The online system will be used to handle and process all papers and to prepare for the final proceedings. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers.

The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections. More details about the submission process can be found on the conference website.