DSS 2016 will focus on dependability and security of software and services. This is a challenging theme, especially when considering that information systems are more and more based on complex, heterogeneous, dynamic software and services, which are characterized by demanding quality attributes. Interoperability in presence of dependability and security guarantees, as well as new techniques and tools to assess the impact of accidental and malicious threats, are among the crucial aspects to be addressed.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture, design, implementation, and management of dependable and secure software and services
  • Dependable Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Implementation and deployment of dependable cloud-based services
  • Dependable and secure big data services
  • Specification and design methodologies, e.g., model-based, component-based, and refinement-based approaches
  • Metrics for quantifying services dependability and security
  • Dependability and security benchmarking
  • Verification and validation for dependability and security evaluation of services
  • Formal verification, testing, analytical and experimental evaluation of services
  • Off-line versus on-line dependability and security services assessment
  • Case studies illustrating challenges and solutions in designing dependable and secure software and services
  • Design and use of supporting tools for creating dependable and secure services
  • Full Paper Submission Due Date: April 5, 2016 April 15, 2016
  • Decision Notification on papers (Electronic): April 25, 2016 May 3, 2016
  • Camera-Ready Copy and registration Date: May 1, 2016 May 16, 2016

All accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the IEEE 12th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2016), which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers will be invited for extension and inclusion in a special issue of a related journal.

We invite high-quality English-language submissions of regular research papers, roadmaps, visionary papers, experience reports, industrial/academic reflections, and tool demos. Submissions should follow the IEEE CS proceedings style as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines and accepted manuscripts must be under 4 or 8 pages (download MS Word and LaTeX templates here). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the event and present the paper.

The DSS submission site is now open!

Track Chairs
  • Nuno Laranjeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Naghmeh Ivaki, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Publicity Chair
  • Naghmeh Ivaki, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Program Committee (under construction)
  • Andrea Ceccarelli, University of Florence, Italy
  • Erland Jonsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Federica Paci, University of Southampton, UK
  • Fumio Machida, NEC Research, Japan
  • Ivano Alessandro Elia, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Javier Camara Moreno, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Leonardo Querzoni, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA
  • Miroslaw Malek, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Mohamed Kaaniche, LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
  • Roberto Natella, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
  • Rui André Oliveira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Veena Mendiratta, Bell Labs, Nokia, USA
  • Zibin Zheng, The Chinese University of Hong-Kong

Please contact Nuno Laranjeiro if you have any question or comment!

IEEE Services 2015 Visionary Track: Dependable and Secure Services (DSS 2015) theme within IEEE SERVICES 2015, New York, USA. July 2, 2015. Website available at

The IEEE International Workshop on Dependable and Secure Services (DSS 2014) 28–29 June 2014, at Hilton Anchorage, Alaska, USA, within IEEE SERVICES 2014. Website available at