Journal Information
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
https://www.computer.org/csdl/journal/tq
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IEEE
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1545-5971
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Scope of TDSC

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) publishes archival research results focusing on research into foundations, methodologies, and mechanisms that support the achievement–through design, modeling, and evaluation–of systems and networks that are dependable and secure to the desired degree without compromising performance. The focus also includes measurement, modeling, and simulation techniques, and foundations for jointly evaluating, verifying, and designing for performance, security, and dependability constraints.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: View TDSC topics.

I. Design for Dependability and Security

Architectures
Fault-tolerant, secure, and safe middleware
Intrusion detection and tolerance
Firewall technologies; authentication and authorization of users, systems, and applications
Network technologies, including protocols, routers, and switches
On-line detection and recovery
System Management and Administration
Cryptography
Application of cryptography techniques
Key management
Cryptographic protocols and algorithms, and their security
Use of COTS components

II. Evaluation

Modeling and Prediction
Threat-assessment and intrusion-detection models
Availability, performability, and survivability
Intrusion tolerance; attack models
Modeling methods, including Markov chains, queuing/fluid flow, Stochastic Petri Nets (SPN), SAN models
Experimental Methods
Monitoring and measurement
Workload characterization
Benchmarking
Test-bed design, including fault, error, attack, and workload generation
Field monitoring and measurement, including failures, security violations and break-ins, and intrusion detection
Statistical methods
Formal Specification and Verification
Quality of Service (encompassing performability, security, and safety)

III. Application-Specific Areas

Survivable Database Design and Transaction Processing
Electronic Commerce
Embedded Systems
File and File System Security
Distributed and Pervasive Systems
Smartcards and Biometrics
Real-Time Systems
Safety-Critical Systems (e.g., aerospace computing)
Internet Applications
Multimedia Applications and Signal-Processing

IV. Software Design

Operating System Support (for error/intrusion detection and/or tolerance)
Self-Checking Software Systems
Dependable, Secure Protocols and Network Interfaces
Software Testing, Validation, and Verification
Software Aging and Rejuvenation
Software Security and Reliability Engineering
V. New Technologies (problems and opportunities)

Nanoscale Computing
Ad Hoc Networks
Pervasive and Embedded Computing
Networks of Satellites
Data Mining
Wearable Computers and Associated Networks
Quantum Computing
Cyber-Physical Systems (e.g., mobile health, Smart Grid, and ITS)

Additional Information

As noted in the Jan-Mar. 2009 editorial, please note the following additional clarification of our scope: "Our Editorial Board decided that papers of purely theoretical interest in the area of cryptography without a clear and manifest application to a specific problem of dependability or security would fall out of the purview of these Transactions; similarly, papers addressing generic systems-management problems, as opposed to specific dependability and security challenges, as well those solving device-level, as opposed to system-level, dependability and security concerns, would also be out of our publication's scope."

TDSC welcomes proposals for topic-oriented special issues. Guidelines are provided here.

In addition to policies specified at Instructions for Peer Review, TDSC specifically has the following policies: (1) Papers which require a major revision will not receive a second major revision recommendation. In such situations the paper will be rejected. Authors should not assume that a major revision will lead to eventual acceptance. (2) The scope of topics was clarified in the editorial of the Jan-Mar 2009 issue as follows. "Our Editorial Board decided that papers of purely theoretical interest in the area of cryptography without a clear and manifest application to a specific problem of dependability or security would fall out of the purview of these Transactions; similarly, papers addressing generic systems-management problems, as opposed to specific dependability and security challenges, as well those solving device-level, as opposed to system-level, dependability and security concerns, would also be out of our publication's scope." (3) TDSC requires meaningful technical novelty in submissions that extend previously published conference papers. Extension beyond the conference version(s) is not simply a matter of length. Thus, expanded motivation, expanded discussion of related work, variants of previously reported algorithms, incremental additional experiments/simulations, proofs of results/theorems, may provide additional length but will fall below the line for proceeding with review.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-05-07
Special Issues
Special Issue on Software Reliability and Dependability Engineering
Submission Date: 2021-03-16

As software plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives, it is essential to maintain its reliability and dependability in the face of faults and failures. Unlike faults in other components, software faults can cause catastrophic consequences unless they are anticipated and handled appropriately. The rise of software-based autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars) has exacerbated this problem. In such systems, there is very little time for humans to intervene and correct any erroneous decisions made by the software. Further, software bugs have significant economic consequences and can result in losses of billions of dollars. Therefore, it is important to explore principled approaches to remove defects in software as early as possible, preferably before its deployment. Academia and industry widely recognize the inherent potential of software reliability and dependability engineering for the assessment, prediction, and improvement of the reliability and dependability of software products. Nevertheless, in spite of decades of research and methodological advances, software reliability and dependability engineering in specific areas keep posing challenging research questions due to the complexity, heterogeneity, and distributivity of software products, emerging machine-learning techniques, emerging application domains in critical areas, etc. This special issue aims to concentrate contributions from academic and industrial organizations addressing reliability and dependability of software systems, and to publish consolidated research results focusing on the assessment, prediction, and improvement of the reliability and dependability of software products. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Primary dependability attributes (i.e., security, safety, and maintainability) impacting software reliability Secondary dependability attributes (i.e., survivability, resilience, and robustness) impacting software reliability Reliability and dependability threats, i.e., faults (defects, bugs, etc.), errors, and failures Reliability and dependability means (fault prevention, fault removal, fault tolerance, and fault forecasting) Metrics, measurements, and threat estimation for reliability prediction and the interplay with dependability Reliability and dependability of software services Reliability and dependability of open source software Reliability and dependability of Software as a Service (SaaS) Reliability and dependability of software dealing with big data Reliability and dependability of model-based and auto-generated software Reliability and dependability of software within specific types of systems (e.g., autonomous and adaptive, green and sustainable, and mobile systems) Reliability and dependability of software within specific technological spaces (e.g., Internet of Things, cloud, semantic web/Web 3.0, virtualization, and blockchain) Normative/regulatory/ethical spaces pertaining to software reliability and dependability Societal aspects of software reliability and dependability Relevant application areas include, but are not limited to: Machine-learning systems Distributed, parallel, clustered, and grid systems Cloud Database and transactional systems Operating systems Web-based information Submission Guidelines Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere, and must be a significant contribution to the state of the art in software reliability and dependability engineering. All the submissions will be judged on novelty of the proposed problem and/or solution, technical relevance and practicality of presented ideas, relevance of the addressed topic to the scope of the special issue, writing and presentation, and accuracy and impact of the results. As an author, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to the TDSC submission guidelines. Please, carefully read these guidelines before submitting your manuscript. Permission for including figures that appear elsewhere must be obtained from the copyright owner. In the case the manuscript extends previous work, please make sure to 1) cite the previous paper(s); 2) clearly explain in the paper introduction and related work sections what the contributions of the submitted paper are and why they are significant; 3) by way of points 1 and 2, explain how the paper submitted to this TDSC special issue extends the previous work; and 4) properly attribute any material taken and used from the conference paper, or any other paper. That means the text must be quoted, cited, and referenced. To ensure proper submission, log in to ScholarOne and select “Special Issue on Software Reliability and Dependability Engineering” as the manuscript type. Important Dates Submission deadline: 16 March 2021 All reviews back and first-round notification: 16 May 2021 Revised submission deadline: 15 June 2021 All reviews back and final notification: 1 August 2021 Camera-ready deadline: 1 September 2021 Guest Editors Zheng Zheng, Beihang University, zhengz@buaa.edu.cn Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, ktrivedi@duke.edu Nuno Antunes, University of Coimbra, nmsa@dei.uc.pt Lorenzo Strigini, City University of London, lorenzo.strigini.1@city.ac.uk
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-05-07
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