DSS 2014 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 techniques and tools to assess the impact of accidental and malicious threats, are among the crucial aspects to be addressed.


The DSS 2014 program is now available! Please check this link (May 17th)(Jun 4th).

List of Topics

Topics of interest of DSS 2014 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, 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

Important Dates

(Workshop chairs will grant individual extensions under special circumstances provided that the hard deadline for the camera-ready version is respected.)

  • Submission deadline: April 15, 2014 (extended!)
  • Notification: April 24, 2014
  • Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 1, 2014

Paper Submission

All papers accepted by the workshop will be included in the Proceedings of the IEEE 10th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2014), which will be published by 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 four types:
  • Research papers (8 pages)
  • Experience reports (8 pages)
  • Short papers (2 pages)
  • Tool demos (2 pages)

Submissions should follow the IEEE CS proceedings style as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (download Word templates or LaTeX templates). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. All papers must be submitted via the confhub submission system. First time users need to register with the system (see these instructions for details).

The DSS 2014 submission site is now open!


Workshop Chairs
  • Nuno Laranjeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Pedro Furtado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Publicity Chair
  • Naghmeh Ivaki, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Program Committee
  • António Casimiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Anatoliy Gorbenko, National Aerospace University 'KhAI', Ukraine
  • Domenico Cotroneo, University of Naples, Italy
  • Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Eliane Martins, Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil
  • Ilir Gashi, City University, United Kingdom
  • István Majzik, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Juan-Carlos Ruiz, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  • Paolo Lollini, University of Florence, Italy
  • Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Zibin Zheng, The Chinese University of Hong-Kong


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