Call for Papers — RSDA 2013

Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis

Purpose and Scope

Computer systems are intertwined in many modern human activities and, more importantly, they play key roles in critical domains. As such, it is critically important to assess the dependability of computing systems. Data collected under real workload conditions can provide troves of valuable information about the stresses the systems encounter and their responses to them. Relevant data includes text logs and numeric data from application, system, network, and environmental sensors.

The inherent value of reliability and security data is well recognized by practitioners, academia, and industry. Effective analysis deepens our understanding of the systems, ranging from failure causes to the progression of malicious attacks, and in turn enables stronger designs and better monitoring strategies.

Despite of decades of research and methodological advances, data analysis keeps posing challenging research questions due to ever-increasing data variety and scale, and increasing diversity of analysis objectives and application domains.

RSDA aims to establish a forum to stimulate scientific research in this area, including discussion of techniques and tools to manage and analyze reliability and security data. The workshop will also aim to establish the agenda of future research activities in the field of reliability and security data analysis, and foster synergistic collaborations among attendees in those activities.

Topics of Interest

We seek contributions from academic and industrial organizations addressing reliability and security aspects of computer systems through data analysis. The workshop addresses (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Data production, management and organization
  • Data formats and collection
  • Data filtering and processing
  • Big data analytics
  • Data-driven reliability and security evaluation and modeling
  • Data-driven monitoring and control
  • Improving reliability and security through data analysis
  • Generation of synthetic data sets and ground truth
  • Benchmarking reliability and security assessment techniques
  • Tools for reliability and security data analysis
  • Advances and challenges in reliability and security analysis
  • Analytical and simulation studies
  • Experiences with real-world systems

Relevant application areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Distributed, parallel, clustered and grid systems
  • Cloud computing infrastructures
  • Real-time and embedded systems
  • Database and transactional systems
  • Operating systems
  • Web-based information
  • Secure and intrusion tolerant systems

Important Dates

Workshop Paper Submission: March 25, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: April 12, 2013
Camera Ready Deadline: April 30, 2013
Workshop: June 24, 2013


Submissions are solicited in the following categories:

  • Regular papers presenting innovative ideas improving the state of the art.
  • Experience papers discussing the role of data on existing/production systems, including some form of analysis and evaluation.
  • Extended abstracts proposing disruptive ideas in the field, including some form of preliminary results.

Submissions should be sent electronically, must conform to the IEEE conference proceedings style ( and not exceed 8 pages in length. Accepted submissions will be included in the DSN 2013 proceedings and on IEEE Xplore as workshop papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to attend the workshop and present the paper, if accepted. Submission link is available at the workshop webpage:

Chairs and Committee

Workshop Organizers

Catello Di Martino Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Antonio Pecchia Federico II University of Naples
Jon Stearley Sandia National Laboratories

Program Committee

Domenico Cotroneo Federico II University of Naples
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kishor Trivedi Duke University
Bojan Cukic West Virginia University
Franck Cappello INRIA and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michel Cukier University of Maryland
Marco Vieira University of Coimbra
Salvatore Orlando VMware
Santonu Sarkar Infosys Labs
Olivier Thonnard Symantec Research Labs
Greg Bronevetsky Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Marcello Cinque Critiware and Federico II University of Naples
Karthik Pattabiraman University of British Columbia
Aashish Sharma Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Keun Soo Yim Google
Adam Slagell National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Silvio Pardi Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)
Suo Chen Microsoft
Vassil Alexandrov Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Luisa Carracciuolo SCoPE Data Center, Federico II University of Naples
Gabriella Carrozza SESM, Finmeccanica
Theophilus Benson Princeton University
Massimiliano Albanese George Mason University

Further Information

Workshop website:
Contacts and Information:

Workshop Call for Papers (in PDF)