Call for Papers

LADC is the Latin-American event oriented to disseminate computer system dependability and security research advances. This year, LADC 2019 will be held in conjunction with the IX Brazilian Symposium on Computing Systems Engineering (SBESC) in Natal, Brazil from the 19th to the 21st of November 2019.

The LADC symposium scope includes all the aspects of both dependability and security, as well as research on the technological challenges that they entail for the design, verification and validation and maintenance of systems, software, and hardware.

The main track at LADC 2019 will comprise original, unpublished research papers in three categories:

  • full research (regular) papers (1)
  • practical experience reports (2)
  • short papers (3)
  • LADC looks for works exploring new territories, continuing a significant research, or reflecting on practical experience. Full research papers should explore technology problems and propose a complete solution with results. Practical experience reports are expected to provide an in-depth exposition of practitioner experiences and empirical studies. Short papers should present preliminary research work (position papers), or a prototype/tool description, outlining the architecture, implementation and usage of substantive operational systems or tools for the research and practice of dependable and secure systems. Papers will be assessed with criteria appropriate to each category.


    Authors are invited to submit original contributions on all aspects of research and practice on creating, validating, deploying, and maintaining dependable and secure systems.

    Major topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Fault tolerant hardware architectures, multi-core systems, virtualization, nanoscale computers, hardware dependability assessment.
    • Fault-tolerant algorithms and distributed systems.
    • Dependability of networks (LAN, WAN, mobile, ad-hoc, sensor networks, protocols, SDN, Network Slicing).
    • Dependability of software architectures, runtime monitoring, adaptation, model-driven engineering for the design of dependable and secure systems, testing, verification & validation.
    • Dependability and security in the era of Big Data.
    • Dependability and security of cyber-physical systems and systems of systems, communication networks and protocols, data storage and databases.
    • Dependability and human issues, human-computer interaction, management of complex systems.
    • Security foundations, policies, protocols, access control, intrusion detection, intrusion tolerance.
    • Safety-critical systems and applications, incidents & accidents, risk perception, analysis and management, software certification.
    • Dependability and security modeling, measurement and benchmarking.
    • Maintenance, tuning of performance and availability, security configuration (including cloud-slicing).
    • Dependability and security on cloud/edge/fog-computing
    Publication and Selection of Distinguished Papers

    The LADC proceedings will be archived in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. A Best Paper Award among the submitted works is also a tradition in LADC.

    Also, authors of selected LADC papers will be invited to submit an extended and enhanced version of their papers to a special issue of “The Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society” (Confirmed) or to the Thematic Series on Advances in Dependable Computing and Networking of the “Journal of Internet Services and Applications”. Both journals are published by SpringerOpen, and are indexed by Scopus.

    Submission Guidelines

    Papers must be written in English. Research Papers, Practical Experience Reports, and Short Papers should be respectively no longer than 10 pages, 6 pages and 4 pages, following the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings. The category of the paper should be clearly marked in the first page. Authors are requested to first register their submissions and then submit their manuscripts in PDF format at the JEMS webpage. JEMS limits to a maximum of 8 authors per paper. More than 8 authors is allowed, but must be indicated to the TPC chairs after acceptance notification.

    Important Dates

    Regular Papers and Practical Experience Reports and Short Papers:

    • Abstract submission: August 16, 2019.
    • Full paper submission: August 16, 2019.
    • Author notification: September 29, 2019.
    • Camera-Ready: October 14, 2019.
    Note: Before uploading the camera-ready file, authors must confirm Registration. To this end, at least one author per accepted paper must register as either Student (with add of Publication Fee -- indicated by ECOS registration system) or Professional (Publication fee already included), and then upload the corresponding invoice file dated before Oct 14th (or confirmation e-mail) through the JEMS paper dashboard. The cameraready file upload will be available in JEMS after registration approval by TPC co-chairs.
    TPC Chairs

    • Luciana Arantes (Sorbonne Université, FR)
    • Leonardo Montecchi (UNICAMP, BR)
    • Program Committee

      • Adenilso Simao - University of São Paulo, Brazil
      • Alberto Avritzer - eSulabSolutions, USA
      • Alysson Bessani - University of Lisbon Faculty of Sciences, Portugal
      • Ana Ambrosio - National Institute for Space Research, Brazil
      • Andras Voros - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
      • André de Oliveira - Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
      • Andrea Ceccarelli - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
      • Antonio Pecchia - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
      • Anubis Rossetto - Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Sul-riograndense,Brazil
      • Barbara Gallina - Malardalen University, Sweden
      • Carlos da Silva - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
      • Edson T. de Camargo - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil
      • Eduardo Alchieri - Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
      • Eliane Martins - State University of Campinas, Brazil
      • Elias Duarte Jr. - Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
      • Fabíola Greve - Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
      • Fatima Mattiello-Francisco - National Institute for Space Research, Brazil
      • Felicita Di Giandomenico - Institute of the National Research Council of Italy, Italy
      • Fernando Pedone - University of Lugano, Switzerlad
      • Hector Cancela - Universidad de la República, Uruguay
      • Henrique Madeira - University of Coimbra, Portugal
      • Javier Baliosian - Universidad de la República, Uruguay
      • Jose Manuel Martinez - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
      • Juan Carlos Ruiz - Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
      • Julien Sopena - Sorbonne University, France
      • Leandro Silva - Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
      • Luiz Rodrigues - State University of Western Paraná, Brazil
      • Marco Vieira - University of Coimbra, Portugal
      • Matthieu Roy - Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems - CNR, France
      • Michel Cukier - University of Maryland, USA
      • Mohamed Kaaniche - Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems - CNR, France
      • Nuno Neves - Laboratory of Large Scale Computer Systems - University of Lisbon, Portugal
      • Olivier Marin - Shanghai New York University, China
      • Raul Ceretta Nunes - Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
      • Regina Moraes - State University of Campinhas, Brazil
      • Rivalino Matias Jr. - Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
      • Rogerio de Lemos - University of Kent, England
      • Rui Oliveira - University of Minho, Portugal
      • Sérgio Cechin - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
      • Sergio Rajsbaum - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
      • Xavier Defago - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan