The 2022 5th IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE DSC 2022)

Edinburgh, UK | 22 – 24 June, 2022

Edinburgh, UK + Virtual | 22 – 24 June, 2022


All notifications of the Main Track have been sent out on 1 April 2022. If you haven’t received it please get in touch with the Program Chairs.


The IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing solicits papers, posters, practices, and experiences for presenting innovative research results, problem solutions, and new challenges in the field of dependable and secure computing. The whole spectrum of IT systems and application areas, including hardware design and software systems, with stringent relevance to dependability and security concerns, are of interest to DSC. Authors are invited to submit original works on research and practice of creating, validating, deploying, and maintaining dependable and secure systems.

Due to persisting concerns over travel safety in the wake of COVID-19, the upcoming 2022 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (DSC 2022) will accept video (or online) presentation if the authors are unable to attend the DSC 2022 conference.

The scope of DSC includes, but is not limited to, the following topics.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 31 December 2021 20 January 2022 (Firm Deadline) 31 January 2022
  • Author notification: 31 March 2022
  • Camera ready: 30 April 2022
  • Conference Date: 22 – 24 June 2022

The timezone of Important Dates is AoE (Anywhere on the Earth) 23:59:59pm.

Main Track: Regular Papers

The DSC conference accepts regular research papers that have no more than 8 pages. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Botnet and Intrusion Detection
  • Cryptographic Methods and Toolkits
  • Cyber attacks
  • Data/Information Reliability
  • Database Security and Privacy
  • Embedded Systems and IoT Devices
  • Experimentation, Measurement, and Assessment
  • Mobile and Cloud Computing
  • Software vulnerabilities
  • Malware analysis
  • SDN and NFV
  • Security and Privacy for AI
  • Hardware security and reliability
  • CAD Algorithms and Tools
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Fault-Tolerant Architectures and Designs
  • Industrial Design Experiences
  • Noise-Aware Designs
  • Power-Aware Designs
  • Soft-Error Analysis and Models
  • Stochastic Circuits and Systems
  • Temperature-Aware Designs
  • Variable-Latency Designs
  • Security Circuits, Designs, and Detection

Experience and Practice Track

The DSC conference will also include a submission category for experience and practice papers on new findings in the aforementioned topics. The PC will evaluate a submission to the experience and practice track with the understanding that it predominantly contributes to design know-how or the extension of the community’s knowledge about how the security protection of known techniques fares in real-world operations. Authors have to submit a 2-page paper along with a supplemental 3-min video to demonstrate the implementation and/or the practicability of the work. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Attacks on Information Systems and/or Digital Information Storage
  • CSIRTs, Incident Analysis, and Response
  • Honeypots/Honeynets
  • Malware Analysis and Reversing
  • Mobile Communications Security and Vulnerabilities
  • Newly discovered vulnerabilities in software and hardware
  • Offensive (and Counter-Offensive) Information Technology
  • Reverse Engineering, Forensics, and Anti-Forensics
  • Spyware, Phishing and Distributed Attacks
  • VLSI/CAD Design Knowhow
  • Data Security and Privacy

Submission Instructions

Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 8 pages (or 10 pages with over length charge) for regular papers and 2 pages for experience and practice papers, inclusive of figures, tables, references and appendix using IEEE Conference Proceedings Manuscripts style (two-columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). In exceptional cases we will consider papers that can go beyond 10 pages. Please contact the TPC Co-Chair Yulei Wu ( to discuss such exceptional papers before submission. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission/review elsewhere. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be eligible for submission to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference.

Paper templates can be downloaded from IEEE website.

Electronic submission site:

Best Paper Awards

  • Best Paper Award (Main Track): £200 + certificate
  • Best Student Paper Award (Main Track): £100 + certificate
  • Best Paper Award (Experience and Practice Track): £50 + certificate

These awards are sponsored by the Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS), University of Kent.

BCS-sponsored Conference Tickets

BCS sponsors 5 tickets for Scottish attendees from Scottish universities, colleges, and non-profitable organisations to attend this 3-day conference, including the keynote speeches, all sections, refreshments and lunch.


General Chairs

  • Prof. Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. Song Guo, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China (IEEE Fellow)
  • Dr Zhiyuan Tan, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom (Contact Email address:

Program Chairs

(Main Track)

(Experience and Practice Track)

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