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26th IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2021)
December 1-4, 2021, Perth, Australia

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Call for Papers

PRDC 2021 is the twenty-sixth event in the series of symposia started in 1989 that are devoted to dependable and fault-tolerant computing. PRDC is recognized as the main event in the Pacific area that covers many dimensions of dependability and fault tolerance, encompassing fundamental theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial components and systems. As applications of computing systems have permeated into all aspects of daily life, the dependability of computing systems has become increasingly critical. This symposium provides a forum for countries around the Pacific Rim and other areas of the world to exchange ideas for improving the dependability of computing systems.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

Submission and Publication Information

Manuscripts should be submitted in the following two categories: Regular Papers and Practical Experience Reports. Regular Papers should describe original research (not submitted or published elsewhere) and be not more than 10 pages using IEEE Conference Format Guideline. Practical Experience Reports (max 6 pages using IEEE format guidelines) should describe an experience or a case study, such as the design and deployment of a system or actual failure and recovery field data.

All submissions must be made electronically (in PDF format) on the submission website. Please note that all submissions will undergo a double-blind review. Please ensure that you have removed any references that could lead to identifying the authors of the paper. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the paper regardless of the paper contributions. Papers will be reviewed internationally and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press (EI Indexed). One outstanding paper will be selected to receive the Best Paper Award, and one outstanding paper first-authored by a student will receive the Best Student Paper Award.

Important Dates

Regular Papers and Practical Experience Reports

Call for Fast Abstracts

Fast Abstracts are lightly-reviewed manuscripts up to 4-pages in IEEE format describing unpublished, in-progress, novel work, opinions or ideas.

Submission Guidelines

Fast Abstracts should be at most four pages in length, must be formatted using standard two-column IEEE format (the same format as regular papers as above). The submitted Fast Abstracts must be in .pdf format and completely ready for printing.

To upload your paper, please use the submission web site.

Selection and Notification

Submissions will be lightly-reviewed primarily on the basis of relevance to PRDC, but also on their capacity to stimulate and intrigue the reader. An author of an accepted contribution will deliver a short talk (five to ten minutes) in the Fast Abstracts track at the conference. Submission of a contribution to the track indicates agreement to have one author present the work, if accepted, at the conference. All accepted fast abstracts will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Important Dates

Fast Abstracts