Calls for papers


International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems
International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems


Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Dependable Computing"

Guest Editors:
Hideo Nakamura, Nihon University, Japan
Satoshi Fukumoto, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

This special issue is focused on recent progress, ideas, problems and solutions relating to dependable computing and fault-tolerant computing. It is intended for academics, practitioners, scientists and engineers who are involved in the areas of dependable computing theories, practical experiment designs and commercial systems.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 18th IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2012; see or in one of its satellite workshops (Fast Abstracts, Industry Track), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit papers for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Software and hardware reliability, testing, verification and validation
  • Dependability measurement, modelling and evaluation
  • Security quantification
  • Self-healing, self-protecting and fault-tolerant systems
  • Software aging and rejuvenation
  • Safety-critical systems and software
  • Architecture and system design for dependability
  • Fault-tolerant algorithms and protocols
  • Tools for design and evaluation of dependable systems
  • Reliability in Internet and web systems and applications
  • Internet information security
  • Dependable transportation systems
  • Dependability issues in computer networks and communications
  • Dependability issues in distributed and parallel systems
  • Dependability issues in real-time systems, databases and transaction processing systems
  • Dependability issues in autonomic computing
  • Dependability issues in embedded systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 20 January, 2013

Notification to authors: 30 March, 2013

Final versions due by: 15 May, 2013