Important dates

Call for paper sending: January 10, 2018

Paper submission: February 15, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance: March 15, 2018
Final manuscript: March 28, 2018
Registration and payment: April 15, 2018

Program draft publication: May 1, 2018
Conference date: May 24-27, 2018


Organizing Committee Postal Address:
Department 503, DESSERT’2018 Organizing Committee,

National Aerospace University KhAI, Chkalov str., 17, Kharkiv, 61070, Ukraine

Phone: +38 (095) 564 76 69 (contact person –  Anastasiia Strielkina)





IEEE Ukraine Section

IEEE Ukraine Section SP/AES Societies Joint Chapter

IEEE Ukraine Section (Kyiv) ED/MTT/CPMT/COM/SSC Societies Joint Chapter

IEEE Ukraine Section (Kharkiv) SP/AP/C/EMC/Com Societies Joint Chapter

IEEE Ukraine Section IM/CIS Societies Joint Chapter

National Aerospace University “KhAI”, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Banking University, Kyiv, Ukraine

National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine


University and Research Institute partners


Institute of Cybernetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Institute of Information Science and Technologies of CNR, Italy

Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Zilina University, Slovakia


Exclusive partners


Research and Production Corporation Radiy, Ukraine

National Bank of Ukraine


IT companies and social partners TBC


EPAM Systems, Ukraine

ChiSoftware, Ukraine

International Society of Service Professional Innovators (ISSIP), USA

Data Techno Park, Poland

eCv Collaboratory, USA


Media partners

IT Alliance, Ukraine

Catre Blanche Magazine


Background & Key topics

Information, communication and electronic technologies and systems are, on the one hand, powerful mean of dependability assurance for sophisticated objects and, on the other hand, they are source of threats, vulnerabilities and fatal failures causing new reliability, security and safety deficits for critical infrastructures and business applications. Hence, in this regard role and influence of ICT systems, electronic devices are becoming a mandatory part of each complex system and the linkage between ones and infrastructures increase.

On the other side, dependability of computer and electornic systems and e-services depends on reliability, availability, integrity of the system, software and hardware components. Failures and emergencies of critical systems as a rule are caused by several reasons, combination of physical, design and interaction faults and human errors. Thus to ensure dependability we have to analyze related possibilities and risks at the all levels of a hierarchy “element-component-system-infrastructure” taking into account interaction and interdependency in the vertical and horizontal dimensions. Paradigm “dependable and safe infrastructure/system/component out of undependable and unsafe (or not enough dependable and safe) systems/components/elements” is becoming more and more important.

The DESSERT conferences beginning 2006-year focuse on solving the problems of dependability, security and safety assessment and assurance at the component, system and infrastructure levels. The DESSERT’18 is responding to major challenges for them considering modern information, communication and electronic technologies and paradigms such as cloud and fog computing, Internet of things and everything, big data, software defined applications, cyber physical systems and so on. It relates to regulation, analysis, modeling, development, verification, operation and maintenance of hardware, software and human related components, computer systems, networks and infrastructures for safety critical (I&C systems of nuclear power plants and power grids, ground and boarding aviation and piloting space systems, railway automatics, computer-based health systems, etc.), mission critical (unmanned space systems, etc.) and business (banking systems, telecommunications, e-commerce, e-science, etc.) critical applications.


Key topics

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts demonstrating recent advances the following areas, but are not limited to

  • Methodology and evolution of dependable and resilient computing and communication
  • Critical infrastructure and I&C safety and security
  • Dependability and resilience of web, cloud, fog and dew computing
  • Reliability, safety and cyber security of IoT systems for human and industry domains
  • Fault- and intrusion-tolerance and testing of dependable CPU and FPGA-based systems
  • Cyber safety and cyber security in post-quantum era
  • Model-checking for development and verification
  • Asssurance case-based techniques for critical and business applications
  • Technology oriented software reliability assessment and management
  • Big data analysis for dependability of software and systems
  • Techniiques of green computing and communication
  • Intellectual systems for safety and security
  • Relaibility and safety of drones and UAV fleets
  • Dependable and resilient airospace systems and devices
  • Diversity for safety critical systems and e-services
  • Signal processing and recognition for dependable computing
  • University-industry cooperation for business and critical domains.

The conference will include special events (sessions, workshops, tutorials, industrial panels and so on). Usually in frameworks of DESSERT the following WSs are held:

  • Workshop on Dependable and Secure Banking Information Technologies (DeBIT WS)
  • Workshop on Cloud Computing Dependability and Resilience (ClouDeR WS)
  • Workshop on Critical Infrastructure Security and Safety (CrISS WS)
  • Workshop on Green and Safe Computing (GreenSCom WS)
  • Workshop on Ada Technology and Language Diversity (AdaLanD WS)
  • Workshop on Business Analysis and Project Management for Innovative Startups in Critical Domains (BASiC WS)

We plan to invite a few key speakers from UK (Leeds Beckett University, Newcastle University), Italy (Institute of Information Science and Technologies, Pisa), Portugal (Coimbra University), USA (Stony Brook University, New York), Greece (University of Athens) and Ukraine. Besides, several speakers from industry companies will be invited as well. We wait for participation more 100 researchers, lecturers, engineers and students from 12-15 countries.



Official language of the DESSERT-2018 is English. It will be used for all printed materials, presentations and discussions. Length of the conference paper should be 4 to 6 full A4 pages, prepared according IEEE Proceedings format. All accepted papers and oral (or poster) presenting at DESSERT-2018 will be submitted for revision to IEEE Xplore Digital Library. “No-show” papers won’t be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.



University of Banking, Kyiv, Ukraine


Keynote speakers

Prof, Dr Andrzej Rucinski, University of New Hampshire, eCv Collaboratory USA

Homo Hominus: Vitruvian and Dependable Cyber Society

Prof, DrS Oleksandr Letychevskyy, Institute of Cybernetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Algebraic Methods and Tools for Critical Software Verification

Prof, DrS Vladimir Hahanov, Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics, Ukraine

Social Computing: Challeges and Solutions

Prof, DrS Inna Skaga-Bandurova, East Ukrainian National University, Severodonetsk, Ukraine

Problem of Synchonizing and IoT-based Health Systems


Prof, Dr Felicita Di Giandomenico, Institute of Information Science and Technologies of CNR, Italy  

Prof, Dr Colin Pattinson, Leeds Beckett University, School of Creative Computing, United Kingdom

Prof, Dr Marco Viera, Coimbra University, Portugal

Dr Nataliya Yakymets, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Paris, France