10th International Conference
Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies
Leeds, United Kingdom, June 5-7, 2019

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  • Deadlines

    Paper submission: February 15, 2019 March 8, 2019

    Notification of paper acceptance: March 11, 2019 April 5, 2019

    Final manuscript: March 21, 2019 April 21, 2019

    Registration and payment: March 31, 2019 April 21, 2019

    Program draft publication: April 15, 2019 April 30, 2019

    Conference date: June 5-7, 2019

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Keynote speakers

Professor Mike Hinchey, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Is There Anything That Isn’t Software?

Professor Juan Carlos Augusto, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Aligning Smart Environments services with User Expectations

Professor Geyong Min, Exeter University, Exeter&Devon, United Kingdom
Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Cloud and Network Management

Is There Anything That Isn’t Software?


In this rapidly changing world, evolving technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Mobile Computing are combining to disrupt traditional models and radically change how we live, work, and interact. More importantly, these technologies change the way we live and do business: the world’s largest bookstore is a Cloud Computing provider, and the largest fleet of cars in the world is operated by an app provider. Areas such as healthcare have been transformed dramatically, with better analysis, imaging, detection, diagnosis, treatment, robot-assisted surgery, and even significant advances in sharing health records. We eagerly await the day when cars, buses, trucks, and railways are self-driven, and Industry 4.0 is already upon us. All of these advances are entirely dependent on software. We ask the question: is there anything that isn’t software?

Professor Mike Hinchey is Chair of IEEE UK & Ireland Section for 2018-2019. He is President of IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing ( and is Emeritus Director of Lero-the Irish Software Research Centre and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland. Prior to joining Lero, Professor Hinchey was the Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. In 2009, he was awarded NASA’s Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year and is recognized in the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame. Professor Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. Professor Hinchey is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Engineering Professional, Chartered Mathematician and Charted Information Technology Professional, as well as a Fellow of the IET, British Computer Society and Irish Computer Society, of which he was recently elected President. He is Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society. In January 2018, he became an Honorary Fellow of the Computer Society of India.

Aligning Smart Environments services with User Expectations


During this talk we will explore issues arising from Intelligent Environments Systems (IES) design and development. Especial focus will be given to the assumption the primary expectation on these systems is they should serve humans and the influence this have on the creation process. Different inter-related methodologies will be considered and their use illustrated through their application in various projects of varying size and complexity.

Prof. Juan Carlos Augusto, (Licenciate in Computer Science – 1992, Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence – 1998, M.Sc. in Higher Education Practice – 2009) is Professor of Computer Science at Middlesex University, London, UK. He is also the Head of the Research Group on Development of Intelligent Environments and its Smart Spaces Lab. With a technical background on Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interfaces, his research interests are on the design and implementation of Intelligent Environments with special interest in the improvement of the intelligence, interfaces and development process of systems in this area. His interests intersect with several areas, for example, User-centred computing, Context-awareness, Internet of Things, and Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing. He has contributed to the research community with more than 230 publications. He is Editor in Chief of the Book Series on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (IOS Press), co-Editor in Chief of the Journal on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (IOS Press); and co-Editor in Chief of the Journal on Reliable Intelligent Environments (Springer). He has participated in fourteen research projects and has been the Principal Investigator for eight of them. He is a member of several European advisory boards for government and funding organizations, and a member of the following professional organizations: ACM, IEEE-SMC, AAAI (Senior Member) and BCS (Professional Fellow).

Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Cloud and Network Management


To achieve high performance and reliability of Cloud computing and networking systems, our vision is to develop efficient big data analytics in order to dig valuable knowledge and actionable insights hidden in network big data for improving the design, operation, management, and intelligence of Cloud and networks. This talk will present the innovative big data modelling, representation and processing technologies, real-time incremental data analysis tools, and a cost-effective distributed platform we have developed to support better decision-making for system design, anomaly detection, resource management and optimization. This talk offers the theoretical underpinning for efficient processing of big data, and also opens up a new horizon of research and development by exploiting the key intelligence and insights hidden in content-rich big data for the design and improvement of Cloud computing and networking systems.

Professor Geyong Min is a Chair in High Performance Computing and Networking and the Academic Lead of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter, UK. His recent research has been supported by European Horizon-2020, FP6/FP7, UK EPSRC, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, and industrial partners including British Telecom, Huawei Technologies, IBM, INMARSAT, Motorola, and InforSense Ltd. He has published more than 200 research papers in leading international journals including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and at reputable international conferences, such as SIGCOMM-IMC, INFOCOM, and ICDCS. He is an Associated Editor of several international journals, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He served as the General Chair/Program Chair of a number of international conferences in the area of Information and Communications Technologies.

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