Call for Papers 2017

The 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2017)

Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy
August 29 – September 1, 2017

Call for Papers ARES 2017 (pdf), (txt)


The 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES – The International Dependability Conference”) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability. ARES will highlight the various aspects of dependability – with special focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security.

ARES aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of dependability as an integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of dependability in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc. ARES is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map.

Selected papers that are accepted by and presented at the ARES Conference will be published, after further revision, in special issues of international journals (e.g. Springer EURASIP Journal on Information Security). The acceptance rate of the ARES 2016 conference was 24,42% (full papers only). ARES 2017 will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS).

ARES is ranked as B-conference in CORE.

Conference Officers

General Chair
Francesco Buccafurri, Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy

Program Committee Chairs

Mathias Fischer, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Max Mühlhäuser, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Program Committee

Keynote Speakers
Dimitris Gritzalis, Associate Rector Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Andrea Servida, Head of Unit DG CONNECT – H4 “eGovernment and Trust”, European Commission, Belgium
Neil D. Lawrence, University of Sheffield and Amazon, UK
Marta Milo, University of Sheffield, UK

Important Dates

Submission Deadline March 10, 2017 extended to March 31, 2017
Author Notification  May 23, 2017
Camera-ready  June 20, 2017
Conference  August 29 – September 1, 2017
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Authorization, Authentication, and Access Control

Availability, Dependability, and Resilience

Botnets and Botnet Monitoring

Business Continuity & Resilience

Cost/Benefit Analysis


Dependability Aspects for Special Applications

Dependability Aspects of e-Government

Dependability and Resilience in Open Source Software

Designing Security Requirements

Digital Forensics

E-Commerce Dependability

Identity Management

IPR of Security Technology

Incident Response and Prevention

Information Flow Control

Information Hiding and Steganography

Interoperability Aspects

Intrusion Detection and Fraud Detection

Legal Issues related to Security and Privacy

Mobile Security

Network and Organizational Vulnerability Analysis

Network Security

Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

Process based Security Models and Methods

Resilience and Security for Critical Infrastructures
Resilience of Computing Systems

Resilience, Security, and Privacy for Smart Grids

Resilience, Security, and Privacy for the Internet of Things

RFID Security and Privacy

Risk planning, Analysis & Awareness

Safety Critical Systems

Secure Enterprise Architectures

Security and Privacy for Ubiquitous Systems

Security and Privacy in E-Health

Security and Trust Management in P2P and Grid applications

Security and Privacy for Sensor Networks, Wireless/Mobile Devices and Applications

Security and Usability

Security as Quality of Service

Security in Distributed Systems / Distributed Databases

Security in Electronic Payments

Security in Electronic Voting

Software Engineering of Dependable Systems

Software Security

Threats and Attack Modelling

Trusted Computing

Tools for Dependable System Design and Evaluation

Trust Models and Trust Management

Wireless Security

ARES 2017 will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS). Authors of selected papers that are accepted by and presented at the ARES Conference (including workshops) will be invited to submit an extended version to special issues of international journals. To submit a paper please visit our submission page.