The Student Forum at LADC 2023 welcomes fresh and exciting ideas from students working in the field of dependable and secure computing. The forum is a great opportunity for students to present and receive early feedback on their research objectives, methods, and preliminary results.

Submission Guidelines

Student papers must have a student as the first author. The student’s advisors may be co-authors of the submission. The paper should contextualize the topic, present preliminary results, and identify future research directions.

Submitted papers should not be longer than 6 pages in length, and should be formatted using the ACM sigconf template (double column, documentclass[sigconf]{acmart} for LaTeX. Students should submit papers as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file through JEMS.

The JEMS link for paper submission is

LADC’2023 Student Forum accepted papers will be published at the SOL-SBC Open Lib

Accepted papers can be presented both at the conference as well as remotely. Remote presenters will be able to present at and attend the Student Forum through a virtual room. However, remote presenters will not be able to participate in the main track, keynotes, and tutorial since these will not be streamed.

Comments and questions should be directed to the Student Forum Chair: João R. Campos (

Major topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Dependability of hardware: fault-tolerant architectures, multi-core systems, virtualization, nanoscale computers, hardware dependability assessment;
  • Dependability of software: frameworks and software architectures for dependability, runtime monitoring, adaptation, model-driven dependability engineering, testing, verification, software certification;
  • Dependability of networks: LAN, WAN, mobile, ad-hoc, sensor networks, protocols;
  • Dependability of data: storage, databases;
  • Dependability of maintenance: tuning performance and availability, security configuration;
  • Dependability and human issues: human-computer interaction, management of complex systems;
  • Security: foundations, policies, protocols, access control, intrusion detection, intrusion tolerance;
  • Safety: incidents & accidents, risk perception and analysis, safety-critical applications and systems;
  • Critical infrastructure protection;
  • Algorithms and methods for dependable and secure computing;
  • Dependability and security modeling, measurement and benchmarking.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: July 17th, 2023
  • Author notification: August 7th, 2023
  • Camera Ready: August 17th, 2023