Scope of TDSC

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) is a bimonthly journal that publishes archival research results focusing on research into foundations, methodologies, and mechanisms that support the achievement—through design, modeling, and evaluation—of systems and networks that are dependable and secure to the desired degree without compromising performance. The focus also includes measurement, modeling, and simulation techniques, and foundations for jointly evaluating, verifying, and designing for performance, security, and dependability constraints. As noted in the Jan-Mar. 2009 editorial, please note the following additional clarification of our scope: "Our Editorial Board decided that papers of purely theoretical interest in the area of cryptography without a clear and manifest application to a specific problem of dependability or security would fall out of the purview of these Transactions; similarly, papers addressing generic systems-management problems, as opposed to specific dependability and security challenges, as well those solving device-level, as opposed to system-level, dependability and security concerns, would also be out of our publication's scope." View the topics included within the scope of TDSC.

TDSC welcomes proposals for topic-oriented special issues. Guidelines are provided here.

In addition to policies specified at Instructions for Peer Review, TDSC specifically has the following policies: (1) Papers which require a major revision will not receive a second major revision recommendation. In such situations the paper will be rejected. Authors should not assume that a major revision will lead to eventual acceptance. (2) The scope of topics was clarified in the editorial of the Jan-Mar 2009 issue as follows. "Our Editorial Board decided that papers of purely theoretical interest in the area of cryptography without a clear and manifest application to a specific problem of dependability or security would fall out of the purview of these Transactions; similarly, papers addressing generic systems-management problems, as opposed to specific dependability and security challenges, as well those solving device-level, as opposed to system-level, dependability and security concerns, would also be out of our publication's scope." (3) TDSC requires meaningful technical novelty in submissions that extend previously published conference papers. Extension beyond the conference version(s) is not simply a matter of length. Thus, expanded motivation, expanded discussion of related work, variants of previously reported algorithms, incremental additional experiments/simulations, proofs of results/theorems, may provide additional length but will fall below the line for proceeding with review.

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, ISSN 1545-5971


Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Elisa Bertino - Purdue University

Associate Editors-in-Chief

Gail-Joon Ahn - Arizona State University

Neeraj Suri - TU Darmstadt

Associate Editors

Yair Amir - Johns Hopkins University

Vijay Atluri - Rutgers University

Robert H. Deng - Singapore Management University

Elena Ferrari - University of Insubria

Xuxian Jiang - North Carolina State University

Murat Kantarcioglu - University of Texas at Dallas

Engin Kirda - Northeastern University

Ninghui Li - Purdue University

Zhenkai Liang - National University of Singapore

Peng Liu - Penn State

Anna Lysyanskaya - Brown University

Suku Nair - Southern Methodist University

Cristina Nita-Rotaru - Purdue University

Alexander Pretschner - Technische Universität München

Indrakshi Ray - Colorado State University

Rei Safavi-Naini - University of Calgary

Bianca Schroeder - University of Toronto

Mukesh Singhal - University of California, Merced

Lorenzo Strigini - City University, London

David Taylor - University of Waterloo

Jaideep Vaidya - Rutgers University

Paul Van Oorschot - Carleton University

V.N Venkatakrishnan - University of Illinois

Xinyuan Wang - George Mason University

Shouhuai Xu - University of Texas at San Antonio

Danfeng (Daphne) Yao - Virginia Tech

Xun Yi - RMIT University

Contact Information

Editor-in-Chief
Elisa Bertino
CS Department, Professor
CERIAS, Research Director
Cyber Center (Discovery Park), Director
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
bertino@cs.purdue.edu
PHONE: +1.765.496.2399

Associate Editors-in-Chief
Gail-Joon Ahn
School of Computing, Informatics
and Decision Systems Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University
gahn@asu.edu

Neeraj Suri
Dept. of Computer Science
TU Darmstadt
suri@cs.tu-darmstadt.de

TDSC Publication Coordinator
IEEE Computer Society
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA
EMAIL:TDSC@computer.org
PHONE: +1.714.821.8380
FAX: +1.714.821.9975