Dependability and security are of the utmost importance for computing systems. Due to the scale and complexity of current systems, both aspects are a permanent and growing concern in industry and academia. On the one hand, the volume and diversity of functional and non-functional data, including open source information, along with increasingly dynamical operating environments, create additional obstacles to the dependability and security of systems. On the other hand, it creates an information rich environment that, leveraged by techniques from modern data science, machine and statistical learning, and visualization, will contribute to improve systems resilience in contexts of dynamic operating environments and unexpected operating conditions. As such, there is a strong demand for production-ready systems leveraging from data-centric solutions able to improve and, adaptively, maintain the dependability and security of computing systems.
The workshop on Data-Centric Dependability and Security (DCDS) aims at providing researchers with a forum to exchange and discuss scientific contributions and open challenges, both theoretical and practical, related to the use of data-centric approaches that promote the dependability and cybersecurity of computing systems. We want to foster joint work and knowledge exchange between the dependability and security communities, and researchers and practitioners from areas such as machine and statistical learning, and data science and visualization. The workshop provides a forum for discussing novel trends in data-centric processing technologies and the role of such technologies in the development of resilient systems. It aims to discuss novel approaches for processing and analysing data generated by the systems as well as information gathered from open sources, leveraging from data science, machine and statistical learning techniques, and visualization. The workshop shall contribute to identify new application areas as well as open and future research problems, for data-centric approaches to system dependability and security.