Trustworthy Computing (TC) aims at providing secure, private, and reliable computing experiences in a world where computing has become a necessity for many aspects of life. While decades have passed since the concept of trustworthy computing was introduced for military, financial, and public safety related computing systems, trustworthy computing still remains one of the key issues in the design and operation of computing systems nowadays. The ever-growing complexity of computing systems, the shift of trust to a third-party cloud service provider, and the widespread use of computing devices have made it much more difficult to implement trustworthy computing. In view of the challenges, the TC workshop is formed in conjunction with QRS 2019 to call for innovative work on the design and application of trustworthy computing. Reviews and case studies which address state-of-art research and state-of-practice industry experiences are also welcomed.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Policies and models of trustworthy computing
  • Security, reliability, and availability issues in computing systems and networks
  • Censorship, anonymity, and privacy issues
  • Trustworthy mobile and cloud computing
  • Smart grid, SCADA, and critical information infrastructure
  • The implication of Internet of Things on trustworthy computing
  • Online social network and human factor issues
  • Effective security protection and management of big data
  • Industrial control devices, portable devices and applications
  • Hardware support for trustworthy computing
  • Detection, prevention, and response to malware and security attacks
  • Information, system, and software assurance
  • Auditing, verification, and validation
  • Security testing, evaluation, and measurement
  • Data protection, maintenance, recovery, and risk assessment
  • Authentication, authorization, access control, and accounting
  • Software defined networking (SDN)
  • Cryptographic techniques
  • Adversarial machine learning

Conference Companion

Accepted workshop papers will appear in the QRS 2019 conference companion which will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Papers presented at the conference will also be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore and to all of the A&I (abstracting and indexing) partners (such as the Ei Compendex).

Authors may also choose to publish their papers in an Ei-indexed journal–International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE;

Journal Special Issue (TBA)

Best Paper Award

At least one award will be presented. Authors will receive a certificate signed by the President of the IEEE Reliability Society and the Organizers of TC 2019.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    May 1, 2019       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2019       Author notification
    June 10, 2019       Camera-ready dues
    July 22-26, 2019       Workshop


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. The submissions must be in PDF and uploaded to the conference submission site.

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Program Chairs

Fu-Hau Hsu National Central University Taiwan
Yu-Sung Wu National Chiao-Tung University Taiwan

Program Committee (TBA)

Web Master

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

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Workshop Venue

TC 2019 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2019 at Sofia, Bulgaria. Please visit the QRS 19 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Professor Fu-Hau Hsu at or Professor Yu-Sung Wu at

Previous TC

  • TC 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • TC 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 2017)
  • TC 2016 - Vienna, Austria (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • TC 2015 - Vancouver, Canada (in conjunction with QRS 2015)
  • TC 2014 - San Francisco, California, USA (in conjunction with SERE 2014)
  • TC 2013 - Washington, D.C., USA (in conjunction with SERE 2013)

TC 2019 Program

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