This workshop will provide the scientific and industrial communities a dedicated forum to present new research, development, and deployment efforts in the field of System Reliability in Cloud Computing and Big Data. Recently, while significant advancements have been made to increase the system reliability of cloud computing and big data that improve the Quality of Service, such improvements are often circumscribed to the huge cloud data centers run by large cloud companies. Even stronger effort is needed to improve the reliability of these platform, as users are more tend to put their own data and business online. In this respect, advancements are needed both to monitor and improve the reliability of these systems.

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

  • Reliability analysis of cloud data centers and cloud infrastructures
  • Reliable and cost-efficient cloud architectures
  • Workload characterization and optimization
  • Use of virtualization to improve the reliability of cloud resources
  • Dynamic workload consolidation
  • Efficient balancing of applications and virtual machines
  • Reliable and cost-efficient resource scheduling and optimization
  • Reliability-aware data storage
  • Reliability-aware resource control and monitoring
  • Reliable and cost-efficient network virtualization
  • Reliability of Software Defined Networks
  • Efficient management of big data systems
  • Condition-based maintenance of big data
  • Materials state awareness and warranty prediction of big data

Conference Companion

Accepted workshop papers will appear in the QRS 2018 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 SRCB 2018.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    April 15, 2018       Submission deadline
    May 15, 2018       Author notification
    June 1, 2018       Camera-ready dues
    July 16-20, 2018       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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers.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

Liang LuoUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChina
Yanping XiangUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChina

Program Committee

Peng SunUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChina
Xiwei QiuUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChina

Web Masters

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA
Xuelin Li University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

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Workshop Venue

SRCB 2018 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2018 at Lisbon, Portugal. Please visit the QRS 18 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please Professor Liang Luo at or Professor Peng Sun at

Previous SRCB

  • SRCB 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 2017)

SRCB 2018 Program

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