The 2021 International Workshop on Reliable Decision and Scheduling (RDS 2021)


Decision and scheduling are key issues in variant reliable system applications such as project management, mission planning, transportation, delivery, swarm controlling and so on. Sorts of operational models and approaches have been proposed for decision and scheduling problem with respect to optimization, but it is very necessary to talk about reliability with optimization in decision and scheduling regarding their practices in real situation.

This workshop is to share variant applications and methodologies on decision scheduling among researches and participations, and to bring them working together on analyzing and modelling reliability requirements in optimization and on exchange novel ideas to make reliable decision and scheduling. The workshop welcomes papers and presentations in the field of operational researches, dynamic decisions and resources scheduling.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Reliable optimization algorithms
  • Scheduling
  • Mission planning
  • Transportation optimization
  • AI in workflow management
  • Integrated application in internet services
  • Knowledge and expert system for reliable decision
  • Machine learning attack and threat models
  • Fuzz testing and mutation testing for machine learning and deep learning
  • Testing technology of autopilot software, internet of things, and natural language interface
  • Artificial intelligence system reliability evaluation methodologies and metrics
  • Reliability, robustness, and vulnerability of decision and scheduling
  • Robustness and adversarial perturbation in neural network
  • Requirements, process, standards, productivity, and project management
  • Big data and storage
  • Applications, tools and automation
  • Dependability, reliability modeling and measurement


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted.

Papers should be written in English and submitted in PDF format. The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to ten pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.

Authors must follow the DSA conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX | Latex) to prepare their papers. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Paper selection is based on originality, technical contribution, presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop.

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay a full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals.


Program Chairs

Xiaopan Zhang's avatar
Xiaopan Zhang China

Wuhan University of Technology, China

Dongcheng Li's avatar
Dongcheng Li USA

University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Program Committee

Bingyi LiuWuhan University of TechnologyChina
Dongdong ZhaoWuhan University of TechnologyChina
Tao JiaWuhan UniversityChina
Han ZhouWuhan University of TechnologyChina
Chaohua WuWuhan University of TechnologyChina
Hua LiWuhan University of TechnologyChina