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An Invitation From The DSN 2008 General
All of us depend upon computers in our everyday lives. But, as the
complexity of computer-based systems and networks grows, it is ever more
challenging to provide resilience to malicious attacks, accidental faults,
design errors, and unexpected operating conditions. Beyond that, such systems
are increasingly trusted to provide safety, confidentiality, and
near-continuous operation. The challenges to providing computing that is truly
dependable in all respects are significant, but meeting them is essential to
the well being of corporations, individuals, governments, and our global
DSN is the premier international conference that directly addresses this
requirement, providing a forum for presenting the very best research results,
solutions to problems, and insight into emergent new challenges. In 2008, the
DSN conference will once again incorporate the Dependable Computing and
Communications Symposium (DCCS) and the Performance and Dependability Symposium
(PDS), together with workshops, tutorials, a student forum, fast abstracts, and
demonstrations of tools and technologies.
The conference venue is the Hilton Hotel in beautiful Anchorage Alaska.
Beyond the world-class technical program, we plan an excursion to sample some
of the amazing Alaskan wilderness. Our conference is being held in the best
time of year to visit, and we have secured a large block of rooms in one of the
city's best hotels at an excellent discount. Because this is peak season, we
encourage you to make your travel plans as soon as possible!
I would like to extend my personal invitation for you to participate in this
premiere international conference. There are a number of different ways to
contribute to the conference program as described on our Call for
Contributions. But, whether or not you submit a contribution, we also welcome
you as a participant. We are looking forward to see you in Anchorage!
-- Philip Koopman, Carnegie Mellon University, DSN08 General
Anchorage in winter; there's no snow in town in June!