Important: All submissions must be made via the appropriate web submission site
unless otherwise stated.
Call For Contributions:
Click Here for the printable call for
contributions mini-poster (2-page Acrobat file).
DSN 2008 will feature a number of coordinated tracks, including: The
Dependable Computing and Communication Symposium (DCCS), the Performance and
Dependability Symposium (PDS), several workshops, tutorials, a student forum,
and fast abstract sessions. We invite you to contribute to this premier
conference by submitting to any of the categories below.
The below are page limits for the final printed papers.
- Regular Papers: Present recent research results with an archival
quality conference publication. (10 printed pages)
- Practical Experience Reports: Provide an in-depth description of
practitioner experience or a case study (6 printed pages)
- Demonstrations: Describe and demonstrate a piece of software,
system, or tool
- Panels: Discuss and debate topics of high interest to the
- Workshops: Provide opportunities for focused discussion on selected
topics in a group setting. (Non-archival papers; see individual workshop calls
- Tutorials: Provide short courses on dependability techniques, and
theories (held June 24)
- Fast Abstracts: Present a very brief abstract of a topic of interest
(2 printed pages)
- Student Forum: For PhD students only mid-length presentations
about works-in-progress (3 printed pages)
Topics of interest for DSN include, but are not limited to:
Architectures for Dependable, Secure and Resilient Computer Systems;
Dependability Benchmarking, Modeling and Prediction; Dependability of
High-Speed Networks and Protocols; Dependability in VLSI; E-Commerce
Dependability; Fault-Tolerance in Transaction Processing Systems, Distributed
Systems, Embedded and Real-Time Systems, Mobile Systems and Multimedia Systems;
Internet Dependability and Quality of Service; Adaptable, Survivable and
Intrusion-Tolerant Systems; Safety-Critical Systems and Critical
Infrastructures; Software Testing, Validation and Verification; Software
Reliability; Performance and Dependability Assessment by means of Measurement,
Analysis and Simulation Techniques, Tools and Results.
Please note that in all cases one of the paper authors must attend DSN to
present the paper personally. Substitute presenters are not permitted.
Submission Hard Deadlines
- Workshop Proposals: 8 October 2007
- Mandatory Paper Abstracts: 3 December 2007
- Full Papers: 10 December 2007 (submission date for all categories
not otherwise noted)
- Panel Proposals: 10 December 2007
- Tutorial Proposals: 14 January 2008
- William Carter Award nominations: 5 February 2008
- Workshop Papers: 17 March 2008
- Fast Abstracts & Student Forum: 7 April 2008
Submission by Midnight Anchorage AK time (UTC/GMT -9 hours) on stated dates.
All papers will be submitted in camera-ready IEEE Conference proceedings format
according to page limits above.
There are two tracks for regular papers, practical experience reports,
demonstrations, and panels: DCCS and PDS. Below is a summary of the main
differences between these two tracks.
- PDS: The Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS) mainly
emphasizes research and practice on all aspects of evaluation of
dependable systems. This spans analytical, simulation, and measurement
techniques for evaluating performance, dependability, and security assessment
in computer and communication systems.
More details are available at the PDS Call For Papers
- DCCS: The Dependable Computing and Communications Symposium (DCCS)
mainly emphasizes research and practice on all aspects of design and
validation of system level dependability and security. This spans
system lifecycle phases including architecture, design,
verification/validation, and deployment.
More details are available at the DCCS Call For Papers
Deadline for nominations: 5 February 2008
The William C. Carter Award is presented annually since 1997 to recognize an
individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of dependable
computing through his or her graduate dissertation research. The award honors
the late William C. Carter, a key figure in the formation and development of
the field of dependable computing. The award is sponsored by IEEE Technical
Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing (TC-FTC) and IFIP Working Group on
Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (WG 10.4). To qualify, a paper based
on the student's Ph.D. dissertation must have been submitted within DSN as a
regular paper with the student as the first author. Both current and former
graduate students, no more than two years past completion of their
dissertations, are eligible. All nominated submissions accepted as regular
papers to DSN in both the PDS and DCCS tracks are evaluated by the Steering
Committee of the Conference.
Consideration for an award requires a nomination. Dissertation advisors
wishing to nominate a student should submit a plain ASCII nomination e-mail to
- Student name, paper title, track (DCCS or PDS), and paper submission ID.
- PhD defense (or expected defense) date of student, confirming no more than
two years have passed since dissertation completion as of December 2007.
- A paragraph explaining why this student is deserving of the award.
All nomination submissions will be confirmed via return e-mail. If you do
not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of sending the e-mail please contact
the General Chair.
The following calls for submission are now closed: