{DSN08 logo}   DSN 2008
The 38th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks

June 24-27, 2008
Anchorage, Alaska, USA



Student Forum
Industry Forum


Call for Contributions
William Carter Award

Previous Conferences:
DSN 2007
DSN 2006
DSN 2005
DSN 2004
DSN 2003
DSN 2002
DSN 2001

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Room-sharing information is at the bottom of the hotel and registration page.

Student Forum

The Student Forum at DSN provides an opportunity for students currently working in the area of dependable computing to present and discuss their research objectives, approach and preliminary results. The Forum is centered around a conference track during which the selected student research papers will be presented.

Submission guidelines:

Student research papers should be single-authored and describe the topic, preliminary results, and future direction of the student's on-going research. Papers submitted to the Forum should be at most three pages in length, must be formatted using standard two-column IEEE format, and must be submitted by the deadline of April 11, 2008. Since there is no revision cycle, the papers must be completely ready for printing. The two-column IEEE format layout guide is available here (follow sidebar: Information for Authors / Formatting).

Submit papers in PDF format at http://www.ece.cmu.edu/tools/upload/
Please use the following naming convention: Student_Y_Z.pdf where Y is the first author's last name, and Z is an abbreviation of the first author's institution. For Recipient's e-mail address, please use jhoe+DSN@ece.cmu.edu

Questions or comments about the Student Forum should be directed to the Student Forum Chair Ravi Iyer, University of Illinois: dsn2008sf@crhc.uiuc.edu

Selection and Notification:

The criteria for acceptance of Student Research Papers will be originality, relevance and interest to the community. The submitted papers will be reviewed by a selection committee, led by the Student Forum Chair. Accepted contributions will be published in the supplementary volume of the 2008 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, and presented in the Student Forum track at the conference. (Submission of a contribution to the Forum indicates agreement that the author will present the work, if accepted, at the conference).

Authors will be notified of decisions by April 28, 2008.

Student Travel Grants


IMPORTANT: do not register for the conference until after you have heard about your travel grant. If you have not gotten a decision about your travel grant by May 9 (one week before early registration cutoff), then contact us to request status. If you are going to attend, we strongly urge you to make hotel and air reservations as soon as possible, even if you do conference registration later. To be clear: DO make your hotel reservation as soon as you can; DO make your air reservation as soon as you can (unless your attendance depends on whether you get the grant, but that issue is up to you); DO NOT pay the registration fee until you are notified, so that we can waive your registration fee as part of the travel grant when you register.

The 38th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks is soliciting applications for travel scholarships to partially offset the cost of students planning to attend DSN-2008 in Anchorage, Alaska June 24-27, 2008.

To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of DSN-2008. Authors of accepted papers and fast abstracts, students currently submitting papers to the Student Forum, and other students are all welcome to apply. Participation, such as presenting a regular paper or a paper in the Student Forum, will be used as one criterion in awarding the scholarships.

We anticipate awarding travel and registration grants with a value in the range of $1,000 per student, thanks primarily to the support of our industrial sponsors and IFIP. Some of this award may take the form of a waived registration fee. We expect to have at least 20 available student grants, and hope for more, with the number available depending on industrial donations.

Student Travel Grant Application Submission:

To apply, submit by email a write-up not exceeding 500 words stating your student status and summarizing your current research related to dependable computing, what you hope to learn by attending the conference, and how you expect it to affect your future research directions.

Also include, at the front of your submission:

  • Your name, postal address, electronic mail address, telephone number, and fax number.
  • To which DSN component, if any, did you submit a contribution (PDS, DCCS, which workshop, student forum, fast abstracts)?
  • What is your paper title?
  • Was your paper accepted (if known)?
  • What degree program are you in (BS/MS/MS+PhD/PhD)?
  • Who is your thesis advisor/supervisor?

Applications must be received no later than April 14, 2008. Application submission is via e-mail, preferably as a pdf attachment, to the following address: dsn2008sf@crhc.uiuc.edu . The awards will be announced on May 8, 2008. Questions can be directed to: Ravi Iyer, University of Illinois, using that same e-mail address.

Sponsored by:
  IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance
IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance
In Cooperation With:
{Carnegie Mellon}   Carnegie Mellon University

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