{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

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DSN 2001


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An Invitation From The DSN 2008 General Chair:

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 economy.

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 Chair

{Anchorage in winter}
Anchorage in winter; there's no snow in town in June!
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 DSN
{short description of image}   TU Darmstadt DCCS
{HP Labs}   Hewlett Packard PDS

Significant Financial Sponsorship:
Emerson Electric

Financial Sponsorship:
{HP Labs}
HP Labs
  {Microsoft Research}
Microsoft Research
  {short description of image}
Bosch RTC

Additional Contributions:
{HP Labs}

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