Workshop on Dependability Benchmarking

Call for Papers

Abstract Submission: February 1, 2002 (see call for submissions page for details)
Paper Submission: February 15, 2002
Notification: March 30, 2002
Camera ready final versions: April 22, 2002

Accepted workshop papers will be published in the Supplement of the 2002 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks.

Contributions are solicited in the following areas:

As a workshop, contributions are welcome and encouraged that present a wide variety of perspectives. Substantive discussions of ideas, proposed approaches, reference models, and taxonomies are welcome, as are preliminary results that are not yet ready for full regular papers on the DSN regular paper track. These papers are meant to set forth important ideas and, ideally, document issues and possible solutions for core problems in the area of dependability benchmarking. The review criteria will emphasize the importance of the issue and quality of representing contrasting views rather than attainment of concrete technical results. The main author of accepted papers will be expected to attend and make a workshop presentation.

Papers should be submitted via e-mail to BOTH addresses: ;
If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please contact one of the program co-chairs for special instructions.

Papers should be submitted in either Postscript or Adobe Acrobat formats. All papers must be in English. Format details are below

Information for authors

Manuscripts for this workshop will be reviewed by the workshop program committee and considered for publication in the Supplement of the 2002 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks. Excessively long submissions, unoriginal work, or work that is submitted to multiple venues, will be disregarded.

An Abstract must be submitted by February 1, preferably in the form of the title page shown below. The full submitted version, due February 15, must have the title page (the abstract can be revised from the February 1st version if necessary). The title page should include:

General Instructions

The format of submissions for review should be single-column, Times 11-point size, double-spaced. Two submission categories are sought with page limits per below (page limits do not include the required title page):

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2002. All papers must be in English.

Submission format: PostScript (.ps) or Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Please preview the manuscript in a viewer such as GhostView to ensure its integrity before submitting it. For those who are unable to submit materials electronically, please contact program co-chairs for special instructions at

Templates and other information can be found at the DSN 2002 submission site. However, page limits and where to submit are different for this workshop as described above.

The format for final, camera-ready submissions that have been accepted for publication should be in accordance with IEEE standard conference paper format. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted for submission of camera-ready versions. | Main Workshop Page