Newsletter of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance
Research-ds-euro Digest, Vol 43
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THE CONFERENCE (Hong Kong, June 27-30, 2011)
Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) features 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 Abstracts sessions. This is a reminder that the deadline for the regular tracks of DCCS and PDS is fast approaching.
- * Full paper submission: December 10, 2010 -HARD deadline (11:59PM
- EST or UTC/GMT-5h).
- * Author response period: February 17-19, 2011.
- * Author notification: March 7, 2011
DCCS track: Saurabh Bagchi http://www.dsn.org/index.php?Call_for_Contribution:DCCS_-_The_Dependable_Computing_and_Communications_Symposium
PDS track: Susanna Donatelli http://www.dsn.org/index.php?Call_for_Contribution:PDS_-_Performance_and_Dependability_Symposium
DSN welcomes original research work related to dependable computing and communications, including, but not limited to: Architectures for Dependable, Secure and Resilient Computer Systems; Dependability Benchmarking, Modeling and Prediction; Dependability of High-Speed Networks and Protocols; Dependability and security of hardware technologies (VLSI, Systems and networks on chip, nanoarchitectures, etc.); 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; Dependability and Security of Sensor, Wireless, and Ad-hoc Networks; Failure, Vulnerability and Threat Analysis and Assessment.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PDS AND THE DCCS TRACKS?
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.
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.
18th Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop – RAW 2011
to be held with The 25th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 16-17, 2011
Submission deadline: December 3, 2010
Details at: http://www.ece.lsu.edu/vaidy/raw/
The 30th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP 2011) 19-21 September, 2011 Naples, Italy
SAFECOMP is an annual event covering the state-of-the-art, experience and trends in the areas of safety, security and reliability of critical computer applications.
2011 KEY THEME: "Safety and security of computer-based systems and infrastructures: from risk assessment to threat mitigation"
Papers are invited in application and industrial sectors as well as research areas. Especially papers on industrial experience and practice are encouraged.
TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Application and Industrial Sectors:
- * aerospace and avionics
- * automotive
- * industrial process control
- * networking & telecommunication
- * railways
- * robotics and autonomous systems
- * medical devices and systems
- * e-health
- * off-shore technology
- * ship building
- * power systems
- * critical infrastructures
- * security of safety-critical systems
- * safety guidelines and standards
- * education & training
- Research Areas:
- * safety & security risk assessment
- * design for dependability
- * diversity
- * fault tolerance
- * verification & validation
- * testing
- * qualification and certification
- * modelling and simulation
- * human factors
- * dependability analysis
- * networked (distributed) embedded systems
- * safety-critical computer systems
- * resilient (robust) systems
- * embedded intelligence
- * software and hardware for critical systems
- * methods, techniques and tools
Conference Proceedings and Journal Special Issue
The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series and made available at the conference. Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version to a special issue of the International Journal on Reliability Engineering and System Safety (RESS) published by Elsevier.
Full paper submissions are subjected to a formal peer-review process. Only papers neither published nor submitted elsewhere may be submitted for publication. Contributions must indicate the name, postal address, e-mail address, phone and fax number of the contact author. In order to support the reviewing process a preliminary submission of a half-page abstract is required, announcing the intention to submit a full paper and summarizing the content of the paper, its objectives and original contribution. Full papers must not exceed the maximum length of 14 pages to be edited according to the LNCS templates provided by Springer-Verlag at the web site: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ In order to guarantee the quality of the presentations, each accepted paper must be presented by one of its own author at the conference. The language of the conference is English.
- * February 27, 2011: Paper Abstract due
- * March 21, 2011: Full paper due
- * April 15, 2011: Tutorial/Workshop proposals due
- * May 9, 2011: Author notification
- * June 13, 2011: Camera-ready
- * EWICS Chair:
- - Francesca Saglietti (Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
- * Honorary Chairs:
- - Giovanni Bocchetti (Ansaldo STS)
- - Giorgio Franceschetti (Univ. of Naples Federico II)
- - Antonino Mazzeo (Univ. of Naples Federico II)
- * Program Committee Chairs:
- - Francesco Flammini (Ansaldo STS)
- - Sandro Bologna (ENEA)
- * Local Chairs:
- - Nicola Mazzocca (Univ. of Naples Federico II)
- - Concetta Pragliola (Ansaldo STS)
- - Roberto Setola (Univ. Campus Biomedico di Roma)
- - Valeria Vittorini (Univ. of Naples Federico II)
International Program Committee
Blanquart J.P. (FR)
Bondavalli A. (IT)
Bloomfield R. (UK)
Buth B. (DE)
Coronato A. (IT)
Cotroneo D. (IT)
Daniel P. (UK)
D?Antonio S. (IT)
De Pietro G. (IT)
Di Giandomenico F. (IT)
Ehrenberger W. (DE)
Felici, M. (IT)
Ferreia Neves N. (PT)
Franceschinis G. (IT)
Gigante G. (IT)
Glielmo L. (IT)
Gorski J. (PL)
Halang W. (DE)
Harper R.E. (USA)
Heisel M. (DE)
Jurjens J. (DE)
Jimenez R. (ES)
Kanoun K. (FR)
Karlsson J. (SE)
Kelly T. (UK)
Koornneef F. (NL)
Ladkin P. (DE)
Lindskov Hansen S.(DK)
Littlewood B. (UK)
Margaria T. (DE)
Mosterman P.J. (USA)
Nanya T. (Japan)
Nordland O. (NO)
Ortemeir, F. (DE)
Pataricza A. (HU)
Powell D. (FR)
Prinetto P. (IT)
Romano L. (IT)
Romanovsky A. (UK)
Russo S. (IT)
Saglietti F. (DE)
Schoitsch E. (AT)
Seyfarth T. (DE)
Siciliano B. (IT)
Strigini L. (UK)
Sujan M. (UK)
Suri N. (DE)
Trivedi K. (USA)
van der Meulen M. (NL)
Vittorini V. (IT)
Vozella A. (IT)
Zanero S. (IT)
Zurakowski Z. (PL)
For more detailed and updated information, please refer to http://www.safecomp2011.unina.it/ or contact the conference secretariat at
ADA Europe 2011 + ADA Conference UK 2011
16th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2011 + Ada Conference UK 2011 20 - 24 June 2011, Edinburgh, UK http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2011
Call for Contributions
The Ada Connection combines the 16th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2011 - with Ada Conference UK 2011. It will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city and the UK's most popular conference destination.
In traditional Ada-Europe style, the conference will span a full week, including a three-day technical program and vendor exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday, along with parallel tutorials and workshops on Monday and Friday. The Ada Connection will also encompass technical and vendor tracks under the banner of Ada Conference UK.
The Ada Connection will thus provide a unique opportunity for interaction and collaboration between academics and industrial practitioners.
- 21 November 2010: Submission deadline for regular papers, tutorial and
- workshop proposals
- 08 January 2011: Submission of industrial presentation proposals
- 08 February 2011: Notification of acceptance to authors
- 08 March 2011: Camera-ready version of regular papers required
- 16 May 2011: Industrial presentations, tutorial and workshop
- material required
Over the years Ada-Europe has established itself as an international forum for providers, practitioners and researchers into reliable software technologies. The conference presentations will illustrate current work in the theory and practice of the development and maintenance of long-lived, high-quality software systems for a variety of established and novel application domains. The program will allow ample time for keynotes, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and social events. Participants will include practitioners and researchers representing industry, academia and government organizations active in the promotion and development of reliable software technologies.
All contributions, whether regular papers, industrial presentations, tutorials or workshops, should address the topics of interest to the conference, which for this edition include but are not limited to:
- Methods and Techniques for Software Development and Maintenance: Requirements Engineering, Object-Oriented Technologies, Model-driven Engineering, Formal Methods and Supporting Toolsets, Re-engineering and Reverse Engineering, Reuse, Software Management.
- Software Architectures: Architectural Styles, Service-Oriented Architectures, Cloud Service Model, Design Patterns, Frameworks, Architecture-Centered Development, Component and Class Libraries, Component-based Design and Development.
- Enabling Technologies: Software Development Environments, Compilers, Debuggers, Run-time Systems, Middleware Components, Concurrent and Distributed Programming, Ada Language and Technologies.
- Software Quality: Quality Management and Assurance, Risk Analysis, Program Analysis, Verification, Validation, Testing of Software Systems.
- Theory and Practice of High-Integrity Systems: Real-Time, Distribution, Fault Tolerance, Security, Reliability, Availability, Trust and Safety, Language Vulnerabilities.
- Embedded Systems: Multicore Architectures, HW/SW Co-Design, Reliability and Performance Analysis.
- Mainstream and Emerging Applications: Manufacturing, Robotics, Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation, Energy, Fun and Business Games, Telecommunication, etc.
- Experience Reports: Case Studies and Comparative Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative and Quantitative Metrics.
- The Future of Ada: Glimpses on the ongoing language revision as it reaches standardization; positioning in the market and in education; where should Ada stand in the software engineering curriculum; lessons learned on Ada Education and Training Activities with bearing on any of the conference topics.
Call for Regular Papers
Authors of regular papers which are to undergo peer review for acceptance are invited to submit original contributions. Paper submissions shall be in English, complete and not exceeding 14 LNCS-style pages in length. Authors should submit their work via the Web submission system accessible from the Conference Home page. The format for submission is solely PDF. Should you have problems to comply with format and submission requirements, please contact the Program Chairs.
The conference proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer, and will be available at the start of the conference. The authors of accepted regular papers shall prepare camera-ready submissions in full conformance with the LNCS style, not exceeding 14 pages and strictly by 8 March 2011. For format and style guidelines authors should refer to http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Failure to comply and to register for the conference by that date will prevent the paper from appearing in the proceedings.
The conference is ranked class A in the CORE ranking and is listed among the top quarter of CiteSeerX Venue Impact Factor.
Ada-Europe will offer honorary awards for the best regular paper and the best presentation.
Call for Industrial Presentations
The conference also seeks industrial presentations which deliver value and insight, but may not fit the selection process for regular papers. Authors of industrial presentations are invited to submit a short overview (at least one page) of the proposed presentation by 8 January 2011. Please follow the submission instructions on the conference website. The Industrial Committee will review the proposals and make the selection. The authors of selected presentations shall prepare a final short abstract and submit it by 16 May 2011, aiming at a 20-minute talk. Accepted authors will also be invited to submit corresponding articles for publication in the Ada User Journal, which will host the proceedings of the Industrial Program of the Conference. For any further information please contact the Industrial Chair directly.
Call for Tutorials
Tutorials should address subjects that fall within the scope of the conference and may be proposed as either half- or full-day events, to be scheduled at either end of the conference week. Proposals should include a title, an abstract, a description of the topic, a detailed outline of the presentation, a description of the presenter's lecturing expertise in general and with the proposed topic in particular, the proposed duration (half day or full day), the intended level of the tutorial (introductory, intermediate, or advanced), the recommended audience experience and background, and a statement of the reasons for attending. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Tutorial Chair. The authors of accepted full-day tutorials will receive a complimentary conference registration as well as a fee for every paying participant in excess of five; for half-day tutorials, these benefits will be accordingly halved. The Ada User Journal will offer space for the publication of summaries of the accepted tutorials.
Call for Workshops
Workshops on themes that fall within the conference scope may be proposed. Proposals may be submitted for half- or full-day events, to be scheduled at either end of the conference week. Workshop proposals should be submitted to the Conference Chair. The workshop organizer shall also commit to preparing proceedings for timely publication in the Ada User Journal.
Call for Exhibitors
The commercial exhibition will span the three days of the main conference. Vendors and providers of software products and services should contact the Exhibition Chair for information and for allowing suitable planning of the exhibition space and time.
Grants for Reduced Student Fees
A limited number of sponsored grants for reduced fees is expected to be available for students who would like to attend the conference or tutorials. Contact the Conference Chair for details.
- Honorary Chair
- John Barnes, John Barnes Informatics, UK
- Conference Co-Chairs
- Rod Chapman, Altran Praxis Ltd, UK
- Steve Riddle, Newcastle University, UK
- Program Co-Chairs
- Alexander Romanovsky, Newcastle University, UK
- Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua, Italy
- Tutorial Chair
- Albert Llemosí, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
- Exhibition Chair
- Joan Atkinson, CSR, UK
- Industrial Chair
- Jamie Ayre, AdaCore, France
- Publicity Chair
- Dirk Craeynest, Aubay Belgium & K.U.Leuven, Belgium
- Finance Chair
- Neil Speirs, Newcastle University, UK
- Local Chairs
- Joan Atkinson & Claire Smith, CSR, UK
June 20-24, 2011 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
The conference provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present their latest research findings in any aspects of distributed and parallel computing. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
- o Algorithm and Theory
- o Data Management and Data Centers
- o Distributed Operating Systems and Middleware
- o Fault Tolerance and Dependability
- o Security and Privacy
- o Network/Internet Protocols and Applications
- o Sensor Networks and Ubiquitous Computing
- o Wireless and Mobile Computing
Workshops will be held in conjunction with the conference. Workshop proposals should be submitted to Workshops Co-Chair Dongyan Xu (
) by October 10, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be made by October 15, 2010. Please see the conference web page for details.
Form of Manuscript: All paper submissions should follow the IEEE 8.5" x 11" Two-Column Format. Each submission can have 10 pages plus up to 2 over-length pages. If the paper is accepted for publication, an over-length fee will be charged to each of the over-length pages in the final camera-ready version.
Electronic Submission: Submissions will be handled via the conference web page.
The proceedings of the conference and the workshops will be published in CDs by the IEEE-CS Conference Publishing Services (CPS).
- Paper Submission - November 15, 2010 (11:59pm, EST USA)
- Author Notification - February 7, 2011
- Final Manuscript Due - March 14, 2011
For further information, please contact General Chair, Prof. David Du at
or Program Chair, Prof. Wu-chi Feng at
IFIP SEC 2011
- Future Challenges in Information Security and Privacy for Academia and Industry www.sec2011.org
The SEC conferences are in a series of well-established international conferences on Security and Privacy organized annually by the Technical Committee 11 (TC-11) of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing).The 26th IFIP TC-11 International Information Security Conference (IFIP SEC2011) will be held from 7-9 June 2011, at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Luzern, Switzerland. IFIP SEC 2011 aims at bringing together primarily researchers, but also practitioners from academia, industry and governmental institutions for elaborating and discussing IT Security and Privacy Challenges that we are facing today and in the future.
Papers offering novel and mature research contributions, in any aspect of information security and privacy are solicited for submission to the 26th IFIP TC-11 International Information Security Conference. Papers may present theory, applications, or practical experiences on security and privacy topics including but not limited to:
- * Access Control
- * Anonymity
- * Applications of Cryptography
- * Attacks and Malicious Software
- * Authentication and Authorization
- * Biometrics and Applications
- * Critical ICT Resources Protection
- * Data and Systems Integrity
- * Data Protection
- * ECommerce Privacy & Security
- * Enterprise Security
- * Identity Management
- * Information Hiding
- * Information Warfare
- * Internet and Web Security
- * Intrusion Detection
- * IT-Forensics
- * Mobile Computing Security
- * Mobile Networks Security
- * Network Security Protocols
- * Multilateral Security
- * Peer-to-Peer Security
- * Privacy Enhancing Technologies
- * RFID Privacy & Security
- * Risk Analysis and Management
- * Secure Electronic Voting
- * Secure Sensor Networks
- * Secure Systems Development
- * Security Architectures
- * Security Economics
- * Security Education
- * Security Management
- * Security Metrics
- * Semantic Web Privacy & Security
- * Smart Cards
- * Software Security
- * Spam, SPIT, SPIM
- * Transparency Enhancing Tools
- * Trust Management and Models
- * Trusted Computing
- * Ubiquitous Privacy & Security
- * Usability of Security and Privacy
- Important Dates
- Submission of papers: 15 November, 2010
- Notification to authors: 15 January, 2011
- Camera-ready copies: 15 February, 2011
- Conference 7-9 June, 2011
Instructions for Authors
Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration of publication. Papers must be written in English; they should not be longer than 12 pages in total. Submitted papers in pdf must be uploaded to the conference and must be produced in the IFIP Springer format (see details at: http://www.springer.com/series/6102).
All papers submitted will be subject to a review process by a panel of international reviewers. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and published in the conference proceedings by the official IFIP publisher Springer Science and Business Media.
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register with the conference and present the paper. Papers must be submitted in electronic format through the web. The web site for the electronic submission and author instructions can be accessed via: www.sec2011.org
Authors of the best submissions will be invited to submit updated and significantly extended versions of their papers into the Computers & Security Journal.
Program Committee Co-Chairs
Jan Camenisch, Simone Fischer-Hübner, and Yuko Murayama
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Information Security Fabia Bommes & Claudia Arnold Zentralstrasse 9 P.O. Box 2940 CH-6002 Lucerne Switzerland http://english.hslu.ch/
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