Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop Chairs

Abdelmajid KHELIL (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Cristina NITA-ROTARU (Purdue University, USA)

Deadlines (updated)

Submission: November 17, 2012
Notification: November 24, 2012


Workshops provide opportunities for focused discussion on selected topics in a group setting. 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 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 System
  • 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

A workshop proposal submission consists of a descriptive proposal that is not more than 4 pages in length and contains the following information:

  • Title and description of the workshop including motivations, goals, and relevance to the dependability community
  • Names and contact information of the organizers, including a brief statement on their background and past workshop experience
  • A description of the workshop planning processes, including the invitation and selection of participants, the refereeing of papers, a tentative program committee if available, and any other pre-workshop activities
  • A summary of the planned workshop activities including length of time (full day or half day), space required (i.e., room capacity), and the expected workshop outputs. A desired schedule, i.e., approximate number of papers, invited talks, panels, and/or discussion sessions
  • Whether workshop is new or an ongoing workshop. Information on past editions of the workshop (if applicable) including:
    • History and frequency of the workshop
    • Previous conference co-locations
    • URLs, if available
    • Approximate attendance
    • How papers were published (website, IEEE, ACM, etc.)
  • Communities from which participation is expected

Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop’s potential for generating useful results, the timeliness of and expected interest in the topic, and the proposers’ ability to lead a successful workshop.

Accepted workshops will have a two-page proceedings-format summary (generated by the workshop organizers) published in the Main Proceedings of the conference. Written contributions to the workshop itself (summaries, short papers, etc.) will be included in the Supplement to the DSN Proceedings as well as in the DSN-W volume on IEEE Xplore. The workshop web pages will be linked through the main DSN website ( and the call for papers will be advertised through the DSN mailing lists.

Organizers are expected to perform any additional advertising in related communities outside the main DSN community, to create and maintain the workshop website, arrange for the collection and refereeing of submissions, and to co-ordinate the collection and delivery of camera ready material and IEEE copyright transfers.

Please submit all workshop proposals by the deadline of November 17, 2012, preferably as a PDF attachment. Submission is via e-mail to [email protected].

Workshop proposers will be notified of the outcome of their submission by November 24, 2012. Timelines for submissions to accepted workshops will be communicated directly to the proposer.