43rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and
Networks (DSN)
Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS)

June 24-27, 2013
Budapest, Hungary

Access to information and communication through networks play a key role in
the overall functioning of modern human societies. Therefore, evaluating and
assessing the quality of service delivered by networked information systems,
in terms of their performance, dependability and security is crucially
This objective is challenging, in particular when considering current and
future information systems that are more and more composed of large,
evolving, networked systems and infrastructures, involving everything from
super-computers and widely deployed server farms to myriad small mobile
computers and tiny embedded devices. Efficient and scalable modeling and
experimental techniques are needed to allow the designers and the
administrators of computer systems and networks to better understand and to
quantify the relationships between the occurrence of accidental or malicious
threats and their impact on performance, dependability and security.
Energy consumption concerns aggravate these design concerns even further as
improvements in performance, dependability or security may turn out
devastating to the power efficiency of a system.

The Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS) aims to bring together
academic and industrial researchers in these related areas, with emphasis on
integrating theory and practice. Topics of interest to the symposium include
analytical modeling, simulation, and measurement; benchmarking of
performance, dependability and security; and submissions considering
hardware and software during the design, operation and maintenance of
computer systems and networks. Also, we encourage submissions including real
world empirical studies, corresponding data analysis and other
implementation and experimental issues.

We welcome original regular research papers, practical experience reports,
tool descriptions/demonstrations, and panel proposals related to
performance, dependability and security assessment, including, but not
limited to:

  • Analytical, numerical, and simulation techniques for performance, dependability and security assessment
  • Measurement and monitoring techniques for performance, dependability and security assessment
  • Benchmarking and fault injection/robustness testing
  • Model verification and validation for performance, dependability and security evaluation
  • Field data statistical analysis and data mining for performance, dependability and security evaluation
  • Modeling and measurement of security, malware and intrusion detection systems
  • Vulnerability analysis and threat assessment
  • Measuring, modeling, techniques and tools for power-aware computing, systems and architectures
  • Design and use of tools and testbeds for performance, dependability and security assessment
  • Case studies showing the role of performance, dependability and security assessment in the design, operation or maintenance of computer systems and networks

Important Dates

Deadline to register abstracts November 28, 2012, 11:59 PM GMT
Submission deadline (no extensions) December 5, 2012, 11:59 PM GMT
Rebuttal period February 12-13, 2013
Acceptance notification February 25, 2013
Camera-ready deadline April 19, 2013

Program Committee

Massimiliano Albanese George Mason University
Robin Berthier University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Andrea Bondavalli University of Florence
Peter Buchholz Technical University Dortmund
Giuliano Casale Imperial College London
Lydia Y. Chen IBM Ruechlikon
Ludmila Cherkasova HP Labs Palo Alto
Miguel Correia University of Lisbon
Bojan Cukic West Virginia University
Michel Cukier University of Maryland
Felicita Di Giandomenico ISTI-CNR
Tadashi Dohi Hiroshima University
Susanna Donatelli University of Torino
Ilir Gashi City University
Pedro Gil Technical University of Valencia
Boudewijn Haverkort University of Twente
Andras Horvath University of Torino
Kaustubh Joshi AT&T
Mohamed Kaaniche LAAS-CNRS Toulouse
Vana Kalogeraki Athens University
Karama Kanoun LAAS-CNRS
Engin Kirda Northeastern University
Patrick P.C. Lee Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jason Liu Florida Int. University
Brendan Murphy Microsoft Research
Nuno Ferreira Neves University of Lisbon
William H. Sanders University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Evgenia Smirni College Williams and Mary
Arun Somani Iowa State University
Angelos Stavrou George Mason University
Lorenzo Strigini City University London
Mehdi B. Tahoori Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Ann Tai IA Tech. Inc.
Miklos Telek University of Budapest
Aad van Moorsel Newcastle University
Marco Vieira University of Coimbra
Haining Wang College of William and Mary
Xinyuan Wang George Mason University
Xiaobo Zhou University of Colorado
Mohammad Zulkernine Queen’s University

Submission Website

The link to the submission website is posted here.