Call for Fast Abstracts

Fast Abstracts at DSN are short presentations, either on new ideas or work in progress, or opinion pieces that can address any issue relevant to dependable systems and networks. Because they are brief and have a later deadline, Fast Abstracts enable their authors to:

  • Summarize work that is not yet complete
  • Put forward novel or challenging ideas
  • State positions on controversial issues
  • Suggest new approaches to the solution of open problems

Fast Abstracts are aimed at academics and practitioners, junior and senior researchers, promoting a rich exchange of experiences. Thus, they provide an excellent opportunity to introduce new work, or present radical opinions, and receive early feedback from the community. Contributions are particularly solicited from industrial practitioners and academics that may not have been able to prepare full papers due to time and work pressure, but nevertheless seek an opportunity to engage with the DSN community.


  • Submission: April 12, 2013 (23:59; PDT)
  • Notification: April 22, 2013

Submission Guidelines

Fast Abstracts should be at most two pages in length, must be formatted using standard two-column IEEE format. The manuscript templates for MS Word and LaTeX can be found at the following link:, choose the one corresponding to the US Letter page format. Since there is no revision cycle, the submitted Fast Abstracts must be in PDF format and completely ready for printing.

Contributions should be submitted electronically to

Papers accepted as student papers or fast abstracts will appear in the Supplementary volume of the proceedings of DSN-2013.

Selection and Notification

Submissions will be refereed primarily on the basis of relevance to DSN, but also on their capacity to stimulate and intrigue the reader. Accepted contributions will be published in the supplementary volume of the 2013 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks.

One of the authors will deliver a short talk (usually five minutes) for each accepted contribution. The accepted contributions will be presented in Fast Abstracts tracks. Submission of a contribution indicates agreement to have one (paid full registered) author present the work, if accepted, at the conference. Decisions will be notified by April 22, 2013.

Programm Committee

Program Co-Chairs
Bojan Cukic West Virginia University
Roy Friedman Technion, Israel
Dan Alistarh MIT
Vincent Gramoli University of Sidney
Karthik Pattabiraman University of British Columbia
Alexander Shraer Google
Martin Süßkraut TU Dresden, Germany

Further Information

Further information is available at the DSN 2013 web site:

This CfP can be downloaded in PDF format.