Call for Papers — DCDV 2013

The Third International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Machine Technology

Purpose and Scope

Cloud computing can be characterized as the culmination of the integration of computing and data infrastructures to provide a scalable, agile and cost‐effective approach to support the ever‐growing critical IT needs of both enterprises and the general public. Massive data centers providing storage and processing power with fast network connectivity form the core of the support infrastructure for the cloud. It is thus imperative that we get the cloud and consequently the underlying data center infrastructure right so that both the deployment, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure is efficient, cost-­effective and meets the performance, dependability and security requirements. The Third International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Machine Technology (DCDV 2013) will bring together academics and industry practitioners in order to share experiences, discuss existing state-of-the-art and set directions for future research and evolution for this dynamic and rapidly evolving field.

Topics of Interest

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture and design  of  clouds  and  data  centers  for  dependability
  • Faults, failure diagnosis, and recovery issues in clouds and data centers
  • Dependability challenges and solutions for cloud users and cloud providers
  • Dependability and security of virtual machine and multicore technology
  • Dependability metrics, analysis, and evaluation for clouds and data centers
  • Assured services, protocols and standards for clouds
  • Dependability benchmarking and measurements in clouds and data centers
  • Security and privacy issues in clouds and data centers
  • Sustainability issues and energy management in clouds/data centers
  • Trust, policy management and regulatory compliance issues

Important Dates

Workshop Paper Submission: March 10, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: April 12, 2013
Camera Ready Deadline: April 30, 2013
Workshop: June 24, 2013


Papers presenting original and unpublished work are invited to be submitted and will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical correctness, and clarity of exposition. Submitted papers should be formatted in a two‐column IEEE Computer Society format (URL: and should not exceed 6 pages including figures and references. Submission instructions will be provided on the workshop website at:

Chairs and Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

Jogesh K. Muppala HK Univ. of Sci. and Tech., Hong Kong
Matti Hiltunen AT&T Labs‐Research, USA
Roy Campbell UIUC, USA
Paulo Veríssimo Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Program Committee

Sören Bleikertz IBM Zürich, Switzerland
Rakesh Bobba UIUC, USA
Antonio Casimiro U. Lisboa, Portugal
Haibo Chen SJTU, China
Gernot Heiser NICTA, Australia
Kaustubh Joshi AT&T Labs-Research, USA
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk UIUC, USA
Dong Seong Kim U. Canterbury, NZ
Paulo Maciel UFPE, Brazil
Manish Marwah HP Labs, USA
Hans Reiser U. Passau, Germany
Sriram Sankar Microsoft, USA
Santonu Sarkar Infosys, India
Karsten Schwan Georgia Tech., USA
Vibhu Sharma Accenture, India
Abhinav Srivastava AT&T Labs-Research, USA
Kishor S. Trivedi Duke U., USA
Aad van Moorsel U. Newcastle, UK
Shalini Yajnik Avaya Labs, USA

Further Information

Workshop website:
Workshop Call for Papers (in PDF)