Call for Papers — WSR 2013

Workshop on Systems Resilience

Purpose and Scope

A resilient system is a system that can, in the face of unknown, large-scale events, recover from the failures and maintain its functions. It is known that many systems, such as biological systems, human mind, social  systems,  and  dependable  engineering  systems  exhibit  this property.  However,  it  is  not  clear  how  we  should  identify  general “resilience”  properties  or  strategies  applicable  to  systems  in  many different  domains.  The  purpose  of  this  workshop  is  to  bring  the insights from various fields of resilient systems and explore common research  challenges  and  design principles  in  the  new  discipline  of “systems resilience.”

Topics of Interest

The workshop addresses (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Resilience definitions and metrics
  • Risk management and vulnerability analysis in complex systems
  • Case studies for resilient or non-resilient systems
  • Recovery-oriented and autonomic computing
  • Self-healing systems
  • Bio-inspired adaptation and diversification techniques
  • Resilient networks
  • Modeling and simulation techniques for resilient systems
  • Business continuity plan and dynamic policy management
  • Human factors in resilient systems
  • Organizational or social resilience

Important Dates

Workshop Paper Submission: March 18, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: April 12, 2013
Camera Ready Deadline: April 30, 2013
Workshop: June 24, 2013


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published  or  that  are  simultaneously  submitted  to  a  journal  or  a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 8 pages in  the  IEEE  Computer  Society  two-column  camera-ready format. You should prepare your paper either with the Word template or the Latex package available at The workshop will also consider short submissions of up to 4 pages for position papers. Submissions must be made electronically as a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file via the workshop submission site at Accepted submissions will be included in the DSN 2013 proceedings and on IEEE Xplore as workshop papers.

Chairs and Committee

Workshop Organizers

Hiroshi Maruyama The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
Takashi Nanya Canon Inc., Japan
Patricia Longstaff Syracuse University, USA

Program Committee

Chitta Baral Arizona State University, USA
Kazuo Furuta University of Tokyo, Japan
Katsumi Inoue National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Thomas Koslowski Universitat Freiburg, Germany
Kazuhiro Minami Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
Gunter Muller Universitat Freiburg, Germany
David Raisz Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
James B. Steinberg Syracuse University, USA

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