The DSN 2013 conference offers 4 workshops:
- The Third International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Machine Technology (DCDV)
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.
- Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA)
Computer systems are intertwined in many modern human activities and, more importantly, they play key roles in critical domains. As such, it is critically important to assess the dependability of computing systems. Data collected under real workload conditions can provide troves of valuable information about the stresses the systems encounter and their responses to them. Relevant data includes text logs and numeric data from application, system, network, and environmental sensors.
The inherent value of reliability and security data is well recognized by practitioners, academia, and industry. Effective analysis deepens our understanding of the systems, ranging from failure causes to the progression of malicious attacks, and in turn enables stronger designs and better monitoring strategies.
Despite of decades of research and methodological advances, data analysis keeps posing challenging research questions due to ever-increasing data variety and scale, and increasing diversity of analysis objectives and application domains.
RSDA aims to establish a forum to stimulate scientific research in this area, including discussion of techniques and tools to manage and analyze reliability and security data. The workshop will also aim to establish the agenda of future research activities in the field of reliability and security data analysis, and foster synergistic collaborations among attendees in those activities.
- 2nd Workshop on Open Resilient Human-aware Cyber-Physical Systems (WORCS)
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are tight integrations of computation, networking, and physical objects. Recent advances in pervasive and ubiquitous information processing, driven by major breakthroughs in cyber-physical technology are paving the way towards a more hospitable and sustainable future via a more efficient management of our environment: homes, work places, open areas, etc. Examples of relevant applications include: future automotive and transportation systems featuring intensive sensing and open data communication devices, robot-assisted communication and cooperation in search and rescue missions, enhanced situation awareness in public urban spaces, assistance and monitoring in everyday life for elderly or handicapped people, smart resilient and secure heterogeneous energy grids, etc.
It is envisioned that the requirements of the CPS of the future will far exceed those of today’s systems in terms of functionality, usability, adaptability, autonomy, timeliness and resilience to accidental and malicious threats as well as to dynamic changes of user behaviors and of the environment. For this to become a reality, several scientific challenges have to be addressed.
The aim of this workshop is to address these challenges and to report on recent advances related to the dependability and security of human-aware CPS.
This workshop is aimed at exploring the challenges and innovative solutions in any area related to the resilience of human-aware CPS. The main issue is to build systems with human-aware and optimized resilience capabilities to prevent, detect and/or recover from the occurrence of accidental and malicious threats, and also to diagnose the root causes of observed untoward consequences. Contributions addressing these topics at different levels of the CPS (sensors, communication network, operating system and middleware levels, and system and human levels) are solicited.
- Workshop on Systems Resilience (WSR)
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.”
(They are included in the full conference registration, but you may register just for the workshops, as well.)