On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 2010 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) in Chicago.
As the complexity of computer-based systems and networks grows, it is ever more challenging to provide resilience to malicious attacks, accidental faults, design errors, and unexpected operating conditions. Beyond that, such systems are increasingly trusted to provide safety, confidentiality, and near-continuous operation. The challenges to providing dependable and secure computing are significant, but meeting them is essential to economic prosperity, global stability, and personal safety.
DSN is the premier international conference for presenting the very best research results, problem solutions, and insight on new challenges in dependability and security of systems and networks.
The opening day of the conference is devoted to a set of fascinating thematic workshops and one tutorial. The four workshops cover a diverse set of current topics in dependability: high-performance computing at extreme scale, intrusion tolerance, dependable and secure nanocomputing, and proactive failure avoidance, recovery and maintenance. The tutorial covers network coding for wireless protocols.
The remaining three days of the conference include lively parallel tracks interspersed by plenary sessions, featuring DSN's flagship symposia, the Dependable Computing and Communications Symposium (DCCS) and the Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS). Danny McPherson, Vice President of Research and Development at Verisign, will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, June 29. Prof. Nancy Lynch, MIT, will deliver a lecture lecture on Wednesday, June 30, after the presentation of the 2010 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award. The program is further enriched with student forum, fast abstracts, demonstrations of tools and technologies, and birds of a feather debate sessions.
DSN will be held at the at the Millennium Park Fairmont in Chicago from June 28 through July 1, 2010. Chicago's great magic lies in its mix: sophisticated yet friendly, bustling city streets adjacent to long stretches of green parks and sparkling blue Lake Michigan, and a stunning array of attractions. In this city where the skyscraper was born, city streets wind through urban canyons, shaped by the world's leading architects, and into diverse neighborhoods, each with its own fascinating flavor. Visitors of all ages enjoy attractions such as Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute of Chicago and other treasures. The city's endless assortment of restaurants and nightlife is ready to match every taste, budget, and mood.
The DSN 2010 banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, June 30, 2010 at Chicago's world famous Art Institute, which is a short walk through the park from the Fairmont. We'll have one hour to view the European Modern art gallery followed by cocktails and dinner. After dinner, you'll be able to mingle over drinks and view Navy Pier fireworks from the Bluhm Family Terrace and the Nichols Bridgeway.
Once again, I extend my personal invitation for you to participate in this premiere international conference. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Farnam Jahanian, University of Michigan, DSN 2010 General Chair