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The 40th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2010)

June 28 - July 1, 2010
Fairmont Chicago –
Millennium Park
Chicago, Illinois, USA


BoF Call for Proposals:

We are pleased to announce that the 2010 Dependable Systems and Networks Symposium (DSN 2010) will, again feature "Birds of a Feather" sessions.

A Birds of a Feather (BoF) session provides a gathering place and discussion forum for those interested in the same issues and concepts. BoFs can be organized for sharing ideas on specific topics, narrow or broad.

These are not workshops or sessions where people present papers, but open, "brainstorming" forums for attendees who want to get together with others to share their current interests, goals, technology, environment, or backgrounds.

BoFs are popular because of their interactive and flexible format and the fact that they offer attendees and technology experts an opportunity to interact at a peer level.

If you want to organize and run a Birds of a Feather session, please send a descriptive proposal to Bob Swarz (rswarz@mitre.org) by 15 April, 2010.

Topics will be evaluated on the basis of their promise to engage a significant number of the conferences participants in a fruitful discussion. Possible examples include:

  1. Reliability and security of critical infrastructures, e.g., power grid
  2. Multi-core processor architectures: opportunities and challenges from the reliability and security perspective
  3. Virtual machines: reliability and performance tradeoffs or how to avoid virtual machines to become a single point of failure
  4. Fault-tolerance challenges in large server clusters
  5. Adaptation and self-organization in ubiquitous computing

The purpose of this call is to ask *you* to propose topics around which a community of interested researchers could coalesce at DSN. We are explicitly not looking for marketing or recruiting sessions; however, commercial entities are encouraged to propose sessions on current technical issues.