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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


Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop Chairs:
Saurabh Bagchi (Purdue University, USA)
Mootaz Elnozahy (IBM Research, USA)

Submission: October 12, 2009
Notification: November 12, 2009


Workshops at DSN provide a forum for a group of participants (typically 20 to 50 in size) to interact and exchange opinions on topics related to any of the many facets of dependable systems and networks. We welcome participation by professionals and researchers from a range of diverse backgrounds---industry, government laboratories, academia, etc.---who can contribute to advancing the technology and understanding of the workshop subject. From 2009, DSN has moved to a format where all workshops are held on the first day of the conference with no non-workshop sessions held concurrently. Workshop attendance is open to all registered conference delegates. The above two facts make for a well-attended and vibrant workshop program. Each workshop may be either a half-day or one full day in length.

Proposals for workshops are solicited.

A workshop submission consists of a descriptive proposal that is not more than four pages in length, and which contains:

  • the title of the workshop
  • an outline of the theme, goals, and main challenges of the workshop
  • a target estimate of the number and composition of the participants
  • a description of the workshop planning processes, including the invitation and selection of participants, and any other pre-workshop activities
  • a summary of the planned workshop activities including length of time (half-day or full-day), format of the program (panel, keynote speech, technical papers) and space required (i.e., room capacity), and the expected workshop outputs
  • a brief statement about each organizer's background, including any relevant past experience with workshops.

Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop's potential for generating useful results, the timeliness of and expected interest in the topic, and the proposers' ability to lead a successful workshop.

Accepted workshops will have a two-page proceedings-format summary (generated by the workshop organizers) published in the Main Proceedings of the conference. Written contributions to the workshop itself (summaries, short papers, etc.) will be included in the Supplement to the DSN Proceedings.

Please submit all workshop proposals by the deadline of October 12, 2009, as a .pdf attachment. Submission is via e-mail to workshops2010@dsn.org