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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


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Important: All submissions must be made via the appropriate web submission site unless otherwise stated.

Call For Contributions:

Click here for the printable call for contributions mini-poster (2-page Acrobat file).

DSN 2010 will feature a number of coordinated tracks, including: The Dependable Computing and Communication Symposium (DCCS), the Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS), several workshops, tutorials, a student forum, and fast abstract sessions. We invite you to contribute to this premier conference by submitting to any of the categories below.

The below are page limits for the final printed papers.

  • Regular Papers: Present recent research results with an archival quality conference publication. (10 printed pages)
  • Practical Experience Reports: Provide an in-depth description of practitioner experience or a case study (6 printed pages)
  • Demonstrations: Describe and demonstrate a piece of software, system, or tool
  • Panels: Discuss and debate topics of high interest to the dependability community
  • Workshops: Provide opportunities for focused discussion on selected topics in a group setting. (Non-archival papers; see individual workshop calls for papers)
  • Tutorials: Provide short courses on dependability techniques and theories
  • Fast Abstracts: Present a very brief abstract on a topic of interest (2 printed pages)
  • Student Forum: For PhD students only – mid-length presentations about works-in-progress (3 printed pages)

Topics of interest for DSN include, but are not limited to: Architectures for Dependable, Secure and Resilient Computer Systems; Dependability Benchmarking, Modeling and Prediction; Dependability of High-Speed Networks and Protocols; Dependability and security of hardware technologies (VLSI, Systems and networks on chip, nanoarchitectures, etc.); E-Commerce Dependability; Fault-Tolerance in Transaction Processing Systems, Distributed Systems, Embedded and Real-Time Systems, Mobile Systems and Multimedia Systems; Internet Dependability and Quality of Service; Adaptable, Survivable and Intrusion-Tolerant Systems; Safety-Critical Systems and Critical Infrastructures; SoftwareTesting, Validation and Verification; Software Reliability; Performance and Dependability Assessment by means of Measurement, Analysis and Simulation Techniques,Tools and Results; Dependability and Security of Sensor, Wireless, and Ad-hoc Networks; Failure, Vulnerability and Threat Analysis and Assessment.

Please note that in all cases one of the paper authors must attend DSN to present the paper personally. Substitute presenters are not permitted.

Submission Hard Deadlines (No Extensions):

  • Workshop Proposals: October 12, 2009
  • Full Papers: December 8, 2009
  • Practical Experience Reports: December 8, 2009
  • Demonstrations: December 8, 2009
  • Panel Proposals: December 8, 2009
  • Tutorial Proposals: January 29, 2010
  • Student Forum: April 2, 2010
  • Fast Abstracts: April 15, 2010

What's The Difference Between PDS and DCCS?

There are two tracks for regular papers, practical experience reports, demonstrations, and panels: DCCS and PDS. Below is a summary of the main differences between these two tracks.

  • PDS: The Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS) mainly emphasizes research and practice on all aspects of evaluation of dependable systems. This spans analytical, simulation, and measurement techniques for evaluating performance, dependability, and security assessment in computer and communication systems.
    More details are available at the PDS Call For Papers web page.
  • DCCS: The Dependable Computing and Communications Symposium (DCCS) mainly emphasizes research and practice on all aspects of design and validation of system level dependability and security. This spans system lifecycle phases including architecture, design, verification/validation, and deployment.
    More details are available at the DCCS Call For Papers web page.