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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


Fast Abstracts:

Fast Abstracts at DSN are short presentations, either on new ideas or work in progress, or opinion pieces that can address any issue relevant to dependable systems and networks. Because they are brief and have a later deadline, Fast Abstracts enable their authors to:

  • Summarize work that is not yet complete
  • Put forward novel or challenging ideas
  • State positions on controversial issues
  • Suggest new approaches to the solution of open problems

Fast Abstracts are aimed at academics and practitioners, junior and senior researchers, promoting a rich exchange of experiences. Thus, they provide an excellent opportunity to introduce new work, or present radical opinions, and receive early feedback from the community. Contributions are particularly solicited from industrial practitioners and academics that may not have been able to prepare full papers due to time and work pressure, but nevertheless seek an opportunity to engage with the DSN community.


Submission: April 15, 2010 (23:59;PDT)

Notification: April 27, 2010

Submission guidelines

Fast Abstracts should be at most two pages in length, must be formatted using standard two-column IEEE format, and must be submitted by the deadline of April 15, 2010 - 23:59 (PDT). Since there is no revision cycle, the submitted Fast Abstracts must be in .pdf format and completely ready for printing. Contributions should be submitted electronically to the Fast Abstracts Chair: Zbigniew Kalbarczyk (kalbarcz@illinois.edu).

The two-column IEEE format layout guide is available from http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps/. (follow sidebar: Information for authors -> Formatting)

Selection and Notification

Submissions will be refereed primarily on the basis of relevance to DSN, but also on their capacity to stimulate and intrigue the reader. Accepted contributions will be published in the supplementary volume of the 2010 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks.

One of the authors will deliver a short talk (usually five minutes) for each accepted contribution. The accepted contributions will be presented in Fast Abstracts tracks. (Submission of a contribution indicates agreement to have one author present the work, if accepted, at the conference). Decisions will be notified by April 27, 2010.

Program Committee

  • Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois, USA, Chair
  • Saurabh Bagchi, Purdue University, USA
  • Timothy Tsai, Hitachi, USA
  • Karthik Pattabiraman, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Gabriela Jacques da Silva, University of Illinois, USA