Call for Papers - 13th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems (DPDNS08)


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13th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and
Network-Centric Systems - DPDNS '08
Miami, Florida USA
April 14-18, 2008

Held in conjunction with the
22nd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium


Increasingly large and complex parallel, distributed and network-
centric computing systems provide unique challenges to the researchers
in dependable computing, especially because of the high failure rates
intrinsic to these systems. The goal of this workshop in continuation
of the FTPDS (Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Systems)
workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers and
practitioners to discuss all aspects of
dependability including reliability, availability, safety and security
for parallel, distributed and network-centric systems. All aspects of
design, theory and realization are of interest.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Dependable parallel, distributed and network-centric systems
- High availability in parallel, distributed and network-centric
computing systems
- Safety and security in distributed and network-centric computing
- Autonomic network computing
- Dependable high-speed wide, local, and system area networks
- Dependable mobile computing
- Dependable clusters of workstations and PCs
- Dependable internet servers
- Dependability in distributed embedded systems
- Using COTS for designing dependable network-centric computing
- Dependable protocols for distributed and network-centric systems
- Protocol verification and validation
- Practical experiences and prototypes
- Dependability evaluation of parallel, distributed and network-
centric systems
- Dependable quantum computing
- Dependable organic computing
- Dependable biocomputing

Program Chair:
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
e-mail: apuliafito@xxxxxxxx

Program Committee:
M. Atighetchi, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, USA
B. Ciciani, University of Roma, Italy
G. Deconinck, University of Leuven, Belgium
A. Doering, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
S. Geoghegan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
K. E.Grosspietsch, Fraunhofer AIS, Germany
R. Khazan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
T. Kikuno, Osaka University, Japan
E. Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
D. Nikolos, University of Patras, Greece
F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
P. Romano, University of Roma, Italy
M. Roy, LAAS-CNRS, France
F. Salfner, Humboldt University, Germany
P. Sobe, University of Luebeck, Germany
M. Telek, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
C. Trinitis, TU Munich, Germany

Steering Committee:
D. Avresky, IRIANC, Boston USA/Munich Germany (Chair)
E. Maehle, University of Luebeck, Germany

The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical
Committee on Parallel Processing.
For further information, please see and or contact the Program Chair via
email: dpdns08@xxxxxxxxx

Submission Guidelines
To submit papers, send the file (at most 8 pages long including
figures and references in the IEEE format (see
describing original unpublished research by December 13, 2007 in
either Postscript or PDF format electronically via the workshop

All papers will be reviewed.
Notification of authors: January 10, 2008. Camera-ready papers:
January 28, 2008.
The proceedings for workshops will be published (on CD-ROM) along with
the regular proceedings for The IEEE International Parallel &
Distributed Processing Symposium.

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