On behalf of the organizing committee, I warmly welcome you to join us in the 2011 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, which will be held in Hong Kong, a vibrant city where West meets East, modern blends with tradition.
The Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) is the premier international conference for presenting the very best research results, problem solutions, and insight on new challenges facing the field of dependability and security. These challenges have always been significant in the IT-permeated modern society, and meeting them is essential to economic prosperity, global stability, and societal/personal safety. DSN has pioneered the fusion between security and dependability, addressing the need to simultaneously fight against cyber attacks, accidental faults, design errors, and unexpected operating conditions. This conference has been held annually since 1971 (the original conference name is IEEE International Symposium on Fault Tolerant Computing). Over the past 40 years, DSN has developed into the flagship conference in the systems research area, specializing in both dependability and security issues and solutions. The 41st DSN, to be held during June 27-30, 2011, will feature a rich program to host plenary talks, regular papers, experience reports, panels, student forums, fast abstracts, poster presentations, and debate sessions. Here are a few highlights of the program:
Hong Kong is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. It is a world-class modern city with enriched ancient tradition and diversified cultural heritage. In addition to the technical and social program we prepare for you at DSN 2011, you can also take your time to explore this Pearl of Orient and discover its character, charm, and dynamism. In the bright and vibrant summer season, you will enjoy a number of festive events and colorful entertainments. Once again, I sincerely invite you to come to DSN2011 to celebrate our 40 years of pursuit for excellence, and make this event an unforgettable Hong Kong experience of yours!