Call for BoFProgram Chair:
The MITRE Corporation
Fax: +1 508-358-1124
are pleased to announce that the 2011 Dependable Systems and Networks Symposium
(DSN 2011) will again feature "Birds of a Feather" sessions
of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide a gathering place and discussion forum for
those interested in the same issues and concepts. BoFs can be organized for
sharing ideas on specific topics, narrow or broad.
are not workshops or sessions where people present papers, but open,
"brainstorming" forums for attendees who want to get together with others to
share their current interests, goals, technology, environment, or
are popular because of their interactive and flexible format and the fact that
they offer attendees and technology experts an opportunity to interact at a peer
purpose of this call is to ask you to propose topics around which a community of
interested researchers could coalesce at DSN. We are explicitly not looking for
marketing or recruiting sessions; however, commercial entities are encouraged to
propose sessions on current technical issues.
will be evaluated on the basis of their promise to engage a significant number
of the conferences participants in a fruitful discussion. Possibilities include,
but are not limited to:
- Dependability of the "cloud"
- Reliability and security of critical infrastructures, e.g., the power grid
processor architectures: opportunities and challenges from the reliability and
machines: reliability and performance tradeoffs or how to avoid virtual machines
to become a single point of failure
challenges in large server clusters
and self-organization in ubiquitous computing
you want to organize and run a Birds of a Feather session, please send me a
proposal by April 15th.