DSN 2011

DSN 2011
The 41st Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks

Call for BoF

Program Chair:
Bob Swarz
The MITRE Corporation
email: rswarz_at_mitre_dot_org
Telephone: +1 781-271-2847
Fax: +1 508-358-1124

We are pleased to announce that the 2011 Dependable Systems and Networks Symposium (DSN 2011) will again feature "Birds of a Feather" sessions

Birds 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.

These 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 backgrounds.

BoFs 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 level.

The 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.

Topics 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:

  1. Dependability of the "cloud"
  2. Reliability and security of critical infrastructures, e.g., the power grid
  3. Multi-core processor architectures: opportunities and challenges from the reliability and security perspective
  4. Virtual machines: reliability and performance tradeoffs or how to avoid virtual machines to become a single point of failure
  5. Fault-tolerance challenges in large server clusters
  6. Adaptation and self-organization in ubiquitous computing

If you want to organize and run a Birds of a Feather session, please send me a proposal by April 15th.