Call for Fast Abstracts

Program Co-Chairs:
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
email: kalbar_at_crhc_dot_uiuc_dot_edu

Helia Naeimi
Intel, USA
email: helia_dot_naeimi_at_intel_dot_com

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 10, 2011 (23:59; PDT).
  • Notification: April 20, 2011.

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 10, 2011 - 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: Helia Naeimi (

The two-column IEEE format layout guide is available from the menu item: 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 2011 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 20, 2011.

Program Committee

    Chair: Helia Naeimi (Intel, USA)
    Zbigniew Kalbarczyk (University of Illinois, USA)
    Suriyaprakash Natarajan (Intel, USA)
    Timothy Tsai (Hitachi, USA)
    Gabriela Jacques da Silva (IBM, USA)
    Wei Wu (Intel, USA)

    Final Manuscript Submission Instructions

    More detailed information is available here.

    DSN 2011