Call for Workshop Proposals

A workshop proposal submission consists of a descriptive proposal that is not more than four pages in length and contains the following information:

  • Title and description of the workshop including motivations, goals, and relevance to the dependability community.
  • Names and contact information of the organizers, including a brief statement on their background any past workshop experience.
  • A description of the workshop planning processes, including the invitation and selection of participants, the refereeing of papers, a tentative program committee if available, and any other pre-workshop activities.
  • A summary of the planned workshop activities including length of time (full day or half day), space required (i.e., room capacity), and the expected workshop outputs. A desired schedule, i.e., approximate number of papers, invited talks, panels, and/or discussion sessions.
  • Whether workshop is new or an ongoing workshop. Information on past editions of the workshop (if applicable) including:
    • History and frequency of the workshop.
    • Previous conference co-locations.
    • URLs, if available.
    • Approximate attendance.
    • How papers were published (website, IEEE, ACM, etc.)
  • Communities from which participation is expected.

Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop's potential for generating useful results, the timeliness of and expected interest in the topic, and the proposers' ability to lead a successful workshop.

Accepted workshops will have a two-page proceedings-format summary (generated by the workshop organizers) published in the Main Proceedings of the conference. Written contributions to the workshop itself (summaries, short papers, etc.) will be included in the Supplement to the DSN Proceedings as well as in the DSN-W volume on IEEE Xplore. The workshop web pages will be linked through the main DSN website ( and the call for papers will be advertised through the DSN mailing lists.

Organizers are expected to perform any additional advertising in related communities outside the main DSN community, to create and maintain the workshop website, arrange for the collection and refereeing of submissions, and to co-ordinate the collection and delivery of camera ready material and IEEE copyright transfers.

Please submit all workshop proposals by the deadline of October 15, 2010, preferably as a .pdf attachment. Submission is via e-mail to

Workshop proposers will be notified of the outcome of their submission by November 1, 2010. Final deadlines for contributions and submissions to accepted workshops will be posted after November 1, 2010 on the DSN web site and elsewhere.

Proposal Deadlines:

  • Submission: October 15, 2010. (Closed)
  • Notification: November 1, 2010.

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