posted by user: nwa3238 || 1000 views || tracked by 2 users: [display]

CATARS'08 (in conj. with DSN'08) 2008 : Workshop on Compiler and Architectural Techniques for Application Reliability and Security


When Jun 26, 2008 - Jun 26, 2008
Where Anchorage, Alaska
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2008
Notification Due Apr 11, 2008

Call For Papers

Workshop on Compiler and Architectural Techniques for Application
Reliability and Security (CATARS)

In Conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Dependable
Systems and Networks (DSN)

June 26th, 2008, Anchorage, Alaska, USA


Important Dates

Paper Submissions Due: March 7th, 2008

Acceptance Notification: April 11th, 2008

Final Papers Due: May 1st, 2008

Theme and Goals

As computer systems grow more and more complex, it becomes harder to
ensure that they operate in a reliable and secure fashion. The problem
is especially severe at the application-level, due to the diversity of
software platforms and the ever-increasing demand for adding new features
in applications. Manual addition of ad-hoc techniques to ensure application
fault and attack tolerance may be error-prone and runs the risk of missing
important reliability loopholes and security vulnerabilities. This in turn
can lead to catastrophic failures and devastating attacks. Compiler and
architectural techniques can play a crucial role in automating both
detection of and recovery from errors and attacks in applications.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers in the
dependability and security communities to interact with compiler designers
and computer architects, so that effective cross-pollination of ideas can
occur between these areas. Further, the workshop will stress on the
importance of designing for reliability and security in the computer
architecture and compiler communities, where traditionally the emphasis
has been on performance enhancement.

List of Topics

The workshop is open to all interested researchers working on
dependability and security as well as on computer architecture and
compilers. We encourage submissions including but not limited to the
following topics:

* Automated derivation and runtime enforcement of application invariants
* Compile-time techniques for finding programming errors and security
* Compiler and runtime techniques to aid development of distributed,
fault-tolerant programs
* Novel application-level code and data duplication techniques (in hardware
or software)
* Static Analysis to ensure conformance to reliability and security
* Automated generation of fault-tolerant and attack-tolerant programs
* Micro-architectural techniques for runtime error detection and containment
* Architectural support for diagnosing and understanding application
* Memory organization schemes for enabling detection of and recovery from
errors and attacks
* Design and Implementation of reconfigurable hardware for executing
application checks
* Reliability and security issues exposed due to multi-core processors and
their mitigation
* Novel programming language-level constructs for building fault-tolerant
* Metrics for assessing application vulnerability to errors and security
* Verifiable byte-code/intermediate language and secure runtime
* Software obfuscation and hardware tamper-resistance

Submission Information

Submitted papers must be original work with no substantial overlap with
that have been published or that are simultaneously published to a journal
conference with proceedings.

Papers should be at most 6 pages in IEEE proceedings style (two-column
single space, using 10 point font and 1-inch margins) including all figures

We also encourage position papers and work-in-progress reports. These will
refereed based on the novelty of the idea and the ability to generate
discussion at the workshop. Position-papers and work-in-progress reports
must be clearly marked as such.

Submitted papers will be fully refereed by PC members. Accepted papers will
published in the supplemental volume of DSN 2008 proceedings (not archived
the IEEE digital library).

Submission will be via the web. Please check the workshop website
( for details.

Program Co-Chairs:

Karthik Pattabiraman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Shuo Chen, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Program Committee

Todd Austin, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Emery Berger, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Michael Hicks, University of Maryland (College Park)
Subhasish Mitra, Stanford University
Shubu Mukherjee, Intel Corporation
Onur Mutlu, Microsoft Research (Redmond)
Priya Narasimhan, Carnegie Mellon University
Sanjay Patel, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Josyula Rao, IBM T J Watson Research Center
Zhendong Su, University of California (Davis)
Timothy Tsai, Hitachi Corporation
Dongyan Xu, Purdue University (West Lafayette)
Jun Xu, Google Inc.

Related Resources

ASPLOS 2022   27th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
ASPLOS 2023   Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
ICCAEE 2022   2022 5th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering(ICCAEE 2022)
RAMFP 2022   TAA (OA) - SI: Recent Advances on Metric Fixed Point Theory 2022
CC 2023   Compiler Construction
ITCFEC 2023   Special Issue for Submission: Internet of Things and Cloud-Fog-Edge Computing
AI-DH 2022   MDPI Big Data and Cognitive Computing - Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Digital Humanities
MDPI-SI on DT & FIE in Ed--Scopus,JCI 2023   MDPI Education Sciences Journal - Special Issue on Digital Twins and Future Intelligent Educational Environments
MIIP 2023   Medical Imaging & Image Processing III
GCSR 2023   Special Issue: Greenwashing in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)