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DEPEND 2009 : The Second International Conference on Dependability


When Jun 14, 2009 - Jun 19, 2009
Where Athens, Greece
Submission Deadline Jan 27, 2009
Notification Due Feb 25, 2009
Final Version Due Mar 20, 2009
Categories    dependable systems   dependability   security

Call For Papers

============== DEPEND 2009 | Call for Papers ===============


DEPEND 2009, The Second International Conference on Dependability

June 18-23, 2009 - Athens, Greece

General page:

Call for Papers:

Submission deadline: January 20, 2009

Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, Greece Chapter

Sponsored by IARIA,

Submissions will be peer-reviewed, published by IEEE CPS, posted in IEEE Digital Library, and indexed with the major indexes.

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster Forum special submission with on progress and challenging ideas.

DEPEND 2009 Special Areas (details in the CfP on site):

Dependability facets

Fundamentals on dependability; Formalisms for dependability; Managing and control in dependable systems; Inter-system and intra-system dependability; Operational and non-operational requirements; Software and hardware dependability; Dependability design and specification; Synchronization mechanisms and dependency exception handing; Data protection, recoverability, fault-tolerance; Trust and dependability; Static and dynamic dependability; Time-oriented or time-agnostic dependability; Dependability perimeter and dependability models; Stability and convergence on dependable features and systems; Dependability discovery; Dependability control and self-management; Dependability degradation of running software and services

Adaptability and (self)adaptability

Fundamental models and adaptability mechanisms; Principles of (self)adaptability; Adaptive replication models and protocols; Adaptable structures and behaviors; Context-aware adaptability; Perceived dependability and adaptability; Adaptive and reflexive models and protocols; Management and control of (self)adaptable systems; Platforms and tool supporting (self)adaptability; Autonomic and autonomous adaptation

Adaptability and dependability

Dependability and adaptability for functional and non-functional features; Adaptability and dependability gap; Adaptability and dependability as complementing features; Context-aware adaptable and dependable design; Inter- and intra-systems transactions; Enforcing mechanisms for application level fault tolerance; Explicit and implicit control of quality of service and contracts; Dependability and adaptability in cloud and autonomic computing; Verification and validation of highly adaptable and dependable systems; Scalability aspects in dependable and adaptable systems; Research projects and topics on dependability and adaptability; Standards on system dependability and adaptability

Dependability and security

Integration of security, dependability, and adaptability concepts; Building and preserving scalable, secure and resilient architectures; Security models/architectures and threat models; Trade-off and negotiation of dependability and security properties; Dependability modeling and dynamic management policies; Verification and validation (including model checking) of dependable software architectures; Real time detection and recovery capabilities against intrusions, malfunctions and failures; Redundancy and reconfiguration architectures; Integrated response architectures; Planning of optimal configurations for anticipated operational modes; Modeling of networks and Information Systems; Simulation of modeled configurations; Fast reconfiguration with priority to critical services; Incident (including intrusion) detection and quick containment

Trust and system dependability

Semantics and models of trust; Dynamics of trust; Trust negotiation and management; Trusted systems from untrusted parts; Trust-based secure architectures; Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis; Trust in peer-to-peer and open source systems; Trust in mobile networks; Trust management, reputation management, and identity management; Trust, security, and dependability

Dependability, adaptability, and new technologies

Dependability and adaptability in service oriented architectures; Principles for adaptive and dependable distributed systems; Dependability and adaptability in P2P and overlay systems; Middleware protocols and mechanisms to support adaptability and dependability; Adaptability and dependability in mobile and pervasive systems; Service composition in highly dependable and adaptable environments; Dynamic, loosely-coupled, and ad-hoc environments; Group membership services in failure scenarios with network partitions; Social networks and dependability in dynamic communities; Cross-organization heterogeneity

DEPEND Advisory Chairs
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA / Concordia University, Canada
Bjarne E. Helvik, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) – Trondheim, Norway
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Aljosa Pasic, ATOS Origin, Spain

DEPEND 2009 Industry Research Chairs
Ramendra K. Sahoo, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center - Hawthorne, USA
Michiaki Tatsubori, IBM Research - Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan
Hans P. Zima, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, USA // University of Vienna, Austria

DEPEND 2009 Technical Program Committee Chairs
Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Spain
Yoshiaki Kakuda, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal


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