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ACM SAC 2015 : ACM Dependable and Adaptive Distributed Systems


When Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015
Where Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline Sep 12, 2014
Notification Due Nov 17, 2014
Final Version Due Dec 8, 2014
Categories    dependability   adaptiveness   security

Call For Papers


| 10th Track on Dependable and Adaptive Distributed Systems (DADS) |
| of the 30th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'15) |

April 13 - 17, 2015
Salamanca, Spain

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM conference proceedings and will be included in the ACM digital library.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: September 12, 2014
Author notification: November 17, 2014
Camera-ready copies: December 8, 2014

Authors are invited to submit original work not previously published, nor currently submitted elsewhere. Authors submit full papers

in pdf format using the link to the submission site at Authors are allowed up to 8 pages, but with

more than 6 pages in the final camera ready, there will be a charge of 80USD per extra page.

Call details
While computing is provided by the cloud and services increasingly pervade our daily lives, dependability and security are no longer

restricted to mission or safety critical applications, but rather become a cornerstone of the information society. Unfortunately,

large-scale, dynamic, and heterogeneous software systems that typically run continuously, often tend to become inert, brittle, and

vulnerable after a while. The key problem is that the most innovative systems and applications are the ones that also suffer most

from a significant decrease in dependability and security when compared to traditional critical systems, where dependability and

security are fairly well understood as complementary concepts and a variety of proven methods and techniques is available today. In

accordance with Laprie we call this effect the dependability gap, which is widened in front of us between demand and supply of

dependability, and we can see this trend further fueled by the demand for resource awareness, green computing, and increasing cost


Among technical factors of dependability, software development methods, tools, and techniques contribute to dependability, as defects

in software products and services may lead to failure and also provide typical access for malicious attacks. In addition, there is a

wide variety of fault and intrusion tolerance techniques available, including persistence provided by databases, redundancy and

replication, group communication, transaction monitors, reliable middleware, cloud infrastructures, fragmentation-redundancy-

scattering, and trustworthy service-oriented architectures with explicit control of quality of service properties and service level

agreements. Furthermore, adaptiveness is envisaged in order to react to observed, or act upon expected changes of the system itself,

the context/environment (e.g., resource variability or failure/threat scenarios) or users' needs and expectations. Provided without

explicit user intervention, this is also termed autonomous behavior or self-properties, and often involves monitoring, diagnosis

(analysis, interpretation), and reconfiguration (repair). In particular, adaptation is also a means to achieve dependability and

security in a computing infrastructure with dynamically varying structure and properties.

Topics of interest

* Dependable, Adaptive, and trustworthy Distributed Systems (DADS)
* Architectures, architectural styles, and middleware for DADS
* Protocols for DADS
* Modeling, design, and engineering of DADS
* Foundations and formal methods for DADS
* Applications of DADS
* Evaluations, testing, benchmarking, and case studies of DADS
* Holistic aspects of DADS

Track program co-chairs
Karl M. Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
(main contact:
Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London (UK)
Giovanni Russello, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Program committee

Claudio Agostino Ardagna, University of Milan (Italy)
Enrique Armendariz, Universidad Publica de Navarra (Spain)
Jean Bacon, University of Cambridge (UK)
Stefan Beyer, ITI Valencia (Spain)
Andrea Bondavalli, University of Florence (Italy)
Marco Casassa-mont, HP Labs - Bristol (UK)
Antonio Casimiro, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Mauro Conti, Universita di Padova (Italy)
Rogerio De Lemos, University of Kent (UK)
Felicita Di Giandomenico, ISTI-CNR, Pisa (Italy)
Naranker Dulay, Imperial College London (UK)
Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo (Norway)
David Eyers, University of Otago (New Zealand)
Paul Ezhilchelvan, Newcastle University (UK)
Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Lorenz Froihofer, A1 Telekom Austria (Austria)
Christina Gacek, City University (UK)
Ashish Gehani, SRI International (USA)
Kurt Geihs, Universität Kassel (Germany)
Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institut (Germany)
Vincenzo Gulisano, Chalmers University (Sweden)
Matti Hiltunen, AT&T Labs (USA)
Shanshan Jiang, SINTEF (Norway)
Rüdiger Kapitza, TU Braunschweig (Germany)
Mikel Larrea, Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (Spain)
István Majzik, Budapest UTE. (Hungary)
Matteo Migliavacca, University of Kent (UK)
Gero Mühl, University of Rostock (Germany)
Francesc Daniel Muñoz-Escoí, UP Valencia (Spain)
Marta Patino-Martinez, UP Madrid (Spain)
Fernando Pedone, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Jose Pereira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Barry Porter, University of St Andrews (UK)
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
Luís Rodrigues, INESC-ID/IST (Portugal)
Luigi Romano, University of Naples (Italy)
Romain Rouvoy, INRIA (France)
Matthieu Roy, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse (France)
Elad Schiller, Chalmers University (Seden)
André Schiper, EPFL (Switzerland)
Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi University (Finland)
Sara Tucci Piergiovanni, Uni. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Ricardo Vilaça, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo (Norway)
Nicola Zannone, Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Uwe Zdun, Vienna University (Austria)

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