HotDep '11 Call for Papers|
Seventh Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep '11)
June 27, 2011
Hong Kong, China
Authors are invited to submit position papers to the Seventh Workshop on
Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep '11). The workshop will be
co-located with the 41st Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on
Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'11), to be held June 27-30, 2011.
HotDep '11 will bring forth cutting-edge research ideas spanning the
domains of fault tolerance/reliability and systems, and will impact the
two associated research communities (i.e., researchers who attend
traditional "dependability" conferences such as DSN and ISSRE,
and those who attend "systems" conferences such as OSDI, SOSP,
and EuroSys). The workshop will build links between the two communities
and serve as a forum for sharing ideas and challenges. HotDep has been
alternating between DSN and OSDI since 2005; for previous HotDep
workshops, see http://www.hotdep.org/.
Paper Scope and Topics
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Authors should consider that the workshop aims to improve interactions among
researchers from the dependability and systems communities, and thus the
review process favors papers that are likely to generate a healthy debate.
Example submissions include but are not limited to:
- Dependability in emerging platforms, such as data centers, handheld
or cloud computing.
- Dependability in the software stack, including operating systems,
network protocols, runtime systems, etc.
- Fault and intrusion tolerance, self-healing systems, and continuous
operation throughout recovery.
- Reliability in large-scale systems.
- Techniques for better detection, diagnosis, or recovery from failures.
- Forensic tools for use by administrators and programmers after failure
- Techniques and metrics for quantifying aspects of dependability
- Tools/concepts/techniques for optimizing tradeoffs among availability,
performance, correctness, resource utilization and security
- Innovative techniques, algorithms, or protocols for building
- Reconsideration of existing problems using novel approaches with demonstrable benefits.
- Description of an emerging problem and potential solutions.
- Refuting old, entrenched perspectives on dependability.
- Advocacy, critical or controversial papers if based on solid technical foundation.
- Paper submissions due: March 6, 2011, 11:59pm PST (hard deadline)
- Notification to authors: April 12, 2011
- Final papers due: May 1, 2011
Mootaz Elnozahy, IBM Research - Austin
Andreas Haeberlen, University of Pennsylvania
Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas at Austin
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Byung-Gon Chun, Intel Labs Berkeley
Arun Iyengar, IBM Research
Mohamed Kaâniche, LAAS-CNRS
Daniel Mossé, University of Pittsburgh
Priya Narasimhan, Intel Labs/Carnegie Mellon University
James Plank, University of Tennessee
André Schiper, EPFL
Alexander Shraer, Yahoo! Research
Atul Singh, NEC Labs, Princeton
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra
Lidong Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
Creativity should be limited to the content, not the format. Papers violating
the format or limits will not be reviewed. Authors will be notified of
acceptance on April 12, 2011. The final PDF will have a 6-page limit and
will be due on May 1, 2011. All papers will be available online to
registered conference attendees before the workshop. If you need further
information or have any questions, please contact the program co-chairs at
- The page limit is five 8.5in x 11in pages. This limit will be strictly observed.
- Author name(s) and affiliation(s) should appear on the title page.
- Papers must be submitted in PDF format. Please print the paper and preview it
to ensure that no problems will occur during the reviews.
- Each paper is to be typeset in single-spaced two-column format in 10-point typeface, with 1-inch margin from each side.
- Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will not be considered.
- The submission website can be accessed at http://hotdep2011.cis.upenn.edu/submit/.
- Papers should not be submitted or be under consideration in parallel in another venue.
- The deadline is firm – no extensions will be given.