Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS)

Our economies and our daily lives become more and more dependent on networked information systems, either explicitly, or, more and more often, invisibly, via networked embedded systems. The healthy operation of all these systems, in terms of their performance and dependability (and their interaction), is becoming crucially important for us. Therefore, analysts, designers, and system administrators must consider the relationships between the occurrence of faults and their impact on performance and on degraded service modes, both in computer systems and in communication networks interconnecting these systems.
The Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS) aims to bring together academic and industrial researchers in these two areas, with emphasis on integrating theory and practice. Relating analytical techniques to simulations, actual measurements, and experiments will be the broad theme of the symposium. Both hardware and software performance and dependability issues in designing and maintaining computer systems and networks will be the topics of interest.
We invite original papers and other contributions reporting research and practical results covering all aspects of analytical, simulation, testing and measurement techniques for performance and dependability applied to:
  • Fault-Tolerant and Self-Healing Systems
  • Distributed Systems and Networks
  • Parallel and Clustered Systems
  • Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Database and Transactional Systems
  • Secure and Intrusion Tolerant Systems
Regular papers, practical experience reports, tool descriptions/demonstrations, and panel proposals are especially welcome in the following topics:
  • Analytical, numerical and simulation techniques for performance and dependability assessment
  • Measurement techniques for performance and dependability assessment
  • Dependability benchmarking and fault injection/robustness testing
  • Design and use of tools for performance and dependability assessment
  • Model-checking of timed and stochastic systems
  • Operational data for analysis of performance and dependability
  • Performance and dependability issues in managing large systems and networks
  • Case studies on performance and dependability issues in designing computer and communication systems
  • Transaction recovery and its impact on performance and dependability
  • Modeling and measurement of cyber security

Program Co-Chairs

Boudewijn Haverkort <brh@cs.utwente.nl>
Univ. of Twente, Netherlands
Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands.
Tel: (+31) 53-4898041 / Fax: (+31) 53-4894524
Dong Tang <dong.tang@sun.com>
Sun Microsystems
MS UNWK20-310
7788 Gateway Blvd, Building 20
Newark, CA 94560, USA
Tel: (+1) 408-404-7081 / Fax: (+1) 408-404-7081

Information for Authors

Manuscripts in the following categories will be refereed and considered for publication in the IEEE Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (excessively long submissions, unoriginal work, or work that is submitted to multiple venues will be disregarded).
  • Regular Papers describing original research
  • Practical Experience Reports describing an experience or case study
  • Tool Descriptions/Demonstrations
  • Panels, including the proposed topic(s), a description of the panel objectives, and the names and addresses of probable panelists
The title page should include the title of the paper, author names, affiliations, mailing address, phone/fax numbers, and email address, a maximum 150-word abstract, five keywords, the submission category (see above), an approximate word count, and a declaration that the material has been cleared through the author affiliations. For multi-authored submissions, the contact author should be indicated. The format of submissions for review should be single-column, Times or Times Roman 11-point size, double-spaced:
  • 20 pages for Regular Papers (equivalent to 10 IEEE conference pages)
  • 12 pages for Practical Experience Reports and Tool Descriptions/Demonstrations (equivalent to 6 IEEE conference pages)
  • 4 pages (equivalent to 2 IEEE conference pages) plus biographical sketch, for Panel Proposals.
The format for final, camera-ready submissions that have been accepted for publication should be in accordance with IEEE standard conference paper format.
Submit all materials through the PDS submission page as Portable Document Format (.pdf) files. Please preview the manuscript in a viewer such as Acrobat to ensure its integrity before submitting it. Make sure you visually check uncommon fonts, symbols, equations, etc. A defective print can undermine your chances of success. For those who are unable to submit materials electronically or cannot generate .pdf files, please contact the program chairs for special instructions.

Important Dates

Submission: November 19, 2004
Notification: February 28, 2005