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[Liberty Bell]

Bell photo by Jim McWilliams
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The 2006 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2006), the leading conference on dependable computing since 1971, will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, from June 25 to 28, 2006. Dependability is a vital attribute of computing and communication systems that pervade every aspect of our daily lives. As we are increasingly relying on reliable and secure functioning of these systems and networks, there have been increasing concerns about malicious exploitation of imperfect systems and networks as well as the traditional concerns for inadvertent or accidental faults, errors, and failures. The focus of this year's conference is on topics related to the question, "How can we make our computer systems and networks more dependable, reliable and trustworthy and thus make our businesses, homeland and society more safe and secure?"

The DSN 2006 program offers a keynote talk by a business and technology leader, research papers, industry sessions, panels, tutorials, workshops, fast abstracts, and a student forum. On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Philadelphia for DSN 2006.
Chandra Kintala
General Chair, DSN 2006
Stevens Institute of Technology
[Chandra Kintala]

Highlights of the conference:

For more detailed information see the advance program.

Keynote talk

Tutorials on

Reliability-Aware Microprocessor Architectures

Dependable Computing over Sensor Networks

More Reliable Software Faster and Cheaper

Architecture Level Evaluation of Soft Errors

Erasure Codes for Fault Tolerant Storage

Software Dependability: What you didn't learn in Kindergarten

Student Forum

Fast Abstracts

Research paper sessions on

Real-Time and Embedded Systems

Safety-Critical Systems

Architecture and Operating Systems

Dependable Storage

Attack Prevention and Mitigation

Dependability Models

Byzantine Faults

Consensus and Leader Election

Storage Systems

Attack Analysis

Intrusion Detection and Tolerance

Measuring and Modeling

Complex & Large-Scale Systems


Multiple-Server Systems

Distributed Algorithms


Workshops on

Applied Software Reliability

Architecting Dependable Systems

Empirical Evaluation of Dependability and Security

Panels on

Coordinated, malicious cyber and physical attacks on national infrastructures

Global dependability collaborations-challenges and successes

Industry Sessions

Dinner Cruise

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