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Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS)

Our society increasingly depends on networked information systems, either explicitly, or invisibly, via networked embedded systems. The correct and efficient operation of these systems in terms of their performance and dependability (including security, safety and reliability), is crucially important. Performance and dependability prediction, testing, measurement, benchmarking and verification are critical aspects of the design and deployment of computing systems. To advance the field, integrate theory and practice, and to exchange ideas and experiences, the Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS) brings together academic and industrial researchers in computing systems analysis, measurement, testing, validation and verification.
We invite original papers reporting research and practical results related to performance and dependability assessment in any computer system application area, such as:
  • Distributed systems and networks
  • Parallel, clustered and grid systems
  • Real-time and embedded systems
  • Database and transactional systems
  • Sensor, wireless and mobile networks
  • Fault-tolerant and self-healing systems
  • Secure and intrusion-tolerant systems

Regular papers, practical experience reports, tool descriptions/demonstrations, and panel proposals are especially welcome concerning the following topics:
  • Modeling and measurement of security
  • Intrusion detection techniques and experiments
  • Measurement studies for performance and dependability assessment
  • Analytical, numerical and simulation techniques for performance and dependability assessment
  • Design and use of tools for performance and dependability assessment
  • Model-checking of timed and stochastic systems
  • Dependability benchmarking and fault injection/robustness testing
  • Case studies on performance and dependability issues in designing computer and communication systems

Program Chair

Aad van Moorsel
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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

Abstract submission: Nov. 18, 2005, 19:00 GMT
Full Paper submission: Dec. 9, 2005, 19:00 GMT firm! extensions
Notification: February 28, 2006