[ecoop-info] ACM SAC - Track on Dependable and Adaptive Distributed Systems
Karl M. Goeschka
Karl.Goeschka at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Aug 25 14:03:12 CEST 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
| Track on Dependable and Adaptive Distributed Systems (DADS) |
| of the 24th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'09) |
March 8 - 12, 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Accepted papers will be published in the annual conference proceedings and
will be included in the ACM digital library.
Paper submission: August 16, 2008 (strict)
Author notification: October 11, 2008
Camera-ready copies: October 18, 2008
Dependability is no longer restricted to critical applications, but rather
becomes a cornerstone of the information society. Dependability clearly is
a holistic concept: Contributing factors are not only technical, but also
social, cultural (i.e. corporate culture), psychological (perceived
dependability), managerial (information management and processes), and
economical. Fostering learning is a key, and simplicity is generally an
enabler for dependability.
Unfortunately, heterogeneous, large-scale, and dynamic 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
mobile and pervasive systems and applications are the ones that also suffer
most from a significant decrease in (deterministic) dependability 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 an ever increasing cost pressure.
Future systems need to close the dependability gap in face of challenges
such as cross-organisational heterogeneity, massive scale, and mobility. Of
course, dependability and adaptiveness can not simply be added to a system
like a plug-in module. Rather, for databases, services, middleware, and
software development, application developers need tools, sound
methodologies, common practices, standards, architectural principles, and
middleware services, to tackle the inherent complexity and emerging
behavior of distributed systems and to ensure trustworthy services.
Therefore, the vision of this track is on the convergence of software
development tools with middleware, traditional dependability, fault
tolerance, security, and adaptivity concepts, together with social and
psychological aspects, to compensate for dependability degradation of
running software and services.
Topics of interest
* Architectural and infrastructural principles for adaptive and dependable
* Adaptivity and dependability in service oriented architectures.
* Trust and dependability as complementary and competing aspects.
Integration of security and dependability concepts. Balancing and
negotiation of dependability and security properties.
* Dependability in complex service oriented environments, GRID-computing,
and P2P-systems. Concertation, orchestration, coordination, and
* Middleware support for reunification of network segments and
reconciliation of divergent replicas. Consideration of alternative
techniques for dynamic configuration and/or reconfiguration.
* New middleware protocols, that are able to work in a peer-to-peer manner
in cross-organisational environments and to tackle the challenges of
massive scale and mobility.
* Data replication strategies, interfaces, and standards. Interaction of
distributed databases with middleware systems.
* Adaptive, optimistic replication models and protocols.
* Group communication and group membership services in failure scenarios
with network partitions.
* Other fault tolerance techniques, including transactions and explicit
control of quality of service properties.
* Autonomous behaviour and self-* properties.
* Partial and probabilistic approaches for replication, group membership,
and distributed consensus in loosely-coupled and ad-hoc environments to
* Support for dependability and adaptiveness in component-based systems
(e.g. component frameworks, container services, deployment, composition and
substitution of components, building trusted systems from untrusted
* Trading of dependability and adaptability with other non-functional
requirements like integrity (consistency) or performance. Approaches to
improve the scalability of dependable and adaptive systems.
* Foundations and formal methods (e.g., rigorous development of dependable
systems, verification and refinement of fault tolerant systems, techniques
and mechanisms ensuring application level fault tolerance).
* System design, modeling, development and tool support for dependable and
Track program co-chairs
Karl M. Göschka (chair)
Svein O. Hallsteinsen
Lorenz Froihofer, dads09 at dedisys.org
* Enrique Armendariz, Universidad Publica de Navarra (Spain).
* Alberto Bartoli, University of Trieste (Italy).
* Stefan Beyer, Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica Valencia (Spain).
* Michael Butler, University of Southampton (UK).
* Emmanuel Cecchet, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA).
* Vicent Cholvi, Universitat Jaume (Spain).
* Xavier Defago, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technologies (Japan).
* Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology (Austria).
* Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo (Norway).
* Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
* Jacqueline Floch, Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning -
* Christina Gacek, University of Newcastle (UK).
* Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel (Germany).
* Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institut (Germany).
* Matti Hiltunen, AT&T Labs (USA).
* Marc-Olivier Killijian, LAAS-CNRS (France).
* Mikel Larrea, Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (Spain).
* Rogerio De Lemos, University of Kent (UK).
* Marin Litoiu, IBM (Canada).
* Istvan Majzik, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary).
* Pietro Manzoni, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain).
* Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle (UK).
* Francisco D. Muñoz-Escoí, Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica Valencia
* Marta Patino-Martinez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain).
* Fernando Pedone, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland).
* Jose Pereira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal).
* Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).
* Roland Reichle, University of Kassel (Germany).
* Luis Rodrigues, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal).
* Luigi Romano, University of Naples (Italy).
* Giovanni Russello, Imperial College London (UK).
* Andre Schiper, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland).
* Dietmar Schreiner, Vienna University of Technology (Austria).
* Kaisa Sere, Åbo Akademi University (Finland).
* Stefan Tai, University of Karlsruhe (Germany).
* Jan Tretmans, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands).
* Sara Tucci Piergiovanni, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy).
* Paolo Verissimo, University of Lisboa (Portugal).
* Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo (Norway).
* Uwe Zdun, Vienna University of Technology (Austria).
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