[ecoop-info] DADS Track at ACM SAC 2014 - Final call for papers

Karl M. Goeschka Karl.Goeschka at tuwien.ac.at
Fri Sep 13 17:35:05 CEST 2013


| 9th Track on Dependable and Adaptive Distributed Systems (DADS) |
| of the 29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'14)         |

March 24 - 28, 2014
Gyeongju, Korea

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM conference proceedings and 
will be included in the ACM digital library.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: September 21, 2013 (extended)
Author notification: November 15, 2013
Camera-ready copies: December 6, 2013

Authors are invited to submit original work not previously published, nor 
currently submitted elsewhere. Authors submit full papers in pdf format 
using the link to the submission site at http://www.dedisys.org/sac14/. 
Authors are allowed up to 8 pages, but with more than 6 pages in the final 
camera ready, there will be a charge of 80USD per extra page.

Call details
While computing is provided by the cloud and services increasingly pervade 
our daily lives, dependability and security are no longer restricted to 
mission or safety critical applications, but rather become a cornerstone of 
the information society. Unfortunately, large-scale, dynamic, and 
heterogeneous 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 systems and applications are the ones that also 
suffer most from a significant decrease in dependability and security 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 the demand for resource awareness, green computing, and 
increasing cost pressure.

Among technical factors of dependability, software development methods, 
tools, and techniques contribute to dependability, as defects in software 
products and services may lead to failure and also provide typical access 
for malicious attacks. In addition, there is a wide variety of fault and 
intrusion tolerance techniques available, including persistence provided by 
databases, redundancy and replication, group communication, transaction 
monitors, reliable middleware, cloud infrastructures, 
fragmentation-redundancy-scattering, and trustworthy service-oriented 
architectures with explicit control of quality of service properties and 
service level agreements. Furthermore, adaptiveness is envisaged in order 
to react to observed, or act upon expected changes of the system itself, 
the context/environment (e.g., resource variability or failure/threat 
scenarios) or users' needs and expectations. Provided without explicit user 
intervention, this is also termed autonomous behavior or self-properties, 
and often involves monitoring, diagnosis (analysis, interpretation), and 
reconfiguration (repair). In particular, adaptation is also a means to 
achieve dependability and security in a computing infrastructure with 
dynamically varying structure and properties.

Topics of interest

* Dependable, Adaptive, and trustworthy Distributed Systems (DADS)
* Architectures, architectural styles, and middleware for DADS
* Protocols for DADS
* Modeling, design, and engineering of DADS
* Foundations and formal methods for DADS
* Applications of DADS
* Evaluations, testing, benchmarking, and case studies of DADS
* Holistic aspects of DADS

Track program co-chairs
Karl M. Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
(main contact: dads at dedisys.org)
Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London (UK)
Giovanni Russello, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Program committee
Claudio Agostino Ardagna, University of Milan (Italy)
Enrique Armendariz, Universidad Publica de Navarra (Spain)
Alberto Bartoli, University of Trieste (Italy)
Stefan Beyer, ITI Valencia (Spain)
Andrea Bondavalli, University of Florence (Italy)
Marco Casassa-mont, HP Labs - Bristol (UK)
Antonio Casimiro, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Mauro Conti, Universita di Padova (Italy)
Rogerio De Lemos, University of Kent (UK)
Felicita Di Giandomenico, ISTI-CNR, Pisa (Italy)
Naranker Dulay, Imperial College London (UK)
Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo (Norway)
David Eyers, University of Otago (New Zealand)
Paul Ezhilchelvan, Newcastle University (UK)
Jean-Charles Fabre, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse (France)
Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Lorenz Froihofer, A1 Telekom Austria (Austria)
Christina Gacek, City University (UK)
Kurt Geihs, Universität Kassel (Germany)
Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institut (Germany)
Svein Hallsteinsen, SINTEF (Norway)
Matti Hiltunen, AT&T Labs (USA)
Geir Horn, University of Oslo (Norway)
Ricardo Jimenez-Peris, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
Rüdiger Kapitza, TU Braunschweig (Germany)
Marc-Ollivier Killijian, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse (France)
Mikel Larrea, Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (Spain)
István Majzik, Budapest UTE. (Hungary)
Matteo Migliavacca, University of Kent (UK)
Gero Mühl, University of Rostock (Germany)
Hausi A. Müller, University of Victoria (Canada)
Francesc Daniel Muñoz-Escoí, UP Valencia (Spain)
Marta Patino-Martinez, UP Madrid (Spain)
Fernando Pedone, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Jose Pereira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Barry Porter, University of St Andrews (UK)
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
Luís Rodrigues, INESC-ID/IST (Portugal)
Luigi Romano, University of Naples (Italy)
Romain Rouvoy, INRIA (France)
Felix Salfner, SAP Innovation Center (Germany)
Elad Schiller, Chalmers University (Seden)
André Schiper, EPFL (Switzerland)
Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi University (Finland)
Eddy Truyen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Sara Tucci Piergiovanni, Uni. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Ricardo Vilaça, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo (Norway)
Nicola Zannone, Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Uwe Zdun, Vienna University (Austria)

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