[hpc-announce] DSN 2022 - Call for Papers

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DSN 2022
The 52nd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
June 27 – 30, 2022

Important dates: All dates refer to AoE time (Anywhere on Earth)
Dec. 3, 2021: Abstract submission deadline
Dec. 10, 2021: Paper submission deadline
Feb. 21 – 23, 2022: Author rebuttal period
Mar. 14, 2022: Notification to authors
The society today is increasingly dependent on the correct functioning of computer systems, edge devices and networks for systems and services we use every day, such as aviation, energy production & power grids, intelligent/autonomous vehicles, medical devices & electronic health records, and many others.

The Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) is devoted to the mission of ensuring that the computing systems and networks on which society relies are dependable and secure. 

DSN, one of the longest running IEEE conferences organizing its 52nd edition in 2022, has pioneered the fusion between dependability and security research under a common body of knowledge, understanding the need to simultaneously fight against accidental faults, intentional cyber-attacks, design errors, and unexpected operating conditions. Its distinctive approach to both accidental faults and malicious attacks made DSN the most prestigious international forum for presenting research furthering robustness and resilience of today’s wide spectrum of computing systems and networks. 

All aspects of the research and practice of dependability and applied security are within the scope of DSN. Relevant topics include innovative architectures, protocols, and algorithms, for preventing, detecting, recovering, diagnosing or eliminating accidental and malicious threats as well as experimentation with and assessment of dependable and secure systems and networks.

Authors are invited to submit original papers on the  current thematic areas of DSN:

* Hardware (e.g., microprocessors, memories, system on chip, I/O devices, storage systems,Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs))
* Software (e.g., applications, middleware, distributed algorithms, operating systems, software security)
* Networked systems and clouds (e.g., wireless networks, mobility, software-defined networking, edge computing, cloud computing/storage, networks on chip, network security)
* Autonomous systems (e.g, self-driving vehicles, autonomous  robots, assured autonomy, explainable decision making, acceptability)
* Cyber-physical systems (e.g., embedded systems, real-time control of critical systems, internet of things, smart  grid, automotive, aerospace, railway, medical systems)
* Distributed ledgers/Blockchain (e.g., BFT/consensus algorithms, cryptocurrencies, decentralized storage, zero knowledge proofs,...)
* AI/Machine Learning for resilient systems (e.g., resilient, secure, and explainable AI/Machine Learning techniques; applications of AI/ML techniques for dependability and security) 
* Models and methodologies for programming, evaluating, verifying, and assessing dependable and secure  systems (e.g., performance and dependability evaluation, analytical and numerical methods, simulation, experimentation, benchmarking, verification, field data analysis)
Information to authors
Innovative papers in other areas of dependable and secure systems and networks will also be considered. Papers will be assessed with criteria appropriate to each category. The conference favors work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialogue, or reflects on experience with (or measurements of) state-of-the-art implementations. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness and impact.

Research Papers, Practical Experience Reports, and Tool Descriptions will be refereed and included in the Proceedings of the DSN 2022, if accepted.
All contributions must be written in English. IEEE Computer Society will publish accepted contributions.
At least one author of every accepted paper is expected to register (as a regular registration) for the conference and present the work.
Paper Categories
Submissions can be made in one of the following categories (authors are required to indicate the category as part of the paper’s title). 

Regular papers (11 pages): full paper describing research contribution, including experimental work focused on implementation and evaluation of existing techniques in the DSN thematic areas. Papers should clearly describe a novel scientific contribution and a significant advancement of the state of knowledge in DSN relevant topics. The paper should address a significant problem with a compelling solution whose validity and practical applicability are clearly discussed. 

Practical experience reports (7 pages): a shorter paper describing practitioner experiences or lessons learned applying tools and techniques to real-world problems and systems, or based on the empirical analysis of field data using a rigorous scientific approach. A paper on this category is expected to show new insights and experiences informing the research and practice of dependability and resilient computing. Contributions reporting on industry practical experiences and lessons learned are highly encouraged, including studies reporting negative results or challenges about the practical applicability or scalability of research results in industry.

Tool descriptions/demonstrations (7 pages): descriptions of the architecture, implementation and usage of substantive tools to aid the research and practice of dependability. A tool paper is expected to describe and demonstrate the value that the tool brings to the dependability community. Making the tool publicly available, whenever possible, is strongly encouraged.

The number of pages indicated above includes everything except the references: title page, text, figures, appendices, etc. Papers that exceed the number of pages for that submission category will be rejected without review. 

Independently of the paper category, we expect all papers to provide enough detail to enable reproducibility of their experimental results and encourage authors, whenever possible, to make both the software developed in the experiments or datasets publicly available.

DSN attributes a Best Paper Award to one of the accepted scientific papers. The selection of the candidate papers for the award is carried out first by the Program Committee that picks up to six of the accepted papers; then, the Steering Committee chooses among these six papers the three candidate papers to be presented in a special session at the conference; finally, the audience at the conference votes for the paper that should receive the award.  

DSN also attributes a group of awards based on nominations. These awards are the William C. Carter Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Dependability, the Rising Star in Dependability Award, the Test-of-Time Award, and the Jean-Claude Laprie Award. 
Nominations for awards are due on *December 17, 2021*. 
Please check the relevant page on the DSN website for additional details.
For more information, please visit the DSN web site
(http://dsn.org) or contact pc_chairs at dsn.org
Program Committee Co-Chairs
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, LIRIS/CNRS, France
Peng Liu, Pennsylvania State University, USA

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