[hpc-announce] CfP DSN 2023 - Porto, Portugal, June 27 – 30, 2023 - Deadline Dec. 7 2022

Francois Taiani francois.taiani at irisa.fr
Wed Nov 16 10:23:55 CST 2022

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DSN 2023
The 53rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and 
Porto, Portugal
June 27 – 30, 2023

Important dates: All dates refer to AoE time (Anywhere on Earth)
Dec. 1, 2022: Abstract submission deadline
Dec. 7, 2022: Paper submission deadline
Jan. 28, 2023: Early reject notification
Feb. 15 – 28, 2023: Author rebuttal period & revision period
Mar. 17, 2023: 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 53rd 
edition in 2023, 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, memory systems, systems on chip, I/O 
devices, storage systems,Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs), edge and 
mobile devices, data center infrastructure, hardware accelerators)

* Software (e.g., applications, middleware, distributed algorithms, 
operating systems, software security, dependable software design)

* 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, privacy 

* 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., robust, resilient, 
secure, and explainable AI/Machine Learning techniques; applications of 
AI/ML techniques for dependability and security, robustness issues in 
ML/AI systems)

* Models and methodologies for programming, evaluating, verifying, and 
assessing robust (dependable and secure) systems (e.g., performance and 
dependability evaluation, analytical and numerical methods, simulation, 
experimentation, benchmarking, verification, field data analysis)

* Emerging technologies and computing paradigms (e.g., robustness, 
security, dependability issues of emerging memory and storage systems, 
emerging computing paradigms like quantum computing, processing in 
memory/sensors/storage/network, 3-dimensional architectures, new 
hardware/software cooperative paradigms, emerging programming and system 

Information to authors
Innovative papers in all areas of robust (dependable and secure) systems 
and networks will be considered. Papers will be assessed with criteria 
appropriate to each category. The conference broadly and inclusively 
favors innovative and insightful research that explores new territory, 
continues a significant research dialogue, or reflects on experience 
with (or measurements of) state-of-the-art systems. Submissions will be 
judged on insight, originality, significance, correctness and potential 

Research Papers, Practical Experience Reports, and Tool Descriptions 
will be refereed and included in the Proceedings of the DSN 2023, if 

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 in 
this category is expected to show new insights and experiences informing 
the research and practice of robust computing system design. 
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 artifacts and 
datasets related to the paper publicly available.

DSN awards a Distinguished Paper Award to one of the accepted scientific 
papers and Best Paper Awards to multiple (e.g., 3) of the accepted 
papers. Both the Distinguished Paper Award and Best Paper Award winning 
papers should be presented in a special Best Paper Session at the 

The selection of the candidate papers for the awards is carried out as a 
three-step process. First, the Program Committee picks 6-7 of the 
accepted papers based on the review and revision process & committee 
discussion. Second, the Steering Committee (in consultation with the 
Program Chairs) chooses among these papers the 3 Best Papers that are to 
be presented in the Best Paper Session at the conference (all these 
papers receive the Best Paper Award). Third, and finally, the audience 
at the conference votes among these Best Papers to select the one that 
should receive the Distinguished Paper Award. Attendees are strongly 
encouraged to read the Best Papers as well as carefully listen to their 
presentations, and make their Distinguished Paper Award choice based on 
all information they have about the finalized Best Papers and their 
presentations at the conference.

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. 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 contactpc_chairs at dsn.org

Program Committee Co-Chairs
Onur Mutlu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Xavier Défago, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

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