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Dependable Systems and Networks

The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks
Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy • June 28th - July 1, 2004

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DSN At a Glance

Final Program




Student Forum

Keynote Speaker



Local Information

Hotel Reservations


Registration Desk at DSN 2004 will be open on June 28 during the entire afternoon and the Welcome Reception. We strongly suggest that attendees register on June 28, and only latecomers use June 29 from 7.30 to 8.00.
The Opening Session will start on June 29 at 8.00 sharp

Angelo Marino of EU will present during the Business Meeting the latest information on IST Programme and on the cooperation with NSF

Tutorial A "Creating Strategy and Tactics Cyberspace " and Tutorial C "Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Background, Diagnosis and Mitigation" have been cancelled all, other three Tutorials are confirmed

Final program can be downloaded from this page

Dr. Leslie Lamport Keynote Speaker at DSN 2004

Student Grants


Original Call for Contributions

Preliminary information about DSN 2005

Ponte Vecchio

General Chair:
Luca Simoncini (U. of Pisa, Italy)
Vice General Chair:
Andrea Bondavalli (U. of Florence, Italy)
Honorary General Chair: 
Michele Morganti (Siemens, Italy)
Conference Coordinator: 
David Powell (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Finance Chair: 
Ettore Ricciardi (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Fund Raising Chair: 
Vittore Casarosa (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Local Arrangements Chair: 
Ettore Ricciardi (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Publications Chair: 
Edgar Nett (U. of Magdeburg, Germany)
Publicity Chair: 
Erwin Schoitsch (ARC Seiberdorf, Austria)
Registration Chair: 
Vittore Casarosa (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Fast Abstracts Chair: 
Felicita Di Giandomenico (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Student Forum Chair: 
Susanna Donatelli (U. of Turin, Italy)
Tutorial Chair: 
Roy Maxion (CMU, USA)
Workshop Chair: 
Robin E. Bloomfield (Adelard, UK)
DCCS Program Chair: 
E.N. (Mootaz) Elnozahy (IBM Austin Research Lab, Austin, USA)
PDS Program Co-Chairs:
Andrea Bobbio (U. of  Piemonte Orientale, Italy)
Henrique Madeira (U. of Coimbra, Portugal) 

Invitation from the General Chair

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 2004 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2004), the leading international conference on dependability, to be held this year at Palazzo dei Congressi in Florence, Italy from June 28th to July 1st, 2004. This conference attempts to provide answers to a very important question, namely: "how can we make the computer systems and communication networks that we increasingly rely on more dependable?" Our lives have become critically dependent on the correct operation of these systems as we surf the web, fly in airplanes, drive our cars, manage our finances, and even heat our homes. The traditional concerns of the dependability community (e.g., inadvertent faults, errors, and failures) have now been enlarged by the massive connectivity provided by the Internet to include malicious exploitation of imperfect systems and networks, and intentional cyber-attacks on them. We have put together an excellent technical program for researchers, practitioners, and users to learn and exchange information on the latest research results and the state of the practice in dependable systems and networks. Multiple tracks include the Dependable Computing and Communications Symposium (DCCS), the Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS), as well as Workshops, Tutorials, a Student Forum, and Fast Abstracts highlighting late-breaking research.
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There will be plenty of opportunity for informal discussions during breaks, lunches, a welcome reception, and the social event. I invite you to join us at the leading conference on dependable systems and networks. I look forward to seeing you in Italy and don't forget to enjoy art, culture, history and more... in Florence in June 2004!

Luca Simoncini      

A very special thanks to the Main Sponsors of DSN 2004. Without their generous support we would not be able to provide such an exciting hosting to all participants: