Computer systems and communications networks now pervade every aspect
of our daily lives. While that has benefited society and increased our
productivity, it has also made our lives more critically dependent on
their correct function-ing. 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 sys-tems and
networks and intentional cyber-attacks on them. How can we build systems
that are not vulnerable to such threats — systems that users can depend
upon in transportation, financial, and e-commerce sectors, or even just
DSN 2004 will be held in
Florence, Italy. DSN 2004 represents the continuation of over three
decades of tradition in the field of dependable computing. The
conference will have multiple tracks of refereed papers, including the
Dependable Computing and Communications Symposium (DCCS) and the
Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS). There will also be
Workshops, Tutorials, a Student Forum, and Fast Abstracts to highlight
late-breaking research. DSN is the premier forum for researchers,
practitioners, and users to learn and exchange information on the latest
research results in dependable systems and networks.
Added: the procedure for applying to William C. Carter Award in DCCS
Added: new dates for abstract and papers submissions
: submissions to workshops are now open
Papers (informative data including abstract) and Panels: December 10, 2003, 18:00 GMT
Papers due: December 17, 2003, 18:00 GMT
Workshop Proposals: October 10,
Workshop Submissions: March 5, 2004
Tutorials: January 12, 2004
Student Forum: April 26, 2004
Fast Abstracts: April 26, 2004
Click here for the DSN 2003 website.
Click here for the DSN 2002 website.
Click here for the DSN 2001 website.
Click here for the DSN 2000 website.