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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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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

Dr. Leslie Lamport Keynote Speaker at DSN 2004

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Preliminary information about DSN 2005


Fast Abstracts

Continuing a tradition started in 1997, we are pleased to announce the Fast Abstracts Track at DSN-2004. Fast Abstracts are intended as a light mechanism to:

  • Report on current work that may or may not be complete
  • Introduce new ideas to the community
  • State positions on controversial issues or open problems
Contributions from academia and industry, that are relevant to the topics of the conference, are welcomed. In particular, we invite engineers from the industry, who may not have enough time to write a full paper, to take this opportunity to exchange their ideas and solutions, as well as technical problems and practical experience, with the international community.

Participants in this Track will present a short talk (5 minutes including 1 minute for questions), and publish a concise two page abstract in the Supplement volume. A web version of the abstract will also be available on the conference website.

Preparation and Submission

Abstracts should be no more than two pages long (IEEE double-column format), and should be submitted in camera-ready form, ready to be printed. Contributions should be submitted electronically (.pdf or .ps format) to the Fast Abstracts Chair: Felicita Di Giandomenico.

Please name your file something very likely to be unique and recognizable; we suggest a concatenation of the first author's last name, organizational abbreviation, and a key word from the title; e.g., "jones-cmu-checkpoint.pdf" or "leblanc-laas-modeling.pdf".

You will receive email acknowledging your submission.

Acceptance and Notification

Fast Abstracts will not be refereed. Instead they will be lightly screened by the Fast Abstracts program committee. The criteria for acceptance will be relevance and interest to the community. We will accept as many Fast Abstracts as possible, limited by the available presentation time at the conference. You will be notified when your submission has been screened and whether or not it was accepted.

Important Notes

The final submission deadline is April 26, 2004. However, the effective deadline will be earlier if the Fast Abstract slots are filled before then, so you are encouraged to send in your submission well in advance of the final deadline. The deadline for notification is May 11, 2004.

By submitting a Fast Abstract you are committing yourself, or one of your colleagues, to present at the conference.

Questions or comments about the Fast Abstracts session should be directed to the Fast Abstracts Chair: Felicita Di Giandomenico

Fast Abstracts Program Committee

Felicita Di Giandomenico, ISTI-CNR, Italy (Chair)

Ricardo Jiménez-Peris (U. Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

Ann Tai (IA Tech Inc., USA)