HotDep '06 Call for Papers
on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep '06)
November 8, 2006
Seattle, WA, USA
Sponsored by USENIX, The Advanced Computing Systems Association
HotDep '06 will be held immediately following the 7th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '06), November 68, 2006.
Paper submissions due: July 15, 2006 11:59 PDT (GMT-7) (firm deadline, no extensions). For the current PDT time, see the World Clock.
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2006
Final papers due: September 18, 2006
George Candea, EPFL and Aster Data Systems
Ken Birman, Cornell University
Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas at Austin
David Andersen, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin,
Mary Baker, Hewlett-Packard Labs
David Bakken, Washington State University
Christof Fetzer, Technical University of Dresden
Roy Friedman, TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology
Indranil Gupta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Farnam Jahanian, University of Michigan and Arbor Networks
Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research, Redmond
Petros Maniatis, Intel Research Berkeley
Andrew Myers, Cornell University
David Oppenheimer, University of California,
Geoff Voelker, University of California, San Diego
John Wilkes, Hewlett-Packard Labs
Authors are invited to submit position papers to the Second Workshop
on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep '06). The workshop will
be co-located with the 7th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '06), November 68, 2006. The HotDep '05 program is available at http://hotdep.org/2005.
The goal of HotDep '06 is to bring forth cutting-edge research ideas
spanning the domains of fault tolerance/reliability and systems.
HotDep will center on critical components of the infrastructures
touching our everyday lives: operating systems, networking, security,
wide-area and enterprise-scale distributed systems, mobile computing,
compilers, and language design. We seek participation and
contributions from both academic researchers and industry
practitioners to achieve a mix of long-range research vision and
technology ideas anchored in immediate reality.
Position papers of a maximum length of 5 pages should preferably fall into one of the following categories:
The program committee will favor papers that are likely to generate
healthy debate at the workshop, and work that is supported by implementations and experiments or that includes other forms of validation. We recognize
that many ideas won't be 100% fleshed out and/or entirely backed up by
quantitative measurements, but papers that lack credible motivation
and at least some hard evidence of feasibility will be rejected.
- describing new techniques for building dependable systems that represent advances over prior options or might open new directions meriting further study
- revisiting old open problems in the domain using novel approaches that yield demonstrable benefits
- debunking an old, entrenched perspective on dependability
- articulating a brand-new perspective on existing problems in dependability
- describing an emerging problem (and, possibly, a solution) that must be addressed by the dependable-systems research community
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- automated failure management, which enables systems to adapt on the fly to normal load changes or exceptional conditions
- techniques for better detection, diagnosis, or recovery from failures
- forensic tools for use by administrators and programmers after a failure or attack
- techniques and metrics for quantifying aspects of dependability in specific domains (e.g., measuring the security, scalability, responsiveness, or other properties of a Web service)
- tools/concepts/techniques for optimizing tradeoffs among availability, performance, correctness, and security
- novel uses of technologies not originally intended for dependability (e.g., using virtual machines to enhance dependability)
- advances in the automation of management technologies, such as better ways to specify management policy, advances on mechanisms for carrying out policies, or insights into how policies can be combined or validated
Deadline and Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit position papers by 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 15, 2006. This is a firm deadlineno extensions will be given.
Submitted position papers must be no longer than 5 single-spaced 8.5" x 11"
pages, including figures, tables, and references; two-column format,
using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading; and a text block 6.5" wide x 9" deep. Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page.
Papers must be in PDF format and must be submitted via the Web submission form.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 31, 2006. Authors of accepted papers will produce a final PDF and the equivalent HTML by September 18, 2006. All papers will be available online prior to the workshop and will be published in the Proceedings of HotDep '06.
Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues,
of previously published work, and plagiarism constitute dishonesty or
fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and
journals, prohibits these practices and may, on the recommendation
program chair, take action against authors who have committed them. In
some cases, program committees may share information about submitted
papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the
integrity of papers under consideration. If a violation of these
principles is found, sanctions may include, but are not limited to,
barring the authors from submitting to or participating in USENIX
conferences for a set period, contacting the authors' institutions,
and publicizing the details of the case.
Authors uncertain whether their submission meets USENIX's
guidelines should contact the program co-chairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the
USENIX office, email@example.com.
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