DSN 2018

The 48th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks

25-28 June 2018, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Call for Industry Track Contributions

The extensive reliance on computing systems and networks raises numerous dependability challenges. Researchers and practitioners face complex interdisciplinary issues, from manufacturing technology to hardware and software development, networking, integration of complex systems, and cyber-security. The industry track provides a forum for interaction between industry and academia, and presentation of the latest R&D and operational challenges, practical solutions, case studies, and field dependability data.

Industry contributions to the DSN community are invited to address any dependability issue related to either the development process or operation of critical systems as seen from an industrial perspective.

The topics of interest target several aspects of dependable systems and networks:

  • Hardware (e.g., VLSI, FPGA, and SOC)
  • Technology (e.g., FinFET, nanotechnology, and soft errors, obsolescence of HW components)
  • Networks (e.g., networks on chip, optical networks, and wireless networks)
  • Software (e.g., applications, middleware, and operating systems)
  • Security (e.g., hardware and software cyber-security, and network security)
  • Safety (e.g., autonomous critical systems/objects, car-to-X, plane-to-X systems)
  • Field data (e.g. hardware and software fault/error data)
  • Applications (e.g., embedded systems, drive by wire, and driverless cars)

The Industry Track aims in particular at promoting and fostering discussion on advanced current work in an industrial context, feedback from experiments, scalability issues regarding recent techniques, novel technology related problems, etc.

The objective of this track is not to compete with the main DSN track, where finalized research and development work is presented, but to give the members of industrial and academic communities the opportunity to discuss hot topics regarding the future of dependable systems and networks, share experience among different industrial domains:

  • Dependability Issues in Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Cyber-physical Systems Dependability
  • Safety and Security of Intelligent Vehicles
  • Dependability Assessment of Complex Systems
  • Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Machines’ Dependability
  • Dependability and Security of System Operation
  • Fault-tolerance for Extreme Scale Systems
  • Trustworthiness of Smart Grids

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: tba
Notification: tba
Submission of accepted contributions in camera ready format: tba

Submission Guidelines

Contributions are accepted in two formats:

  • Position papers can focus on specific dependability aspects in practice, either a product or service offered to the market, and dependability analysis tools.
  • Short papers shall emphasize dependability challenges, practical solutions, tradeoffs, strengths and weaknesses of adopted solutions, lessons learned, and field add/or measured data.

The papers must be written in English, 1 page for position papers, 2 to 4 pages for the short papers (IEEE double-column format). Papers must be submitted in their final form. Short papers will be published in the DSN supplemental volume and made available in IEEE Xplore. Oral presentation is required for all accepted papers.

Instructions for submitting contributions to the Industry Track



Industry Track Chairs

  • Robert Swarz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Harigovind V Ramasamy, IBM, USA
  • Sy-Yen Kuo, NTU, Taiwan

Track Program Committee