DSN 2018

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

25-28 June 2018, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg


Jean-Claude Laprie Award

Award Presentation

Dr. Jean-Claude Laprie was Directeur de Recherche at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France. He devoted his entire career to research on the dependability of computing systems. His unique capability of abstraction and formalization, and his contributions to the formulation of the concepts and methodologies of dependability, rapidly led to national and international recognition. He received the IFIP Silver Core in 1992, the Silver Medal of French Scientific Research in 1993, and the Grand Prize in Informatics of the French Academy of Science in 2009. He was made Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2002.

The IFIP 10.4 working group on Dependable Computing created the award in his honor in 2011. It recognizes outstanding papers that have significantly influenced the theory and/or practice of Dependable Computing.

This Year’s Jean-Claude Laprie Award Winning Papers


Authors of the winning papers will be presented the award on June 27, 2018 in Luxembourg, during the opening session of the Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN – www.dsn.org)).

2018 Jean-Claude Laprie Award Committee


About IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance

IFIP Working Group 10.4 was established by the IFIP General Assembly in October 1980, and operates under IFIP Technical Committee TC-10, “Computer Systems Technology”. Its charter is to identify and integrate approaches, methods and techniques for specifying, designing, building, assessing, validating, operating and maintaining computer systems so that justified reliance can be placed on the service they deliver, i.e., systems that are reliable, available, safe and/or secure. For more information, please click here.

List of past recognized papers::

DSN 2017::
K-H. Huang and J. A. Abraham, “Algorithm Based Fault Tolerance for Matrix Operations”, in IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. C-33, No. 6, pp. 518-528, June 1984
R. Schlichting and F. Schneider “Fail-Stop Processors: An Approach to Designing Fault-Tolerant Computing Systems” in ACM Transactions on Computing Systems, 1(3), Aug. 1983, pp. 222-238.
DSN 2016::
W.C. Carter and P.R. Schneider, Design of Dynamically Checked Computers, Proceedings of the IFIP Congress, Vol.2, pp.878 – 883 (1968).
DSN 2015::
A. L. Hopkins, Jr., T.B. Smith, III, and J.H. Lala. “FTMP – A Highly Reliable Fault-Tolerant Multiprocessor for Aircraft”. Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 66, No. 10, October 1978.
DSN 2014::
B. Randell, “System Structure for Software Fault Tolerance”, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.SE-1, no.1, 1975, pp 220-232.
J.H. Wensley, L. Lamport, J. Goldberg, M.W. Green, K.N. Levitt, P.M. Melliar-Smith, R.E. Shostak, C.B. Weinstock, “SIFT: The Design and Analysis of a Fault-Tolerant Computer for Aircraft Control”, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol.66, no.10, 1978, pp.1240-1255.
H. Kopetz, G. Bauer, “The Time-Triggered Architecture”,Proceedings of theIEEE, vol.91, no.1, 2003, pp. 112-126
DSN 2013::
L. Lamport, R. Shostak, and M. Pease, “The Byzantine Generals Problem”, ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, vol. 4, no. 3, July 1982 pp. 382-401 .
J. Gray, “Why Do Computers Stop and What Can Be Done About It?”, In 5th Symposium on Reliability in Distributed Software and Database Systems, pp. 3-12. IEEE, 1986.
W.G. Bouricius, W.C. Carter and P.R. Schneider, “Reliability Modeling Techniques for Self-Repairing Computer Systems”, In 24th ACM National Conference, pp. 295-309, 1969.
DSN 2012::
A. Avizienis, “Design of fault-tolerant computers,” in AFIPS Fall Joint Computer Conference, 1967, pp. 733-743
J. F. Meyer, “On evaluating the performability of degradable computing systems,” IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. C-29, no. 8, pp. 720-731, 1980
D. A. Patterson, G. Gibson, and R. H. Katz, “A case for redundant arrays of inexpensive disks (RAID),” in ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, 1988, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 109-116