Student Forum

The Student Forum at DSN provides an opportunity for students currently working in the area of dependable and secure computing to present and discuss their research objectives, approach, and preliminary results.

The Forum offers a place for a poster presentation and discussion of emerging research ideas. The selected student research papers will be presented during a poster session, which will be attended by both fellow students and experienced researchers working in the field of dependable and secure computing, encouraging active discussion.

Each student will be asked to present a short pitch of the paper before the poster session (exact time of the pitch shall be determined by the number of papers selected and time constraints). One of the key goals of the Forum is to provide student presenters with feedback on their preliminary results that might help with their future research directions.

Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2018 April 8th, 2018.
  • Notification: April 22nd, 2018 April 28th, 2018.
  • Camera Ready Materials: May 4th, 2018.
Submission Guidelines

Student research papers should have a student as the single author. The paper should describe the topic, preliminary results, and future direction of the student’s on-going research. The student must commit to presenting the work in person, if accepted, at the conference. Papers submitted to the Forum should be at most four pages in length and must be formatted use the IEEE Computer Society camera-ready 8.5”x11” two-column camera-ready format (using a 10-point font on 12-point single-spaced leading). The templates are reproduced below for your convenience, and further details can be found here.

  • LaTex Package (use bare_conf.tex) (ZIP)
  • Word Template (DOC)

All accepted papers will be published in the DSN supplemental volume, and will be presented in dedicated sessions. The Student Forum proceedings will be made permanently accessible and referenced via IEEE Xplore.

Submit papers in PDF format to


Student Forum Chairs
  • Nuno Antunes, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra
  • Sonia Ben Mokhtar, LIRIS, CNRS, France
  • Christof Fetzer, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
Student Forum TPC
  • Doug Blough, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Miguel Correia,Universidade de Lisboa
  • Antoine Boutet, INSA-Lyon, CITI,
  • Rüdiger Kapitza, TU Braunschweig
  • Valerio Schiavoni, Université de Neuchâtel
  • Rick Schlichting