13th Track on Dependable, Adaptive, and  Trustworthy Distributed Systems of the 33rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

by Ivan Lanese, Sept. 14, 2017

13th Track on Dependable, Adaptive, and Trustworthy Distributed Systems (DADS) of the 33rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'18)         

April 9 - 13, 2018
Pau, France
http://www.dedisys.org/sac18/ [www.dedisys.org]
http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2018/ [www.acm.org]

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM 
conference proceedings and will be included in the ACM digital library.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: September 25, 2017 (extended)
Author notification: November 10, 2017
Camera-ready copies: November 25, 2017

Authors are invited to submit original work not 
previously published, nor currently submitted 
elsewhere. Authors submit full papers in pdf 
format using the link to the submission site at 
http://www.dedisys.org/sac18/ [www.dedisys.org]. Authors are 
allowed up to 10 pages, but with more than 8 
pages in the final camera ready, there will be a 
charge of 80USD per extra page.

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| 13th Track on Dependable, Adaptive, and
Trustworthy Distributed Systems (DADS) |
| of the 33rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
(SAC'18)                        |
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April 9 - 13, 2018
Pau, France
http://www.dedisys.org/sac18/ [www.dedisys.org]
http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2018/ [www.acm.org]

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM
conference proceedings and will be included in the ACM digital library.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: September 25, 2017 (extended)
Author notification: November 10, 2017
Camera-ready copies: November 25, 2017

Authors are invited to submit original work not
previously published, nor currently submitted
elsewhere. Authors submit full papers in pdf
format using the link to the submission site at
http://www.dedisys.org/sac18/ [www.dedisys.org]. Authors are
allowed up to 10 pages, but with more than 8
pages in the final camera ready, there will be a
charge of 80USD per extra page.

Call details
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While computing is provided by the cloud and
services increasingly pervade our daily lives,
dependability and security are no longer
restricted to mission or safety critical
applications, but rather become a cornerstone of
the information society. Unfortunately, the most
innovative systems and applications (Internet of
Things, Smart Environments, Mashups, NewSQL) are
the ones that also suffer most from a significant
decrease in dependability and security when
compared to traditional critical systems. In
accordance with Laprie we call this effect the
dependability gap, which is widened in front of
us between demand and supply of dependability,
and we can see this trend further fueled by
volume, velocity and variety, as well as the
demand for resource awareness, green computing, and increasing cost pressure.

Among technical factors, software development
methods, tools, and techniques contribute to
dependability and security, as defects in
software products and services may lead to
failure and also provide typical access for
malicious attacks. In addition, there is a wide
variety of fault and intrusion tolerance
techniques available, including persistence
provided by databases, redundancy and
replication, group communication, transaction
monitors, reliable middleware, cloud
infrastructures,
fragmentation-redundancy-scattering, and
trustworthy service-oriented architectures with
explicit control of quality of service properties
and service level agreements. Furthermore,
adaptiveness is envisaged in order to react to
observed, or act upon expected changes of the
system itself, the context/environment (e.g.,
resource variability or failure/threat scenarios)
or users' needs and expectations. Provided
without explicit user intervention, this is also
termed autonomous behavior or self-properties,
and often involves monitoring, diagnosis
(analysis, interpretation), and reconfiguration
(repair). In particular, adaptation is also a
means to achieve dependability and security in a
computing infrastructure with dynamically varying structure and properties.

Topics of interest
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* Dependable, Adaptive, and Trustworthy Distributed Systems (DADS)
* Architectures, architectural styles, and middleware for DADS
* Protocols for DADS
* Modeling, design, and engineering of DADS
* Foundations and formal methods for DADS
* Applications of DADS
* Evaluations, testing, benchmarking, and case studies of DADS
* Holistic aspects of DADS

Track program co-chairs
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Karl M. Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
(main contact: dads@dedisys.org)
Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London (UK)
Giovanni Russello, University of Auckland (New Zealand)