DSN-2021 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 DSN-2021 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 dependability issues related to either the development process or the 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, soft errors, and obsolescence of HW components)

  ● Networks (e.g., networks on a 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 autonomous vehicles)

  The Industry Track aims in particular at promoting and fostering discussion on advanced current work in an industrial context, feedback from large-scale experiments, scalability issues regarding recent techniques, technology-related or product-related real-world problems, lessons from production and/or field experience, 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, and to share experience among different industrial domains:

  ● Dependability Issues in Software Defined Data Centers

  ● Dependability of Cyber-physical Systems and Internet of Things

  ● Safety and Security of Intelligent Vehicles

  ● Dependability Assessment of Complex Systems

  ● Dependability, Privacy, and Security of Clouds

  ● Dependability of Data Centers and Virtual Machines

  ● Dependability and Security of System Operation

  ● Fault-tolerance for Extreme Scale Systems

  ● Trustworthiness of Critical Infrastructures (including Smart Grids)

  ● Dependability and Security of Big Data, AI, and/or ML Systemsms

  ● Safe Self-Driving Vehiclesms

  ● Dependability and Security of Robots (including Medical Robots)

  ● Dependability of Blockchain and Financial Technology (Fintech) Systems

Important Dates:

  ● Submission Deadline: March 19 AoE, 2021

  ● Notification: April 6, 2021

  ● Camera Ready Materials: April 21, 2021.

Submission Guidelines:

  All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. We solicit contributions in one of two formats:

  • Position papers can focus on specific dependability/security aspects in practice, e.g., from the context of a      product, service, or tool deployed in production or available for general usage.

  • Short papers can emphasize dependability/security challenges, practical solutions, tradeoffs, strengths and      weaknesses of adopted solutions, lessons learned, and/or field data.

  All materials must be written in English adhering to page limit of 4 pages in IEEE double-column format. Papers must be submitted in their final form.

  New for DSN-2021: All accepted Industry Track papers will be invited for a virtual Poster Session. A Poster template will be made available in April. Posters will be exhibited through the virtual conference platform according to the conference program.

Contributions must be in PDF and submitted through the DSN2021 submission website:

  All accepted papers/abstracts will be published in the DSN supplemental volume and made available in IEEE Xplore. Accepted materials will be presented in dedicated sessions.

Industry Track Co-Chairs:

  Nobuyasu Kanekawa, Hitachi, Japan

  Harigovind V Ramasamy, Amazon, USA

Industry Track Program Committee:

  • Ricque Bertrand, Safran Electronics and Defence, France

  • Cristian Constantinescu, AMD, USA

  • Lelio Di Martino, NOKIA Bell Labs, Brazil

  • Matti Hiltunen, AT&T Labs Research, USA

  • Koji Iwata, Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan

  • Fred Lin, Facebook, USA

  • Jay Lala, Raytheon, USA

  • Riccardo Mariani, NVIDIA, Italy

  • Valentina Salapura, AMD Research, USA

  • Wilfried Steiner, TTTech, Austria

  • Timothy Tsai, NVIDIA, USA

  • John Carter, IBM, USA

  • Tom Meany, Analog Devices, Ireland

  • Jon Curry, Katana Graph, USA

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