Fast Abstracts: Call for Contributions

  A DSN Fast Abstract paper is a lightly reviewed, two-page technical article on new ideas, work in progress, or opinions relevant to dependable systems and networks.

  Contributions are particularly solicited from project teams, industrial practitioners, and academics who may not have been able to prepare and see full papers accepted for DSN, but nevertheless seek an opportunity to engage with, or get feedback from, the DSN community.

  This year, a best paper award will be given in the Fast Abstracts track.

  Because they are brief and have a later deadline, Fast Abstract papers enable their authors to:

  ● Summarize work in progress

  ● Put forward novel or challenging ideas

  ● State positions on controversial issues

  ● Introduce new problems looking for a solution

  ● Suggest new approaches to the solution of open problems

  ● Safety (e.g., autonomous critical systems/objects, car-to-X, plane-to-X systems)

  ● Lessons learned from large system development or deployment

  Each presenter will be asked to give, in one of the plenary sessions, a short pitch of the paper, before the Fast Abstract session.

Important Dates

  ● Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021

  ● Notification: April 12, 2021

  ● Camera Ready Materials: April 19, 2021

Submission Guidelines

  Fast Abstract submissions are not anonymized. Papers submitted should be at most two pages in length and must be formatted using 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 conference_101719.tex)(ZIP)

  • Word Template (use conference-template-letter.docx)(DOCX)

  All accepted papers will be published in the DSN supplemental volume and available through IEEExplore, and will be presented in dedicated sessions.

  Submit papers in PDF format via email to


Fast Abstrace Chair

  • Haruo Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Chun-Ying Huang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Fast Abstract Program Committee

  • Marcello Cinque, University of Naples Federico, Italy

  • Hsu-Chun Hsiao, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • Dan Dongseong Kim, University of Queensland, Australia

  • José Orlando Pereira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

  • Saman Zonouz, Rutgers University, USA