DSN2021 Call for Contributions to DSN 2021 Doctoral Forum:

  DSN Doctoral Forum papers are two-page articles that provide 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 Doctoral Forum offers a place for a poster presentation (and a short video recording) and discussion of emerging research ideas. The selected Doctoral Forum papers will be presented as a poster 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.

  One of the key goals of the Doctoral Forum is to provide student presenters with feedback on their preliminary results that might help with their future research directions.

Important Dates:

  ● Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021

  ● Notification: April 12, 2021

  ● Camera Ready Materials: April 19, 2021

Submission Guidelines:

  Doctoral Forum 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 Doctoral Forum should be at most two pages in length, and must be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society 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 and Word Templates.

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

  Submit papers in PDF format to the EasyChair system at:


Doctoral Forum Chairs:

  Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan,

  Dan Dongseong Kim, University of Queensland, Australia,

Doctoral Forum Program Committee:

  • François Bonnet, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Gregory Blanc, Telecom SudParis

  • Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Osaka University, Japan

  • Jianwen Xiang, Wuhan University of Technology, China

  • Junjun Zheng, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

  • Kenichi Kourai, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Lance Fiondella, UMass Dartmouth, USA

  • Mengmeng Ge, Deakin University, Australia

  • Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan

  • Roberto Pietrantuono, University of Naples Federico II

  • Xiao Xiao, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan