Call for Papers

4th International Workshop on Assurance in Distributed Systems and Networks (ADSN 2005)

Columbus, Ohio, USA
June 6, 2005

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing. In cooperation with IEICE Technical Committee on Information Networks and IEICE Technical Committee on Dependable Computing.

This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 25th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2005)(see for detail

The objective of this Workshop is to provide an effective forum for original scientific and engineering advances in Assurance in Distributed Systems and Networks. Along with recent rapid growth of the Internet and ubiquitous networks, autonomous decentralized systems are connected with each other. In these systems and networks, heterogeneous requirements are independently generated and the requirements themselves are frequently changing. Assurance in these systems and networks is defined as capability of adaptability to heterogeneous and changing requirements. The workshop is of interest in the sense that requirements for assurance in distributed systems and networks are increasing in the future Internet and ubiquitous networks and technologies on assurance including integration of various technologies on real time, fault tolerance, autonomy, mobility and intelligence have high possibilities to cope with complex distributed systems and networks.

Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

Papers and Submissions

Papers must be written in English, and they have to be in Postscript, PDF, or Word format. The complete manuscript should be no more than 12 pages of double-spaced text with 11pt fonts. The following information must be provided on a cover sheet:

  (1) paper title, full name, affiliation of the author(s),
  (2) full name, affiliation, complete address, phone and fax numbers, and
email address of the author to be contacted, as well as
  (3) an abstract (up to a 150 words).

To submit a paper, please send the manuscript to If you have any questions about whether your work fits in the scope of the workshop, please contact Sandeep Kulkarni at

Authors are expected to present their paper at the Workshop. At least one author of each paper must register for ICDCS to be included in the workshop program.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: November 30, 2004 (extended)
Full paper submission deadline: December 10, 2004 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2005
Camera-ready copy due:     March 1, 2005

General Chair

Kinji Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Vice Chair

Yoshiaki Kakuda, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Program Chair

Sandeep Kulkarni, Michigan State University, USA

Vice Program Chairs

Yinong Chen, Arizona State University, USA

Miroslaw Malek, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany

Hidenori Nakazato, Waseda University, Japan

Program Committee

Masaki Aida, NTT, Japan
Roberto Baldoni, Univ di Roma, Italy
Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University
Murat Demirbas, MIT, USA
Ahmed Farooq, COMTEC, Japan
Junichi Funasaka, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Chin-Tser Huang, University of South Carolina, USA
Kenji Ishida, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Joerg Kaiser, Univ. Ulm, Germany
Isao Kaji, Univ. of Miyagi, Japan
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Gerard Le Lann, INRIA, France
Philip Machanick, University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia
Yukikazu Nakamoto, University of Hyogo, Japan
Mikhail Nesterenko, Kent State University, USA
Nagao Ogino, KDDI R&D Labs, Japan
Marta Patino, Tech. Univ. Madrid, Spain
Alexander Romanovsky, Univ. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Dimitrios Serpanos, University of Patras, Greece
Neeraj Suri, Darmstadt Univ., Germany
Wei-Tek Tsai, Arizona State University, USA
Yasushi Wakahara, University of Tokyo, Japan
Bill Yurcik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA