Call for Papers

The Fifth International Workshop on Assurance in Distributed Systems and Networks (ADSN2006)

Lisboa, Portugal
July 2006

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 26th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2006)(see for detail

The objective of the 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 distributed systems and networks, heterogeneous requirements are independently generated and the requirements themselves are frequently changing. Assurance in these distributed systems and networks is defined as capability of guaranteeing functional and nonfunctional system properties such as dependability, security, timeliness and adaptivity to heterogeneous and changing requirements. The workshop theme is critical in meeting ever more demanding requirements for assurance in systems and networks, especially in the future Internet and ubiquitous networks. Technologies supporting assurance including integration of various technologies such as real time, fault tolerance, autonomy, mobility and intelligence will have to be incorporated in 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 Postscript, PDF, or Word format. The complete manuscript should be no more than 6 pages following IEEE conference proceedings style and guidelines. 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).

Submit your paper electronically under If you have any questions about whether work fits in the scope of the workshop, please contact Program Chair or Vice Program Chair.

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

Deadline for submission: February 1, 2006 (extended)
Acceptance notification: March 15
Deadline for camera ready papers: March 31

General Chair

Kinji Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Vice Chair

Yoshiaki Kakuda, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Program Chair

Miroslaw Malek, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany

Vice Program Chairs

Roberto Baldoni, University of Roma, Italy

Chin-Tser Huang, University of South Carolina, USA

Isao Kaji, Miyagi University, Japan

Program Committee

Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, University of Islamabad, Pakistan

Masaki Aida, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Takeiki Aizono, Hitachi, Japan

Kai-Yuan Cai, Beijing University, China

Songqing Chen, George Mason University, USA

Yinong Chen, Arizona State University, USA

Mario Dal Cin, Univ. of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany

Jorge Cobb, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Pascal Felber, Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland

Junichi Funasaka, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Mohamed Gouda, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Kenji Ishida, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Joerg Kaiser, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Marc-Olivier Killijian, LAAS, France

Sandeep Kulkarni, Michigan State University, USA

Xiaodong Lu, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Michael R. Lyu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Masayuki Matsumoto, JR East, Japan

Neeraj Mittal, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Yohtaro Miyanishi, Miyagi University, Japan

Hidenori Nakazato, Waseda University, Japan

Mikhail Nesterenko, Kent State University, USA

Edgar Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Fabio Panzieri, University of Bologna, Italy

Sara Tucci Piergiovanni, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Santosh Srivastava, Newcasle University, UK

Hiroki Suguri, Comtec, Japan

Yongdong Tan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

David Yau, Purdue University, USA

Last update: Jan 13, 2006