Call for Papers

The Sixth International Workshop on Assurance in Distributed Systems and Networks (ADSN2007)

Toronto, Canada
June 29, 2007

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 27th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2007)(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).
To submit a paper, please send the manuscript to .

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

Paper submission deadline:  January 10, 2007 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2007
Camera-ready copy due:      April 2, 2007

General Chair

Kinji Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Vice Chair

Yoshiaki Kakuda, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Program Chair

Chin-Tser Huang, University of South Carolina, USA

Vice Program Chairs

Vice Program Chair (Asia)

Takeiki Aizono, Hitachi, Japan

Vice Program Chair (Americas)

Yinong Chen, Arizona State Univ., USA

Vice Program Chair (Europe and Africa)

Miroslaw Malek, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

Program Committee

Masaki Aida, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Renee Bryce, University of Nevada, USA
Jorge Cobb, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Murat Demirbas, SUNY Buffalo, USA
Chun Fan, Motorola, USA
Ahmad Farooq, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Junichi Funasaka, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Kenji Ishida, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Ricardo Jimenez-Peris, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Isao Kaji, Miyagi University, Japan
Hiromitsu Kato, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
Sandeep Kulkarni, Michigan State University, USA
Xiaodong Lu, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Erik Maehle, Universitaet zu Luebeck, Germany
Hidenori Nakazato, Waseda University, Japan
Andras Pataricza, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Mariagiovanna Sami, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Janusz Sosnowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Yongdong Tan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
W. T. Tsai, Arizona State University, USA
S. Felix Wu, University of California at Davis, USA

Last update: Dec 21, 2006