Call for Papers

The Seventh International Workshop on Assurance in Distributed Systems and Networks (ADSN2008)

Beijing, China
June 20, 2008

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 (approval pending)

This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 28th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2008)(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

Papers Submission deadline: December 21, 2007 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: February 11, 2008
Camera ready papers: March 9, 2008

General Chair

Kinji Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Vice Chair

Yoshiaki Kakuda, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Program Chair

Yongdong Tan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Vice Program Chairs

Vice Program Chair for Asia

Kenji Ishida, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Vice Program Chair for Europe and Africa

Miroslaw Malek, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

Vice Program Chair for Americas

Yinong Chen, Arizona State Univ., USA

Program Committee

Masaki Aida, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan
Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua university, China
Renee Bryce, University of Nevada, USA
Zhibin Cao, SAP, USA
Murat Demirbas, SUNY Buffalo, USA
Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, China
Chun Fan, Motorola, Inc., USA
Junichi Funasaka, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Hans Hansson, Maelaraden University, Sweden
Chin-Tser Huang, University of South Carolina, USA
Ricardo Jimenez, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Isao Kaji, Miyagi Univ., Japan
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jia Limin, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Erik Maehle, University of Luebeck, Germany
Masayuki Matsumoto, East Japan Railway, Japan
Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Mariagiovanna Sami, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dimitrios Serpanos, University of Patras, Greece
Akitoshi Shimura, Hitachi, Japan
Wang Xiaojing, National ITS Research Center, China
Zeng Xiaoqing, Tongji Universty, China
Sun Yuanyun, Ministry of Railways, China

Last update: Dec 10, 2007