Call for Papers

The Ninth International Workshop on Assurance in Distributed Systems and Networks (ADSN 2010)

Genoa, Italy, June 21, 2010
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 (Pending)
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2010)

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 rapid growth of the Internet cloud computing 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:             February   1, 2010
     Author Notification:          February 25, 2010
     Final Manuscript Due:         March     15, 2010


General Chair

Kinji Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Vice Chair

Yoshiaki Kakuda, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Program Chair

Miroslaw Malek, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Vice Program Chairs

Vice Program Chair for Asia and Australia

Xiaodong Lu, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Vice Program Chair for Americas

Chin-Tser Huang, University of South Carolina, USA

Vice Program Chair for Europe and Africa

Felicita Di Giandomenico, National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Program Committee

Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, National University Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Renee Bryce, Utah State University, USA
Yinong Chen, Arizona State University, USA
Jorge Cobb, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Hans Hansson, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Bin Hu, Lanzhou University, China
Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto, Canada
Eunjin Jung, University of Iowa, USA
Marc-Oliver Killijian, LAAS, France
Axel Krings, University of Idaho, USA
Sandeep Kulkarni, Michigan State University, USA
Paolo Lollini, University of Florence, Italy
Hiroaki Morino, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle, UK
Yukikazu Nakamoto, University of Hyogo, Japan
Edgar Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Marta Patiño-Martnez, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Tomoyuki Ohta, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Hiroki Suguri, Miyagi University, Japan
Yongdong Tan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Feiyi Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Xiaoqing Zeng, Tongji University, China
Ying Zhu, UOIT, Canada

Last update: Jan 18, 2010