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DSN 2007
The 37th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks

June 25 - June 28, 2007
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Fast Abstracts Chair:

Hiroshi Nakamura
(University of Tokyo, Japan)

Programme Committee:

A. Casimiro Costa
(U. of Lisboa, Portugal)

M. Cukier
(U. of Maryland, USA)

E. P. Duarte Jr.
(Federal U. of Parana, Brazil)


Submission: April 10, 2007
23:59 (PDT)

Notification: April 27, 2007

Fast Abstracts

Fast Abstracts at DSN are short presentations, either on new ideas or work in progress, or opinion pieces that can address any issue relevant to dependable systems and networks. Because they are brief and have a later deadline, Fast Abstracts enable their authors to:
• Summarise work that is not yet complete
• Put forward novel or challenging ideas
• State positions on controversial issues
• Suggest new approaches to the solution of open problems

Thus, they provide an excellent opportunity to introduce new work, or present radical opinions, and receive early feedback from the community. Contributions are particularly solicited from industrial practitioners and academics that may not have been able to prepare full papers due to time and work pressures, but nevertheless seek an opportunity to engage with the DSN community.

Submission guidelines

Fast Abstracts should be at most two pages in length, must be formatted using standard two-column IEEE format, and must be submitted by the deadline of April 10, 2007 - 23:59 (PDT). Since there is no revision cycle, the submitted Fast Abstracts must be in .pdf format and completely ready for printing. Abstracts should be submitted here.

The two-column IEEE format layout guide is available here (follow sidebar: Information for authors { Formatting)

Selection and Notification

Submissions will be refereed primarily on the basis of relevance to DSN, but also on their capacity to stimulate and intrigue the reader. Accepted contributions will be published in the supplementary volume of the 2007 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, and an author will deliver a short talk (usually just five minutes) in the Fast Abstracts track at the conference. (Submission of a contribution to the track indicates agreement to have one author present the work, if accepted, at the conference). Decisions will be notified by April 27, 2007.