The 44th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2014)  

June 23 - 26, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia USA


DSN 2014

Call for Contributions and Participation

Important Announcement: DSN 2014 registration is now open. See
Registration Information for more information and to register for the conference!

The Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) is the most prestigious international forum for presenting research results in the field of dependable computing. Authors are invited to submit original papers on the research and practice of creating, validating, deploying, and maintaining dependable and secure systems and networks.

All aspects of dependable and secure systems and networks are within the scope of DSN including innovative architectures, protocols and algorithms as well as experimentation with and assessment of dependable and secure systems.

DSN's current thematic areas of emphasis are:

  • Hardware (e.g. microprocessors; VLSI; storage systems; and nanoscale systems)
  • Software (e.g. applications; middleware; and operating systems)
  • Cyber-physical systems (e.g. embedded systems; networked embedded systems; SCADA; automotive, aerospace, and medical systems; and smart grid)
  • Socio-technical systems (e.g. virtual worlds; human-computer interaction; usable security; and online social networking)
  • Clouds (e.g. cloud storage, computing, platforms, and applications)
  • Networks (e.g. wireless networks; mobility; next-generation networks; and software-defined networking)
  • Models and methodologies for programming, evaluating, and assessing dependable and secure systems (e.g. performance, dependability and security evaluation; analytical and numerical methods; simulation; experimentation; benchmarking; verification; field data analysis; and data mining techniques)
DSN welcomes research papers, practical experience papers, and tool descriptions in any of these thematic areas. Innovative papers in other areas of dependable and secure systems and networks will also be considered. Papers will be assessed with criteria appropriate to each category. The conference favors work that explores new territory, continues a significant research dialogue, or reflects on experience with (or measurements of) state-of-the-art implementations. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness and impact.

DSN annually presents the William C. Carter Award to the best accepted paper that is based on a Ph.D. dissertation.

The submission deadline for the main technical track of DSN has passed. See below for other opportunities to participate in the conference.


Four workshops will be held on June 23, 2014 preceding the main conference. Information about DSN workshops can be found on the workshop home pages:
  1. The Fourth International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Machine Technology (DCDV 2014)

  2. The First International Workshop on Dependability and Security of System Operation (DSSO 2014)

  3. The Fourth International Workshop on Fault Tolerance for HPC at eXtreme Scale (FTXS 2014)

  4. The First International Workshop on Trustworthiness of Smart Grids (ToSG 2014)

Important Dates

Deadline to Register Mandatory Abstracts (No exceptions):
(Regular Papers, Practical Experience Reports, Demos)
December 1, 2013
Submission Deadline (No extensions): December 8, 2013
Rebuttal period: February 12-13, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: February 25, 2014
Workshop Proposals: November 2, 2013
Workshop Papers: March 7, 2014
Tutorial Proposals: January 31, 2014
Student Forum Submissions: April 7, 2014 (extended to April 14)
Work in Progress / Fast Abstract Submissions: April 7, 2014
Student Travel Grant Applications: May 2, 2014
Camera Ready Deadlines:
        Main Conference April 18, 2014
        Workshop Papers April 28, 2014
        Student Forum / Work in Progress April 28, 2014


DSN 2014 Sponsors and Contributors

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