Invitation to Participate

Estoril's coast
Message from the General Chair

On behalf of the Organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 2009 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2009).

DSN is the chosen forum for researchers around the world, for presenting the very best research results, solutions to problems, and insight into emergent new challenges. DSN has pioneered the fusion between security and dependability, understanding the need to simultaneously fight against cyber attacks, accidental faults, design errors, and unexpected operating conditions.

DSN also inaugurates a new structure in 2009: DSN Workshops Day is the opening day of the conference, with a set of fascinating thematic workshops, together with state-of-the-art tutorials. A relaxing welcome reception in the evening prepares the souls for the following three days, as the conference goes on with three lively tracks interspersed by plenary sessions, featuring its flagship symposia, the Dependable Computing and Communications Symposium (DCCS) and the Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS). The program is enriched with an invited talk and a keynote speech, a plenary panel, student forum, fast abstracts, demonstrations of tools and technologies, and birds of a feather debate sessions. 

With this not-to-miss program, I am certain we will all meet to discuss the latest advances in dependability and security, not only inside the meeting rooms, but also as we have fun during the excursion to Sintra and Cape of Roca and certainly as we enjoy the exquisite cuisine at the banquet in Casino Estoril. The conference venue, Hotel Miragem Cascais, is the most modern hotel located on the Estoril coast. We have secured a large block of rooms in a set of hotels including Miragem, featuring a range of excellent discount prices serving all needs, available on a first come first served basis. But because this is peak season, we encourage you to make your reservation and travel plans as soon as possible.

Looking forward to seeing you at DSN in Estoril next June/July 2009!

Paulo Esteves Veríssimo, University of Lisbon, DSN 2009 General Chairman

Hotel Mirage Cascais
Conference Venue:
Estoril and its spectacular coastline are a must-see destination for any visitor to Portugal. With its mild year-round climate, the Portuguese Riviera offers a surprising variety of landscapes and attractions in one very unique destination: from pure leisure to business, golf, sun, sea and water sports. There’s a wide selection of attractions available - most notably Estoril Casino, the largest in Europe, Cascais Marina, Sintra Cascais Natural Park in the Serra de Sintra, with the imposing Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe. The famous Portuguese gastronomy reaches a high point in Estoril, with the region’s typical dishes, the freshest possible fish and seafood, stewed lobster, sea bass, bream and the famous Cascais sole. The conference venue, Hotel Mirage Cascais, is the most modern 5 star Hotel located in the Estoril coast. All rooms have a panoramic view over the Bay of Cascais and its marina. With an easy access, the hotel is 30 minutes away from Lisboa and the international Airport.

Sponsored by:

IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance

IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance

In cooperation with:

LASIGE - Large-Scale Informatics Systems Laboratory