BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Call for Proposals
Birds of a Feather Session at DSN 2009
We are pleased to announce that the 2009 Dependable Systems and
Networks Symposium (DSN 2009) will feature "Birds of a Feather"
A Birds of a Feather (BoF) session provides a gathering place and
discussion forum for those interested in the same issues and concepts.
BoFs can be organized for sharing ideas on specific topics, narrow or
These are not workshops or sessions where people present papers, but
open, "brainstorming" forums for attendees who want to get together
with others to share their current interests, goals, technology,
environment, or backgrounds.
BoFs are popular because of their interactive and flexible format and
the fact that they offer attendees and technology experts an
opportunity to interact at a peer level.
If you want to organize and run a Birds of a Feather session, please send a descriptive proposal to Bob Swarz, by 6th April.
Topics will be evaluated on the basis of their promise to engage a
significant number of the conferences participants in a fruitful
discussion. Possible examples include:
While we would welcome BoF organizers for the above topics, the purpose
of this CFP is to ask you
to propose topics around which a community of interested researchers
would coalesce at DSN. We are explicitly not looking for marketing or
recruiting sessions; however, commercial entities are encouraged to
propose sessions on current technical issues.
- Reliability and security of critical infrastructures, e.g.,
- Dependability opportunities and challenges associated with
- Reliability, performance, security tradeoffs with virtual
- Dependability issues in cloud computing
- Dependability issues in adaptive and autonomous computing