Fast Abstracts Chair: Luigi Romano, Univ. of Naples Parthenope, Italy

Program Committee:
  • Michael Paulitsch, EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), Germany
  • Christian Prehofer, Nokia Research Center, Finland
  • Paulo Sousa, Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Almerindo Graziano, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

  • Submission: April 6, 2009 23:59 (PDT)
  • Notification: April 24, 2009

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
Fast Abstracts are aimed at academics and practitioners, junior and senior researchers, promoting a rich exchange of experiences. 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 pressure, 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 6, 2009 - 23:59 (PDT). Since there is no revision cycle, the submitted Fast Abstracts must be in .pdf format and completely ready for printing. Contributions should be submitted electronically to the Fast Abstracts Chair: Luigi Romano.

The two-column IEEE format layout guide is available from http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps/. (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 2009 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks.

One of the authors will deliver a short talk (usually five minutes) for each accepted contribution. A selected set of the best contributions will deserve prime time in a DSN plenary session. The remaining accepted contributions will be presented in Fast Abstracts tracks. (Submission of a contribution indicates agreement to have one author present the work, if accepted, at the conference). Decisions will be notified by April 24, 2009.