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***** PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO *****
	           July 7, 2008 

**************** CALL FOR PAPERS *************************
Third International Workshop on Reliability in Decentralized Distributed
Systems (RDDS 2008)
http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/index.html?page=rdds2008cfp

ON THE MOVE FEDERATED CONFERENCES 2008 (OTM'08)
http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/index.html

Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 9-14, 2008
Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

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WORKSHOP THEME

Middleware has become a popular technology for building distributed systems
from tiny sensor networks to large scale peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.
Support such as asynchronous and multipoint communication is well suited for
constructing reactive distributed computing applications over wired and
wireless networks environments. While middleware infrastructures exhibit
attractive features from an application development perspective (e.g.,
portability, interoperability, adaptability etc.), they are often lacking in
robustness and reliability. Distributed systems become increasingly large
and complex, thereby compounding many reliability problems that necessitate
different strategies and solutions. 

For example, in the inherently distributed nature of P2P networks, the most
common solution to reliability is to take advantage of redundancy. The same
task can be initially assigned to multiple peers. In file sharing
applications, data can be replicated across many peers. In messaging
applications, messages can be simultaneously sent along multiple paths.
Redundancy may not be appropriate, however, in resource-constrained
environments such as wireless ad hoc networks where more lightweight
alternatives are needed. Some systems even rely on autonomic management
technologies inspired by nature and biological organisms to cope with the
challenges of scale, complexity, heterogeneity and unpredictability. In any
case, the system model (e.g., communication, failures) and application
requirements are key factors in the design of reliably mechanisms. 

Among different aspects of reliability issues, this workshop focuses on
reliability in decentralized distributed systems. While decentralized
architectures are gaining adoption is most application domains, there is
still some reluctance in deploying them in systems with high dependability
requirements. This has led, over the past few years, to several academic and
industrial research efforts aimed at correcting this deficiency. For the
most part, these research efforts have been independent of each other, and
have often focused on specific pieces of the dependability puzzle. Our aim,
in this Workshop, is to bring researchers and practitioners together, to
further our insights on reliable decentralized architectures and to
investigate collectively the challenges that remain. 

GOALS

The purpose of the RDDS 2008 workshop on Reliability in Distributed
Decentralized Systems is to bring together researchers from diverse
communities who are interested in building dependable reliable distributed
systems in decentralized form, to explore ways of making today's middleware
technologies more robust, and to discuss and exchange experimental or
theoretical results, novel design, work-in-progress, experience, case study,
and trend-setting ideas. We seek contributions from researchers of all
backgrounds, in particular peer-to-peer systems, messaging, ad hoc
communication, middleware and distributed systems, and autonomic management
systems.

TOPICS OF INTEREST 

•	Reliable algorithms, communication and architectures 
•	Dependability in distributed object model 
•	Models used for autonomic communication (economic, biological,
social)
•	Computing models for autonomic systems
•	Self-healing, self-protecting systems
•	Application-specific reliable systems 
•	Timeliness and availability in support of reliability 
•	Autonomic system management
•	Lessons learned in dependable middleware: what works, what doesn’t? 
•	Metrics, benchmarks and performance studies in evaluating
reliability  
•	Reliability and dependability measurement, modelling and evaluation 
•	Tools for design and evaluation of reliable systems 
•	QoS for reliable systems

IMPORTANT DATES 
 
Abstract Submission Deadline	July 7, 2008	   
Paper Submission Deadline	July 7, 2008 	   
Acceptance Notification	 	August 15, 2008	   
Camera Ready Due	August 25, 2008	   
Registration Due	August 25, 2008	   
OTM Conferences	November 9 - 14, 2008	 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, clarity of expression, and relevance to
IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4. All submissions must be in English, and will be
refereed by a program committee comprising members of the Working Group.
Research submissions must not exceed 10 pages following the Springer format.
Submissions should be made in PDF format. Detailed formatting instructions
can be found at:
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html 
The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. Failure
to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper
from the proceedings. 
The paper submission site will be announced shortly.
Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop proceedings of
the 2008 International On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM). Registering
to the OTM conference and RDDS workshop is a prerequisite for the paper to
be published. 
Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a
paper from the proceedings. 

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE 

Achour Mostefaoui
IRISA/Université Rennes 1
France 
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Eiko Yoneki
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge 
United Kingdom
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Program Committee Members

•	Licia Capra - UCL, UK 
•	Paolo Costa - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
•	Simon Courtenage - University of Westminster, UK 
•	Patrick Eugster - Purdue University, USA 
•	Ludger Fiege - Siemens Research, Germany 
•	Seth Gilbert - EPFL, Switzerland 
•	Christos Gkantsidis - Microsoft Research, UK 
•	Ruediger Kapitza Ruediger - University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
•	Eli Katsiri - Birkbeck, University of London, UK
•	Michael Kounavis - Intel Research, USA 
•	Marco Mamei - Università di Modena, Italy 
•	Jonathan Munson - IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA 
•	Maziar Nekovee - BT Research/UCL, UK 
•	Andrea Passarella - IIT-CNR, Italy 
•	Peter Pietzuch - Imperial College London, UK 
•	Matthieu Roy - LAAS-CNRS, France 
•	Francois Taiani - Lancaster University, UK

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