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Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups
the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific
results. This event is under the umbrella of NetWare 2011. A video of
NetWare 2010 is available at:

Note we are entering the last few days before the submission deadline of
March 31, 2011

============== DEPEND 2011 | Call for Papers ===============


DEPEND 2011: The Fourth International Conference on Dependability

August 21-27, 2011 - French Riviera, Nice/Saint Laurent du Var, France

General page:

Call for Papers:

- regular papers
- short papers (work in progress)
- posters

Submission page:

Submission deadline: March 31, 2011

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster Forum and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of
concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running
experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are
invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review
in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to,
topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms
of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business
presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:

DEPEND 2011 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Dependability facets
Fundamentals on dependability; Formalisms for dependability; Managing and
control in dependable systems; Inter-system and intra-system
dependability; Operational and non-operational requirements; Software and
hardware dependability; Dependability design and specification;
Synchronization mechanisms and dependency exception handing; Data
protection, recoverability, fault-tolerance; Trust and dependability;
Static and dynamic dependability; Time-oriented or time-agnostic
dependability; Dependability perimeter and dependability models; Stability
and convergence on dependable features and systems; Dependability
discovery; Dependability control and self-management; Dependability
degradation of running software and services

Adaptability and (self)adaptability
Fundamental models and adaptability mechanisms; Principles of
(self)adaptability; Adaptive replication models and protocols; Adaptable
structures and behaviors; Context-aware adaptability; Perceived
dependability and adaptability; Adaptive and reflexive models and
protocols; Management and control of (self)adaptable systems; Platforms
and tool supporting (self)adaptability; Autonomic and autonomous

Adaptability and dependability
Dependability and adaptability for functional and non-functional features;
Adaptability and dependability gap; Adaptability and dependability as
complementing features; Context-aware adaptable and dependable design;
Inter- and intra-systems transactions; Enforcing mechanisms for
application level fault tolerance; Explicit and implicit control of
quality of service and contracts; Dependability and adaptability in cloud
and autonomic computing; Verification and validation of highly adaptable
and dependable systems; Scalability aspects in dependable and adaptable
systems; Research projects and topics on dependability and adaptability;
Standards on system dependability and adaptability

Dependability and security
Integration of security, dependability, and adaptability concepts;
Building and preserving scalable, secure and resilient architectures;
Security models/architectures and threat models; Trade-off and negotiation
of dependability and security properties; Dependability modeling and
dynamic management policies; Verification and validation (including model
checking) of dependable software architectures; Real time detection and
recovery capabilities against intrusions, malfunctions and failures;
Redundancy and reconfiguration architectures; Integrated response
architectures; Planning of optimal configurations for anticipated
operational modes; Modeling of networks and Information Systems;
Simulation of modeled configurations; Fast reconfiguration with priority
to critical services; Incident (including intrusion) detection and quick

Trust and system dependability
Semantics and models of trust; Dynamics of trust; Trust negotiation and
management; Trusted systems from untrusted parts; Trust-based secure
architectures; Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis; Trust in
peer-to-peer and open source systems; Trust in mobile networks; Trust
management, reputation management, and identity management; Trust,
security, and dependability

Dependability, adaptability, and new technologies
Dependability and adaptability in service oriented architectures;
Principles for adaptive and dependable distributed systems; Dependability
and adaptability in P2P and overlay systems; Middleware protocols and
mechanisms to support adaptability and dependability; Adaptability and
dependability in mobile and pervasive systems; Service composition in
highly dependable and adaptable environments; Dynamic, loosely-coupled,
and ad-hoc environments; Group membership services in failure scenarios
with network partitions; Social networks and dependability in dynamic
communities; Cross-organization heterogeneity; Aerospace system
dependability; Dependable software for life critical applications


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