Saturday, March 21, 2015

[Mycolleagues] Final Call for Papers - 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2015)

			        Call for Papers     *******************************************************************************                 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety,                   and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2015)                                 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada                                 18-21 August 2015                                            Proceedings to be published as a Springer LNCS Volume.    *******************************************************************************    The Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems is  an international forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design  and development of distributed systems that guarantee specific desired  properties despite adversity, or that are able to restore the desired  properties following adversarial perturbations in the computing medium building  on the principles of self-stabilization.     Research in distributed computing and distributed systems continues its vibrant  development, marked by the importance of dynamic systems, such as peer-to-peer  networks, large-scale wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, mobile  agent computing, opportunistic networks etc. Moreover, new applications such as  grid and web services, banking and e-commerce, e-voting, e-health and robotics,  aerospace and avionics, automotive, industrial process control, have joined the  expanded landscape of distributed systems. It is becoming increasingly  important to endow all such systems with built-in means for self-management,  self-protection, and self-repair.      The symposium encourages the submission of original contributions spanning  fundamental research and practical applications within its scope, covered by  the five symposium tracks:    + Self-stabilization Track  	Track Chair: Joffroy Beauquier, U. Paris-Sud, France   + Fault-tolerance and Dependability Track  	Track Chair: Nitin Vaidya, UIUC, USA  + Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, Mobile Agents Track  	Track Chair: Paola Flocchini, U. of Ottawa, Canada  + System Security in Distributed Computing Track  	Track Chair: Alex Russell, U. of Connecticut, USA  + Formal Methods and Distributed Algorithms Track  	Track Chair: Helmut Veith, Vienna U. of Technology, Austria    *******************************************************************************        *   The technical program of SSS 2015 (Aug. 19 - Aug. 21) will be    *      *   preceded by a one day Summer School on DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING AND *      *   CRYPTOGRAPHY (Aug. 18), organized by Shlomi Dolev (Ben-Gurion    *      *   University, Israel).                                             *    *******************************************************************************                                    Organization    General Co-chairs:      	Ted Herman (University of Iowa, USA)      	Jared Saia (University of New Mexico, USA)    Program Committee Co-chairs:      	Andrzej Pelc (Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada)  	Alexander A. Shvartsman (University of Connecticut, USA)    Keynote Speakers:      	Sergio Rajsbaum (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)      	Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)      	Philipp Woelfel (University of Calgary, Canada)    Local Arrangements Chairs:  	Ioanis Nikolaidis (University of Alberta, Canada)      	H. James Hoover (University of Alberta, Canada)    Publicity Chair:  	Maxwell Young (Drexel University, USA)    Awards Chair:  	Borzoo Bonakdarpour (McMaster University, Canada)    Steering Committee:  	Anish Arora (Ohio State University, USA)  	Ajoy K. Datta (University of Nevada, USA)  	Shlomi Dolev (Chair) (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)  	Sukumar Ghosh (University of Iowa, USA)  	Mohamed Gouda (University of Texas at Austin, USA)  	Ted Herman (University of Iowa, USA)  	Toshimitsu Masuzawa (Osaka University, Japan)  	Vincent Villain (Universite de Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France)    *******************************************************************************                                   IMPORTANT DATES    Paper submission deadline: March 29, 2015 (UTC-12) *firm*    Notification:              May 29, 2015    Camera Ready Submission:   June 5, 2015    Technical Sessions:        August 19-21, 2015    *******************************************************************************                             Paper Submission Instructions    Papers must be prepared using the LNCS style and be electronically submitted   to a specific track in PDF format using EasyChair. Contributions can be  submitted as either Regular Papers or Brief Announcements. Submissions for  regular papers must be no longer than 15 pages (including the title, authors,   abstract, figures, and references) and may have an additional appendix to be  read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Brief announcements are  restricted to two pages with no appendix. Submissions deviating from these  guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits.      If requested by the authors, a regular submission that is not selected for a  regular presentation will also be considered for a brief announcement. This  request must be clearly indicated in the first page of the paper. Such a  request will not affect consideration of the paper as a regular paper. A paper  submitted to SSS 2015 must be an original contribution not previously published  as a regular paper (results previously published as a brief announcement may be  submitted as a regular paper to SSS 2015). No submission may be concurrently  submitted to another conference, workshop, or journal.      EasyChair submission URL:    *******************************************************************************                         Best Paper & Best Student Paper Awards     The program committee will select two papers for best paper and best student  paper awards. A paper is eligible for the best student paper award if at least  one of its authors is a full-time student at the time of submission. This  must be clearly indicated in the first page of the paper.    *******************************************************************************