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[PVS] SSS 2009 -- Last Call For Papers

                                 - SSS 2009 -

                        11th International Symposium on
          Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems

                       November 3-6, 2009, Lyon, France


The Symposium is a prestigious international forum for researchers and
practitioners in the design and development of fault-tolerant distributed
systems with self-* properties, such as self-stabilizing, self-configuring,
self-organizing, self-managing, self-repairing, self-healing, self-optimizing,
self-adaptive, and self-protecting.  Research in distributed systems is now
at a crucial point in its evolution, marked by the importance of dynamic 
systems such as peer-to-peer networks, large-scale wireless sensor networks,
mobile ad hoc networks, robotic networks, etc. Moreover, new applications such
as grid and web services, banking and e-commerce, e-health and robotics,
aerospace and avionics, automotive, industrial process control, etc. have 
joined the traditional applications of distributed systems.

The conference provides a wide spectrum of topics, covered in the following
* Alternative Systems and Models
* Autonomic Computational Science 
* Cloud Computing 
* Embedded Systems 
* Fault-Tolerance in Distributed Systems / Dependability
* Formal Methods in Distributed Systems
* Grid Computing 
* Mobility and Dynamic Networks 
* Multicore Computing
* Peer-to-Peer Systems 
* Self-Organizing Systems 
* Sensor Networks 
* Stabilization 
* System Safety and Security 

* Paper Submission: May 31, 2009
* Initial Notification and Beginning of Rebuttal Phase: July 24, 2009
* End of Rebuttal Phase: July 28, 2009
* Final Notification: August 1, 2009
* Camera Ready Submission: August 15, 2009

Papers must be submitted in PDF format and be prepared using the LNCS style.
Detailed instructions for submitting papers will be available later.
Two types of papers can be submitted: Regular Papers and Brief Announcements.
Submissions for regular papers should be no longer than 15 pages
(including the title, authors, abstract, figures, and references) in LNCS 
style; a submission may have an appendix of at most two pages beyond the
15 page limit. Brief announcements are restricted to two pages using the
LNCS style, with no appendix. Submissions deviating from these guidelines
will be rejected without consideration of their merits. 
If requested by the authors on the submission system, a regular submission
that is not selected for a regular presentation will also be considered for
a brief announcement.  Such a request will not affect consideration of the
paper for a regular paper. 
A paper submitted at this forum is expected to be original research not
previously published. A submission may not be concurrently submitted to
another conference, workshop, or journal. 

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the 
Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
Selected conference papers, provided they are within the scope of ACM TAAS,
will be published in a special issue of that journal. 

The review process will include a rebuttal phase. Authors will be able
to comment on the reviews of their submissions. 

A best paper and a best student paper award will be selected by the 
program committee. 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 indicated by marking an appropriate box in
the submission system. 

General Chair:
     Ajoy K. Datta, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
     Rachid Guerraoui, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
     Franck Petit, INRIA, Universite de Lyon, France

Program Vice Chairs:

  Alternative Systems and Models
     Ted Herman, University of Iowa, USA

  Autonomic Computational Science
     Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
     Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK

  Cloud Computing
     Indranil Gupta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  Embedded Systems
     Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  Fault-Tolerance in Distributed Systems/Dependability
     Martin Hutle, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland 
     Josef Widder, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 

  Formal Methods in Distributed Systems
     Sandeep Kulkarni, Michigan State University, USA
     Sayan Mitra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  Grid Computing
     Thierry Priol, Universite de Rennes, France

  Mobility and Dynamic Networks
     Eric Fleury, Universite de Lyon/ENS, France

  Multicore Computing
     Pascal Felber, Universite de Neuchâtel, Switzerland 
     Christof Fetzer, Dresden University of Technology, Germany 

  Peer-to-Peer Systems
     Thomas Fuhrmann, Technical University of Munich, Germany

  Self-Organizing Systems
     Salima Hassas, Universite Claude Bernard-Lyon 1, France
     Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, University of London, UK

  Sensor Networks
     Anish Arora, Ohio State University, USA
     Jason Hallstrom, Clemson University, USA

     Franck Petit, INRIA, Universite de Lyon, France 

  System Safety and Security
     Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
     Mohamed G. Gouda, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Local Arrangements Chair
     Eddy Caron, University of Lyon/ENS, France

Publication Chairs
     Stephane Devismes, Universite Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France 
     Cedric Tedeschi, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranee, France 

Publicity Chairs
     Doina Bein, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
     Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Universite Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France
     Jiannong Cao Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 
     Stephane Devismes, Universite Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France
     Yoshiaki Katayama, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
     Ji-Cherng Lin, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

     Benjamin Depardon, University of Lyon, France