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[PVS] SSS 2009 -- Deadline Extended


                                - 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-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 
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
tracks: * 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 
Detailed instructions for submitting papers will be available later.
Two types of papers can be submitted: Regular Papers and Brief 
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.

REBUTTAL PHASE 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