12th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems


Long Beach, California USA

Held in conjunction with the

21st IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

March 26-30, 2007

Workshop Program (PDF file)

Friday, March 30, 2007

8.15 Opening Remarks

8.30 – 10.00 Session I:  Dependability Modelling and Analysis of Distributed Systems

A Framework for Experimental Validation and Perfomance Evaluation in Fault Tolerant Distributed System
Hein Meling (University of Stavanger, Norway)

Dependability Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems
Salvatore Distefano and Antonio Puliafito (University of Messina, Italy)

A Combinatorial Analysis of Distance Reliability in Star Network
Xiaolong Wu, Shahram Latifi and Yingtao Jiang (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.30 Keynote Session

Trusted Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing
Prof. Kai Hwang (University of Southern California, USA)

11.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 – 15.00 Session II: Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Computing

ABARIS: An Adaptable Fault Detection/Recovery Component Framework for MPIs
Hideyuki Jitsumoto, Toshio Endo and Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Self Adapting Application Level Fault Tolerance for Parallel and Distributed Computing
Zizhong Chen, Ming Yang, Guillermo Francia (Jacksonville State University) and Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)

The Design and Implementation of Checkpoint/Restart Process Fault Tolerance for Open MPI
Joshua Hursey, Timothy Mattox, Andrew Lumsdaine (Indiana University) and Jeffrey Squyres (Cisco Systems, Inc.)

15.00 – 15.30 Lunch Break

15:30 – 17.00  Session III: Dependability Protocols and Algorithms

Fault-Tolerant Earliest-Deadline-First Scheduling Algorithm in Uniprocessor Embedded Systems
Hakem Beitollahi and Geert Deconinck (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

Distributed Interval Voting with Node Failures of Various Types
Behrooz Parhami (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Intelligent Dynamic Network Reconfiguration
Juan Ramon Acosta and Dimiter Avresky (North Eastern University, Massachussets, USA)

17.00 – 18.30  Session IV: Dependable Distributed Storage Systems

IntraCache: An Interest group-based P2P Web Caching System
Huifang Cheng, Zhimin Gu and Junchang Ma (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)

Availability/Consistency Balancing Replication Model
Johannes Osrael, Lorenz Froihofer and Karl Goeschka (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

Combining Compression, Encryption and Fault-tolerant Coding for Distributed Storage
Peter Sobe (University of Luebeck, Germany) and Kathrin Peter (Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany)

18.30  Concluding Remarks


Increasingly large and complex parallel, distributed and network-centric computing systems provide unique challenges to the researchers in dependable computing, especially because of the high failure rates intrinsic to these systems. The goal of this workshop in continuation of the FTPDS (Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Systems) workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss all aspects of dependability including reliability, availability, safety and security for parallel, distributed and network-centric systems. All aspects of design, theory and realization are of interest.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Program Chair:

Bruno Ciciani, University of Roma, Italy
e-mail: dpdns07@iti.uni-luebeck.de

Program Committee:

M. Atighetchi, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, USA
G. Deconinck, University of Leuven, Belgium
A. Doering, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
S. Geoghegan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
K.-E. Grosspietsch, Fraunhofer AIS, Germany
K. Kanoun, LAAS-CNRS, France
T. Kikuno, Osaka University, Japan
M. Malek, Humboldt University, Germany
N. Neogi, University of Illinois at UC, USA
E. Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
D. Nikolos, University of Patras, Greece
F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
P. Romano, University of Roma, Italy
M. Roy, LAAS-CNRS, France
J. G. Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
P. Sobe, University of Luebeck, Germany
C. Trinitis, TU Munich, Germany
M. Vouk, NC State University, USA

Steering Committee:

D. Avresky (Chair)
E. Maehle

The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. For further information, contact the Program Chair via email:

Submission Guidelines

To submit papers, send the file (at most 8 pages long including figures and references in the IEEE format (see www.ieee.org)) describing original unpublished research by

December 18, 2006 (closed)

in either Postscript or PDF format electronically via the submission site:


All papers will be reviewed.

The proceedings for workshops will be published (on CD-ROM) along with the
regular proceedings for The IEEE International Parallel & Distributed
Processing Symposium.

Important Dates for Authors: