14th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems


Rome, Italy

Held in conjunction with the

23rd IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

May 25-29, 2009

The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing and
IRIANC (International Research Institute on Autonomic Network Computing)

Preliminary Program (PDF file)

08.20 - Opening remarks


08:30 - "Message-efficient omission-tolerant consensus with limited synchrony", Carole Delporte-Gallet, Hugues Fauconnier and Andreas Tielmann University Paris Diderot (Paris 7), France, Felix Freiling and Mahir Kilic, University of Mannheim, Germany

09:00 - "APART+: Boosting APART performance via optimistic pipelining of output events", Paolo Romano, Francesco Quaglia and Bruno Ciciani, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

09:30 - "Extending SRT for parallel applications in tiled-CMP architectures", Daniel Sánchez, Juan L. Aragón and José M. García, Universidad de Murcia, Spain



10:30 - "Robust CDN replica placement techniques", Samee Khan, North Dakota State University, and Anthony Maciejewski and Howard Siegel, Colorado State University, USA

11:00 - "A flexible and robust lookup algorithm for P2P systems", Mauro Andreolini and Riccardo Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy


11:30 - "Resilient computing: An engineering discipline", Luca Simoncini, University of Pisa, Italy



14:00 - "AVR-INJECT: A tool for injecting faults in wireless sensor nodes", Marcello Cinque, Domenico Cotroneo, Stefano Russo, Catello Di Martino and Alessandro Testa, University of Napoli, Italy

14:30 - "Dependable QoS support in mesh networks", Maria Fazio, Maurizio Paone, Dario Bruneo and Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy



15:30 - "Byzantine fault-tolerant implementation of a multi-writer regular register", Khushboo Kanjani, Oracle Corporation, and Hyunyoung Lee and Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M University, USA

16:00 - "Storage architecture with integrity, redundancy and encryption", Henning Klein, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, and Jörg Keller, FernUniversitaet in Hagen, Germany

16:30 - "Pre-calculated equation-based decoding in failure-tolerant distributed storage", Peter Sobe, University of Luebeck, Germany

17:00 - 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 Co-Chairs

Luis Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
e-mail: luis@dei.uc.pt
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy
e-mail: colajanni@unimore.it

Steering Committee:

D. Avresky, IRIANC, Boston USA/Munich Germany (Chair)
E. Maehle, University of Luebeck, Germany

Program Committee:

J. Alonso, BSC -UPC, Barcelona, Spain
M. Atighetchi, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, USA
B. Ciciani, University of Roma, Italy
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
R. Khazan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
T. Kikuno, Osaka University, Japan
E. Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
D. Nikolos, University of Patras, Greece
A. Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
L. Rodrigues, INESC-ID, Portugal
P. Romano, University of Roma, Italy
F. Salfner, Humboldt University, Germany
P. Sobe, University of Luebeck, Germany
M. Telek, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
J. Torres, BSC - UPS, Barcelona, Spain
C. Trinitis, TU Munich, Germany

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 20, 2008

in either Postscript or PDF format electronically via

All papers will be reviewed.

Notification of authors: January 30, 2009.
Camera-ready papers: February 15, 2009.

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