15th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Held in conjunction with the

24th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium

April 19-23, 2010

Preliminary Program (PDF file)

8:15 am Opening Remarks

8:30 am System Dependability and Fault Tolerance

8:30 am "Failure Prediction for Autonomic Management of Networked Computer Systems with Availability Assurance", Ziming Zhang and Song Fu, New Mexico Tech University.

9:00 am "J2EE Instrumentation for software aging root cause application component determination with AspectJ", Javier Alonso, Josep L. Berral, Jordi Torres and Ricard Gavaldà, Technical University of Catalonia.

9:30 -10:00 am Coffee Break.

10:00 am "Improving MapReduce Fault Tolerance in the Cloud", Zheng Qin, Institute of High Performance Computing.

10:30 am Distributed Systems

10:30 am "Tackling Consistency Issues for Runtime Updating Distributed Systems", Emiliano Tramontana and Giuseppe Pappalardo, University of Catania.

11:00 am "Achieving Information Dependability in Grids through GDS2", Salvatore Distefano, Vincenzo Daniele Cunsolo, Antonio Puliafito and Marco Scarpa, University of Messina.

11:30 am "Evaluating Database-oriented Replication Schemes in Software Transactional Memory Systems", Roberto Palmieri, Francesco Quaglia, Paolo Romano and Nuno Carvalho, Sapienza Universita' di Roma.

12:00 pm Keynote Speech

12:00 pm "Recent Results in Checkpointing and Failure Recovery in Distributed Systems and Wireless Networks", Mukesh Singhal, Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky.

1:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm Reliable Storage

2:00 pm "Optimizing RAID for Long Term Data Archives", Henning Klein and Joerg Keller, Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

2:30 pm Networks

2:30 pm "Experimental Dependability Evaluation of Decentralized Service Discovery in Unreliable Networks", Andreas Dittrich and Felix Salfner, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

3:00 pm "Analysis of Network Topologies and Fault-Tolerant Routing Algorithms using Binary Decision Diagrams", Andreas Doering, IBM Research - Zurich.

3:30 pm -4:00 pm Coffee Break

4:00 pm "Incentive Mechanisms in Peer-to-Peer Networks", Pedro da Silva Rodrigues, Carlos Ribeiro and Luis Veiga, Technical University of Lisbon.

4:30 pm "Lessons Learned During the Implementation of the BVR Wireless Sensor Network Protocol on SunSPOTs", Ralph Robert Erdt and Martin Gergeleit, Hochschule RheinMain.

5:00 pm 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:

Barry Johnson, University of Virginia, USA

Program Co-Chair:

Carl Elks, University of Virginia, USA

Program Committee:

B. Ciciani, University of Roma, Italy
M. Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy
G. Deconinck, University of Leuven, Belgium
A. Doering, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
I. Gashi, City University London, UK
S. Geoghegan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
K. E. Grosspietsch, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
S. Ivanov, RT-solutions.de GmbH, Germany
H. Javier, University of Catalania, Barcelona, Spain
R. Khazan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
T. Kikuno, Osaka University, Japan
E. Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
A. Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
F. Salfner, Humboldt University, Germany
L. Silva , University of Coimbra, Portugal
P. Sobe, University of Luebeck, Germany
W. Steiner, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Viena, Austria
J. Torres, BSC UPS, Barcelona, Spain
C. Trinitis, TU Munich, Germany

The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing and IRIANC (International Research Institute on Autonomic Network Computing), Boston, USA/Munich, Germany.


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Steering Committee:

D. Avresky, International Research Institute on Autonomic Network Computing (IRIANC), Boston USA/Munich Germany (Chair)
E. Maehle, University of Luebeck, Germany (Co-Chair)

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