18th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems

Boston, MA, USA

Held in conjunction with the

27th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

May 20-24, 2013


Preliminary Program (PDF file)

8:45am - 9:00am Opening Remarks

9:00am - 10:00am Keynote Speech
"CASCADE: Communities for Ad Hoc Networks" Dr. Tim Strayer (BBN, Cambridge, MA, USA)

10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break

10:30am - 12:00am Network Algorithms and Techniques

10:30am "A Fault-Tolerant Strong Unstable Conjunctive Predicate Detection Algorithm for Large-Scale Networks", Min Shen and Ajay Kshemkalyani (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA).

11:00am "Tolerating Packet Losses in Wireless Mesh Networks", Frank Engelhardt, Timo Lindhorst and Edgar Nett (OvG University Magdeburg, Germany).

11:30am "Reducing the Migration Times of Multiple VMs on WANs using a Feedback Controller", Tae Seung Kang, Mauricio Tsugawa, José Fortes (University of Florida, USA) and Takahiro Hirofuchi (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan).

12:30am - 01:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm Cloud Computing

1:30pm "Evaluating Distributed Resilient Adaptable Cloud Platform for Emerging Applications", Antonio Celesti, Nicola Peditto, Fabio Verboso, Massimo Villari and Antonio Puliafito (University of Messina, Italy).

2:00pm "Sustained Resilience via Live Process Cloning", Arash Rezaei and Frank Mueller (North Carolina State University, USA).

2:30pm "A Model for the Evaluation of User-Perceived Service Properties", Andreas Dittrich, Igor Kaitovic, Cristina Murillo and Rafael Rezende (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland).

3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm High Performance/Availability Computing

3:30pm "Symmetric Comparison-Based Fault Diagnosis of Multiprocessor and Distributed Systems Using Nonlinear Support Vector Machines", Mourad Elhadef (University of Ottawa, Canada).

4:00pm "A Comprehensive Analysis of XOR-based Erasure Codes Tolerating 3 or More Concurrent Failures", Pradeep Subedi and Xubin He (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA).

4:30pm "Monitoring and Controlling System for Microservers", Andreas Doering (IBM Research Laboratory, Switzerland) and Tibor Kiss (Gamax Kft, Hungary).

5:00pm - 6:00pm Fault Tolerance

5:00pm "Investigating Standby from a System Reliability Perspective", Salvatore Distefano (Politecnico di Milano, Italy).

5:30pm "Towards Fault-Tolerant and Energy-Efficient Swarms of Underwater Robots", Ammar Amory, Benjamin Meyer, Christoph Osterloh, Thomas Tosik and Erik Maehle (University of Luebeck, Germany).

6:00pm - 6:10pm 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:

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)

Program Chair:

Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, ITALY

Program Committee:

M. Andreolini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
B. Ciciani, University of Roma, Italy
M. Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy
A. Doering, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
C. Elks, University of Virginia, USA
I. Gashi, City University London, UK
K. E. Grosspietsch, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
S. Ivanov, RT-solutions.de GmbH, Germany
B. Johnson, University of Virginia, USA
R. Khazan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
E. Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
A. Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
F. Salfner, SAP-Potsdam, Germany
L. Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
P. Sobe, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany
W. Steiner, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna, Austria
J. Torres, BSC UPS, Barcelona, Spain
C. Trinitis, TU Munich, Germany
T. Tsuchiya, Osaka University, Japan

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.

Contact the Program Chair via email:

Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, ITALY

Submission of papers, at most 10 pages long including figures and references in the IEEE format (see www.ieee.org) describing original unpublished research by

February 22, 2013

in PDF format electronically via the submission webpage:


All papers will be reviewed.

Notification of Authors: February 25, 2013
Camera-ready papers: February 28, 2013.

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