20th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems

Held in conjunction with the

29th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

May 25-29, 2015
Hyderabad International Convention Centre
Hyderabad, INDIA

Important dates:

Paper submission: February 15, 2015
Notification of authors: February 20, 2015
Camera-ready papers: March 7, 2015

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.


Advanced Program (PDF file)

10:15 - 10:30 Workshop Welcome

10:30 - 12:00 Session 1: Reliability and Threat-Detection

10:30 Sanem Arslan, Haluk Rahmi Topcuoglu, Mahmut Taylan Kandemir, and Oğuz Tosun
Performance and Energy Efficient Asymmetrically Reliable Caches for Multicore Architectures

11:00 Marc Eduard Frincu
Distributed Scheduling Algorithm for Highly Available Component Based Applications

11:30 Paul Wood, Saurabh Bagchi, and Alefiya Hussain
Optimizing Defensive Investments in Energy-Based Cyber-Physical Systems

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00 Session 2: Fault Tolerance

13:30 Nentawe Gurumdimma, Arshad Jhumka, Maria Liakata, Edward Chuah, and James Browne
Towards Detecting Patterns in Failure Logs of Large-Scale Distributed Systems

14:00 Salem Saker and Adnan Agbaria
Communication Pattern-Based Distributed Snapshots in Large-Scale Systems

14:30 Alessandro Pellegrini, Pierangelo Di Sanzo, and Dimiter R. Avresky
A Machine Learning-Based Framework for Building Application Failure Prediction Models

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 Session 3: Algorithms, Protocols and Topologies

15:30 Théodore Jean Richard Relaza, Jacques Jorda, and Abdelaziz M'Zoughi
Trapezoid Quorum Protocol Dedicated to Erasure Resilient Coding Based Schemes

16:00 Brendan Benshoof, Andrew Rosen, Anu G. Bourgeois, and Robert W. Harrison
A Distributed Greedy Heuristic for Computing Voronoi Tessellations with Applications Towards Peer-to-Peer Networks

16:30 Kaliappa Ravindran
Dependability Modeling and Assessment of Complex Adaptive Networked Systems

17:00 - 17:10 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. This workshop is a continuation of the FTPDS (Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Systems) workshop series. The goal 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:

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 15, 2015

in PDF format electronically via:


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.

Please address questions to the PC Co-Chairs via email: dpdns15@iti.uni-luebeck.de

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 Committee Co-Chairs:

Nectarios Koziris, Computing Systems Lab, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Anastassios Nanos, Computing Systems Lab, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Program Committee:

B. Ciciani, University of Roma, Italy
S. Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
A. Doering, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
C. Elks, University of Virginia, USA
K. E. Grosspietsch, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
B. Johnson, University of Virginia, USA
R. Khazan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
K. Kim, Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea
E. Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
R. Palmieri, Virginia Tech., USA
A. Pellegrini, University of Roma, Italy
A. Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
P. Sobe, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany
W. Steiner, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna, Austria
T. Tsuchiya, Osaka University, Japan

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