17th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems

Shanghai, China

Held in conjunction with the

26th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium

May 21-25, 2012


Tentative Program (PDF file)

8:45am - 9:00am Opening Remarks

9:00am - 10:00am Dependable Wireless and Sensor Networks (1)

9:00am "Using Localization for Fault-tolerant Radio Coverage in Wireless Mesh Networks", Svilen Ivanov (rt-solutions.de GmbH, Germany), Edgar Nett (University Magdeburg, Germany)

9:30am "Joint and Simultaneous K-sensing Detection in Deterministic and Random Sensor Networks", Yun Wang (Bradley University, USA), Andrew Kutta (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA)

10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break

10:30am - 11:00am Dependable Wireless and Sensor Networks (2)

10:30am "A Fault-aware Sensor Architecture for Cooperative Mobile Applications", Joerg Kaiser, Sebastian Zug (University Magdeburg, Germany)

11:00am "Network Coding-Based On-Demand Multipath Routing in MANET", Baolin Sun, Xiaocheng Lu, Chao Gui, Ying Song (Hubei University of Economics, China), Hua Chen (Wuhan Textile University, China)

11:30pm - 12:30pm Keynote Speech "Exploring Server Redundancy in Nonblocking Multicast Data Center Networks ", Yuanyuan Yang (Stony Brook University, USA)

12:30am - 01:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm Architectures and Cloud

1:30pm "Automated Workload Characterization in Cloud-based Transactional Data Grids", Bruno Ciciani (Sapienza Rome University, Italy), Diego Didona (INESC-ID/IST, Lisbon, Portugal), Pierangelo Di Sanzo, Roberto Palmieri, Sebastiano Peluso, Francesco Quaglia (Sapienza Rome University, Italy), Paolo Romano (INESC-ID/IST, Lisbon, Portugal)

2:00pm "A Usage Control Based Architecture for Cloud Environments", Tina Tavizi, Mehdi Shajari (Amirkabir University of Technology, Theran, Iran), Peyman Dodangeh (Sharif University of Technology, Theran, Iran)

2:30pm "Near-Zero-Downtime Single-Machine Hypervisor Rejuvenation", Dmitry Zakharov (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany), Felix Salfner (SAP Innovation Center Potsdam, Germany)

3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm Dependability Analysis and Verification

3:30pm "Analysis of Data Reliability Tradeoffs in Hybrid Distributed Storage Systems", Bing Tang, Gilles Fedak (INRIA, ENS Lyon, France)

4:00pm "Component Substitutability Behavior Consistency Verification Based On Architecture-driven Development", Luxi Chen, Linpeng Huang, Chen Li (Shanghai JiaoTong University, China)

4:30pm "Adaptive Mapping of Parallelized Application (fork-join DAG) on Multicore System in the Presence of Multiple Failures", Gilles Bizot (CNRS UJF INP, Grenoble, France), Dimiter Avresky (IRIANC, Boston, USA), Fabien Chaix, Nacer-Eddine Zergainoh, Michael Nicolaidis (CNRS UJF INP, Grenoble, France)

5:00pm - 5:15pm 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:

Edgar Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Peter Sobe, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany

Program Committee:

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
A. Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
F. Salfner, SAP-Potsdam, Germany
L. Silva , University of Coimbra, Portugal
W. Steiner, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Viena, 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:

Edgar Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Peter Sobe, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany

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)

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

January 8, 2012

in either Postscript or PDF format electronically via the Workshop webpage:


All papers will be reviewed.

Notification of authors: January 31, 2012.
Camera-ready papers: February 29, 2012.

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