19th IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems

Arizona Grand Resort, PHOENIX (Arizona) USA

Held in conjunction with the

28th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

May 19-23, 2014


Program (PDF file)

8:45am - 9:00am Opening Remarks

9:00am - 10:00am Keynote Speech

"Mobile Communication in Industrial Environments - A Constant Challenge for a Dependable Wireless Network Architecture Design", Prof. Dr. Edgar Nett (Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany).

10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break

10:30am - 12:00am Applications

10:30am "Maintaining Dependable Communication Service for Mobile Stations in Wireless Mesh Networks by Tracking Capacity Demands", Timo Lindhorst, Burkhard Weseloh and Edgar Nett (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany).

11:00am "A Load Balancing Behavior for Underwater Robot Swarms to Increase Mission Time and Fault Tolerance", Ammar Amory, Thomas Tosik and Erik Maehle (University of Luebeck, Germany).

11:30am "ExCovery - A Framework for Distributed System Experiments and a Case Study of Service Discovery", Andreas Dittrich, Stefan Wanja and Miroslaw Malek (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland).

12:00pm "Managing Soft-errors in Transactional Systems", Mohamed Mohamedin, Roberto Palmieri and Binoy Ravindran (Virginia Tech).

12:30am - 01:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm Theoretical Aspects

1:30pm "Standby System Reliability through DRBD", Salvatore Distefano (Politecnico di Milano, Italy).

2:00pm "Trust-based Security for the Spanning Tree Protocol", Yingxu Lai, Qiuyue Pan, Zenghui Liu, Yinong Chen and Zhizheng Zhou (Beijing University of Technology).

2:30pm "Autonomy Requirements Engineering for Self-adaptive Science Clouds", Emil Vassev and Mike Hinchey (LERO Ireland).

3:00pm - 3:10pm 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. 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:

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
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 28, 2014

in PDF format electronically via the workshop webpage:


All papers will be reviewed.

Notification of Authors: March 7th, 2014
Camera-ready papers: March 14, 2014.

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