21st IEEE Workshop on Dependable Parallel, Distributed and Network-Centric Systems

Held in conjunction with the

30th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

May 23-27, 2016
Chicago Hyatt Regency
Chicago, Illinois USA

Important dates:

Paper submission: February 15, 2016
Notification of authors: February 20, 2016
Camera-ready papers: March 7, 2016

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


Preliminary Program (PDF file)

08:45 - 09:00 Workshop Welcome

9:00 - 10:00 Keynote:

Shlomi Dolev
Beyond Crash Resilient Replicated State Machine

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 Session 1: Distributed Services

Mourad Elhadef
A Game Theoretic Approach for Diagnosing Faults in Asymmetric Comparison-based Distributed and Parallel Systems

Brendan Benshoof, Andrew Rosen, Anu Bourgeois and Robert Harrison
Distributed Decentralized Domain Name Service

Kaliappa Ravindran
Management Software for Protocol-level Adaptations in Dependable Network Services

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break

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

Soham Sinha, Di Niu, Zhi Wang and Paul Lu
Mitigating Routing Inefficiencies to Cloud-Storage Providers: A Case Study

Roberto Palmieri
Leaderless Consensus: the State of the Art

Alessandro Pellegrini, Pierangelo Di Sanzo, and Dimiter R. Avresky
Proactive Cloud Management for Highly Heterogeneous Multi-Cloud Infrastructures

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30 Session 3: Multicore Computing

Vishal Sharma, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Sriram Krishnamoorthy
Towards Resiliency Evaluation of Vector Programs

Gilles Bizot, Dimiter Avresky and Fabien Chaix
Analysis of Adaptive Mapping of Parallelized Application on Multicore System

16:30 - 16:40 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 describing original unpublished research by

February 15, 2016

in PDF format electronically via easychair webpage:


All papers will be reviewed.

Proceedings of the workshops are distributed at the conference and are submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library after the conference.

Please address questions to the PC Chair via email: dpdns16@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 Chair:

Roberto Palmieri, Virginia Tech. University, USA

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
N. Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
A. Nanos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
E. Nett, University of Magdeburg, Germany
R. Macedo, UFBA , Brazil
A. Pellegrini, University of Roma, Italy
S. Peluso, Virginia Tech. University, USA
A. Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
F. Quaglia, University of Roma, Italy
J. Serafinski, Brisbane, Australia
P. Sobe, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany
W. Steiner, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna, Austria
T. Tsuchiya, Osaka University, Japan

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