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New Horizons for Dependability!
The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks represents a
new beginning in the field of dependable computing, as well as the continuation
of long-established traditions. Formed from the combination of two established
conferences - the International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing (FTCS)
sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, and the Working Conference on
Dependable Computing for Critical Applications (DCCA) sponsored by IFIP WG
10.4 - this inclusive conference is designed to capture the wide range of
activities in this increasingly important technical area.
The goal is to establish the International Conference on Dependable Systems and
Networks as a worthy successor to FTCS and DCCA as the premier conference
related to highly dependable computing for both researchers and
practitioners. We invite and encourage you to participate in this new and
expanded conference to help realize this goal.
DSN will also continue the recent "tradition" of FTCS by offering a highly
functional web page. Fast abstract submission
will take place in large part via forms on this web site. We
hope that the web page will serve as a focus for DSN-related activity in the
months leading up to the conference.
Keynote addresses and panels on challenges and promises of next generation of
dependable systems and networks
Multi-track technical sessions with more than 55 presentations, practical
experience reports, and software demonstrations covering the most recent
advances in dependable systems and networks
Three timely workshops addressing dependability issues related to
e-business systems, IP-based applications/networks, and security
Five half-day tutorials by leading experts in the field
A Fast Abstracts track emphasizing late-breaking research results
A Student Forum track providing the opportunity for students working in
the area of dependable computing to present their on-going research
Opportunities to meet and interact with top researchers and professionals
from around the world
For information on past FTCS conferences, visit the
FTCS Library of
past conferences' tables of contents, or order proceedings from the
IEEE Computer Society
- Powerpoint slides from Eric Siegel's Keynote presentation are available here.
- Materials from the Panel on EU/USA Collaborative Research are available here.
- Learn about the fabulous NYC skyline cruise,
which includes dinner and entertainment.
- The 2000 Carter Award has been announced. See Carter
Award for details.
- Get information about the DSN-2000 hotel and
things to do in New York City.
- Visit the web page for FTCS-29.
- Visit the web page for