CFP (PDF) to download a copy of this Call for Papers.
The 2nd International workshop on
Resilience Assessment of COmplex Systems (RACOS 2011)
, to be held in conjunction with the 30th IEEE International Symposium
on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2011),
Assessing and measuring resilience is the key stone to improving trustworthiness in modern computer systems.
Assessing the resiliency is meant to evaluate the impact of ``changes" on the persistence of the dependability
of a system. Changes can be due to hardware and software faults, security attacks, software aging and
environment, taken either a) in isolation, such as, for update and maintenance actions or for technological
changes, or b) in combination, such as the ever-evolving and growing problem of attacks that may result
from environmental and technological changes. Finally, the changes can themselves turn into threats, for
instance, activating dormant software errors. Nevertheless, resiliency assessment of complex systems is
dramatically exacerbated by the complexity of potential changes that may take place at runtime.
In spite of decades of research and continuous progress in practice, resilience assessment is still a
challenging problem. Both academia and industry are interested in having accurate methods and relevant
data to be analyzed. Efficient and scalable modeling and experimental techniques are needed to allow
the designers and the administrators of computer systems and networks to better understand and quantify
the resilience delivered by their systems.
The main objective of this workshop is to concentrate ideas and contributions from both academia and
industries in the field of resilient complex critical systems, stimulating scientific research and
fostering discussions on approaches, methodologies and tools currently adopted for the resilience
assessment of complex critical systems.
The RACOS workshop aims at addressing the following topics:
Relevant application areas include, but are not limited to:
- Techniques, approaches and formalisms for resilience assessment comparing results obtained
by different assessment techniques in a given system;
- Design and use of tools for resilience assessment
- Resilience measurement studies
- Analytical, numerical and simulation techniques for resilience assessment
- Distributed, parallel, clustered and grid systems
- Real-time and embedded systems
- Database and transactional systems
- Operating systems, file and storage systems
- Mobile and multimedia systems
- Sensor, wireless and ad-hoc networks
- Internet and web-based information services and systems
- Secure and intrusion tolerant systems
- Mission Critical systems and infrastructures
- Wireless communication protocols and mobile networks
- Sensor networks
- Architectures and middleware for mobile device integration
- Location-based computing and data analysis
- Intelligent sensors in networked environments
- Cluster computing, ubiquitous computing, and grid-Computing for mobile applications
- Distributed data mining for mobile applications
- Ubiquitous Knowledge Discovery
- Applications such as cooperative mobile robots, embedded applications, ...
- Hardware security methods for mobile applications
- Security methods for network computing and mobile systems
- Intelligent mobile systems
NEW! --> June 27th, 2011
NEW! --> July 4th, 2011
July 15th, 2011
October 4th, 2011
Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of their paper,
on evolving research and work in progress. The paper must be no longer than 5 pages,
IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings. The font size must be no
smaller than 10 points, and must fit properly on US "Letter"-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches).
They should clearly explain the contribution to the workshop topics and (in the case of
extended abstracts) the novelty of the work. The following information must be provided
on the first page:
- Paperís title.
- Full names, affiliations and emails addresses of all authors.
- An abstract (up to 150 words).
- Five keywords.
- A footnote with the indication of the corresponding author,
as well as the complete address, phone and fax numbers of the
Papers submission should be made through EasyChair. You must first create an EasyChair
account if you do not have one already, using
https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi. The EasyChair system will then e-mail you
your password. Then you can login to EasyChair using the password you have received by email.
The submission page of the RACOS Workshop in EasyChair is:
The submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. In
addition to selected contributions also a number of invited presentations might be considered.
If accepted, the paper will be included in a Workshop Proceedings distributed at the Symposium.
Presentations of accepted papers will be scheduled in slots of approximately 20 minutes each,
including discussion, although the length of presentations may vary according to the nature