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Important dates

Paper submission: October 17, 2011 October 17, 2011
Author notification: January 17, 2012
Final version of papers: February 15, 2012


The 21st century society relies on computing systems more than ever. Computers are no longer simply machines that are used by organizations or at home. They are embedded everywhere, from cell phones to cars or industrial control devices, and large-scale cloud computing providers are sharing them among many organizations in an unprecedented scale. As computers have become indispensable, their failures may significantly perturb our daily lives. The increased hardware and software complexity, as well as the scaling of manufacturing technologies towards nanometer size devices, pose new challenges to the developers. As a consequence the development, testing, and benchmarking of dependable systems has become a vital topic of research, both for academia and industry.

EDCC is the leading European conference for presenting and discussing the latest research in dependable computing. As in previous years, its ninth edition aims at providing a European-hosted venue for researchers and practitioners from all over the world to present and discuss their latest research results on dependability, security, fault-tolerance, and testing. Original papers are solicited on theory, techniques, systems, and tools for the design, validation, operation and evaluation of dependable and secure computing systems, covering any fault model, from traditional hardware and software faults to accidental and malicious human interactions.

EDCC-2012 will have as main theme:

"From small to large: from Embedded System to Cloud Computing Dependability"

Nevertheless, the conference will cover a much broader range of topics, which includes, but is not limited to:

    * Hardware and software architecture of dependable systems;
    * Safety critical systems;
    * Embedded and real-time systems;
    * Cloud computing reliability and security;
    * Dependable mobile and multimedia systems;
    * Fault-tolerant networks and protocols;
    * VLSI dependability;
    * Impact of manufacturing technology on dependability;
    * Dependability modeling and tools;
    * Testing and validation methods;
    * Characterization techniques;
    * Dependability benchmarking;
    * Security of systems and networks;
    * Intrusion-tolerant systems;
    * Critical infrastructure protection;
    * Fault tolerance in databases and transactional systems;
    * Human factors;
    * Dependability and security in business and e-commerce applications.

EDCC 2012 will feature several tracks, including invited speakers, full paper presentations, fast abstracts, a student forum and a set of cutting-edge workshops. The proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

Paper categories
The conference is inviting submissions to its main track in the following categories.

    * Regular Papers (10-12 pages) that describe original research (not submitted or published elsewhere) in the field of dependability. Note that submissions of a regular paper may indicate a willingness to be considered in another category if the submission is not accepted as a regular paper.
    * Industrial Track Papers (6-8 pages) focusing on dependability in development and/or production environment, in particular experience reports on developing and using concrete dependability-related technologies in an industrial context, war stories (success and failure), and lessons learned. Industrial Track Papers will be reviewed using specific criteria that emphasize concrete experience and relation to the real-world.
    * Practical Experience Reports (3-6 pages) describing an experience or a case study, such as the design and deployment of a system or field data regarding actual failure and recovery.
    * Prototype-Tool description papers (3-6 pages) that outline the design or implementation of a software tool, a prototype of an operational system, etc.
    * Panels (1-2 pages) Panel proposals should describe the panel objectives, and include the bios of the Panel proposers and the probable panelists.

All papers accepted in the conference main track in any of these categories will be published in the conference proceedings.

All submissions must be made electronically through the submission web page (EasyChair), and should clearly indicate in which category the paper is being submitted.

Submission format
The title page of each submission should include a 150-word abstract, five keywords, authors’ names and addresses and include a line specifying the submission category. The full mailing address, phone, fax and email address of the corresponding author should be indicated.

Except for information on the corresponding author and the submission category, the submission format is the same as the camera ready format. In particular, submissions must adhere to the CPS 8.5"x11" two-column camera-ready format, and respect the length requirements of their submission category. This format includes 10 point font on 12 point spacing for body text, and other details described in the author guidelines below. Pages must be numbered. Templates and further details can be found at:

Each paper must be submitted as a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file. We recommend that you embed fonts where possible to improve portability. We also strongly recommend you print the file and review it for integrity (fonts, symbols, equations etc.) before submitting it. A defective printing of your paper can undermine its chance of success.