DSN Best Paper Award

The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) is pleased to announce that the Best Paper Award (BPA), created in DSN 2014 edition, will continue this year. The following is a summary of the BPA selection process.

  • Phase 1: At the conclusion of the DSN Program Committee meeting, the Program Committee will select from 1 to 6 papers to be considered for the BPA.
  • Phase 2: After the Program Committee meeting, the DSN Steering Committee will select from 1 to 3 papers from those selected by the Program Committee to be BPA Finalists. BPA finalists will be announced publicly before the conference.
  • Phase 3: In-person voting by DSN attendees
    • BPA Finalists will be presented together in a plenary session at DSN.
    • Each registered person who attends the BPA session will have the right to vote. If there is a unique BPA Finalist, no vote is necessary and the paper will be the DSN Best Paper.
    • The vote will be done by secret ballot at the end of the BPA session.
    • Votes will be counted by Steering Committee members who are present at DSN and the winner will be announced at the DSN Banquet.
    • In case of a tie, all BPA Finalists receiving the most votes will be BPA winners.
  • Notes:
    1. There is no monetary award given to the BPA authors.
    2. Papers nominated for the Carter Award will also be considered for the BPA. The Carter Award and BPA decisions will be independent, i.e. it is possible that a student author can win the Carter Award and the paper used for the Carter Award nomination can also win the BPA.

DSN is pleased to announce that the winner of 2015 Best Paper Award was the following paper:
Leveraging State Information for Automated Attack Discovery in Transport Protocol Implementations.
Samuel Jero, Hyojeong Lee and Cristina Nita-Rotaru
Purdue University, USA