Industrial Track

Technologists and researchers are faced with myriad challenges with the ubiquity of information technology into system of systems. Ensuring the robustness of critical infrastructure in order to defend the national security requires the use of the state of the art technologies for sustaining and enhancing large amount of data. Updating code in legacy embedded systems requires a well stablished verification and validation process during the system integration phase. On the other hand, new methods and techniques are provided every day by the academia offering to the industry new capabilities and tools to creating brand new resilient software-intensive systems.

Focusing on the state of the practice the Industry Track at DSN brings together industry and academia in a venue that highlights new challenges, encountered obstacles on applying novel solutions, findings (both positive and negative) and real world lessons learned on dependable systems and networks operation.

Industry contributions to the DSN scientific community are welcome to address any dependability issue related to either the development process or operation of critical systems as seen from industrial perspective.

Submission Guidelines
Contributions are accepted in two formats:

  • Short paper shall emphasize lessons learned from the practice of dependability; present a problem definition, its importance, the strengths and weaknesses of adopted solution, and challenges for improvement. Papers must be written in English and have 3 to 4 pages (IEEE double-column format). Papers must be submitted in their final form. Oral presentation is required for selected papers.
  • Poster shall address dependability aspects of either a product or service offered to the market; trade-offs analysis are encouraged. An abstract summarizing the POSTER content (750 words – free format) must be submitted. A Poster template will be available for the selected abstracts. Posters will be exhibited in the conference according to the agenda.  Abstract and Posters must be written in English.

Papers must be directly submitted by e-mail to Denise Rotondi at

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 20th
Author notification: April 30th
Camera-ready: May 15th
Industrial Track: June 25th

Topics of Interest
Dependable system of systems

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data

Program Committee
Cláudia Piovesan Macedo  (CPqD – Brazil)
Keun Soo Yim (GOOGLE – U.S.A.)
Marcelo José Ruv Lemes ( EMBRAER – Brazil)
Murthy V. Devarakonda  (IBM – U.S.A.)
Luiz Rodolpho Monnerat (PETROBRAS – Brazil)
Francesco Brancati  (Resiltech – Italy)
Carlos Sosa (CRAY –  U.S.A.)
Ana Maria Ambrosio (INPE – Brazil)
Mike Spreitzer (IBM – U.S.A.)
Nuno Silva (Critical Software – Portugal)
Juliana de Melo Bezerra (ITA – Brazil)

Industrial Track Chairs:
Fátima Mattiello-Francisco (INPE – Brazil)

Ravishankar K. Iyer (Univ. of Illinois  – U.S.A.)