Student Forum

The Student Forum at DSN provides an opportunity for students currently working in the area of dependable and secure computing to present and discuss their research objectives, approach, and preliminary results.

The Forum offers a place for presentation and discussion of emerging research ideas. The selected student research papers will be presented in the Student Forum sessions, which will be attended by both fellow students and experienced researchers working in the field of dependable and secure computing, encouraging active discussion. Each paper will be allocated a minimum of 20 minutes for presentation and discussion (exact time to be determined by the number of papers selected and time constraints). One of the key goals of the Forum is to provide student presenters with feedback on their preliminary results that might help with their future research directions.

The selected student research papers will be published in the DSN-2015 supplementary volume that will be distributed to the DSN-2015 attendees.

Questions or comments about the Student Forum should be directed to

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: April 17, 2015
  • Notification: May 7, 2015
  • Camera ready: May 15, 2015

Submission guidelines:

Student research papers should have a student as the single author. The paper should describe the topic, preliminary results, and future direction of the student’s on-going research. The student must commit to presenting the work in person, if accepted, at the conference.

Papers submitted to the Forum should be at most four pages in length and must be formatted use the IEEE Computer Society camera-ready 8.5”x11” two-column camera-ready format (using a 10-point font on 12-point single-spaced leading). The templates are reproduced below for your convenience, and further details can be found here.

LaTex Package (use bare_conf.tex) (ZIP) (TAR.GZ)
Word Template (DOC)
Submit papers in PDF format to .

Program Co-chairs:

Andrea Bondavalli (University of Firenze)
email: andrea [.] bondavalli [@] unifi [.] it

Gabriela Jacques da Silva (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
email: g [.] jacques [@] us [.] ibm [.] com

Program Committee:

Peter Klemperer (University of California, San Diego)
Henrique Madeira (University of Coimbra)
Kapil Singh (IBM Research)
Shambhu Upadhyaya (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York)