Workshops at DSN provide a forum for interaction and exchange of opinions on topics related to any of the many facets of dependable systems and networks. Workshop attendance is open to all registered conference delegates and all workshops are held on the first day of the conference. All workshop proceedings are to be published on IEEE Xplore in a Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops (DSN-W) volume, thus ensuring that workshop papers will enjoy a high level of visibility.

Workshop Chairs
Marco Vieira (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Fabíola Greve (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)

Workshop Proposals Selected
1. Dependability Issues in SDN and NFV (DISN) – Organizers: Elias Duarte, Matti Hiltunen
2. First International Workshop on Model Based Design for Cyber-Physical Systems (MB4CP) – Organizers: Alberto Avritzer, Lucia Happe, Daniel Sadoc, Kishor Trivedi, Sahra Sarvestani
3. 1st International Workshop on Safety and Security of Intelligent Vehicles (SSIV) – Organizers: João Carlos Cunha, Kalinka Regina Lucas Jaquie Castelo Branco, António Casimiro, Urbano Nunes
4. Recent Advances in the DependabIlity AssessmeNt of Complex systEms (RADIANCE) – Organizers: Ariadne Maria B. Rizzoni Carvalho, Nuno Antunes, Andrea Ceccarelli, Andras Zentai

Workshops provide opportunities for focused discussion on selected topics in a group setting. Topics of interest for DSN 2015 include, but are not limited to:

  • Hardware (e.g. microprocessors; VLSI; storage systems; and nanoscale systems)
  • Software (e.g. applications; middleware; and operating systems)
  • Cyber-physical systems (e.g. embedded systems; networked embedded systems; SCADA; automotive aerospace, and medical systems; and smart grid)
  • Socio-technical systems (e.g. virtual worlds; human-computer interaction; usable security; and online social networking)
  • Clouds (e.g. cloud storage, computing, platforms, and applications)
  • Networks (e.g. wireless networks; mobility; next-generation networks; and software-defined networking)
  • Models and methodologies for programming, evaluating, and assessing dependable and secure systems (e.g. performance, dependability and security evaluation; analytical and numerical methods; simulation; experimentation; benchmarking; verification; field data analysis; and data mining techniques)

A workshop proposal consists of a descriptive proposal that is not more than 4 pages in length and contains the following information:

  • Title and description of the workshop including motivations, goals, and relevance to the dependability community.
  • Names and contact information of the organizers, including a brief statement on their background and past workshop experience.
  • A description of the workshop planning processes, including the invitation and selection of participants, the refereeing of papers, a tentative program committee if available, and any other pre-workshop activities.
  • A summary of the planned workshop activities including length of time (full day or half day), space required (i.e., room capacity), and the expected workshop outputs. A desired schedule, i.e., approximate number of papers, invited talks, panels, and/or discussion sessions.
  • Whether workshop is new or an ongoing workshop. Information on past editions of the workshop (if applicable) including:
    • History and frequency of the workshop
    • Previous conference co-locations
    • URLs, if available
    • Approximate attendance
    • How papers were published (website, IEEE, ACM, etc.)
  • Communities from which participation is expected.

Acceptance and Publication
Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop’s potential for generating useful results, the timeliness of and expected interest in the topic, and the proposers’ ability to lead a successful workshop.

Accepted workshops will have a two-page proceedings-format summary (generated by the workshop organizers) published in the Main Proceedings of the conference. Written contributions to the workshop itself (summaries, short papers, etc.) will be included in the Supplement to the DSN Proceedings as well as in the DSN-W volume on IEEE Xplore. The workshop web pages will be linked through the main DSN website ( and the call for papers will be advertised through the DSN mailing lists.

Organizers are expected to perform any additional advertising in related communities outside the main DSN community, to create and maintain the workshop website, arrange for the collection and refereeing of submissions, and to co-ordinate the collection and delivery of camera ready material and IEEE copyright transfers.

Please submit all workshop proposals by November 17, 2014, preferably as a PDF, via e-mail to

Workshop proposers will be notified of the outcome of their submission by November 28, 2014. The timelines for submissions to the accepted workshops will be communicated directly to the proposers.