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[CFP] SSS 2006 --- Second Call for Papers


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Eighth International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security
of Distributed Systems (formerly Symposium on Self-stabilizing
Systems) (SSS 2006) November 17th-19th, 2006, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Important Dates

Paper Submission:        July 7th, 2006
Notification to Authors: August 21st, 2006
Camera-ready:            August 31st, 2006
Symposium:               November 17th-19th, 2006

The Symposium is a prestigious international forum for researchers and
practitioners in the design and development of fault-tolerant
distributed systems with self-* properties, such as self-stabilizing,
self-configuring, self-organizing, self-managing, self-repairing,
self-healing, self-optimizing, self-adaptive, and self-protecting.

The theory of self-stabilization has been enriched in the last 25
years by high quality research contributions in the areas of
algorithmic techniques, formal methodologies, model theoretic
issues, and composition techniques.
All these areas are essential to the understanding and maintenance of
self-* properties in fault-tolerant distributed systems.

Research in distributed systems is now at a crucial point in its
evolution, marked by the importance of dynamic systems such as
peer-to-peer networks, large-scale wireless sensor networks, mobile ad
hoc networks, robotic networks, etc.  Moreover, new applications such
as grid and web services, banking and e-commerce, e-health and
robotics, aerospace and avionics, automotive, industrial process
control, etc. have joined the traditional applications of
distributed systems.

Now, more than ever, the theory of self-stabilization has tremendous
impact in these areas.  Therefore, this year, we are extending the
scope of the symposium to cover all safety and security related
aspects of self-* systems.  The title of the conference has been
changed to reflect this expansion.  There will be three tracks:
networking, safety and security, and self-* properties in static and
dynamic systems.

The symposium solicits contributions on all aspects of
self-stabilization, safety and security, recovery oriented systems and
programing, from theoretical contributions, to reports of the actual
experience of applying the principles of self-stabilization to static
and dynamic systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- self-stabilizing systems
- self-managed, self-assembling, autonomic and adaptive systems
- self-optimizing and self-protecting systems
- self-* abstractions for implementing fundamental services in static
  and dynamic distributed systems
- impossibility results and lower bounds for self-* systems
- application of stabilizing algorithms and techniques in dynamic
  distributed systems
- data and code stabilization
- algorithms for self-* error detection/correction

- safety critical systems
- trust models and specifications
- semantics of trust, distrust, mistrust, over-trust, cheat, risk and
- trust-related security and privacy
- reliable and dependable systems
- fault-tolerant systems, hardware redundancy, robustness, survivable
  systems, failure recovery

- security of network protocols
- security of sensor and mobile networks protocols
- secure architectures, frameworks, policy, intrusion
- proactive security
- self-* properties and their relation with classical fault-tolerance
  and security
- security protocols for self-* systems

Networks and Applications:
- models of fault-tolerant communication
- stochastic, physical, and biological models to analyze self-*
- communication complexity
- data structures for efficient communication
- self-stabilizing hardware, software, and middleware
- algorithms for high-speed networks, sensors, wireless and robots
- mobile agents
- peer-to-peer networks, sensor networks, MANETs, and wireless mesh
- network topologies, overlays, and protocols
- protocols for secure and reliable data transport and search in
  wireless mesh networks
- information storage and sharing in wireless mesh networks

Contributors are invited to submit a PDF file of their paper.
Submissions should be no longer than 4800 words and should not exceed
12 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11 point font and
reasonable margins (the page limit includes all figures, tables, and
graphs).  Submissions should include a cover page (that does not count
towards the 12 page limit) that includes paper title, authors and
affiliations, contact author's e-mail address, an abstract of the work
in a few lines, and a few keywords.
Submitted papers may have appendices beyond the 12 page limit, but
reviewers are free to disregard any material beyond the 12 page limit.
A paper submitted to SSS 2006 is expected to be original research
not previously published; a submission may not be concurrently
submitted or to any other conference, workshop, or journal.

The proceedings of the conference are expected to be published in the
Springer Verlag LNCS series.  Selected papers will appear in a special
issue of a high quality journal devoted to SSS 2006.