Dependable and Adaptive Distributed Systems

6th DADS Track of the
26th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Previous years:
5th DADS 2010
4th DADS 2009
3rd DADS 2008
2nd DADS 2007
1st DADS 2006
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March 21 - 25, 2011
Taichung, Taiwan

The Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2011 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing and is hosted by the Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan .


Program - Track Committee - Important Dates


Track Overview

While computing is provided by the cloud and services increasingly pervade our daily lives, dependability is no longer restricted to mission or safety critical applications, but rather becomes a cornerstone of the information society. Unfortunately, heterogeneous, large-scale, and dynamic software systems that typically run continuously, often tend to become inert, brittle, and vulnerable after a while. The key problem is that the most innovative systems and applications are the ones that also suffer most from a significant decrease in dependability when compared to traditional critical systems, where dependability and security are fairly well understood as complementary concepts and a variety of proven methods and techniques is available today. In accordance with Laprie we call this effect the dependability gap, which is widened in front of us between demand and supply of dependability, and we can see this trend further fueled by the demand for resource awareness (including green computing) and increasing cost pressure.

Among technical factors of dependability, software development methods, tools, and techniques contribute to dependability, as defects in software products and services may lead to failure and also provide typical access for malicious attacks. In addition, there is a wide variety of fault tolerance techniques available, including persistence provided by databases, replication, group communication, transaction monitors, reliable middleware, cloud infrastructures, and trustworthy service-oriented architectures with explicit control of quality of service properties. Furthermore, adaptiveness is envisaged in order to react to observed, or act upon expected changes of the system itself, the context/environment (e.g., resource variability or failure/threat scenarios) or users' needs and expectations. Provided without explicit user intervention, this is also termed autonomous behavior or self-properties, and often involves monitoring, diagnosis (analysis, interpretation), and reconfiguration (repair). In particular, adaptation is also a means to achieve dependability in a computing infrastructure with dynamically varying structure and properties.


The track provides a forum for scientists and engineers in academia and industry to present and discuss their latest research findings on selected topics in dependable and adaptive distributed systems and complex services.

Accepted Papers

Below you can find the list of accepted papers. Details on the specific DADS sessions will be provided later.

Poster session

Finally, a poster paper has been accepted:

Track Program Co-Chairs

Karl M. Göschka (Chair)
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Information Systems
Distributed Systems Group
Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
phone: +43 664 180 6946
fax: +43 664 188 6275
Karl dot Goeschka (at) tuwien dot ac dot at

Svein O. Hallsteinsen
Software Engineering Department
Andersens vei 15 b
NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway
phone: +47 7359 3010
fax: +47 7359 3350
Svein dot Hallsteinsen (at) sintef dot no

Rui Oliveira
Universidade do Minho
Computer Science Department
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga, Portugal
phone: +351 253 604 452 / Internal: 4452
fax: +351 253 604 471
rco (at) di dot uminho dot pt

Alexander Romanovsky
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
School of Computing Science
Office: Room 1008 , Claremont Tower
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
phone: +44-191-222- 8135
fax: +44-191-222- 8788
Alexander dot Romanovsky (at) newcastle dot ac dot uk

Lorenz Froihofer (Organisational Chair)
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Information Systems
Distributed Systems Group
Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
phone: +43 1 58801 18417
fax: +43 1 58801 18491

Program Committee

Important Dates

August 31, 2010 Paper submission (extended)
October 12, 2010 Author notification
November 2, 2010 Camera-ready papers

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