[DSN logo] The International Conference on
Dependable Systems and Networks

The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks
San Francisco, CA, June 22nd - 25th, 2003

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DSN At a Glance

Original Call for Participation


Local/Hotel Information

Detailed Session Information



Keynote Speaker


Student Grants are now available.

FastAbstracts may now be submitted.

Preliminary information about DSN 2004


Invitation from the General Chair

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 2003 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2003), the leading international conference on dependability, to be held this year at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in beautiful San Francisco, California from June 22nd to 25th, 2003.

This conference attempts to provide answers to a very important question, namely: "how can we make the computer systems and communication networks that we ever more increasingly rely on more dependable?" Our lives have become critically dependent on the correct functioning of these systems as we surf the web, fly in airplanes, drive our cars, manage our finances, and even heat our homes. The traditional concerns of the dependability community (e.g., inadvertent faults, errors, and failures) have now been enlarged by the massive connectivity provided by the Internet to include malicious exploitation of imperfect systems and networks and intentional cyber-attacks on them.

We have put together an excellent technical program for researchers, practitioners, and users to learn and exchange information on the latest research results and the state of the practice in dependable systems and networks. Multiple tracks include the Dependable Computing and Communications Symposium (DCC), the International Performance and Dependability Symposium (IPDS), as well as Workshops, Tutorials, a Student Forum, and FastAbstracts highlighting late-breaking research. There will be plenty of opportunity for informal discussions during breaks, lunches, a welcome reception, and a dinner cruise.

I invite you to join us at the premiere conference on dependable systems and networks. I look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.

Charles B. Weinstock
General Chair
DSN 2003