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Conference Series : Design of Reliable Communication Networks
When Oct 25, 2009 - Oct 28, 2009
Where Washington, D.C., USA
Submission Deadline May 1, 2009
Notification Due Jun 30, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2009
Categories    networks   reliability   monitoring   security

Call For Papers


October 25-28, 2009 - Washington, D.C., USA
Technical co-sponsor: IEEE Communication Society



DRCN is a well established biennial forum for scientists, engineers, designers and planners from
industry and academia who have interests in reliability and availability of communication
networks, end systems and related topics. From equipment and technology for survivability to
network management and public policy, through theory and techniques for survivable and robust
network and application design, the aim of the conference is to bring together people from those
disciplines in a lively forum. We hope you will join us in Washington, D.C., USA during October
25-28, 2009.


We seek papers that address theoretical, experimental, systems-related and regulatory issues in
the area of dependability and survivability of communication networks, end-systems and
infrastructure. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Methodologies, equipment and technology for wired/wireless network survivability
* Basic methods and theory for survivable network and systems design, modeling and operation
* Multi-Layer and differentiation protection
* Fault management, monitoring and control
* Security issues in network reliability and its interdependence to survivability
* Applications and services oriented survivability techniques (e.g., P2P, multicast)
* Restoration of services under different types of failures
* Public policy issues for survivability and resilience
* Reliability to emerging technologies (e.g., data center, SCADA and process control systems)
* Survivable network management and/or network planning
* Network resiliency to software attacks


* Papers should neither have been published elsewhere nor currently under review by another
conference or journal.
* Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE.
* All papers must be submitted via the EDAS system at
* Please prepare and submit the manuscript in PDF format using IEEE Conference Proceeding
* Pagelength is limited to 8-pages in two-column IEEE format.
* At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

A journal special issue based on selected papers from DRCN2009 is currently being planned.

Proposals for Tutorials are also being solicited. Tutorials (half-day sessions) are intended to
provide in-depth learning on a specific topic of interest to the participants. Proposals for
Tutorials should consist of 1000 words summary, a 150 word abstract, and a cover page listing the
details of the presenter(s). Please use the EDAS directly to submit proposals for tutorials,
before May 15, 2009.


* May 1, 2009 Full paper submission (extended deadline)
* May 15, 2009 Tutorial proposals due
* June 30, 2009 Notification of acceptance
* August 15, 2009 Camera Ready Copy due


David Tipper, General Chair, University of Pittsburgh, USA
John Doucette, TPC Co-Chairs, University of Alberta & TRLabs, Canada
Deep Medhi, TPC Co-Chairs, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Yi Qian, Tutorial Chair, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Yu Liu, Web Chair, Juniper Networks, USA
Debbie Day, Finance Chair, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Technical Program Committee

Achim Autenrieth, Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany
Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
Taesang Choi, Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korean
Roberto Clemente, Telecom Italia, Italy
Didier Colle, Ghent University, Belgium
Nelson L. S. da Fonseca, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Yuanshun Dai, University of Tennessee, USA
Joerg Eberspaecher, Munich University of Technology, Germany
Andrea Fumagalli, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Andre Girard, INRS-EMT and GERAD, Canada
Xuewen Gong, Huawei Technologies, China
Mohan Gurusamy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Bjarne Helvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Meir Herzberg, ECI Telecom, Israel
Pin-Han Ho, University of Waterloo, Canada
Raj Jain, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Brigitte Jaumard, Concordia University, Canada
Dave Johnson, British Telecom, UK
Jean-Francois Labourdette, Verizon, USA
Lorne Mason, McGill University, Canada
Geraldo Robson Mateus, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Muriel Medard, MIT, USA
Machael Menth, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Eytan Modiano, MIT, USA
Adam Ouorou, Orange Labs, France
Achille Pattavina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mario Pickavet, Ghent University, Belgium
Michael Pioro, Warsaw University, Poland
S. Raghavan, University of Maryland, USA
George Rouskas, North Carolina State University, USA
Jason Rupe, Qwest, USA
Iraj Saniee, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Brunilde Sansò , École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Dominic Schupke, Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany
Sudipta Sengupta, Microsoft Research, USA
Krishna Sivalingam, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Arun Somani, Iowa State University, USA
Shekhar Srivastava, Huawei Technologies, USA
James Sterbenz, University of Kansas, USA
Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Cisco Systems, USA
Jonathan Weston-Dawkes, Mitre, USA
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Jing Wu, Communications Research Center, Canada

Steering Committee

Piet Demeester, Chair, Ghent University - IBBT - IMEC, Belgium
Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
Tibor Cinkler, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Roberto Clemente, Telecom Italia Lab, Italy
Joerg Eberspaecher, Technische Universität München, Germany
Andreas Gladisch, T-Systems International, Germany
Wayne D. Grover, TRLabs, University of Alberta, Canada
David Tipper, University of Pittsburgh, USA

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