13th IEEE Pacific Rim Dependable Computing conference

The 13th IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on
Dependable Computing (PRDC'07)

Call For Papers

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PRDC 2007 is the thirteenth in this series of symposia started in 1989 that are devoted to dependable and fault tolerant computing. PRDC is now recognized as the main regular event of the Pacific area that is covering the many dimensions of dependability and fault tolerance, encompassing fundamental theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial components and systems. As applications of computing systems have permeated in every aspects of daily life, the dependability of computing system has become increasingly critical. This symposium provides a forum for countries around the Pacific Rim and other areas of the world to exchange ideas for improving the dependability of computing systems.

This symposia will be returning to Melbourne, Australia in 2007, after hosting the previously named Pacific Rim International Symposia on Fault-Tolerant Systems in 1993. Melbourne the second time (the first was in 1993). Melbourne is a vibrant cosmopolitan city that has frequently been awarded one of the world's most "livable" cities. Melbourne offers an excellent location for this conference with many local art, cultural, architectural and sporting attractions. It also provides an excellent hub for many of the tourist attractions throughout Victoria and Australia.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Software and hardware reliability, testing, verification and validation      
  • Dependability measurement, modeling and evaluation      
  • Safety-critical systems and software      
  • Architecture and system design for dependability      
  • Fault tolerant algorithms and protocols      
  • Tools for design and evaluation of dependable systems      
  • Reliability in Internet and Web systems and applications      
  • Dependability issues in computer networks and communications      
  • Dependability issues in distributed and parallel systems      
  • Dependability issues in real-time systems, database and transaction processing systems

Paper Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in the following categories: Regular Papers and Practical Experience Reports. Regular Papers should describe original research (not submitted or published elsewhere) and be not more than 20 double-spaced pages including figures and tables using 11-point type. Practical Experience Reports (of 5-12 pages) should describe an experience or a case study, such as the design and deployment of a system or actual failure and recovery field data. The title page should include a 150-word abstract, five keywords, authors' names and address and include a line specifying whether the submission is a Regular Paper or a Practical Experience Report. The full mailing address, phone, fax and email address of the corresponding author should be specified. All submissions must be made electronically. Additional submission opportunities are also possible at a later deadline under the form of Fast Abstracts. Please visit our web site for full submission instructions and updated information on the symposium.

Papers will be reviewed internationally and selected based on their originality, significance, correctness, relevance, and clarity of presentation. All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Proceedings on PRDC'07 to be indexed by SCI and EI. Selected papers that are presented will be published in a special issue of Some International Journals.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Papers :          June 25th, 2007  (Extended from June 11th, 2007)
  • Notification of Acceptance :   August 6th, 2007
  • Camera-ready Papers Due :    September 14th, 2007

Conference Organisation

General Chair

  • Wanlei Zhou, Deakin U., Australia

Program Chairs

  • Michael Hobbs, Deakin U., Australia
  • Yennun Huang, AT&T Labs-Research, USA

Steering Committee Chair

  • Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan U., Taiwan

Local Organising Chair

  • Connor Gray, Deakin U., Australia

Program Committee

  • Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University (Australia)
  • Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
  • Hsing-Lung Chen, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology (Taiwan)
  • Ge-Ming Chiu, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
  • Yuan-Shun Dai, Purdue University (USA)
  • Xavier Defago, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Tharam S. Dillon, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
  • Mootaz Elnozahy, IBM Austin Research Lab (USA)
  • Matti Hiltunen, AT&T Labs (USA)
  • Ravi Iyer, Univiversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
  • Tohru Kikuno, Osaka University (Japan)
  • Chandra Kintala, Motorola India Labs (India)
  • Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • Inhwan Lee, Hanyang University (Korea)
  • Chin-Laung Lei, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • Shyue-Kung Lu, Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan)
  • Michael Lyu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • Mirek Malek, Humboldt-Universitaet Zu Berlin (Germany)
  • Hiroshi Nakamura, University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • Takashi Nanya, University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • Andre Schiper, EPFL (Switzerland)
  • Heiko Schröder, RMIT University (Australia)
  • Ann Tai, IA Tech Inc (USA)
  • Kishov Trivedi, Duke University (USA)
  • Tim Tsai, Sun Labs (USA)
  • Jichiang Tsai, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)
  • Geoffroy Vallee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)
  • Sheng-De Wang, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • Yi-Min Wang, Microsoft Research (USA)
  • Felix Wu, UC Davis (USA)
  • Dong Xiang, Tsinghua University (China)
  • Min Xie, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Shiyi Xu, Shanghai University (China)
  • Shalini Yajnik, Avaya Labs (USA)
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University (Canada)
  • Hsu-Chun Yen, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • Meng-Lai Yin, California State Polytechnic University (USA)
  • Haruo Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • Tomohiro Yoneda, National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
  • Hee Yong Youn, Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)
  • Si Q. Zheng, University of Texas Dallas (USA)
  • Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney (Australia)


  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Deakin University, Australia

In Cooperation With

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Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

7th June 2007