Call for Fast Abstracts

Fast Abstracts at PRDC are short oral presentations, either on new ideas or work in progress, or opinion pieces that can address any issue relevant to dependable systems and networks. Because they are brief and have a later deadline, Fast Abstracts enable their authors to:

Thus, they provide an excellent opportunity to introduce new work, or present radical opinions, and receive early feedback from the community. Contributions are particularly solicited from industrial practitioners and academics that may not have been able to prepare full papers due to time and work pressures, but nevertheless seek an opportunity to engage with the PRDC community.

Submission Guidelines

Fast Abstracts should be at most two pages in length, must be formatted using standard two-column IEEE format. The format is available here. The submitted Fast Abstracts must be in .pdf format and completely ready for printing.

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Selection and Notification

Submissions will be refereed primarily on the basis of relevance to PRDC, but also on their capacity to stimulate and intrigue the reader. Accepted contributions will be published in the PRDC proceeding, and an author will deliver a short talk (five to ten minutes) in the Fast Abstracts track at the conference. Submission of a contribution to the track indicates agreement to have one author present the work, if accepted, at the conference.

The presenter must complete a PRDC 2010 registration with payment by August 31 for the abstract to be included in the proceedings.

Important Dates

Fast Abstract deadline: August 13, 2010 (23:59 PDT)
Notification for Fast Abstract: August 21, 2010
Registration for Accepted Fast Abstract: August 31, 2010 (AOE)