Topics of interest for submissions include (but are not limited to):

Call for Fast Abstracts

Fast Abstracts are 2-page manuscripts describing in-progress, novel, or controversial ideas.

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.

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Submission Guidelines

To submit a fast abstract, send e-mail to faprdc12@rel.hiroshima-u.ac.jp. Fast Abstracts should be at most two pages in length, must be formatted using standard two-column IEEE format. The format is available at IEEE site. Since there is no revision cycle, the submitted Fast Abstracts must be in PDF format and completely ready for printing.

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 local 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.


Call for Industry Track Submissions

The Industry Track provides a forum for practitioners and researchers from industry to present case studies, experiences, and practices that
(1) highlight the important issues and challenges in implementing practical solutions,
(2) demonstrate methods and ideas that have been beneficial or have been problematic, and
(3) present data useful for further research.
All members of industry, including those that partner with academic researchers, are invited to submit a one-page abstract detailing their contribution. Such abstracts should clearly present the specific problem that is addressed, the specific contribution by the authors, a description of the work, and an analysis of the results.

Submission Guidelines

To submit an abstract for the Industry Track, send e-mail to prdc2012-it[at]hrl.hitachi.co.jp.

For submissions that are accepted, the authors will be allowed approximately 20-30 minutes to present their work at the PRDC conference and an abstract and optionally slides or a paper, no more than 6 pages will be published in the local proceedings of the conference.

Since there is no revision cycle, the submitted materials must be in PDF format and completely ready for printing. Submission of a contribution to the track indicates agreement to have one author present the work, if accepted, at the conference.

Submission Options

Selection and Notification

Submissions will be refereed primarily on the basis of relevance to PRDC, the probably interest to the community, and their potential for stimulating further research.

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Call for Workshop Papers

Please visit the Workshop page.


Call for Research Papers

Paper Submissions

All papers must conform to the IEEE Computer Society Formatting Guidelines. Submissions are invited 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 10 pages. Practical Experience Reports, whose length is limited to 6 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. All submissions must be made electronically (in PDF format) through the web-based submission system (EasyChair). Papers will be reviewed internationally and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Outstanding papers will be invited to the special issue in IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, after the symposium.

Submission Page

The paper submission page is https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=prdc2012.

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Call for Workshop Proposals

A few workshops will be accepted. Workshop papers will be included in IEEE Xplore.

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