DSN-2024: Doctoral Forum Call For Contributions

The DSN Doctoral Forum provides an opportunity for students working in the area of dependable and secure computing to present and discuss their research objectives, approach, and preliminary results. The goal is for students to present their ongoing research work, discuss emerging research ideas and initial results, and get feedback that can help shape their future research directions and career. We especially encourage submissions from early-stage (pre-proposal) PhD students.

Students participating in the DSN 2024 mentoring program are highly encouraged to submit papers and attend the Doctoral Forum session with their mentor.

To participate in the forum, students should submit a two-page paper on their ongoing work, which will go through a review process. The student authors of selected papers will present their work during the Doctoral Forum session, which will be attended by both fellow students and experienced researchers working in the field of dependable and secure computing, encouraging active discussion. The ideal paper will have a clear and compelling problem definition, innovative insights on solutions, a well-defined research plan, and preliminary results to motivate the research topic and justify the proposed solutions. Topics of interest are the same as the areas of focus for the main conference. Please refer to the DSN research track call for papers for more details: https://dsn2024uq.github.io/cfpapers.html.

Important dates:

Submission Guidelines:

All Doctoral Forum papers must have a student as the first author. The student's advisor may be a co-author on the submission. The paper should describe the topic, preliminary results, and future direction of the student's ongoing research. The student must commit to presenting the work in person, if accepted, at the conference.

Papers submitted to the Doctoral Forum should be at most two pages in length (excluding references), and must be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society 8.5”x11” two-column camera-ready format (using a 10-point font on 12-point single-spaced leading). The templates are reproduced below for your convenience, and further details can be found here: Latex and Word Templates.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair, by selecting the DSN-2024 Doctoral Forum: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=dsn2024df.

Papers will go through a single-blind review process. The review process will be led by the Doctoral Forum co-chairs, and include reviews conducted by a program committee consisting of senior PhD students, recent PhD graduates, and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of dependable and secure computing, invited by the co-chairs. To nominate a student, recent graduate, or early career researcher for the program committee, please contact the Doctoral Forum co-chairs at doctoral_forum@dsn.org with the nomineels CV and a link to their webpage (if available) by March 10, 2024. Self-nominations are welcomed.

All accepted papers will be published in the supplemental volume of the DSN proceedings and will be made available through IEEExplore. Accepted papers will be presented in a dedicated session at the conference.


Doctoral Forum Chairs:

Mengmeng Ge, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ermeson Andrade, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil


Program Committee:

  • Airton Silva, Federal University of Piauí, Brazil
  • Bruno Nogueira, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
  • Francesco Longo, University of Messina, Italy
  • Ines Pinto Gouveia, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Júlio Mendonça, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Luxing Yang, Deakin University, Australia
  • Maggie Liu, RMIT University, Australia
  • Matheus Torquato, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Nan Sun, University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia
  • Nasrin Sohrabi, Deakin University, Australia
  • Simon Yusuf Enchoson, Whitecliffe College, New Zealand
  • Abraham Chan, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Qinyi Li, Griffith University, Australia
  • Michael Fu, Monash University, Australia
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