Starting from 2020, a new award called Rising Star in Dependability Award is presented annually at the IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) to recognize a junior researcher, from academia or industry, who demonstrates outstanding potential for creative ideas and innovative research in the field of dependable and resilient computer systems and networks.

The IEEE TC on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (TCFT) and IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (WG 10.4) jointly sponsor the DSN Rising star in Dependability Award.

The award recipient will be required to attend DSN to receive the award and will be invited to give a presentation to DSN attendees. His/her conference registration will be borne by the conference.

To be eligible, a candidate must have graduated no more than 10 years before the nomination deadline  (considering the year as a reference). Career disruptions or delays (e.g. Parental leaves) that may have been experienced by the candidates  will be taken into consideration by the selection committee.

Nominations must be submitted by email to the DSN Steering Committee Chair Mohamed Kaâniche ( and are due on February 29, 2020. Make sure the words Rising Star in Dependability Award are in the subject line. The winner will be announced by April 30, 2020.

The Rising star committee Chair and the committee members will be appointed by the DSN Steering Committee Chair after the nomination deadline to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

For complete information about the award and nomination procedure, please visit