DSN 2020 Call for Contributions to DSN 2020 Doctoral Forum

DSN Doctoral Forum papers are two-page articles that provide an opportunity for students currently working in the area of dependable and secure computing to present and discuss their research objectives, approach, and preliminary results.

The Doctoral Forum offers a place for a poster presentation and discussion of emerging research ideas. The selected Doctoral Forum papers will be presented as a poster during a poster session, which will be attended by both fellow students and experienced researchers working in the field of dependable and secure computing, encouraging active discussion.

One of the key goals of the Doctoral Forum is to provide student presenters with feedback on their preliminary results that might help with their future research directions.


Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo – University of Luxembourg: “The Hard Path to Excellence or…why excellence is about details”

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: March 27, 2020 April 3, 2020
  • Notification: April 20, 2020
  • Camera Ready: May 1, 2020

Submission Guidelines

Doctoral Forum papers should have a student as the single author. The paper should describe the topic, preliminary results, and future direction of the student’s on-going 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, 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 Wod Templates

All accepted papers will be published in the DSN supplemental volume, and available through IEEExplore. They will be presented in dedicated sessions.
Submit papers in PDF format to: doctoral_forum@dsn.org


Doctoral Forum Chairs

  • Sara Bouchenak, INSA Lyon, France
  • Saman Zonouz, Rutgers University, USA

Doctoral Forum Program Committee

  • Azzam Alsudais, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • Amy Babay, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Sophie Cerf, INRIA Grenoble, France
  • Maria Fernandes, University of Luxembourg
  • Mohamad Gharib, University of Florence, Italy
  • Pierre-François Gimenez, CNRS – LAAS Toulouse, France
  • Matthias Hille, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Georgios Mappouras, Duke University, USA
  • Isabelly Rocha, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Rania Talbi, INSA Lyon, France
  • Hui Xu, Fudan University, China