A DSN Fast Abstract paper is a lightly reviewed, two-page technical article on new ideas, work in progress, or opinions relevant to dependable and secure systems and networks.

Contributions are particularly solicited from project teams, industrial practitioners, and academics who may not have been able to prepare and see full papers accepted for DSN, but nevertheless seek an opportunity to engage with, or get feedback from, the DSN community.

Because they are brief and have a later deadline, Fast Abstract papers enable their authors to:

  • Summarize work in progress
  • Put forward novel or challenging ideas
  • State positions on controversial issues
  • Introduce new problems looking for a solution
  • Suggest new approaches to the solution of open problems
  • Lessons learned from large system development or deployment

New this year

Fast Abstracts will be showcased with the support of companion Posters

The authors of accepted Fast Abstracts will have the opportunity to create a poster that will be displayed in the coffee breaks proximity, so that the attendees may take advantage of breaks to check out the contents of the Fast Abstracts and discuss with the authors.

Besides the traditional presentations in the Fast Abstract sessions, which usually provide great feedback and discussion, this year we will have a “Posters’ Session”, which is a longer coffee break that will be dedicated to the interaction with the poster authors.  

The 3 best Fast Abstracts & Posters will be distinguished by the committee during the review, according to the most disruptive and forward-thinking ideas. The distinguished works will be presented in a dedicated session with more time to present, while the remaining ones will be presented, as usual, in fast abstract sessions. Although the poster is not mandatory, it is incentivized as it increases the opportunities for discussion and networking.

Fast Abstract & Poster submissions cannot have PhD students as the main author. Instead, the students are encouraged to submit to the Doctoral Forum.   

Important Dates

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

Submission Guidelines

Fast Abstract submissions are not anonymized. Papers submitted should be at most two pages in length and must be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society camera-ready 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:

All accepted Fast Abstract will be published in the DSN supplemental volume and available through IEEExplore, and will be presented in dedicated sessions.

Submit papers through DSN2020 EasyChair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=dsn2020 (requires login and then selection of the Fast Abstracts & Posters track).

Fast Abstract & Posters Chair