Call for Papers

We seek papers that address theoretical, experimental, systems-related and regulatory issues in the area of dependability and survivability of communication networks, end-systems and infrastructure.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following areas.

  • Network design and operational aspects of Reliability:

    • Survivability and traffic engineering for optical, IP and multi-layer networks
    • Robustness of multi-domain network and protocol architectures
    • Resilience in Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
    • High-availability for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructures
    • Network dependability in cloud networking
    • Dependability of cellular/mobile networks
    • Reliability of wireless access and mesh networking
    • Survivability in grid and distributed computing
    • Resilience of networked critical infrastructures
  • Theory and modeling:

    • Network reliability analysis
    • Methods for survivable network and systems design, analysis and operation
    • Planning and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services
    • Network coding techniques to improve resilience
    • Decomposition techniques for reliable network optimization
    • Service differentiation based on recovery methods
    • Simulation techniques for network resilience
  • Resilience of Networked Services:

    • Quality of Experience (QoE) and network service availability assessments
    • Reliability requirements and metrics for users, businesses, and the society
    • Dependability of networked applications
    • Survivability of multimedia networks
    • Reliability and resiliency of data center networks
    • Recovery of overlay and peer-to-peer networks
    • Restoration of services under various types of failures
    • Application and service-specific survivability techniques
    • Robustness of compound services
  • Broad context:

    • Telecommunication networks as an element of critical infrastructures
    • Risk and reliability in the Internet and enterprise networks
    • Public policy issues for survivability and resilience
    • Standardization of network resilience and reliability
    • Network resilience combined with economics and commercial issues
    • Network robustness to natural disasters
    • Robust network design for hostile environments
    • Security issues in networks and their relation to survivability
    • Network dependability and energy consumption trade-offs


A best paper award will be granted. Papers of special merit will be considered for a fast track publication in journals (more details to be announced).

The proceedings will be available through IEEE Xplore.

Before submitting papers, please read Author Guidelines carefully. They include important items for authors to pay attention.


Important dates

Title and abstract registration: October 19, 2015 [SUBMISSION LINK]

Submission of papers: October 23, 2015 [SUBMISSION LINK] (extended deadline, FIRM)

Notification to authors: January 8, 2016

Camera-ready copies: January 22, 2016