CfP: Workshop on Isolation and Integration for Dependable Systems (IIDS)

Dear readers of comp.arch.embedded,

I would like to inform you of our Workshop on Isolation and Integration for Dependable Systems (IIDS), co-located with EuroSys 2010 in Paris, France. The extended submission deadline is

February 22nd, 2010

We would be happy to see contributions from academia as well as industry. Please see the CfP below. For further information, please see

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-- Dr. Michael Engel, TU Dortmund (Germany), Embedded System Software Group

======= Call for Papers =======

Workshop on Isolation and Integration for Dependable Systems (IIDS) ===================================================================

Co-located with EuroSys'2010 Paris, France, April 13, 2010

What is IIDS? =============

At former Eurosys conferences, there were two successful workshop series, IIES (Isolation and Integration in Embedded Systems) and VTDS (Virtualization Technology for Dependable Systems).

For Eurosys 2010, the IIES and VTDS organizers decided to join forces and to create a common, full-day workshop: IIDS 2010: Isolation and Integration for Dependable Systems.

Topics ======

Virtualization technology has proven to be an important foundation for isolation and integration of systems. These are of special importance in dependable as well as embedded systems. The IIDS workshop combines the successful VTDS and IIES workshops held in conjunction with previous EuroSys conferences. The workshop will consist of two tracks with focus on dependable and embedded systems, respectively. By combining the two workshops, we intend to attract a larger audience with background in these specific areas of virtualization.

Track 1: Virtualization Technology for Dependable Systems ================================================

This track is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of virtualization technologies (VT) for constructing dependable systems. It will be specially interested in highly available, resilient, and intrusion-tolerant systems. Important questions are:

- How to build such systems using virtualization?

- Can virtualization help to increase dependability?

- What are the risks of using virtualization?

- How to analyze and verify VT-based dependable systems?

The topics of this track focus on system aspects at the local operating system level (resilience of VT, formal verification of hypervisors and OS) as well as distributed system aspects (VT-based replication, intrusion tolerance). In particular, the topics include:

- Virtualization-based mechanism for tolerating faults and intrusions

- Security aspects of using virtualization in distributed environments

- Resilience of virtualization technology

- Implementing a trusted computing base with virtualization technology

- Modelling the resilience of virtualization-based dependable systems

- Formal verification of hypervisors and operating systems

- Adaptivity in VT-based dependable systems

Track 2: Isolation and Integration in Embedded Systems =============================================

Embedded systems developers today are confronted with a large variety of challenges in the design and implementation of a system. Issues such as co-location of different applications on a single hard- or software platform ("co-habitation"), platform integration of different embedded operating environments as well as safety and protection of embedded software systems require novel approaches to embedded systems development as well as the adaptation of technologies from mainframe and desktop computing, like virtualization and emulation. This, in turn, will change traditional embedded design processes to include hardware and software of growing complexity. Suggested topics for papers and discussion include, but are not restricted to:

- Virtualization in embedded systems

- System support for temporal and spatial isolation of system-level and application code in embedded systems

- Interaction and resource sharing between isolated components

- System- and language-based isolation techniques

- Isolation and integration in multi- and manycore systems

- Configurable isolation mechanisms

- Lightweight address space models for isolation and similar architectural features

- Isolation mechanisms and resource constraints -- memory, energy, performance

- Optimization of complex co-habitated embedded systems

- Platform integration of embedded systems

- Preservation of temporal constraints in isolated and integrated systems

- Integration of legacy embedded systems in new designs

- Experience reports and details on performance, energy and cost evaluations

Submission Instructions =======================

Manuscripts must be submitted as printable PDF documents and should not exceed 3000 words/6 pages. Formatting according to the final manuscript style (ACM standard) is recommended. Electronic submission takes place using the EasyChair system at

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The camera-ready version of manuscripts must be formatted according to the ACM standard style (2-column), and must not exceed 6 pages. EuroSys plans publish the accepted papers in the ACM Digital Library, International Conference Proceedings Series (AICPS) (ACM confirmation pending). At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the conference and present the paper at the workshop.

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