[Acpc-l] IEEE FTPDS02 Program , Florida , APRIL 19, 2002

Hermann Hellwagner hellwagn@itec.uni-klu.ac.at
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Annual IEEE Workshop on Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Systems

		April 19, 2002 

Marriott Marina, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

Held in conjunction with the International Parallel and
Distributed Processing Symposium


Increasingly large parallel computing systems provide unique challenges to
the researchers in dependable computing, especially because of the high
failure rates intrinsic to these systems. While commercial and scientific
companies share the need for   massive throughput and low latency, 
dependability of service is also a concern.
In addition to providing uninterrupted service, commercial systems must be 
free from data corruption. Achieving dependability in highly scalable parallel
and distributed systems  poses a considerable challenge.
As the number of components increases, so does the probability of a component
failure. Therefore, improved fault-tolerant technology is required for high
scalable parallel and distributed systems. 

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and
practitioners to discuss issues related to these issues of fault-tolerant
parallel and distributed systems. All aspects
of design, theory and realization of parallel and distributed systems are of

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Dependable distributed systems

- Fault-tolerant  protocols for distributed systems

- Fault tolerance in clusters of workstations and PCs

- Fault-tolerant interconnection networks

- Fault-tolerant parallel programming

- Using COTS  for designing dependable network based computing systems

- Portable checkpointing for heterogeneous distributed systems

- Fault injection in parallel and distributed systems

- Dependability evaluation of fault-tolerant parallel and distributed systems

- Dependable Biocomputing

- Dependable Quantum Computing

Program Committee:

D. Avresky, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

J. Bruck, Caltech, USA 

B. Ciciani, University of Roma, Italy 
D. Culler, University of California Berkley, USA 
C. Fetzer, AT&T Labs - Research, USA 
J. Hayes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 
H. Hellwagner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria 
T. Katayama,  AIST, Japan 
H. Levendel, Motorola, USA 
Q. Li, Santa Clara University, USA 
F. Lombardi, Northeastern University, USA 
E. Maehle, University of Lubeck, Germany 
P. Mehra, Compaq Tandem Labs, USA 
C. Petitpierre, EPFL, Switzerland 
D. Powell, LAAS-CNRS, France 
M. Raynal, IRISA, France 
J. Sifakis, UMR Verimag, France 

The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee 
on Parallel Processing. For further information, please contact
the Program Chair: 

D.  R.  Avresky 
e-mail : avresky@ece.neu.edu 


Opening:  8.15am-8.30am 

Session: Invited talks and speakers

1. "Availability Requirement fro a Fault Management Server in
 High-Availability Communication Systems"


Invited talk : H. Sun, J. Han and  H. Levendel

2."From Experimental Assessment of Fault-Tolerant Systems to Dependability
9.15am- 10.00am 

Invited speaker : J. Arlat 
Toulouse, France

Coffee break:  10.00am -10.30am

3. "Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computers"
10.30am - 11.15am

Invited speaker : John P. Hayes
Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory
Dept. of EE & CS, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, USA

Session 1

4. Fault Tolerance in the Network Storage Stack
11.15am -11.45am 

S. Atchley, S. Soltesz, J. Plank, M. Beck and T. Moore,
Univ. of Tennessee, TN, USA

5. Protocols for Fault-tolerant Distributed-Shared-Memory
on the SOME-Bus Multiprocessor Architecture

D. Hecht and C. Katsinis,
Drexel University, USA

Lunch Break 12.15pm-2.00pm 

Session 2

6. Optimizing the Reliability of Component-Based n-Version Approaches
2.00pm -2.30 pm 

K.E. Grosspietch,
FIAIS, Germany

7. A Generalized Analytical Performance Model of Distributed Systems
That Perform N Tasks Using P Faul-Prone Processors
2.30pm - 3.00pm

G. Weerasighe, I. Antonious and L. Lipsky
UCONN, Connecticut, USA

8 . Hardware-Software Co-Reliability in Field Reconfigurable
Multi-Processor-Memory Systems

M. Choi, N. Park and F Lombardi
NEU,  Boston, USA

Coffee break: 3.30pm -4.00pm 

Session 3

9. A distributed Primary-Segmented Backup Scheme for Dependable 
Real-Time Communication in Multihop Networks

G. Ranjith, G.P. Krishna and C. S. Murthy
IIT, Madras, India

10. The  Viator Approach : About Four Principals of Autopoietic
Growth on the Way to future Hyperactive Network Architectures

P. Simeonov,
TUI, Illmenau, Germany

11. Checking a Non-Byzantine FT Scheme Against Byzantine Faults
P. Sobe
5.00pm -5.30pm

MUL, ICE, Lubeck, 

12. Survivable Computer Networks in the Presence of Partitioning

Y. Varoglu and D.R. Avresky
Network Computing Lab, 
ECE, NEU, Boston, USA

Closing remarks: 6.00pm-6.15pm