Kansas City, USA
March 25-27, 2015 (Tutorials on March 24)
DRCN | 2015
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  • About

    DRCN is a well-established annual forum for scientists, engineers, designers and planners from industry, government and academia who have interests in the reliability and availability of communication networks and services. The conference covers topics from equipment and technology for survivability to network management & public policy, through theory and techniques for survivable and robust networks and application design. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from industry, government and academia in those disciplines in a lively forum.


    Extended version of accepted papers are targeted for consideration in a special issue of Springer’s Journal of Network and Systems Management.


    The 11th DRCN edition will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The conference will be enriched by a set of tutorials and invited talks. 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
    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas: Network design and operational aspects: Survivability of optical and multi-layer networks
Recovery techniques for IP routing and Layer-2 switching
Resilient wired access networks
Reliability of wireless access and mesh networking
Dependability of mobile networks
Network reliability and dependability in cloud computing and grid networks
Reliability and recovery of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network (Function) Virtualization (NFV)
Self-healing and autonomic networks
Survivability Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and Information-Centric Networks (ICN)
Fault management, monitoring, and control
Resilience of multi-domain connections in the Internet
Management of survivable networks
Green Networking and reliability
Robust design of smart grid
Reliable Communication Networks for Real-Time and Cyber Physical Systems Theory and modeling: Network reliability analysis
Methods and theory for survivable network and systems design, analysis and operation (including scalability and complexity)
Planning and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services
Simulation/emulation techniques for network resilience
Modeling, design, and analysis techniques for integrated cyber security and survivability
Network modeling and security for distributed cyber-attack detection and identification in communication networks Resiliency of network services: Reliability requirements and metrics for individual users, businesses, and the society
Restoration of services under various types of failures
Network coding and reliability
Service differentiation based on recovery methods
Dependability of networked applications
Recovery of overlay and peer-to-peer networks
Application and service-specific survivability techniques
Reliability and resilience of data centre networks
Robustness of compound services Broad context: Communication networks as an element of critical infrastructures
Public policy issues for survivability and resilience
Standardization of network resilience and reliability
Network resilience combined with economics and commercial issues
Quality of experience and network survivability
Dependability and energy consumption trade-offs
Risk assessment formalisms and measurement caused by cyber-attacks on communication networks
Risk and reliability in the Internet and enterprise networks
Vulnerability analysis to natural disasters or physical attacks
Robust design against natural disasters or attacks
New and emerging threats
  • Deadlines


    Submission of papers for review       November 25, 2014


    Submission of short and poster papers     December 20, 2014

           (Work-in-progress papers also welcome)


    Acceptance notifications       January 15, 2015


    Short papers acceptance notifications     January 20, 2015


    Camera-ready papers due       January 29, 2015


    Tutorial sessions       March 24, 2015


    Start of the conference       March 25, 2015

  • Guidelines

    Short Papers: 4 page limit

    Poster Paper (Extended Abstract): 2 page limit


    All submissions should be written in English with a max. paper length (all included) of 8 double-column printed pages (10-point font) including figures. All papers must be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings and submitted via EDAS. At least 1 author of accepted papers must be registered to the conference as presenter in order to appear in the proceedings.

  • Flyer

    A PDF version of the Call for Papers can be downloaded here.