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Title:          Annual Report IFIP TC 10
Author :        Bernhard Eschermann
Period:         2011
Date :          November 28, 2011




1. TC 10 Meetings
The 2011 meeting took place in Grenoble/France on March 13 in conjunction with
WG10.5’s DATE (design, automation and test in Europe) conference.

Due to the low attendance of all recent meetings, even if they were in Europe, the 2012
meeting will be held by telephone conference. This will be an experiment.to enable a
wider participation without the need for travel time and travel cost.


2. TC 10 Officers

The chairperson of WG10.3, Prof. Chris Jesshope, decided to step back in 2011 from
this position because of private reasons. One of the vicechairs, Prof. Erik Maehle
(University of Lübeck/Germany, maehle@iti.uni-luebeck.de), who had also taken over
the responsibilities provisionally, was elected as a successor.

The chairperson of WG10.2, Prof. Marilyn Wolf, has also initiated the process to elect a
successor.


3. TC10 Activities
TC10 established a new bi-annual conference (in addition to all of the conferences of its
WGs) in connection with WCC 2006 in Santiago de Chile. It was called BICC
(biologically inspired cooperative computing). A second BICC event was scheduled in
conjunction with WCC 2008 in Milan and a third at WCC 2010 in Brisbane. The
number of papers submitted to BICC has not reached the level of expectations (2010
only 13) and due to the discontinuation of WCC in its old format, BICC can not be co-
located with WCC in 2012. Thus, BICC will either be merged with another conference
(e.g. DIPES, SASO) or if not possible the series will be terminated.

A discussion on new areas for TC 10 was started at its 2009 meeting. The following
topics were identified as potentially interesting to pursue – they were also assigned to
current working groups of TC 10 to evaluate and discuss further: Wearable computing
(WG 10.2), cloud computing (WG 10.4), „green“ computing (WG 10.5). The progress
on these topics is reported in the respective WG chapters.



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4. Working Group Activities

       4.1 Working Group Composition
The TC consists of four working groups: 10.2 – Embedded Systems, 10.3 – Concurrent
Systems, 10.4 -Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance, 10.5 - Design and
Engineering of Electronic Systems.

       4.2 Working Group 10.2 (Embedded Systems)
The WG 10.2 home-page is located at http://websrv2.c-lab.de/ifip-wg-102/

4.2.1 Members

There was no change in membership. Two of the members are from Switzerland: Prof.
Lothar Thiele (ETH Zürich) and Dr. Bernhard Eschermann (ABB).
4.2.2 Officers

The officers of WG 10.2 are:
    Marilyn Wolf, Chair
    Bernd Kleinjohann, Vice Chair
    Lisa Kleinjohann, Publications Chair

4.2.3 Meetings

The following business meetings were conducted by WG 10.2 during the last 12
months:
    none

4.2.4 Sponsored Events

The following events with main sponsorship by WG10.2 were held in the past 12
months:
    DIPES 2010, Brisbane, September 2010.
    SEUS 2010, Waidhofen Austria, October 2010.

4.2.5 Events in Cooperation with WG 10.x

The following co-sponsored events without financial involvement have been held in
the past 12 months:
     ESWeek, October 2010, Scottsdale AZ.
     WCC 2010, Brisbane, September 2010.

4.2.6 Planned Events

The following main sponsored events are already planned:
    DIPES 2011
    ESWeek 2011



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        4.3 Working Group 10.3 (Concurrent Systems)
The WG 10.3 home-page is located at: http://www.ifipwg103.org/

4.3.1 Members

There have been no new members in 2010 and consequently the working group remains
at 59 members. Their geographic distribution is as follows:
     North America: 20 members
     South America: 1
     Europe: 26
     Middle East/Africa: 3
     Asia/Pacific: 9

The Swiss member continues to be Prof. Helmar Burkhart (University of Basel).
4.3.2 Officers

The officers of WG 10.3 are:
    Chair Prof Chris Jesshope
    Vice Chair Prof Erik Maehle
    Vice Chair Prof Guang Gao
    Secretary Prof Makoto Amamiya

In January 2011 Chris Jesshope has partially stepped down as Chair, the Vice Chair
Erik Maehle has taken over his tasks.

4.3.3 Meetings

The following business meetings were conducted by WG 10.3 during the last 12
months:
    No face-to-face meetings occurred during this period, all business was
       conducted electronically. A face-to-face meeting is planned for the near
       future.

4.3.4 Sponsored Events

The following events with main sponsorship by WG10.3 were held in the past 12
months:

       Euro-Par 2010 was held in Ischia – Naples, Italy from August 31st to
        September 3rd. Euro-Par is an annual series of international conferences
        dedicated to the promotion and advancement of all aspects of parallel
        computing and distributing computing. The major themes can be divided
        into the broad categories of hardware, software, algorithms and applications
        for parallel and distributed computing. The objective of Euro-Par is to
        provide a forum for the promotion of parallel and distributed computing
        both as an industrial technique and an academic discipline, extending the
        frontier of both the state of the art and the state of the practice.
       The Confernce Co-Chairs were:



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      o    Domenico Talia,. University of Calabria & ICAR-CNR
      o    Pasqua D'Ambra, ICAR-CNR
      o    Mario Rosario Guarracino, ICAR-CNR
   Euro-Par 2010 hosted three keynote speakers (Prof. Jack Dongarra -
    University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of
    Manchester, Dr. Vittoria Colizza - ISI Foundation, Prof. Ignacio M.
    Llorente - Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Eleven workshops have
    been also organized in conjunction with the conference. More info about
    the conference may be found at the conference web site:
    http://www.europar2010.org/

  PACT 2010 was held in Vienna, Austria on 11-15 September 2010, with the
   following organizational chairs:
      o Michael Gschwind (IBM Systems & Technology Group) - Program
          chair
      o Jens Knoop (Vienna University of Technology) - Program chair
      o Valentina Salapura (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center) - General
          chair
 PACT is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers
   from the hardware and software areas to present ground-breaking research
   related to parallel systems ranging across instruction-level parallelism,
   thread-level parallelism, multiprocessor parallelism and distributed
   systems. PACT features cutting-edge research in architecture, compilers,
   languages and applications across a broad range of topics. Due to its overall
   focus on parallelism, PACT is gaining importance as a premier conference
   for the latest hardware and software technologies. The conference is
   sponsored by IEEE, ACM, and IFIP. The venue alternates from two years
   in North America to one year abroad, and the meeting is held around the
   end of September. Similar to other major conferences, it is preceded by
   workshops and tutorials which are independent but co-located. For more
   information      please    see    http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/PACT-
   2010/index.html
  The 2010 meeting received additional support from IBM, Intel, IBM
   Research, AMD, HP, Power.org, NSF, Qualcomm, Reservoir Labs, TU
   Wien, and City of Vienna. The event attracted 196 attendees. For the main
   conference, 131 attendees registered in advance, 21 registered on site, and
   17 received complimentary registrations. For the three workshops and two
   tutorials, 73 attendees registered in advance, and 23 registered on site. A
   total of 266 papers were submitted, of which 46 were accepted for
   presentation, and a poster session. The conference included poster
   presentations for the ACM Student Research Competition.
  The event generated the total revenue of $109,746, which produced surplus
   of $21,525 US.

   NPC 2010 was held in Zhengzhou, China from September 13th to 15th,
    2010. IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing
    (NPC 2010) is a leading international forum for researchers and
    practitioners to present new idea, technology, and experience in the fields
    of network and parallel computing.
   The General Co-Chairs were:
      o Jean-Luc Gaudiot, University of California-Irvine, USA


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          o Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    And the Program Co-Chairs were:
          o Chen Ding, University of Rochester, USA
          o Zhiyuan Shao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    The NPC 2010 program featured three invited keynote speakers. More
     details of the program can be found on the conference web site:
     http://grid.hust.edu.cn/npc2010.

    CADS 2010 was held in Tehran, Iran on 23-24th of September 2010, as a
     new conference sponsored by WG 10.3. The 15th CSI Symposium on
     Computer Architecture and Digital Systems (CADS 2010) was jointly
     organized by the Computer Society of Iran (CSI) and the School of
     Computer Science of the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
     (IPM-CS),
    The General Chair was:
        o Ahmad Khonsari (IPM, Iran; Tehran University, Iran)
    And the Program Chairs were:
        o Nader Bagherzadeh (University of California Irvine, USA)
        o Hamid Sarbazi-Azad (IPM, Iran; Sharif University of Technology,
            Iran)
    The conference had three keynote speakers. More details can be found at the
     conference web site: http://cs.ipm.ac.ir/cads2010/

4.3.5 Events in Cooperation with WG 10.3

The following co-sponsored events without financial involvement have been held in
the past 12 months:
     no events were in cooperation

4.3.6 Planned Events

The following main sponsored events are already planned:
    Europar 2011 will be held in Bordeaux, France, from August 29th to
       September 2nd, see: http://europar2011.bordeaux.inria.fr/
    PACT 2011 will be held in Galveston Island, Texas, USA, from October
       10th to 14th, see: http://pactconf.org/
    NPC 2011 will be held in Changsha, Hunan, China, from October 21st to
       23rd, 2011, see: http://www.cs.wayne.edu/~weisong/npc2011/



       4.4 Working Group 10.4 (Dependable Computing and Fault
       Tolerance)
The WG 10.4 homepage is located at http://www.dependability.org/wg10.4/.

4.4.1 Members

The working group has 66 members. Their geographic distribution is as follows:



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      North America: 29 (~ 44%)
      South America: 1 (~ 1%)
      Europe: 27 (~ 41%)
      Asia/Pacific: 9 (~ 14%)

There is no Swiss member of this WG.
4.4.2 Officers

The officers of WG 10.4 remain the same as last year:

      Chair: Rick Schlichting, AT&T Labs-Research, US <rick@research.att.com>
      Vice Chair: Karama Kanoun, LAAS-CNRS, France <karama.kanoun@laas.fr>

4.4.3 Meetings

WG 10.4 held two meetings during the last 12 months. The first was in Snowmass,
Colorado, US in January 2011 and the second was in Taoyuan, Taipei in July 2011.
Following are details on both meetings.

The 59th meeting of IFIP WG 10.4 was hosted by Basil Smith (IBM, US) and Nick
Bowen (IBM, US) in Snowmass, Colorado, US from the evening of January 12,
2011 until around noon on January 16. The venue certainly made for a meeting that
was memorable for both technical and social reasons. Who could argue with the
combination of stimulating technical discussions, brilliant weather, a meeting room
with a view, and ready access to the winter activities found in the area? The main
group social event was a wonderful dinner at a cabin that was reached by SnowCat.
And lest I forget, the other memorable non-technical aspect was a fire alarm at 3am
one morning at one of the two hotels, which left a number of attendees in the
common areas and outside for 45 minutes, although fortunately, the weather was not
too bad. (This was clearly a dependability problem since it was a false alarm.)
There were 35 attendees, including 14 members and 21 guests.

The workshop at this meeting was on the topic of Dependability Issues for a Smarter
Planet and was organized by Nick Bowen and Basil Smith. There were 12
presentations, with 3 by WG members and 9 by invited guest speakers. These
speakers came from industrial organizations such as IBM, Honeywell, and MITRE,
universities such as UNC-Charlotte and Florida International, and government
organizations such as the US National Science Foundation. The session titles give a
good sense of the technical diversity of the topics: Dependable Cities, Smart Grid,
Trustworthy Healthcare, and Smart Communications/Internet Infrastructures. As
always, there was ample discussion. Nick also ran a session at the end that
attempted to identify and build on some of the themes that came up during the
workshop.

The research reports portion of the meeting was held on Sunday morning and
consisted of 12 talks of 15 minutes each.

The 60th meeting of IFIP WG 10.4 was held at the South Garden Hotel in Jhong Li
City (Taoyuan County), about 30 minutes away from the main international airport
in Taipei and about an hour away from the city itself. The meeting began the



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evening of July 1 (Friday) and continued until lunchtime on July 4 (Monday). Our
host for the meeting was Prof. Sy-Yen Kuo from National Taiwan University
(NTU).

As usual, the main focus of the meeting was a workshop, with this one being
organized by Jean Arlat, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, and Takashi Nanya on the topic of
Hardware Issues in Dependable and Secure Computing. This was the first meeting
with a hardware focus for a number of years, and the organizers did an excellent job
taking advantage of our location to attract local speakers in addition to outside
experts. The workshop consisted of four sessions with the following titles: Emerging
Hardware Development in Taiwan, Hardware Architectures and Systems, Hardware-
related Fault Pathologies, and Assessment Methods and Techniques. There were
fourteen total talks, with five being given by WG members and nine by invited
speakers. There was also a session at the end to wrap up the workshop and allow
further exploration of the issues raised during the presentations. The discussions
during this session and indeed the entire workshop were very lively and touched on
many important issues.

In addition to the workshop, there were two sessions devoted to research reports on
Monday morning. Five attendees took advantage of this opportunity to present a
variety of topics related to dependability in their 25-minute slots.

The social aspects of the meeting were memorable as well. On Friday afternoon
prior to the opening reception, one group of attendees took a bus tour to some local
sites while another group went into Taipei to visit museums. There were also two
evening events, one a barbecue run by the hotel for all its guests and the other a
banquet for the meeting attendees. The food at these meals and the lunches was
delicious, and I suspect more than a few members ate more than might be advisable.
And, of course, these events provided further opportunities for discussion among the
meeting attendees.

Two WG 10.4 meetings are planned over the next 12 months. The 61st meeting will
be held in Martinique, FR from January 26-30, 2012, with the host being David
Powell (LAAS-CNRS, FR). This meeting will feature technical presentations by
members and guests based on their current and forward-looking research, selected
from among volunteers solicited prior to the meeting.

The 62nd WG 10.4 meeting will be held from June 28 to July 1 in Rockport,
Massachusetts, US following the 42nd IEEE/IFIP Dependable Systems and Networks
Conference (DSN) to be held in Boston. The host will be Bob Swarz (MITRE, US).
At this point, the topic of the technical workshop is open.

4.4.4 Sponsored Events

The main conference sponsorship activity of WG 10.4 is the annual IEEE/IFIP
International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN). This year
was the 41st annual meeting, held in Hong, Kong from June 27 – 30, 2011. DSN is
co-sponsored with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Dependable
Computing and Fault Tolerance (TC-DCFT).

The General Chair of this year’s conference was Michael Lyu (CUHK, HK).
Additional members of the organizing committee included:



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      Conference Coordinator: Sy-Yen Kuo (NTU, TW)

      Program Chair, DCCS: Saurabh Bagchi, (Purdue, US)
      Program Chair, PDS: Susanna Donatelli (U. Torino, IT) 

      Workshop Co-Chairs: Jiannong Cao (CUHK, HK), Kaustubh Joshi (AT&T,
       US)
      Posters Co-Chairs: Yan Chen (Northwestern U., US), Ji Wang (NUDT, CN),
       Bin Xiao (HKPU, HK)
      Tutorials Chair: Jie Xu (U. Leeds, UK)
      Fast Abstracts Co-Chairs: Zbigniew Kalbarczyk (UIUC, US), Helia Naeimi
       (Intel, US)
      Student Forum Co-Chairs: Bojan Cukic (WVU, US), Mohamed Kaaniche
       (LAAS-CNRS, FR)
      BoF Chair: Bob Swarz (Mitre, US)

      Finance Chair: Irwin King (CUHK, HK)
      Local Arrangements Chair: Roy Ko (HKPC, HK)
      Publications Chair: Jogesh Muppala (HKUST, HK)
      Publicity Co-Chairs: S.C. Chao (ASTRI, HK), Chuck Weinstock (SEI, US)
      Fund-Raising Chair: K.T. Yung (PolyU, HK)
      Registration Chair: Qiang Xu (CUHK, HK)

The chair of the DSN Steering Committee is Neeraj Suri (TU-Darmstadt, DE), chair
of the TC-DCFT and also a WG 10.4 member, while the vice-chair is the WG 10.4
chair.

The total attendance at DSN this year was approximately 240, including students.
This total was about 20 less than the attendance at the 2010 conference in Chicago,
but finances do not appear to have suffered as a result. The conference this year
received financial sponsorship from the IEEE TC-DCFT, IFIP TC10, and five
companies and foundations, with an additional three organizations providing support
for operation of the conference. The IFIP TC10 contribution of € 4500 was used to
support both student travel awards and the William C. Carter Award (see below).

This year’s conference was organized into multiple tracks with different types of
contribution formats and selection processes. Highlights include:

      A Workshop day on Monday, June 27, during which 7 full- and half-day
       workshops were run. These included:

          o 5th Workshop on Recent Advances in Intrusion-Tolerant Systems
            (WRAITS), organized by Alysson Bessani(U. Lisbon, PT), and Partha
            Pal (BBN Technologies, US).
          o 5th Workshop on Dependable and Secure Nanocomputing (WDSN),
            organized by Jean Arlat (LAAS-CNRS, FR), Cristian Constantinescu
            (AMD, US), Johan Karlsson (Chalmers U., SW), Takashi Nanya
            (Canon, JP) and Alan Wood (Oracle, US).
          o 3rd Workshop on Proactive Failure Avoidance, Recovery, and
            Maintenance (PFARM), organized by Miroslaw Malek (Humboldt
            U., DE), Felix Salfner (Humboldt U., DE), and Kishor Trivedi (Duke
            U., US).



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       o 1st Workshop on Dependability for Clouds, Data Centers, and Virtual
         Computing Environments (DCDV), organized by Jogesh Muppala
         (CUHK, HK), Matti Hiltunen (AT&T, US), Robert Stroud (City U
         London, UK), and Ji Wang (NUDT, CN).
       o 7th Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep),
         organized by Mootaz Elnozahy (IBM, US) and Andreas Haeberfen
         (U. Pennsylvania, US).
       o 1st Workshop on Open Systems Dependability: Adaptation to a
         Changing World, organized by Mario Tokoro (Sony CSL, JP) and
         Karama Kanoun (LAAS-CNRS, FR).
       o 5th International Workshop on Adapative and DependAble Mobile
         Ubiquitous Systems (ADAMUS), organized by Domenico Cotroneo
         (U. Naples, IT) and Vincenzo De Florio (U. Antwerp, BE).

   Two Keynote Addresses, Dependable Computing in Banking and Finance
    Industry, by Michael Leung, Senior Vice-President and CIO of China
    Construction Bank (Asia) (CN), and Reliability and Security of Nano
    Technologies, by Way Kuo, President, City University of Hong Kong (HK).

   The two main tracks, the Dependable Computing and Communication
    Symposium (DCCS) and the Performance and Dependability Symposium
    (PDS) featured 52 selectively refereed contributions. Of these, 38 were in
    DCCS and 26 were in PDS. (See details below.)

   Two Student Forum sessions consisting of 10 student presentations.

   A Fast Abstracts session in which 9 short presentations on late-breaking
    research results and work-in-progress were given.

   New this year, a Poster session held in the evening in which approximately
    45 posters were available for people to browse as they enjoyed refreshments.

   A Panel on the topic of Ten Grand Challenges in Dependability for the Next
    Decade, organized by Saurabh Bagchi (Purdue U., US).

   Three “Birds of a Feather” (BoF) sessions:

       o Can Software Save Hardware?, organized by Alan Wood (Oracle,
         US) and Rakesh Kumar (UIUC, US).
       o Virtual Network Infrastructure Dependability: Expectations from the
         Infrastructure Layer?, organized by Varun Sethi (Freescale
         Semiconductor, US).

   Presentation of the Carter Award, which is sponsored jointly by the IEEE CS
    TC-DCFT and IFIP WG 10.4, and is designed to recognize student authors
    of outstanding papers reporting work based on graduate dissertation research
    accepted in the “regular paper” category of either DCCS or PDS. This year
    the recipient selected by the DSN Steering Committee was Gabriela Jacques-
    Silva for the paper Modeling Stream Processing Applications for
    Dependability Evaluation (co-authors: Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Bugra Gedik,
    Henrique Andrade, Kun-Lung Wu, and Ravishankar Iyer).



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For DCCS, the 26 papers were selected from 148 full submissions, while for PDS,
the 26 papers were accepted from 106 full submissions. The two-stage reviewing
process that was introduced last year for both DCCS and PDS was continued. With
this process, all papers were reviewed by three PC members in a first round, with an
additional two PC reviews in a second round for the slightly more than half of the
papers that had at least one accept recommendation from the first round. External
reviews were used for submissions that required expertise not found on the PC. As
in previous years, an author response period was also used prior to the PC meeting
to allow authors to respond to factual errors and misconceptions in the reviews.

The table below summarizes the paper submissions and acceptances for DSN-2010.
As has been the case since the initiation of the conference as the Fault-Tolerance
Computing Symposium (FTCS) in 1970, DSN remains a highly selective conference
and the premier venue for publishing research results related to highly dependable
computing.


        Symposium & Conference     Submitted        Accepted     Acceptance Rate


                DCCS                  148              26            17.6%


                 PDS                  106              26            24.5 %


                 DSN                  254              52            20.5%


4.4.5 Events in Cooperation with WG 10.4

The following co-sponsored event without financial involvement was held in the
past 12 months:

      LADC 2011 (5th Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing),
       São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, April 25-29, 2011.

4.4.6 Planned Events

The 42nd DSN conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, US from June 26-
28, 2012. The organizing committee includes the following individuals:

General Chair:               Robert Swarz (MITRE, US)
Conference Coordinator:      Walt Heimerdinger (Honeywell (Ret.), US )
DCCS PC Chair:               Phil Koopman (CMU, US)
PDS PC Chair:                Michel Cukier (U. Maryland, US)

The main structure of the conference will be the same as 2011, with a Workshop and
Tutorials day first, followed by 3 days of the main conference. In addition to the
DCCS and PDS symposia, we expect to have a student forum, and fast abstracts.
Relevant and updated information concerning DSN-2012 can be obtained from
http://www.dsn.org.




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The following venue was decided for the 2014 DSN conference at the DSN Steering
Committee meeting in Hong Kong:

    44th DSN (2014) in Atlanta, Georgia, US, with General Chair Doug Blough
     (Georgia Tech, US).

The locations for the 43rd and 45th DSN conferences (2013, 2015) were decided last
year, and are Budapest, Hungary, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, respectively.

4.4.7 Special Interest Groups

WG 10.4 has three SIGs. The first, established in 1999, is the SIG on Dependability
Benchmarking (SIGDeB), which promotes the research, practice, and adoption of
benchmarks for computer-related system dependability. The Chair of this SIG is
Karama Kanoun (LAAS-CNRS, France) and the Vice Chair is Lisa Spainhower
(IBM, US). The second and third, established in 2009, are the SIG on Concepts and
Ontologies organized by Al Avizienis (U. Vytautas Magnus, Lithuania), and the SIG
on Education in Resilient Computing organized by Luca Simoncini (U. Pisa, Italy),
respectively.

4.4.8 Other Activities: Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing

In June 2011, WG 10.4 voted to establish an award in honor of Jean-Claude Laprie,
a founding member and former chair of WG 10.4, a former chair of TC 10, and an
active member of the IFIP community in general. His pioneering contributions to the
concepts and methodologies of dependability were influential in defining and
unifying the field of dependable and secure computing. The Jean-Claude Laprie
Award in Dependable Computing recognizes outstanding papers that have
significantly influenced the theory and/or practice of Dependable Computing. It
takes the form of a memorial plaque presented to the author(s) (or their
representative) at the Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable
Systems and Networks (DSN).

Any paper relating to dependable and secure computing and published in the peer-
reviewed literature at least 10 years prior to the award year (e.g., 2002 or earlier for
the 2012 award) is eligible for the award. The award seeks to recognize papers that
have had a significant impact in the intervening years in one or more of the three
following categories:

       1. Technical/scientific research impact
       2. Industrial/commercial product impact
       3. Broad impact on the dependable computing community

The award committee for a given year is free to establish its priorities for the
selection process, while respecting the criteria given above. For example, the
committee may choose to recognize several significant but independent
contributions on a given topic or to give priority towards younger (or conversely,
older) papers. For each winning paper, the committee will provide a brief written
explanation outlining the rationale for its decision in terms of the long-term impact
of the work contained in the paper. Nominations may be made by any person who is
familiar with the published work., and must be submitted no later than October 1 of
the year preceding the award. Selection will be carried out by a committee of at least



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5 persons, chaired by a person appointed by the WG 10.4 Chair. The other members
of the committee will be appointed by the WG Chair in consultation with the award
committee chair.


       4.5 Working Group 10.5 (Design and Engineering of Electronic
       Systems)
The WG 10.5 home-page is located at: http://tima.imag.fr/ifip/wg10-5/index.html

4.5.1 Members

There has been no new member in 2010. The following persons were nominated in
2011, their nomination was supported by a significant number of members. They will
need to introduce themselves at the next possible meeting:
    Prof. Leandro Indrusiak
    Prof. Ayse Coskun
    Prof. Michael Hubner

The following persons’ membership in WG 10.5 ceased in 2011:
    Prof. Hans Eveking
    Prof. Werner Grass
    Prof. Graham Hellestrand

As a result, as of today the working group has 39 members and 17 honorary members
(honorary members can no longer be active on a regular basis, but still wish to receive
the Working Group news, and possibly participate in some meetings).

The geographic distribution of the members is as follows:
    North America: 7 members, 8 honorary members
    South America: 2 members
    Europe: 25 members, 7 honorary members
    Middle East/Africa: 0
    Asia/Pacific: 5 members, 2 honorary members

There is no Swiss member of this WG.
4.5.2 Officers

The election of new a WG Chair was held 28/9/2010 at the business meeting in Madrid.
The officers of WG 10.5 are:
    Prof. Dominique Borrione (France): Working Group Chair
    Prof. Ricardo Reis (Brazil) and Luis Miguel Silveira (Portugal), Vice-chairs
    Prof. Michel Robert (France), past Chair

Contact new WG Chair:
Dominique Borrione
TIMA - 46 av. Félix Viallet, 38031 Grenoble Cedex, France
Dominique.Borrione@imag.fr

4.5.3 Meetings



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The following business meetings were held by WG 10.5 during the last 12 months:
    Madrid, Spain, during VLSI-SOC 2010, 13 attendees

The following business meetings are planned for the coming year:
    Hong Kong, China, during VLSI-SOC 2011, October 2nd, 2011
    Dresden, Germany, during DATE 2012, March 2012
    San Francisco, CA, USA, during DAC 2012, June 2012


4.5.4 Sponsored Events

The main conference sponsorship activity of WG 10.5 is the annual IFIP/IEEE
International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration, "VLSI-SOC"
Conference. The 18th venue, co-sponsored by IEEE CEDA and CASS, ACM Sig-
DA and Universidad Complutense Madrid, gathered in Madrid September 29-29,
2010.

The General Chair was Prof. David Atienza (EPFL, Switzerland, WG10.5 member).
The Program Chairs were Prof. Rajesh Gupta (UCSD, USA), Prof. Andrea
Acquaviva (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), and Prof. José L. Ayala (Complutense
Univ., Spain, WG10.5 member). A large number of WG10.5 members were in the
program committee.

There were 199 submissions (including 175 regular papers, special sessions and PhD
forum poster submissions); A total of 69 submissions were accepted, among which
52 regular and short papers (29%). The best papers of the 2010 conference will be
printed as a book.

The 3 day program included 13 regular paper sessions, 1 poster session (PhD
Forum), 1 round-table session. The “green computing” topic was advertised as a
topic of interest for the Conference, but the low number of submissions only allowed
to make one short regular session on the topic. Attendance was around 100.

Website: http://147.96.81.28/

4.5.5 Events in Cooperation with WG 10.5

      FDL 2010, Forum on Design Languages. Southampton, UK, September 14-
       16, 2010.
      DATE'2011 - Design, Automation and Test in Europe. Grenoble, France,
       March 14-18, 2011.

4.5.6 Planned Events

The following main sponsored events are already planned:

      IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC'11, Hong Kong, China, October 3-5, 2011
          o General Chair : Pr. Chi-Ying Tsui, HKUST (Hong Kong, China),
              member of WG 10.5




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       o Program Chair: Dr. Salvador Mir, TIMA Laboratory (Grenoble,
         France), member of WG 10.5
       o http://www2.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/vlsisoc2011//

   IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC'12, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, October 7-10, 2012
       o General Chair : Pr. Matthew Guthaus, (UC Santa Cruz, USA),
           member of WG 10.5
       o Program co-Chairs: Pr. Ayse Coskun, (Boston Univ., USA),
           nominated member of WG 10.5 and Pr. Andreas Burg, (EPFL,
           Switzerland).
       o http://vlsisoc2012.soe.ucsc.edu/

   IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC'13, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2013
       o General Chair: Fatih Ugurdag, Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey
       o General Co-Chair: Prof. Luis Miguel Silveira, INESC ID/IST, (TU
           Lisbon, Portugal) member of WG 10.5
       o Program Co-Chairs: Alex Orailoglu, UC San Diego, USA and Luigi
           Carro, UFRGS, Brasil




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