Workshop Organizers

Dr. Jogesh K. Muppala
HKUST, Hong Kong
Dr. Matti Hiltunen
AT&T Labs-Research, USA
Dr. Robert Stroud
City University, London, UK
Dr. Ji Wang

Program Committee

Jiannong Cao, HK Poly. U., HK, PRC
Albert Greenberg, Microsoft, USA
Indranil Gupta, UIUC, USA
Rajeev Gupta, IBM, India
Gernot Heiser, NICTA, Australia
Chunming Hu, Beihang U. , China
Kaustubh Joshi, AT&T Labs-Research, USA
Paulo Maciel, UFPE, Brazil
Manish Marwah, HP Labs, USA
Priya Narasimhan, CMU, USA
Mohan Rajagopalan, Intel Labs, USA
Rodrigo Rodrigues, MPI-SWS, Germany
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech., USA
Paul Townend, U. Leeds, UK
Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke U., USA
Aad van Moorsel, U. Newcastle, UK
Paulo Veríssimo, U. Lisbon, Portugal


Cloud computing can be characterized as the culmination of the integration of computing and data infrastructures to provide a scalable, agile and cost-effective approach to support the ever-growing critical IT needs of both enterprises and the general public. Massive data centers providing storage and processing power with fast network connectivity form the core of the support infrastructure for the cloud. It is thus imperative that we get the cloud and consequently the underlying data center infrastructure right so that both the deployment, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure is efficient, cost-effective and meets the performance and dependability requirements. The challenge is for the cloud to provide users with a trustworthy and transparent Internet-based Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) that supports multi-scale resource sharing and coordinated computation across the Internet. The First International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Computing Environments (DCDV 2011) will bring together academics and industry practitioners in order to share experiences, discuss existing state-of-the-art and set directions for future research and evolution for this dynamic and rapidly evolving field.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

·         Architecture and Design of Cloud and Data Centers for Dependability

·         Faults, failure diagnosis and recovery issues in clouds and data centers

·         Dependability challenges and solutions for cloud users and cloud providers

·         Dependability and virtualization technology

·         Dependability and security in virtual computing environments

·         Dependability metrics, analysis and evaluation techniques

·         Dependability benchmarking and measurements in Clouds and Data Centers

·         Security and privacy issues in cloud and data centers

·        The interplay between Sustainability and dependability in clouds/data centers


Paper submission: Mar. 15, 2011

Acceptance notification: Apr. 15, 2011

Camera-ready version: May. 01, 2011

Workshop: June 27, 2011 - Workshop


Papers presenting original and unpublished work are invited to be submitted and will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical correctness, and clarity of exposition. Submitted papers should be formatted in a two-column IEEE Computer Society format (URL: and should not exceed 6 pages including figures and references. Submissions will be provided on the workshop website at: