Today, the dependability of IT systems is a crucial topic in every part of server computing. Data center operators, server hardware vendors and server software developers have to target the question of uninterrupted operation in a 24/7 business environment. This topic becomes even more relevant with the recent trend of cloud computing, were client systems give up parts of their autonomy for utilizing the flexibility of cloud-based services. Examples include the sole usage of cloud storage facilities, text editing environments or even cloud-based operating systems.
The SDPS 2012 special track on client-side dependability tries to discuss the role of the client systems in this new architectural trend. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The special track is intended to focus on novel, but still practice-oriented ideas for existing or next generation client systems. Pure theoretical work with no visible chance of real-world application will be rejected.
All authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work as regular papers (maximum 6 pages). Accepted papers are only included in the official proceedings if at least one author is presenting at the conference.
Document templates and paper submission instructions are available on the conference home page.