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Fifth Workshop on Self-Stabilizing Systems (WSS'01)

Lisbon, Portugal October 1-2, 2001

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Held in cooperation with the 15th International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC'01, see

The Workshop on Self-Stabilizing Systems moves to Lisbon, Portugal, after a decade in the US. It was first held in Austin, Texas (at MCC) in 1989, then at Las Vegas in 1995, at Santa Barbara in 1997, and was back in Austin in 1999. This time, WSS is being organized jointly with the Fifteenth International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC'01, see


WSS'01 provides a forum for the presentation of new research results and the identification of future directions in its rapidly growing area of research. Original technical papers addressing the following topics of interest are solicited for presentation at the workshop and publication in the workshop proceedings.

Stabilization in distributed and networked systems

Stabilization in the context of system fault-tolerance

Stabilization in the context of system security

Stabilization in the context of real-time systems

Design, analysis, and implementation methods for stabilization

Impossibility results and lower bounds for stabilizing systems

Applications of stabilization, experience reports


Intended contributors are invited to submit a postscript file of their paper to the Program Committee Chair at Submissions should be no longer than 4800 words and not exceed 12 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11 point font and reasonable margins (the page limit includes all figures, tables, and graphs). Submissions should come with a cover page that includes (1) paper title, (2) authors and affiliations, (3) e-mail, fax, and telephone information of contact author, and (4) an abstract of the work in a few lines. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. An e-mail message acknowledging the arrival of the submission will be sent.

Please note that a paper submitted to WSS'01 may also be concurrently submitted to DISC'01. In that case, the papers should be submitted to both the conferences following their submission guidelines with the footnote "DISC-WSS Joint Submission" on the first page. Although the two program committees will still review these papers separately, if a paper is accepted in DISC, then WSS will not publish this paper. Note also that a paper submitted to WSS'01 may not be concurrently submitted to any other conference or workshop.

It is planned to publish the proceedings of this workshop in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of Springer Verlag (

Important Dates

The workshop timetable is as follows:

Papers due (EXTENDED): April 19, 2001

Papers due: April 11, 2001

Acceptance letters sent: June 16, 2001

Camera-ready copies due: July 6, 2001

DISC'01 conference: October 3-5, 2001

WSS'01 workshop: October 1-2, 2001


Program Committee

Anish Arora

(Ohio State U., USA)

Joffroy Beauquier

(U. of Paris Sud, France)

Ajoy K. Datta


(U. of Nevada Las Vegas, USA)

Shlomi Dolev

(Ben-Gurion U., Israel)

Mohamed G. Gouda

(U. of Texas at Austin, USA)

Ted Herman


(U. of Iowa, USA)

Jaap-Henk Hoepman

(U. of Twente, Netherlands)

Shing-Tsaan Huang

(National Central U., Taiwan)

Toshimitsu Masuzawa

(Osaka U., Japan)

Sandeep Kulkarni

(Michigan State U., USA)

Franck Petit

(U. of Picardie, France)

Sebastien Tixeuil


(U. of Paris Sud, France)

Vincent Villain

(U. of Picardie, France)

Local Arrangements Chair

Luis E. T. Rodrigues, U. of Lisbon.

For further information, contact Ajoy K. Datta (


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