Dependable Computing and

Fault Tolerance

The IEEE Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance
IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance

The Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) is devoted to the mission of ensuring that the computing systems and networks on which society relies are dependable and secure.

DSN is one of the longest running IEEE conferences, celebrating its 50th edition in 2020. The conference was initiated under the name International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing (FTCS). The first edition took place on March 1-3, 1971 in Pasadena, CA, with Al Avižienis serving as Symposium Chairman and Bill Carter as Program Chairman. FTCS has been widely recognized as the premier international forum, gathering renowed experts, from academia and industry, on all areas of fault tolerant and resilient computing.

In 2000, the community decided to expand the scope of the conference by grouping FTCS and the Working Conference on Dependable Computing for Critrical Applications (DCCA) into a single event, giving rise to the international Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN). DSN has pioneered the fusion between dependability and security research under a common body of knowledge, understanding the need to simultaneously fight against accidental faults, intentional cyber-attacks, design errors, and unexpected operating conditions. Its distinctive approach to both accidental and malicious faults made DSN the most prestigious international forum for presenting research furthering robustness and resilience of today’s wide spectrum of computing systems and networks.

DSN represents several key topics of wide current or emerging academic and industrial interest. It has also contributed several seminal ideas to the overall technical community, many of which have gone on to have wide practical impact (see e.g., a list of Jean-Claude Laprie award recipient papers that have significantly influenced the theory and/or practice of Dependable Computing).

The conference is co-sponsored by the IEEE Technical committee en Dependable computing and Fault Tolerance (TCFT) and the IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance.

Summary Statistics Since 2000

Edition Year #Subs #Accept %Accept  #Attend Location
50th 2020         Valencia, SP
49th 2019 252 54 21.4% 193 Portland, OR, US
48th 2018 228 62 26.7% 250 Luxembourg, LX
47th 2017 221 54 24.5% 155 Denver, CO, US
46th 2016 259 58 20.5% 260 Toulouse, FR
45th 2015 229 50 21.8% 160 Rio de Janeiro, BR
44th 2014 181 56 29.8% 196 Atlanta, GA, US
43rd 2013 220 46 20.9% 185 Budapest, HU
42nd 2012 236 51 19.9% 238 Boston, MA, US
41st 2011 253 52 20.6% 240 Hong Kong, CN
40th 2010 273 67 24.5% 260 Chicago, IL, US
39th 2009 260 64 24.6% 270 Lisbon, PT
38th 2008 237 58 24.5% 230 Anchorage, AK, US
37th 2007 307 80 26.4% 366 Edinburgh, GB
36th 2006 283 57 20.1% 280 Philadelphia, PA, US
35th 2005 300 82 27.3% 353 Yokohama, JP
34th 2004 377 88 23.3% 357 Florence, IT
33rd 2003 225 73 32.4% 324 San Francisco, CA, US
32nd 2002 213 75 35.21% 340 Washington, DC, US
31st 2001 153 53 34.6% 297 Gothenburgh, SE
30th 2000 131 56 42.7% 280 New York, NY, US

For complete statistics of DSN and FTCS dating back to 1970 including general and program chairs please visit our complete statistics page.