Networked computing is increasingly becoming the universal integrator for large-scale systems in defense and industry. In addition, new generation of wireless networked embedded systems rapidly create new technological environments that imply complex interdependencies amongst all layers of societal-scale critical infrastructure, such as transportation, energy distribution and telecommunication.
This trend makes reliability and safety of networked computing a crucial issue and a technical precondition for building software intensive systems that are robust, fault tolerant, and highly available. The workshop will focus on new, promising directions in achieving high software and system reliability in networked systems.
It will be the 12th in a series of workshops, initiated in 1993 and devoted to exploring the critical problems associated with cost-effective development of high-quality software systems. The Monterey workshops have a rich history of bringing together both American and European scientists that share a common interest in seeing that software development research serves as a catalyst for practical advances in next-generation software-intensive systems.
The last few years the workshop has been held alternately in Europe and the United States. This year, the workshop will be held in Laguna Beach, CA during September 22 - 24. The workshop will be chaired by Prof. Fabrice Kordon of the Université Pierre & Marie Curie, France and Prof. Janos Sztipanovits of Vanderbilt University, USA.
Local arrangements will be handled by Prof. Kane Kim of the University of California, Irvine, USA. Attendance is by invitation and will consist of international researchers and/or experts selected for their expertise in one, or more, facets of addressing the system/software engineering challenge.