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International Service Availability Symposium Announces 2008 Call for Papers

BEAVERTON, Ore., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Service Availability Forum(TM) (SA Forum) today announced the 2008 International Service Availability Symposium (ISAS) conference call for papers. Participants from around the globe will attend ISAS, taking place May 19 -21, 2008 at the University of Tokyo. The program chairs are seeking original papers addressing service availability issues at all layers, including dependability in service oriented architectures, dependability in heterogeneous integrated systems, development and design tools for dependability, and certified dependability. Abstract submissions are due January 15, 2008.

BEAVERTON, Ore., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ — The Service Availability Forum(TM) (SA Forum) today announced the 2008 International Service Availability Symposium (ISAS) conference call for papers. Participants from around the globe will attend ISAS, taking place May 19 -21, 2008 at the University of Tokyo. The program chairs are seeking original papers addressing service availability issues at all layers, including dependability in service oriented architectures, dependability in heterogeneous integrated systems, development and design tools for dependability, and certified dependability. Abstract submissions are due January 15, 2008.

"ISAS attracts participants from around the world, representing a broad array of companies and universities," said Andras Kovi, ISAS program committee member. "In past years, the conference has been held in Finland, Germany, and at the University of New Hampshire."

"The conference, now in its fifth year, has been very well received by industrial and scientific participants," describes Manfred Reitenspiess, ISAS Steering Committee Chair. "This year's event will focus on high-availability and dependability aspects in the development of new service offerings, including mobile environments."

ISAS 2008 Topics Include: — Robust services and infrastructure design/modeling/evaluation — Dependability and security requirements, design and test of services and SLA's — Availability/reliability models for composable systems — Service development, analysis, testing: models, environments, tools — Dependable solutions based on Java — Availability standards for service implementation, certification, support — Service management: certification, rating, service agreements, support — Interfaces for service implementers: usability, security, availability — Modeling, measuring and implementing dependability and security of integrated information and communication services — Virtualization technologies and dependable services — User aspects of service availability: dependability, performance, security, privacy — Dependability tools integrated in Eclipse environment — Service discovery — Service improvement and enhancement — Highly available service system

The program chairs strongly encourage contributions supported by experimental evaluations. Chosen speakers will be notified by February 20, 2008. To download the call for papers, visit http://www.rel.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/isas2008/index.html.

ISAS 2008 is sponsored by the Service Availability Forum and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo.

About the Service Availability Forum(TM)

The Service Availability Forum is a consortium of industry-leading communications and computing companies working together to foster an ecosystem that enables the use of commercial off-the-shelf building blocks in the creation of high availability network infrastructure products, systems and services. To achieve this goal, the SA Forum develops and publishes high availability and management software interface specifications while promoting and facilitating their adoption by industry. SA Forum membership offers the opportunity to help frame and implement the Service Availability solution. For more information, visit http://www.saforum.org.

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