ISAS 2006

The 3rd International Service Availability Symposium

Helsinki, Finland, May 15-16, 2006

Call for Papers

What are the issues?

Who should attend?

The objective of this Symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners from different "service" related areas within both industry and academia. We specially encourage original papers addressing problems of service availability at all layers, including experience on:

Service Implementations:
What services are under development and how can their availability requirements be addressed by standards?
Service Deployment and Operation:
What are the critical issues in the roll-out of services and what is important for the uninterrupted deployment of service updates?
Information and Communication Infrastructure:
What is the state of the art in dependable infrastructure and what standards are available for use? What products are on the market or under development based on those standards?

Conference Topics

All areas of service availability are solicited, including but not limited to:

Information for authors

Manuscripts should be submitted (and clearly indicated) as either Regular Papers or Practical Experience Reports. Regular Papers should describe original, unpublished work on current research and novel ideas. Practical Experience Reports should describe an experience or a case study. Submissions whose contributions are supported by experimental evaluations are strongly encouraged.

The title page should include the title of the paper, author name(s), affiliations, mailing address, e-mail address, a maximum of 150-word abstract, five keywords and the submission category. The format of submissions for review should be single-column, 11-point font size and double-spaced: Not more than 20 pages for Regular Papers and not more than 12 pages for Practical Experience Reports including figures, tables and references. All papers should be submitted to the conference website: (this site). Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings in a special volume of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Paper submission

Paper submission phase is over. Thank you for your effort.

Should you have any questions about paper submission, please do not hesitate emailing

Important dates

Organized by University of Helsinki and Nokia in cooperation with: GI/ITG Technical Committee "Dependability and Fault Tolerance" and the Service Availability Forum.