Main Topics of the Conference

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Operational aspects

  • Fault management, monitoring, and control
  • Methodologies, equipment and technology for network survivability
  • Survivability of optical and multi-layer networks
  • Reliability of wireless access and mesh networking
  • Resilient wired access networks
  • Dependability of cellular/mobile networks including horizontal handover
  • Resilience of multi-domain connections in the Internet
  • Reliability of emerging technologies (e.g. network virtualization, thin client architectures)
  • Survivability in grid and distributed computing
  • Network dependability in cloud computing
  • Management of survivable networks

Theory and modelling

  • Network reliability analysis
  • Methods and theory for survivable network and systems design, analysis and operation (including scalability and complexity)
  • Planning and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services
  • Simulation techniques for network resilience


  • Reliability requirements and metrics for individual users, businesses, and the society
  • Restoration of services under various types of failures
  • Service differentiation based on recovery methods
  • Dependability of networked applications
  • Recovery of overlay and peer-to-peer networks
  • Application and service-specific survivability techniques
  • Survivability of multimedia networks including voice over IP, IPTV, and content delivery
  • Reliability and resilience of data centre networks
  • Robustness of compound services

Broad context

  • Telecommunication networks as an element of critical national infrastructures
  • Public policy issues for survivability and resilience
  • Standardization of network resilience and reliability
  • Network resilience combined with economics and commercial issues
  • Quality of experience and network survivability
  • Security issues in networks and their relation to survivability
  • Dependability and energy consumption trade-offs
  • Risk and reliability in the Internet and enterprise networks
  • New and emerging threats