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LADC is a major Latin-American event dedicated to discussing the many issues related to computer system dependability. This symposium succeeds the well established Brazilian Symposium on Fault Tolerant Computers; its first edition was held in São Paulo, Brazil, in October 2003. Its objective is to provide a forum for international and Latin-American scientists and engineers to present their latest research results and application experience in this very dynamic field. The LADC program will present technical sessions, tutorials and keynote talks from top international experts in the area, as well as on-going research. The symposium scope spans system, software, and hardware issues. Major topics include, but are not limited to:

Architectures for Dependable Systems
Dependability Evaluation
Dependability in Mobile Computing
Dependability Modeling and Prediction
Dependable Applications
Dependable Real-Time Systems
Dependability in Networking
Dependability in Multimedia Systems
Design for Testability
Fault-tolerant Distributed Algorithms
Intrusion Tolerance
Middleware for Fault Tolerance
Safety-Critical Systems
Security of Computing Systems
Software Engineering of Dependable Systems
Software Fault Tolerance
Survivability of Computing Systems

Only original papers (not published or under review elsewhere) can be submitted. The proceedings of the symposium will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer.

Papers should be written in English and can be submitted in the following categories: Regular Papers describing original research, and Practical Experience Reports describing an experience or a case study. Regular Papers and Practical Experience Reports should be no longer than 20 and 12 double-spaced pages, respectively, including figures, tables, references, and appendices. The font size should be 12 points. The first page should include an abstract, authors' names, addresses and affiliations, and specify whether the submission is a Regular Paper or a Practical Experience Report. The full mailing address, telephone and FAX number and e-mail address of the author for correspondence should also be indicated.

Proposals for full day and half-day tutorials are also requested. Proposals should include the lecture outline, assumed background of audience, and CV of the presenter.

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts following the instructions at the address

Regular Papers and Practical Experience Reports
Submission deadline: May 9, 2005
Author notification: July 13, 2005 (new!)

Submission deadline: May 16, 2005
Author notification: July 1st, 2005

Contact address:
LaSiD/DCC - Distributed Systems Laboratory / Department of Computer Science
UFBA - Federal University of Bahia
Av. Adhemar de Barros, s/n - Campus de Ondina, Prédio do CPD
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil - CEP 40170-110
Tel.: +55 71 3263 6142 Fax: +55 71 3263 6145 Email: