First International Workshop on Systems Diagnosis

SYDIA 2007

July 1-6, 2007 - Silicon Valley, USA

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of ICIMP 2007.

Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the ICIMP 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICIMP 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICIMP 2007.

Call for Papers:

System diagnosis represent a series of pre-deployment or post-deployment activities to identify feature interactions, service interactions, behavior that is not captured by the specifications, or abnormal behavior with respect to system specification.  As systems grow in complexity, the need for reliable testing and diagnosis grows accordingly. The design of complex systems has been facilitated by CAD/CAE tools. Unfortunately, test engineering tools have not kept pace with design tools, and test engineers are having difficulty developing reliable procedures to satisfy the test requirements of modern systems.  Therefore, rather than maintaining a single candidate system diagnosis, or a small set of possible diagnoses, anticipative and proactive mechanisms have been developed and experimented. In dealing with system diagnosis data overload is a generic and tremendously difficult problem that has only grown. Cognitive system diagnosis methods have been proposed to cope with volume and complexity.

The International Workshop on Systems Diagnosis, SYDIA 2007, brings together practitioners and researchers for discussion and work on the emerging aspects pertaining to advanced techniques, platforms, paradigms, theories, and techniques for designing and deployment of systems diagnosis.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to):

  • Diagnosis platforms
  • Diagnosis policy language
  • Diagnosis event formats
  • Process algebras for systems diagnosis
  • Probabilistic diagnosis of multiprocessor systems
  • Self-diagnosis in distributed systems
  • Cognitive system diagnosis
  • System diagnosis using propagation models
  • Technical intuition in systems diagnosis
  • Managing conflicts in systems diagnosis
  • Hybrid systems diagnosis
  • Diagnosis tools
  • End-to-end diagnosis
  • Remote system diagnosis
  • Diagnosis licensing
  • Real-time symptom detection and fixing actions
  • Forensic/real-time/anticipative diagnosis
  • Diagnosing mobility-oriented systems
  • Diagnosis of discrete event systems
  • Diagnosis of complex dynamical systems


The SYDIA 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, posted on IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and indexed with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline March 4, 2007
Notification April 7, 2007
Registration and camera ready April 20, 2007

Regular papers

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to 

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. Please send your proposals to 


Shyaam Sundhar R. S., Endeavor Security Inc. McLean, VA

TPC Members:

Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Andrew Kalafut, Indiana University, USA
Moheeb Rajab, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Shyaam Sundhar R. S., Endeavor Security Inc. McLean, VA

(to be completed)


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICIMP 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICIMP 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICIMP 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICIMP 2007.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICIMP 2007.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICIMP 2007.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICIMP 2007.


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