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Chandra Kintala to serve as general chair at DSN 2006

Stevens professor will also address software reliability in the classroom

Stevens Institute of Technology

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Chandra Kintala, Distinguished Industry Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Stevens Institute of Technology, will be the General Chair of the 2006 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2006). The DSN remains the leading conference on dependable computing since 1971. This year's conference will be held in Philadelphia from June 25 to 28, 2006.

DSN 2006 will focus on topics relating to the question, "How can we make our computer systems and networks more dependable, reliable and trustworthy and thus make our businesses, homeland and society safer and more secure?" Dependability is a vital attribute of computing and communication systems that pervade every aspect of our daily lives. As we are increasingly relying on reliable and secure functioning of these systems and networks, there have been increasing concerns about malicious exploitation of imperfect systems and networks as well as the traditional concerns for inadvertent or accidental faults, errors and failures.

The DSN 2006 program offers a keynote talk by a business and technology leader, research papers, industry sessions, panels, tutorials, workshops, fast abstracts and a student forum.

In addition to serving as General Chair, Kintala will present the session "Integrating Software Reliability and Software Engineering in Education (or Software Reliability Begins in the Classroom)" along with Professor Larry Bernstein, a Senior Industry Professor in Stevens' Computer Science department.

For more information on the conference, please visit its website at or contact Kintala at


About Stevens Institute of Technology
Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the university has enrollments of approximately 1,780 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students, and a current enrollment of 2,250 online-learning students worldwide. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at

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