The 2006 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2006), the leading conference on dependable computing since 1971, will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, from June 25 to 28, 2006. 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 focus of this year's conference is on topics related 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 more safe and secure?"
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. On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Philadelphia for DSN 2006.