Professor Vijay Garg of UT ECE, along with former UT ECE students Anurag Agarwal and Vinit Ogale, received the best paper award at the 12th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2010), New York City, USA September 20-22, 2010. The award is for the paper titled Modeling and Analyzing Periodic Distributed Computations.
The Symposium is an international forum for researchers and practitioners in the design and development of distributed systems with self-* properties, (the classical) self-stabilizing, self-configuring, self-organizing, self-managing, self-repairing, self-healing, self-optimizing, self-adaptive, and self-protecting. Research in distributed systems is now at a crucial point in its evolution, marked by the importance of dynamic systems such as peer-to-peer networks, large-scale wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, cloud computing, robotic networks, etc. Moreover, new applications such as grid and web services, banking and e-commerce, e-health and robotics, aerospace and avionics, automotive, industrial process control, etc. have joined the traditional applications of distributed systems.
The SSS symposium is one of the most respected international forums in the area of fault-tolerance indistributed systems.