[FTNews] OPODIS 2014 - Final Call for Papers

Silvia Bonomi bonomi at dis.uniroma1.it
Sat Jul 12 16:44:46 EDT 2014

[Apologise for multiple postings]

OPODIS 2014 Call for Papers
18th Int. Conf. on the Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS)
17–19 December 2014
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge on distributed computing and distributed computer systems. All aspects of distributed systems are within the scope of OPODIS, including theory, specification, design, performance, and system building.

OPODIS is traditionally strong in the theoretical aspects of distributed systems; furthermore, OPODIS is expanding its coverage to include the overlap between theoretical solutions and practical implementations, as well as experimentation and quantitative assessments.

A quality OPODIS paper will typically consider a significant problem in distributed computing, study an original solution, and evaluate it by formal, analytical, simulation, or experimental means. Positive, negative, and reproduction results that advance the state of the art are equally welcome.

Topics covered by OPODIS include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cloud computing
Communication and synchronization protocols
Dependable computing: theory and practice
Distributed algorithms: shared memory and message passing
Distributed database systems
Distributed event processing
Distributed operating systems
Dynamic and time-varying networks
Embedded distributed systems
Fault-tolerance, reliability, availability
Grid and cluster computing
Large-scale systems
Mobile agents and autonomous robots
Peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks
Performance: availability, latency, throughput, balance, communication, energy, etc.
Programming languages, specification and verification applied to distributed systems
Security and privacy
Self-* solutions for distributed systems
Sensor networks
Social networks: modeling, analysis, and synthesis
Wireless and mobile computing
Submission and reviewing

The conference language is English. Submission is electronic, per the instructions at http://opodis2014.dis.uniroma1.it/submission.html. On the first page, include the title of the paper, author(s) names and affiliation, an abstract, email, and a list of keywords. Submissions shall conform strictly to the LNCS format (instructions at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html), and must not exceed 15 pages, including figures, tables and references. Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read, or not, at the discretion of the reviewers.

The Program Co-Chairs reserve the right to refuse, out of hand, papers that are out of scope, that are of clearly inferior quality, or that violate the submission guidelines. The remaining papers will undergo a thorough reviewing process. Each paper will be peer-reviewed in depth by at least three Program Committee members. The Program Committee will select contributions to be presented at the conference and published in the proceedings according to the criteria of originality, clarity, and completeness.

Important dates

23 July 2014				Abstract registration
30 July 2014				Submission deadline (Firm deadline, no extensions)
2 October 2014			Acceptance notification
4 November 2014			Camera ready
17–19 December 2014		Conference


The proceedings volume will be published in the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. It is required that each accepted paper be presented at the conference by one of its authors.

Program Co-Chairs

Marcos K. Aguilera, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, USA 
Marc Shapiro, Inria & UPMC-LIP6, France 

Program Committee
Marco Aiello, University of Groningen (the Netherlands)
François Bonnet, JAIST (Japan)
Allen Clement, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (Germany)
Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)
Carole Delporte, Université Paris Diderot (France)
Murat Demirbas, University at Buffalo (USA)
Sameh Elnikety, Microsoft Redmond (USA)
Hugues Fauconnier, Université Denis Diderot LIAFA (France)
Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and University Paris Diderot (France)
Alexey Gotsman, IMDEA Software Institute (Spain)
Tim Harris, Oracle Labs (UK)
Maurice Herlihy, Brown University (USA)
Konrad Iwanicki, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Márk Jelasity, University of Szeged (Hungary)
Alex Kogan, Oracle Labs (USA)
Tamer Öszu, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano (Switzerland)
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-LIP6 (France)
Nuno Preguiça, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
Sergio Rajsbaum, UNAM (Mexico)
Luís Rodrigues, INESC-ID, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Paolo Romano, INESC-ID & IST, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Marco Serafini, Qatar Computing Research Institute (Qatar)
Liuba Shrira, Brandeis (USA)
Peter Van Roy, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M University (USA)
Yukiko Yamauchi, Kyushu University (Japan)

Organizing Committee
Silvia Bonomi (publicity chair), Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Gabriella Caramagno, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Leonardo Querzoni (general chair), Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

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