PODC: Principles of Distributed Computing



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Event When Where Deadline
PODC 2017 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Washington, D.C., USA Feb 15, 2017
PODC 2016 ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Jul 25, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016 Chicago, Illinois Feb 12, 2016
PODC 2015 Principles of Distributed Computing
Jul 21, 2015 - Jul 23, 2015 San Sebastián, Spain Feb 10, 2015
PODC 2014 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Jul 15, 2014 - Jul 19, 2014 Paris, France Feb 10, 2014
PODC 2013 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Jul 22, 2013 - Jul 24, 2013 Montreal, Canada Feb 10, 2013
PODC 2012 ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Jul 16, 2012 - Jul 18, 2012 Madeira, Portugal Feb 15, 2012 (Feb 10, 2012)
PODC 2011 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Jun 6, 2011 - Jun 8, 2011 San Jose, CA, USA Jan 17, 2011 (Jan 10, 2011)
PODC 2010 Twenty-Ninth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (full papers)
Jul 25, 2010 - Jul 28, 2010 Zurich, Switzerland Feb 17, 2010 (Feb 10, 2010)
PODC 2009 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Aug 10, 2009 - Aug 13, 2009 Calgary, AB, Canada Feb 9, 2009 (Feb 2, 2009)
PODC 2008 Twenty-Seventh Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
Aug 18, 2008 - Aug 21, 2008 Toronto, Canada Feb 10, 2008 (Feb 4, 2008)

Present CFP : 2017

PODC 2017
36th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
July 25-27, 2017, Washington, D.C., USA
Twitter: @podc_conference



Submission (HAST "Hawaii" time zone): February 15, 2017
Acceptance notification: April 26, 2017
Camera ready copy due: May 20, 2017
Conference: July 25 - 27, 2017


The ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing is an international forum on the theory, design, analysis, implementation and application of distributed systems and networks. We solicit papers in all areas of distributed computing. Papers from all viewpoints, including theory, practice, and experimentation, are welcome. The common goal of the conference is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- distributed algorithms: design, analysis, and complexity
- communication networks: algorithms, protocols, applications
- multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms
- shared and transactional memory, concurrency, synchronization
- fault-tolerance, reliability, self-organization, self-stabilization
- Internet applications, social networks, recommendation systems
- dynamic, adaptive and machine learning distributed algorithms
- distributed operating systems, middleware, databases
- biological distributed algorithms
- game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
- peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks
- high-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing
- wireless networks, mobile computing, autonomous agents
- context-aware distributed systems
- security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
- quantum and optics based distributed algorithms
- sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks
- specification, semantics, verification of concurrent systems


Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair, at


following the guidelines on the conference web page (www.podc.org). Submission must be in English, in pdf format. The papers must be formatted as follows: letter-size paper (8.5x11 inch), single-column, using at least 1 inch margins, 11-point font. Submissions not conforming to these rules as well as the papers outside of the scope of the conference will be rejected without consideration.

A regular paper submission must report on original research that has not been previously or concurrently published; concurrent submissions to journals or conferences are not permitted. A regular submission must begin with a cover page containing: 1) title, with the subtitle "Regular Submission", 2) author names and affiliations, 3) contact author's email, address, and telephone number, 4) one paragraph abstract of the paper, 5) indication of whether at least one author is a full-time student and the paper is eligible for best student paper award. The paper must not exceed 10 pages (excluding cover page and references). All of the ideas necessary for an expert to verify fully the central claims in the paper should be included, some of which may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. If desired, the authors can simply attach a copy of the full paper as the appendix.

A submission for a brief announcement must be at most 3 pages, including title, authors' names and affiliations, and references. Such submissions may describe work in progress or work presented elsewhere. The title of a brief announcement must begin with the words "Brief Announcement:".

If requested by the authors on the cover page, a regular submission that is not selected for a regular presentation will be considered for the brief announcement format. This will not affect consideration of the paper for a regular presentation.


Regular papers of up to 10 pages and brief announcements of up to 3 pages will be included in the conference proceedings. Extended and revised versions of selected papers will be considered for a special issue of the Distributed Computing journal. Two papers will be considered for publication in JACM.


Program Committee:

Lorenzo Alvisi - University of Texas Austin and Cornell University, USA
Hagit Attiya - The Technion, Israel
Michael Bender - Stony Brook University, USA
Borzoo Bonakdarpour - McMaster University, Canada
Silvia Bonomi - Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
Christian Cachin - IBM Research, Switzerland
Irina Calciu - VMware Research, USA
Bogdan Chlebus - University of Colorado Denver, USA
Carole Delporte-Gallet - Universite Paris Diderot, Paris 7, France
Shlomi Dolev - Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Greg Eisenhauer - Georgia Tech, USA
Faith Ellen - University of Toronto, Canada
Panagiota Faturu - University of Crete, Greece
Antonio Fernandez Anta - IMDEA, Spain
Paola Flocchini - University of Ottawa, Canada
Chryssis Georgiou - University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Andreas Haeberlen - University of Pennsylvania, USA
Magnus Halldorsson - Reykjavik University, Iceland
Anne-Marie Kermarrec - INRIA, Rennes, France
Aggelos Kiayias - Edinburgh University, UK
Kishori Konwar - MIT, USA
Nancy Lynch - MIT, USA
Calvin Newport - Georgetown University, USA
Cristina Nita-Rotaru - Northeastern Univ, USA
Merav Parter - Weizmann Institute, Israel
Andrzej Pelc - University of Quebec, Canada
Franck Petit - Universite Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris 6, France
Maria Potop-Butucaru - Universite Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris 6, France
Michel Raynal - IRISA, Rennes, France
Andrea Richa - Arizona State University, USA
Luis Rodrigues - IST, ULisboa, Portugal
Elad Schiller - Chalmers University Tech., Sweden
Alexander Schwarzmann, Chair - University of Connecticut, USA
Robert Soule - USI, Lugano, Switzerland
Paul Spirakis - University Liverpool, UK & CTI, Greece
Gadi Taubenfeld - IDC Herzliya, Israel
Nitin Vaidya - University of Illinois, USA
Robbert van Renesse - Cornell University, USA
Jennifer Welch - Texas A&M University, USA

Conference Committee:

Leonid Barenboim (Workshop Coordinator) - Open University of Israel, Israel
Bapi Chatterjee (Travel Grant Coordinator) - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jeremy Fineman (Organizing Chair) - Georgetown University, USA
Theo Hadjistasi (Proceedings Coordinator) - University of Connecticut, USA
Calvin Newport (Treasurer) - Georgetown University, USA
Elad Schiller (General Chair) - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Alexander Schwarzmann (PC Chair) - University of Connecticut, USA
Jukka Suomela (Communication Chair) - Aalto University, Finland
Mark Tuttle (Publicity Chair) - Amazon, USA

Steering Committee:

Nitin Vaidya, Chair (2015-2018) - University of Illinois, USA
Pierre Fraigniaud (2015-2017) - CNRS, Universite Paris-Diderot, France
Calvin Newport (2016-2018) - Georgetown University, USA
Andrzej Pelc (2015-2018) - Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada
Alexander Schwarzmann (2016-2019) - University of Connecticut, USA
Paul Spirakis (2014-2017) - University of Liverpool, UK
Elad Schiller (2015-2017) - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

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