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DEBS 2022 : DEBS 2022: 16TH ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems


Conference Series : Distributed Event-Based Systems
When Jun 27, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Where Copenhagen, Denmark
Submission Deadline Mar 11, 2022
Notification Due May 6, 2022
Final Version Due May 23, 2022

Call For Papers

News and Highlights

• Regular and short papers accepted in the research track.
• Vision papers.
• Two special focus areas: climate change and sustainability, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Journal Special Issue in Information Systems for selected top-rated papers.
• Reproducibility guidelines.


Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems (DEBS) has become the premier venue for academia and industry to discuss cutting-edge research of event-based computing related to Big Data, AI/ML, IoT, and Distributed Systems. The objectives of the 2022 ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems (DEBS 2022) are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting of experiences relevant to distributed systems and event‐based computing. The DEBS 2022 research track will highlight two focus areas connected to crucial challenges of our times: climate change and sustainability, and the COVID-19 pandemic.


The DEBS conference covers topics in distributed and event-based computing. The scope of the conference includes systems dealing with collecting, detecting, processing and responding to events through distributed middleware and applications. Examples of application domains covered by the conference include the Internet of Things, sensor networks, social networking, finance, transportation, healthcare and logistics, computer and network security. Technologies discussed include complex event recognition and forecasting, real-time analytics, reliability and resilience, distributed ledger and blockchains, energy management and green computing, data stream reasoning, big/fast data analysis, event processing for Artificial Intelligence and vice versa, security and encryption in stream processing, embedded systems, and cloud, peer-to-peer, ubiquitous and mobile computing. Topics relevant to enterprise-level computing include enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises, Web services and support for enterprises to respond in a timely fashion to changing situations. The covered topics include, but are not limited to:

Models, architectures and paradigms: Complex event processing, event-driven architectures, trustworthy event-based systems, real-time analytics, intelligent event processing, event processing in big and fast data, data stream processing, security and encryption in stream processing, complex event forecasting, in-network processing, logic-based complex event recognition, online relational learning, distributed event pattern learning, event correlation, and pattern languages.

Systems and software: Distributed data processing, distributed programming, federated event-based systems, AI/ML for event processing, information-centric networking, software-defined networking, security, reliability and resilience, distributed ledger and blockchains, programmable hardware, energy management, and green computing as well as cloud, fog, ubiquitous and mobile computing.

Applications: Use cases, requirements, and applications of distributed and event-based systems in various domains including Internet-of-Things, life sciences, moving object applications, smart cities, cyber-physical systems, sensor networks, social networking, multimedia analytics, finance, healthcare and logistics, computer and network security, smart contracts, and blockchains. Also, relevant topics span enterprise-level computing, including enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises, event-based business process management, and support for enterprises to respond in a timely fashion to changing situations.

Focus area: Distributed and Event-Based Systems supporting climate change and sustainability goals. This focus area promotes discussion for systems that can help fight climate change and support sustainability. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Event-based systems to study and gain insights from today’s climate changes and those of tomorrow
• Sustainability as an integrated aspect of systems’ design and implementation
• Research and initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of Distributed Event-Based Systems
Focus area: Distributed and Event-Based Systems for the COVID-19 Pandemic. This focus area will highlight complex event processing techniques and solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include, but are not limited to:
• Complex event processing with mobility patterns and data for contact tracing;
• Event-based systems for monitoring and forecasting epidemic spread;
• New DEBS frameworks or tools that can be useful to epidemiologists;
• Solutions for monitoring patient disease progression;
• Open-source algorithms and large-scale datasets that accelerate DEBS research for fighting COVID-19.

Important Dates

Deadlines expire at 11:59pm AoE.

• Abstract submission for research track March 4th, 2022
• Research paper submission March 11th, 2022
• Research paper notification May 6th, 2022
• Camera ready deadline May 23th, 2022
• Conference June 27th – July 1st, 2022


All research paper categories of DEBS 2022 are presented below:

• Research papers, presenting original research results on the topics of DEBS. Research papers that focus on the evaluation of existing algorithms and systems that are of interest in the DEBS community, providing new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of existing algorithms and systems, rather than presenting new methods. For papers that identify negative or contradictory results with respect to published results by third parties, the Program Committee may ask the third parties to comment on the submission, and potentially provide a short rebuttal/explanation to be published along with the submission. The page limit is 12 pages for regular research papers and 6 pages for short ones. Authors should state their submission type (regular/short) in the title. Notice that authors that submit a paper as regular might be offered the opportunity of having their work published as a short paper.

• Vision papers, outlining futuristic distributed and event-based systems. Submissions should describe novel early-stage projects with eventually high impact. Each submission should clearly state the success criteria of the futuristic system. Page limit: 6 pages.

DEBS 2022 places emphasis on reproducibility: we encourage authors of Research papers and Experiments & Benchmarks papers to make available all data used for empirical evaluation, the related software as well as clear instructions for reproducing the presented experiments, as a form of supplementary material. The reviewers will be encouraged to consider this material.

Authors of selected, top-rated papers from DEBS 2022 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue in Information Systems.

All submissions must be original, unpublished and cannot be under review for another publishing forum during the time it is under submission to DEBS.

The conference adopts a double-blind review process for the research track, where neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities. Supplementary material should not reveal the identity of the authors. This means that papers must not list or otherwise identify the authors. References to previous work should be done in the third person so as to not reveal the identities of the authors. Research track submissions that are not anonymous may be rejected without review.

Submissions to the research track will be evaluated by the Research Program Committee. The authors of accepted papers will be given a choice between different copyright agreements, according to the recent changes in the ACM policy. The options will include opportunities for open access as well as the traditional ACM copyright agreement.

Submitted papers are required to adhere to the two-column "sigconf" ACM conference proceeding style. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from the 2017 ACM Master Article Template page.

Papers may be submitted via Microsoft CMT via the following link:

If you have any questions, please contact the PC co-chairs, Vincenzo Gulisano and Panos K. Chrysanthis at this link:

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