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DEBS 2023 : 17th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems


When Jun 27, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023
Where Neuchatel, Switzerland
Abstract Registration Due Feb 24, 2023
Submission Deadline Mar 3, 2023
Notification Due Apr 27, 2023
Final Version Due May 26, 2023
Categories    big data   AI/ML   IOT   distributed systems

Call For Papers

** Please excuse duplicate messages **

Abstract registration for research track: February 24, 2023
Submission deadline for research track: March 3, 2023

DEBS 2023: Call for Papers
* New: dual-deadline model *

17th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
June 27-30, 2023

The ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems (DEBS) is a 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 in general. DEBS 2023 will be a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting of experiences relevant to distributed and event‐based systems.

We solicit high-quality submissions, with several options for authors depending on the nature of their contribution. All submissions will undergo an extensive peer review process.

*New*: This year, the conference adopts a dual-deadline model, with an opportunity to submit either in the Fall or in the Spring, for presentation at the conference in June.

**** Scope ****

The DEBS conference covers topics in distributed and event-based computing for a wide range of application domains and computing environments. The conference aims at presenting novel solutions for collecting, detecting, processing, analyzing and responding to events through distributed middleware and platforms.

Topics covered by the conference 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.

**** Important Dates ****

Deadlines expire at 11:59pm AoE.

DEBS 2022 will have two submission cycles for the research track. There will be a rebuttal phase for both submission cycles. We provide the possibility for papers that are considered promising but not ready to offer one-shot revisions between the Fall and Spring deadlines. More information is provided below.

**Fall cycle** has passed.

- Abstract registration for research track: November 18, 2022
- Submission deadline for research track: November 25, 2022
- Rebuttal phase: January 7-11, 2022
- Acceptance notification: January 20, 2023
- Camera ready deadline: March 3, 2023

**Spring cycle**

- Abstract registration for research track: February 24, 2023
- Submission deadline for research track: March 03, 2023
- Rebuttal phase: April 13-17, 2023
- Acceptance notification: April 27, 2023
- Camera ready deadline: May 26, 2023

- Conference: June 27-30, 2023

**** Organizers ****

- General chair:
Valerio Schiavoni (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

- PC chairs:
Bettina Kemme (McGill University, Canada)
Etienne Rivière (UCLouvain, Belgium)

The list of Program Committee members can be consulted on the conference webpage:

**** Submissions options ****

The DEBS 2023 research track welcomes papers in the following categories:

- Regular and short papers, presenting original research results on the topics of DEBS as well as experimental papers that provide new insights into the behavior of existing algorithms and systems. 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.
Page limits: 12 pages for regular papers (including references) and 6 pages for short papers (including references).

- 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 (all-inclusive).

Authors of selected, top-rated papers from DEBS 2023 may be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a journal special issue. Check the conference website for updates on this matter.

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. This means that papers or any other material 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. 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 ACM policies. 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, with a minimal font size of 10pt. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from

**** Dual deadline conditions ****

DEBS 2023 adopts a dual-deadline model, with a submission deadline in the Fall and another one in the Spring.

Authors of papers receiving a Reject decision for the Fall deadline are not allowed to resubmit to the Spring deadline for DEBS 2023. There are, however, no constraints for a resubmission to a future edition of DEBS.

In specific cases, the program committee may decide to offer a one-shot revision decision for authors of papers submitted to the Fall deadline, that would be considered promising but lacking in presentation or clarity. In this case, authors will have the possibility to send an updated version to the Spring deadline for reevaluation.

Papers must be submitted using the HotCRP system using one of the following links:

- Spring cycle:

If you have any questions, please contact the PC chairs, Bettina Kemme and Etienne Rivière, at the following address:

**** ACM policies ****

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies [1], including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects [2]. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.


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