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PODC 2008 : Twenty-Seventh Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing


Conference Series : Principles of Distributed Computing
When Aug 18, 2008 - Aug 21, 2008
Where Toronto, Canada
Abstract Registration Due Feb 4, 2008
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2008
Notification Due Apr 18, 2008
Categories    distributed computing

Call For Papers

Symposium on the Principles of
Distributed Computing

Toronto, Canada, August 18-21, 2008

PODC solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing from the theoretical or experimental viewpoints. The common goal is to improve understanding of principles underlying distributed computing.

Topics of interest include the following subjects in distributed systems:

- distributed algorithms: design and analysis
- communication networks: architectures, services, protocols, applications
- multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms
- shared and transactional memory, synchronization protocols, concurrent programming
- fault-tolerance, reliability, availability, self organization
- Internet applications, social networks, recommender systems
- distributed operating systems, middleware platforms, databases
- distributed computing with selfish agents
- peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks, distributed data management
- high-performance, cluster, and grid computing
- mobile computing, autonomous agents, location- and context-aware distributed systems
- security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
- sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks
- specification, semantics, verification, and testing of distributed systems


Papers are to be submitted electronically, following the guidelines available on the conference web page. Note that abstracts of regular papers must be registered by the registration deadline indicated above; full papers are due only by the submission deadline.

A submission for a regular presentation must report on original research. Papers submitted for regular presentations must contain results that have not previously appeared, and have not been concurrently submitted to a journal or conference with published proceedings. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. Papers for regular presentation must be no longer than 12 single-column pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font, including tables and references. Up to 4 additional pages of figures may be included with the submission. Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

A submission for a brief announcement must be no longer than 3 single-column pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font. Such submissions may describe work in progress or work presented elsewhere. A submission that is not selected for regular presentation may be invited for a brief announcement.


Regular papers and brief announcements will be included in the conference proceedings. Regular papers receive up to 10 letter-size pages, brief announcements receive up to 2 letter-size pages.


The program committee will give a prize for the best regular paper that has at least half the authors who are full-time students at the time of submission and whose contributions to the paper are significant. To be considered for the prize, the other co-authors of the paper must jointly send a letter to the program committee chair briefly describing the combined contributions of the student author(s) to the paper. The program committee may decline to make the award or may split it.


- Paper registration: February 4, 2008
- Paper submission: February 10, 2008
- Acceptance notification: April 18, 2008
- Camera-ready copy due: May 18, 2008

Submission dates for brief announcements and posters can be found on the PODC website.


Azer Bestavros, Boston University
Anat Bremler-Barr, IDC
Gregory Chockler, IBM Haifa
Antonio Fernandez Anta, URJC
David Gamarnik, MIT
Leszek Gasieniec, University of Liverpool
Cyrill Gavoille, U. Bordeaux
Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL
Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University
Fabian Kuhn, ETH Zurich
Zvi Lotker, Ben Gurion University
Nancy Lynch, MIT
Yishay Mansour, Tel Aviv U. & Google
Mark Moir, Sun Labs
Yoram Moses, Technion
Boaz Patt-Shamir (Chair), Tel Aviv University
Sergio Rajsbaum, UNAM
Adi Rosen, CNRS & U. Paris 11
Dan Rubenstein, Columbia University
Eric Ruppert, York University
Peter Sanders, Karlsruhe University
Jennifer Welch, TAMU
Lisa Zhang, Bell Labs


Rida Bazzi, Arizona State University (Finances)
Alex Brodsky, University of Winnipeg (Workshops)
Costas Busch, Louisiana (Workshops)
Indranil Gupta, UIUC (General Chair)
Petr Kuznetsov, Max Planck (Publicity)
Thomas Moscibroda, Microsoft Research (Publicity)
Gil Neiger, Intel (Registration)
Eric Ruppert, York University (Local Arrangement)
Srikanta Tirthapura, Iowa State (Treasurer)


Rida Bazzi, Arizona State University
Faith Ellen (Chair), University of Toronto
Dahlia Malkhi, Microsoft Research
Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel Aviv University
Michel Raynal, IRISA
Srikanta Tirthapura, Iowa State
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich

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