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DisCoTec 2015 : 10th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques


When Jun 2, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015
Where Grenoble, France
Abstract Registration Due Jan 16, 2015
Submission Deadline Jan 23, 2015
Notification Due Mar 6, 2015
Final Version Due Mar 27, 2015
Categories    distributed computing   coordination   distributed systems   formal methods

Call For Papers

DisCoTec 2015: 10th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques

The DisCoTec series of federated conferences is one of the major events sponsored by the International Federation for Information processing (IFIP). The main conferences, taking place on June 2-4, 2015 at Inria Grenoble–Rhône-Alpes are:

- COORDINATION 17th IFIP International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages
- DAIS 15th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems
- FORTE 35th IFIP International Conference on Formal Techniques for Distributed Objects, Components and Systems

Important Dates and Submissions

All three DisCoTec 2015 main conferences share the same deadlines:

Abstract Submission: Jan. 16, 2015 (24:00 UTC-11)
Paper Submission: Jan. 23, 2015 (24:00 UTC-11)
Author Notification: March 6, 2015
Camera ready copy: March 27, 2015
Early registration: May 5, 2015
Conferences and workshops: June 2-5, 2015

All deadlines are firm and will not be extended.


COORDINATION 2015 Call for Papers

COORDINATION 2015 is the premier forum for publishing research results and experience reports on software technologies for collaboration and coordination in concurrent, distributed, and complex systems. The key focus of the conference is the quest for high-level abstractions that can capture interaction patterns and mechanisms occurring at all levels of the software architecture, up to the end-user domain. COORDINATION 2015 seeks high-quality contributions on the usage, study, formal analysis, design, and implementation of languages, models, and techniques for coordination in distributed, concurrent, pervasive, and multicore software systems. This edition also additionally seeks to adapt and integrate traditional COORDINATION techniques in the realm of multi-agent systems (MAS), which typically involve more corse-grained (cognitive, intelligent, goal-oriented) components.
Main topics of interest:

Programming abstractions and languages
Coordination models and paradigms
Specification and verification
Foundations and types
Distributed middleware architectures
Multicore programming
Coordinated distributed applications
Bio-inspired computing models
Coordination mechanisms for self-adaptation and self-organisation
Teamwork and distributed problem solving
Collective intelligence
Auction and NegotiationArgumentation, trust, norms and reputation
Coordination mechanisms for rational agents
Coordination middleware for mobile agents
Coordination of federated MASs

Submission and publication:

Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP’s codes of conduct). The submissions must not exceed the page number limit (see below), including figures and references, prepared using Springer’s LNCS style. Submissions not adhering to the above specified constraints may be rejected without review.
Papers should be submitted as PDF or PS via EasyChair:

We solicit three kinds of submissions:

- Full papers* (up to 16 pages): Describing thorough and complete research results and experience reports.
- Short papers* (up to 8 pages): Describing research results that are not fully developed, or even manifestos, calls to action,
personal views on the past of Coordination research, on the current state of the art, or on prospects for the years to come.
- Posters* (up to 3 pages): Summarising research projects worth being advertised and discussed in a lively fashion at the conference.

The conference proceedings, formed by accepted submissions of all three kinds above, will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series.

Coordination 2015 Programme Committee Chairs:
- Tom Holvoet (KU Leuven, Belgium)
- Mirko Viroli (Universita di Bologna, Italy)


DAIS 2015 Call for Papers

DAIS’15 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results and/or experimental results in the area of distributed applications and interoperable systems. Submissions will be judged on their originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and technical correctness. The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

+ Novel and innovative distributed applications and systems, in particular in the areas of:
peer to peer systems,
cloud and grid computing,
data center and internet-scale systems,
big data systems,
social networking,
cyber-physical systems,
mobile computing,
service-oriented computing, and
context-aware computing;

+ Novel architectures and mechanisms, in particular in the areas of

pub/sub systems,
language-based approaches,
overlay protocols,
bio-inspired distributed computing;

+ System issues and design goals, including

security and practical applications of cryptography,
trust and reputation,
cooperation incentives and fairness,
fault-tolerance and dependability,
scalability and elasticity,
performance and energy-efficiency;

+ Engineering and tools, including

model-driven engineering,
domain-specific languages,
design patterns and methods,
testing and validation,
distributed debugging.

Paper submissions

All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using the Springer LNCS style to the conference submission website:

Each paper will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by the Program Committee. All papers accepted in any of the conference tracks will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Proceedings will be made available at the conference. Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference if the paper is accepted.

DAIS 2015 Programme Committee Chairs:
- Alysson Bessani (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Sara Bouchenak (INSA Lyon, France)


FORTE 2015 Call for Papers

FORTE 2015 is a forum for fundamental research on theory, models, tools, and applications for distributed systems. The conference solicits original contributions that advance the science and technologies for distributed systems, with special interest in the areas of:

- service-oriented, ubiquitous, pervasive, grid, cloud, and mobile computing systems;
- object technology, modularity, component- and model-based design;
- software reliability, availability, and safety;
- security, privacy, and trust in distributed systems;
- adaptive distributed systems, self-stabilization;
- self-healing/organizing;
- verification, validation, formal analysis, and testing of the above.

Contributions that combine theory and practice and that exploit formal methods and theoretical foundations to present novel solutions to problems arising from the development of distributed systems are encouraged. FORTE covers distributed computing models and formal specification, testing and verification methods. The application domains include all kinds of application-level distributed systems, telecommunication services, Internet, embedded and real-time systems, as well as networking and communication security and reliability.
Main topics of interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Languages and semantic foundations: new modeling and language concepts for distribution and concurrency, semantics for different types of
languages, including programming languages, modeling languages, and domain-specific languages; real-time and probability aspects;
- Formal methods and techniques: design, specification, analysis, verification, validation, testing and runtime verification of various types of
distributed systems including communications and network protocols, service-oriented systems, adaptive distributed systems, cyber-physical
systems and sensor networks;
- Foundations of security: new principles for qualitative and quantitative security analysis of distributed systems, including formal models
based on probabilistic concepts;
- Applications of formal methods: applying formal methods and techniques for studying quality, reliability, availability, and safety of
distributed systems;
- Practical experience with formal methods: industrial applications, case studies and software tools for applying formal methods and description
techniques to the development and analysis of real distributed systems.

Submission and publication

Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere (cf. IFIP’s codes of conduct). The submissions must not exceed 15 pages in length, including figures and references, prepared using Springer’s LNCS style. Submissions not adhering to the above specified constraints may be rejected without review. Papers can be submitted electronically in pdf via the FORTE’15 interface of the EasyChair system. Each paper will undergo a peer review of at least 3 anonymous reviewers. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series. The best papers will be invited after the conference to contribute to a special issue of a top-level journal (e.g. TCS or Information & Computation).

FORTE 2015 Programme Committee Chairs:
- Susanne Graf (Verimag, CNRS Grenoble, France)
- Mahesh Viswanathan (University of Illinois, Urbana IL, USA)


DisCoTec 2015 Call for Workshop Proposals

DisCoTec 2015 invites proposals for one-day workshops to be part of the joint event. DisCoTec 2015 hosts conferences in the area of coordination languages, distributed systems, and formal methods for distributed systems, ranging from practice to theory. We invite workshops in these areas to provide a vivid and open forum for discussions, presentations of preliminary research results and ongoing work as well as presentations of research work to a focused audience. One-day workshops will be held in conjunction with the main events. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below and are encouraged to contact the workshops chair (Sophie Quinton) if any questions arise.

Important Dates
December 5, 2014 Workshop proposal deadline
December 19, 2014 Workshop proposal notification
June 2-4, 2015 Main conferences
June 5, 2015 Workshops

Submission and notification deadlines of the workshops are at the discretion of the individual workshop organizers, however notification must be no later than the early registration deadline for DisCoTec.
Proposal Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals must be written in English, not exceed 5 pages with reasonable font and margin, and be submitted in PDF format via email to

Sophie Quinton (sophie.quinton AT

Proposals should include the following information:

- The title, theme, and goals of the workshop.
- The targeted audience and the expected number of participants. We prefer that
workshops remain open to participation from any members of the community, but
by-invitation-only workshops will also be considered. Please explicitly state your
- The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organizers to promote the
- The participant solicitation and selection process.
- Publication plan. Each workshop is responsible for managing its own publication
(e.g., pre- and/or post- proceedings), if any is desired.
- Approximate budget proposal (see Budget section below for details).
- A preliminary version of the call for papers, which must include important dates
(e.g. submission, notification, and camera-ready deadlines).
- The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organization of the
workshop; and whether a poster session is planned.
- A brief description of the organizer’s background, including relevant past
experience on organizing workshops and contact information.

Review Process

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the following committee:

Alain Girault, INRIA Grenoble, France (general chair)
Sophie Quinton, INRIA Grenoble, France (workshops chair)
Jean-Bernard Stefani, INRIA Grenoble, France (member, DisCoTec Steering Committee)

Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop’s potential for generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the topics, the organizer’s ability to lead a successful workshop, and potential for attracting participants.
Workshop Publicity

Workshop publicity is responsibility of the workshop organizers. In particular they are in charge of:

- Providing a workshop description (200 words) for inclusion on the DisCoTec 2015
- Hosting and maintaining web pages either on the DisCoTec 2015 website or linked from
- Editing workshop proceedings, if any.
- Publicising the event.


DisCoTec 2015 will provide registration and organizational support for the workshops. Registration fees must be paid for all participants, including organizers and invited guests. To cover lunches, coffee breaks and basic organizational expenses, all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee (to be determined). Each workshop may increase this fee to cover additional expenses such as publication charges, student scholarships, costs for invited speakers, etc. All fees will be collected by the DisCoTec organizers as part of the registration and will be used to cover the expenses of each workshop as agreed with the workshop organizers.

Contact Information

Sophie Quinton (sophie.quinton AT

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