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DISC 2016 : 30th International Symposium on DIStributed Computing


Conference Series : International Symposium on Distributed Computing
When Sep 26, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016
Where Paris
Abstract Registration Due May 3, 2016
Submission Deadline May 10, 2016
Notification Due Jul 7, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 20, 2016
Categories    distributed computing   concurrency   computer networks

Call For Papers


30th International Symposium on Distributed Computing
September 26-29, 2016, Paris, France

DISC is the International Symposium on Distributed Computing, organized in cooperation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).

Important Dates

Abstract Registration : May 3, 2016 (AoE)
Paper Submission : May 10, 2016 (AoE)
Notification : July 7, 2016
Camera-Ready Submission : July 20, 2016
Conference : September 26--29, 2016


Original contributions to theory, design, implementation, modeling, analysis, or application of distributed systems and networks are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Distributed algorithms; correctness and complexity
- Concurrency, synchronization, and transactional memory
- Distributed operating systems, middleware, database systems
- Self-stabilizing, self-organizing, and autonomous systems
- Wireless, mobile, sensor and ad-hoc networks
- Fault tolerance, reliability, availability
- Game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
- Specification, verification, and testing: tools, methodologies
- Networks: protocols, architectures, services, applications
- Multiprocessor and multicore architectures and algorithms
- System on chip and network on chip architectures
- Security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
- Distributed computing issues in the Internet and the Web
- Cloud and peer-to-peer computing
- Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization
- Mobile agents and autonomous robots


Papers are to be submitted electronically, following the guidelines on the conference web page. Submissions must be in English, in .pdf format, and begin with a cover page (not a cover letter) including: (1) title, (2) authors' names and affiliations, (3) contact author's email address, (4) a short abstract of the paper, (5) indication of whether this is a regular paper or a brief announcement, and (6) indication of whether the paper is eligible for the best student paper award.

A submission for a ***regular presentation*** must report on original research that has not previously appeared, and has not been concurrently submitted to a journal or conference with published proceedings. Any overlap with a published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. A regular submission must not exceed 10 single-column pages using at least 11 point font on letter paper (excluding cover page and references). Authors are expected to include all the ideas necessary for an expert to verify the central claims in the paper. If necessary, the details may appear in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

A ***brief announcement*** submission must not exceed 2 pages in the same format. The material in brief announcements can be published in other conferences. Submissions not conforming to these rules and papers outside of the scope of the conference will be rejected without consideration. If requested by the authors on the cover page, a regular submission that is not selected for a regular presentation can be considered for the brief announcements track. Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper for a regular presentation.


The proceedings will be published as a volume in the ARCoSS Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Camera-ready versions of accepted papers must be submitted in the LNCS format. Accepted papers must be presented by one of the paper's authors, at the conference site, and according to the final schedule. Any paper accepted into the technical program but not presented on-site will be withdrawn from the official proceedings archived on Springer.


Awards will be given to the best paper and the best student paper. To be eligible for the best student paper award at least one of the paper authors must be a full-time student at the time of submission, and the student(s) must have made a significant contribution to the paper.

Program Committee

Silvia Bonomi, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Carole Delporte-Gallet, Paris-Diderot University, France
Swan Dubois, UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France
Michael Elkin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Godard Emmanuel, Aix-Marseille University, France
Panagiota Fatourou, FORTH ICS & Crete University, Greece
Pascal Felber, Neuchâtel University, Switzerland
Paola Flocchini, Ottawa University, Canada
Cyril Gavoille (chair), Bordeaux University, France
Chryssis Georgiou, Cyprus University, Cyprus
Seth Gilbert, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Vincent Gramoli, Sydney University, Australia
Rachid Guerraoui, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Magnús M. Halldórsson, Reykjavik University, Island
David Ilcinkas, CNRS & Bordeaux University, France
Matthew P. Johnson, CUNY Graduate Center, USA
Christoph Lenzen, MPI for Informatics, Germany
Toshimitsu Masuzawa, Osaka University, Japan
Mikhail Nesterenko, Kent State University, USA
Paolo Penna, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
Luís Rodrigues, Lisbona University, Portugal
Elad M. Schiller, Chalmers University, Sweden
Johannes Schneider, ABB Corp. Research, Switzerland
Christian Sommer, Apple Inc., USA
Jennifer L. Welch Texas A&M University, USA
Philipp Woelfel, Calgary University, Canada

Organizing Committee

Lélia Blin (logistic chair), Evry University, France
Swan Dubois (publicity chair), UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France
David Ilcinkas (proceedings chair), CNRS & Bordeaux University, France
Colette Johnen (workshop chair), Bordeaux University, France
Petr Kouznetsov (sponsoring chair) Telecom ParisTech, France
Maria Potop-Butucaru (general chair), UPMC Sorbonne Universités, France
Stéphane Rovedakis (web chair), Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France

Steering Committee

Roberto Baldoni, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Keren Censor-Hillel, Technion, Israel
Shlomi Dolev (chair), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Cyril Gavoille, Bordeaux University, France
Fabian Kuhn, Freiburg University, Germany
Yoram Moses, Technion, Israel
Achour Mostefaoui, Nantes University, France

Contact Information

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