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DEBS 2020 : 14th ACM/IFIP International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems 2020 - CFP Research Papers


Conference Series : Distributed Event-Based Systems
When Jul 13, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
Where Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Abstract Registration Due Mar 27, 2020
Submission Deadline Apr 3, 2020
Notification Due May 3, 2020
Final Version Due May 28, 2020
Categories    distributed systems   real-time analytics   complex event processing   event processing for ai/ml

Call For Papers

14th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems 2020 (DEBS 2020)
13th - 17th July 2020
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As of March 5th, we can confirm that the conference proceedings of all tracks for DEBS 2020 will proceed as planned. All accepted papers for all tracks will be available on the ACM Digital Library in early July 2020. Concerning the physical meeting of the conference, we will monitor closely other conferences, as well as the situation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) and provide regular updates through our various channels (Website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). Due to the current situation, we have extended the submission deadline to April 3rd.

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Important deadlines:
March 27th, 2020 - Abstract Submission for Research Track
April 3rd, 2020 - Research and Industry Paper Submission
March 25th, 2020 - Tutorial Proposal Submission
April 7th, 2020 - Grand Challenge Solution Submission
May 3rd, 2020 - Author Notification Research and Industry Track
May 10th, 2020 - Poster, Demo & Doctoral Symposium Submission
May 28th, 2020 - Camera Ready for All Tracks
July 13th - 17th, 2020 - Conference

Call for Research Papers

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 ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems (DEBS) 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 conference aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas.

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, healthcare and logistics, computer and network security. Technologies discussed include real-time analytics, complex-event detection, reliability and resilience, distributed ledger and blockchains, energy management and green computing, data stream processing, big/fast data analysis, event processing for AI/ML, AI/ML for event processing, 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. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:


Event-driven architectures, real-time analytics, complex event processing, event processing for AI/ML, event processing in big and fast data, data stream processing, security and encryption in stream processing, rule-based systems, in-network processing, logic-based event recognition, event correlation, and pattern languages.

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.

Use cases, requirements and applications of distributed and event-based systems in various domains including Internet-of-Things, 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.

Abstract submission for research track: March 13, 2020
Research paper submission: March 20, 2020
Research paper notification: May 3, 2020
Camera-ready deadline: May 28, 2020
Conference: July 13 - 17, 2020

All submissions must be original and unpublished. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Authors Take Note: A new policy by ACM will allow DEBS 2020 to make the proceedings available ahead of the conference via the ACM Digital Library. Thus, the official publication date is the date the proceedings appear in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

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 must not list or otherwise identify the authors. References to previous work should be done in the third person as to not reveal the identities of the authors. Research track submissions that are not anonymous may be rejected without review.

Research Track papers must be no longer than 12 pages. The authors of accepted papers will be given a choice between different copyright agreements, in accordance with the recent changes in the ACM policy. The options will include new opportunities for open access as well as the traditional ACM copyright agreement. Papers can be submitted via HotCRP (PDF files only). Submissions to the research track will be evaluated by a Research Program Committee.

Submitted papers are required to adhere to the two columns "sigconf" ACM conference proceeding style. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from the 2019 ACM Master Article Template page.

Kaiwen Zhang, ETS
Khuzaima Daudjee, University of Waterloo
Bettina Kemme, McGill University

Mohammad Sadoghi, UC Davis
Lukasz Golab, University of Waterloo

Julien Gascon-Samson, ÉTS

Vinod Muthusamy, IBM
Jan Rellermeyer, TU Delft

Vincenzo Gulisano, Chalmers University
Ruben Mayer, TU Munich
Daniel Jorde, TU Munich
Dimitris Palyvos-Giannas, Chalmers University
Hannaneh Najdataei, Chalmers University

Tilmann Rabl, Hasso Plattner Institute
Leonardo Querzoni, Sapienza University of Rome

Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo
David Eyers, University of Otago

Vinay Setty, University of Stavanger
Aris Leivadeas, ÉTS

Sardar Basiri, ÉTS

Sukanya Bhowmik, University of Stuttgart
Christoph Doblander, TU Munich

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