Monday, February 4, 2013

PODC 2013 final call for papers

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PODC 2013 Final Call for Papers

Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2013)
July 22-24, 2013
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

This year PODC will be co-located with the
ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA).



Submission: February 10, 2013
Notification: April 20, 2013
Camera-ready: May 13, 2013

All times refer to 23:59 in Honolulu, Hawai (time zone HAST).


Original contributions to the theory, design, analysis, implementation, or
application of distributed systems and networks are solicited. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

- distributed algorithms and their complexity
- concurrent programming, synchronization, shared and transactional memory
- multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms
- fault tolerance, reliability, availability
- self-stabilizing, self-organizing, and autonomic systems
- communication networks: protocols, architectures, services, applications
- sensor, mobile, ad-hoc, peer-to-peer networks
- cryptographic and security protocols and system security
- semantics, models, verification, debugging, and tool support
- Internet applications, social networks, recommendation systems
- distributed operating systems, databases and programming languages
- game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
- cluster, cloud and grid computing

Conference presentations will have two formats:

Regular presentations of 25 minutes accompanied by papers of up to 10
pages in the proceedings. This form is intended for contributions reporting
on original research, submitted exclusively to this conference. Brief
announcements of 5 to 10 minutes accompanied by two page abstracts in
the proceedings. This format is a forum for brief communications, which
may be published in other conferences.


Papers are to be submitted electronically, following the guidelines
available on the conference web page. Authors unable to submit
electronically should contact the program chair to receive instructions.

Every submission should be in English, in .ps or .pdf format, and begin
with a cover page including: (1) the title, (2) the names of all authors and
their affiliations, (3) contact author's email address and telephone number,
(4) a brief, one paragraph abstract of the paper, (5) information whether
the paper is a regular submission, or a brief announcement submission,
(6) information whether the submission should be considered for the best
student paper award.

A regular submission must not exceed 10 single-column pages using at least
11 point font and reasonable margins (excluding cover page and references).
Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked
appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee.
A brief announcement submission must not exceed 3 single-column pages using
at least 11 point font and reasonable margins. Submissions deviating from
these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits.

It is recommended that a regular submission begins with a succinct
statement of the problem or the issue being addressed, a summary of the
main results or conclusions, a brief explanation of their significance, a
brief statement of the key ideas, and a comparison with related work, all
tailored to a non-specialist. Technical development of the work, directed
to the specialist, should follow. Papers outside of the conference scope
will be rejected without review.

If requested by the authors on the cover page, a regular submission that is
not selected for a regular presentation can also be considered for the brief
announcement format. Such a request will not affect consideration of the
paper for a regular presentation.


Regular papers and brief announcements will be included in the
conference proceedings. Extended and revised versions of selected papers
will be considered for a special issue of the Distributed Computing journal.
Two papers will be considered for publication in JACM.

Best paper and best student paper awards:

Prizes will be given to the best paper, the best student paper and the best
presentation. A paper is eligible for the best student paper award if at
least one of its authors is a full-time student at the time of submission.
This must be indicated in the cover page. The program committee may
decline to offer the awards or may split each one of them.


Program Committee:

James Anderson (UNC at Chapel Hill, USA)
James Aspnes (Yale, USA)
Roberto Baldoni (Sapienza Univ., Italy)
Carole Delporte-Gallet (Univ. Paris Diderot, France)
Keren Censor-Hillel (MIT, USA)
Shlomi Dolev (Ben Gurion Univ., Israel)
Panagiota Fatourou (Univ. of Crete, Greece)
Antonio Fernandez Anta (Inst. IMDEA Networks, Spain)
Cyril Gavoille (Univ. of Bordeaux, France)
Chryssis Georgiou (Univ. of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Phil Gibbons (Intel Research Pittsburgh, USA)
Seth Gilbert (National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore)
Tim Harris (Oracle Labs in Cambridge, UK)
Danny Hendler (Ben Gurion Univ., Israel)
Prasad Jayanti (Dartmouth College, USA)
Flavio Junqueira (Yahoo Research, Spain)
Amos Korman (CNRS & Univ. Paris Diderot, France)
Dariusz Kowalski (Univ. of Liverpool, UK)
Fabian Kuhn (Univ. of Freiburg, Germany)
Sergio Rajsbaum (UNAM, Mexico)
Michel Raynal (IUF & IRISA (Univ. Rennes), France)
Luis Rodrigues (INESC-ID, IST, Portugal)
Eric Ruppert (York Univ., Canada)
Gadi Taubenfeld, Chair (IDC Herzliya, Israel)
Sebastien Tixeuil (Univ. of Paris 6, France)
Mark Tuttle (Intel, USA)
Philipp Woelfel (Univ. of Calgary, Canada)
Haifeng Yu (National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore)


Conference Committee:

Panagiota Fatourou, general (Univ. of Crete, Greece)
Magnus Halldorsson, treasurer (Reykjavik Univ., Iceland)
Christoph Lenzen, publicity (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Lata Narayanan, organizing (Concordia Univ., Canada)
Jarda Opatrny, organizing (Concordia Univ., Canada)
Gadi Taubenfeld, program committee (IDC, Israel)
Mark Tuttle, publicity (Intel, USA)


Steering Committee:

Panagiota Fatourou (Univ. of Crete, Greece)
Pierre Fraigniaud (CNRS & Univ. Paris Diderot, France)
Magnus Halldorsson (Reykjavik Univ., Iceland)
Alessandro Panconesi (Sapienza Univ., Italy)
Alexander Shvartsman ((Chair) Univ. of Connecticut, USA)
Gadi Taubenfeld (IDC, Israel)
Nitin Vaidya (Univ. of Illinois, USA)