Tuesday, January 20, 2015

from Maxwell Young: Call for Papers SSS 2015


Call for Papers SSS 2015 August 18-21, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Proceedings to be published as a Springer LNCS Volume.

Website: http://sss15.cs.ualberta.ca


The Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems is an international forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design and development of distributed systems that guarantee specific desired properties despite adversity, or that are able to restore the desired properties following adversarial perturbations in the computing medium building on the principles of self-stabilization.

Research in distributed computing and distributed systems continues its vibrant development, marked by the importance of dynamic systems, such as peer-to-peer networks, large-scale wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, mobile agent computing, opportunistic networks etc. Moreover, new applications such as grid and web services, banking and e-­commerce, e­-voting, e-health and robotics, aerospace and avionics, automotive, industrial process control, have joined the expanded landscape of distributed systems. It is becoming increasingly important to endow all such systems with built­-in means for self­-management, self­-protection, and self­-repair.

The symposium encourages the submission of original contributions spanning fundamental research and practical applications within its scope.


Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: March 29, 2015

Notification: May 29, 2015

Camera Ready Submission: June 5, 2015

Conference Sessions: August 19-21, 2015


The Program Committee of SSS 2015 is co-­chaired by Andrzej Pelc (Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada) and Alexander A. Shvartsman (University of Connecticut, U.S.A.).

The conference is structured along the following technical tracks (Tracks and their Chairs):

Self-stabilization, Joffroy Beauquier (Université Paris-­Sud, France)

Fault­-tolerance and Dependability, Nitin Vaidya (University of Illinois at Urbana­-Champaign, U.S.A.)

Ad­hoc and Sensor Networks, Mobile Agents, Paola Flocchini (University of Ottawa, Canada)

System Security in Distributed Computing, Alex Russell (University of Connecticut, U.S.A.)

Formal Methods and Distributed Algorithms, Helmut Veith (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)


Keynote Speakers

Sergio Rajsbaum (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)

Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Philipp Woelfel (University of Calgary, Canada)


Distributed Computing and Cryptography School Day

On the 18th of August, SSS 2015 will host a one-day school on distributed computing and cryptography, organized by Shlomi Dolev (Ben-Gurion University, Israel).


Paper Submission

Papers must be prepared using the LNCS style and be electronically submitted in PDF format using EasyChair (address to be announced on symposium website). Contributions can be submitted as either Regular Papers or Brief Announcements, to a specific track. Submissions for regular papers must be no longer than 15 pages (including the title, authors, abstract, figures, and references) and may have an additional appendix to be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Brief announcements are restricted to two pages with no appendix. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits.

If requested by the authors, a regular submission that is not selected for a regular presentation will also be considered for a brief announcement. This request must be clearly indicated in the first page of the paper. Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper as a regular paper. A paper submitted to SSS 2015 must be an original contribution not previously published as a regular paper (results previously published as a brief announcement may be submitted as a regular paper to SSS 2015). No submission may be concurrently submitted to another conference, workshop, or journal.


Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards

The program committee will select two papers for best paper and best student paper awards. 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 clearly indicated in the first page of the paper.