Monday, May 28, 2018

[DMANET] Five Reasons Why You Should Attend PODC 2018 (Call for Participation)

***** Five Reasons Why You Should Attend PODC 2018 *****

(1) PODC 2018 is being held on the scenic campus of Royal Holloway, University of London, which was voted the most beautiful university campus in the UK. The conference is offering low-cost accommodation on campus in modern en-suite rooms that includes full board, encouraging collaboration and socializing among attendees. The campus is a short drive from London's Heathrow airport and a fast train ride away from Central London.

(2) Co-located with the PODC 2018 are two packed days of workshops and tutorials covering many of the hot topics in modern distributed computing from both a systems and theory perspective, including blockchains, cloud computing, distributed machine learning, biological algorithms, fog and edge computing, and social networks.

(3) The PODC 2018 main conference program is filled with high-quality papers and keynote lectures that span both the theory and practice of distributed computing.

(4) Low registration fees, low-cost on-site accommodation, student travel support (expected), and the location near London Heathrow airport makes PODC 2018 both affordable and convenient.

(5) The close proximity of PODC 2018 to Windsor Castle increases the odds that the new royal couple might stop by the conference to hear some talks.

If we've piqued your interest, see below for the formal call for participation, including all the relevant links and details...

PODC 2018 Call for Participation
ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
(PODC 2018)
July 23-27, 2017
Royal, Holloway, University of London
Egham, UK
Twitter: @podc_conference

Key deadlines:

The early registration deadline and on-campus room reservation deadline are both July, 1.

On-site accommodation:

We are pleased to offer accommodation at the conference site in modern en-suite rooms. The package includes full board. The deadline for room reservations is July, 1. For more information on these accommodations as well as other area hotels:

Keynote speakers:

Roger Peglar, Advanced Computation and Storage LLC
Graham Cormode, University of Warwick
Keren Censor-Hillel, Technion

Conference program:

Workshops and Tutorials for Monday, July 23:

-> Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA)

-> Workshop on Blockchain Technology and Theory (BTT)

-> Workshop on Social Issues in Online Social Networks (SISOSN)

-> Tutorial: Distributed Machine Learning (by Dan Alistarh)

-> Tutorial: Erasure Coding in Object Stores: Challenges and Opportunities (by Lewis Tseng)

Workshops and Tutorials for Friday, July 27:

-> Advanced Tools, Programming Languages, and Platforms for Implementing and Evaluating Algorithms for Distributed Systems (APPLIED)

-> Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS)

-> Theory and Practice for Integrated Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing Paradigms (TOPIC)

-> Tutorial: Consistency Choices in Modern Distributed Systems (by Alexey Gotsman)

-> Tutorial: From Self-Stabilization to Self-Optimization: Principles of Distributed Network Design (by Stefan Schmid)

Full workshop and tutorial schedule:

Join us for the Jennifer Jubilee on July 23rd from 4:30 to 6:15 for the Celebration of Jennifer Welch's 60th birthday:

Student travel support:

As in years past, we expect to have some student travel support available. Information about how to apply will be posted on the PODC 2018 website within the next week. We will also send out a separate call for applications.

Venue information:

Royal Holloway is located in a beautiful part of Surrey, a county famed for its historic market towns, parks and woodlands, and a lively cultural sporting scene. The university campus is located very close to Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Nearby are Windsor Great Park, adjoining Windsor Castle, and Wentworth Golf Club, home of the annual PGA Championship. Central London is easily accessible by train for a whole host of activities - trips to the shops, famous tourist attractions, galleries, theatres and nightlife.

The college campus is situated just a few minutes walk from Windsor Great Park between the villages of Englefield Green and Virginia Water, and close to the towns of Egham, Staines and Windsor.

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