Thursday, May 20, 2021

[DMANET] First Call for Papers SSS 2021, held virtually November 17-20, 2021

The 23rd International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security
of Distributed Systems (SSS 2021) will be held virtually (due to
COVID-19) on November 17-20, 2021.

Abstract Submission: August 2nd, 2021 (11:59 PM AoE)
Paper Submission: August 9th, 2021 (11:59 PM AoE)
Acceptance Notification: September 17th, 2021
Camera-ready copy due: September 27th, 2021

SSS is an international forum for researchers and practitioners in the
design and development of distributed systems with a focus on systems
that are able to provide guarantees on their structure, performance,
and/or security in the face of an adverse operational environment. The
symposium encourages submissions of original contributions on
fundamental research and practical applications concerning topics in the
four symposium tracks:

Track A. Self-stabilizing Systems: Theory and Practice

Self-stabilizing systems; Self-stabilizing protocols and algorithms;
Practically-stabilizing systems; Variants of Self-stabilization;
Topological Stabilization; Stabilization and self-* properties in
hardware, software, and middleware design; Self-stabilizing software
defined infrastructure

Track B. Foundations of Concurrent and Distributed Computing

Distributed and concurrent algorithms and data structures; Shared and
transactional memory; Synchronization protocols; Distributed graph
algorithms; Graph-theoretic concepts for communication networks;
Peer-to-peer networks and dynamic networks; High-performance, cluster,
cloud, and grid computing; Game theory and economical aspects of
distributed computing; Formal methods, validation, verification, and

Track C. Mobile and Robot Computing

Self-organization in mobile agents; mobile robots; mobile sensor
networks; mobile ad-hoc networks; population protocols; programmable
matter; nanoscale robots; biologically-inspired systems; and related new

Track D. Fault tolerance, Security, and Privacy

Network security; Privacy; Internet-of-things security; Cloud security;
Mobile sensor networks/ad-hoc networks security;
Verifiable/fault-tolerant computing; Anomaly and networked malware
detection; Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies; Byzantine-fault
tolerance and distributed consensus protocols; Secure multi-party
computation; Applied cryptography.

Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair:

All submissions must conform to the formatting instructions of Springer
LNCS series
Each submission must be in English, in PDF format.

All submissions must be anonymous. We will use a somewhat relaxed
implementation of double-blind peer review this year: you are free to
disseminate your work through arXiv and other online repositories and
give presentations on your work as usual. However, please make sure you
do not mention your own name or affiliation in the submission, and
please do not include obvious references in the text that reveal your
identity. A reviewer who has not previously seen the paper should be
able to read it without accidentally learning the identity of the
authors. Please feel free to ask the PC chairs if you have any questions
about the double-blind policy of SSS 2021.

There are two types of submission: regular paper and brief announcement.

- A regular submission must not exceed 15 pages (including the title,
authors, abstract, figures, and references). Additional necessary
details for an expert to verify the main claims of the submission may be
included in a clearly marked appendix if extra space is needed.

- A brief announcement submission must not exceed 5 pages and should not
include any appendix.

Any submission deviating from these guidelines will be rejected without
consideration of its merits. It is recommended that a regular submission
begins with a succinct statement of the problem 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 will also be considered for the brief
announcement format. This will not affect the consideration of the paper
for a regular presentation.

Regular papers and brief announcements will be included in the
conference proceedings. Conference proceedings will be published by
Springer in the LNCS conference series.

Extended and revised versions of selected papers will be considered for
a special issue of Theoretical Computer Science.

Prizes will be given to the best regular paper and best student regular
paper. A regular paper is eligible for the best student paper if at
least one of its authors is a full-time student at submission time.
Authors should clearly indicate whether their submission is eligible to
be considered for the best student paper award (e.g., using a \thanks in
the title). The PC may decline to confer awards or may split awards.

For further information, please refer to the website:
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