Monday, February 14, 2022

[DMANET] DISC 2022 Call for Papers


DISC 2022 Call for Papers


36th International Symposium on Distributed Computing

October 25-27, 2022

Augusta, Georgia, USA


Important Dates:

Submission deadline: May 13 (AoE)

Rebuttal period: June 29-July4 (AoE)

Notification: July 25

Final versions: August 12


Submissions are sought in all areas of distributed algorithms and

distributed systems including theory, design, implementation,

modelling, analysis, and application of distributed systems and

networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Biological and nature-inspired distributed algorithms

* Blockchain protocols

* Coding and reliable communication

* Communication networks: algorithms, protocols, and applications

* Complexity, lower bounds, and impossibility results

* Design and analysis of distributed algorithms

* Distributed and concurrent data structures

* Distributed algorithms for clouds and IoT

* Distributed graph algorithms

* Distributed machine learning and data science

* Distributed operating systems, middleware, database systems

* Distributed resource management

* Fault tolerance, reliability, self-organization, self-stabilization

* Formal methods for distributed computing: verification, synthesis and

* Game-theoretic and knowledge-based approaches to distributed computing

* Internet and web applications, social networks, and recommendation systems

* Massively-parallel, high-performance, cloud and grid computing

* Mobile agents, autonomous distributed systems, swarm robotics

* Multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms

* Overlay networks and peer-to-peer networks

* Population protocols and chemical reaction networks

* Quantum distributed algorithms

* Replication, consensus, and consistency

* Security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols

* Synchronization, persistence, and transactional memory

* Wireless, mobile, sensor and ad-hoc networks


PC Chair: Christian Scheideler (Paderborn University, Germany)

Program Committee:

John Augustine (IIT Madras, India)

Naama Ben David (VMware Research, USA)

Borzoo Bonakdarpour (Michigan State University, USA)

Marthe Bonamy (University of Bordeaux, France)

Christian Cachin (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Artur Czumaj (University of Warwick, UK)

Joshua Daymude (Arizona State University, USA)

Michal Dory (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Robert Elsässer (University of Salzburg, Austria)

Laurent Feuilloley (University of Lyon, France)

Michele Flammini (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)

Paola Flocchini (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Davide Frey (Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, France)

Luisa Gargano (University of Salerno, Italy)

Magnús M. Halldórsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland)

Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi (University of Maryland, USA)

Alex Kogan (Oracle Labs, USA)

Shay Kutten (Technion, Israel)

Thomas Locher (DFINITI Foundation, Switzerland)

Victor Luchangco (Algorand, USA)

Yannic Maus (TU Graz, Austria)

Othon Michail (University of Liverpool, UK)

Boaz Patt-Shamir (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

David Peleg (Weizmann Institute, Israel)

Sergio Rajsbaum (UNAM, Mexico)

Peter Robinson (City University of Hong Kong, China)

Maria Potop-Butucaru (Sorbonne University, France)

Jared Saia (University of New Mexico, USA)

Stefan Schmid (TU Berlin, Germany)

Gokarna Sharma (Kent State University, USA)

Jukka Suomela (Aalto University, Finland)

Yukiko Yamauchi (Kyushu University, Japan)

Haifeng Yu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)



A submitted paper should clearly motivate the importance of the

problem being addressed, discuss prior work and its relationship to

the paper, explicitly and precisely state the paper's key

contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and methods used to

achieve the main claims. A submission should strive to be accessible

to a broad audience, as well as having sufficient details for experts

in the area.

There are two types of submissions: regular papers and brief

announcements. Regular papers must report on original research that

has not previously been published (and may not be concurrently

submitted to other journals or conferences with proceedings). All

ideas necessary for an expert to fully verify the central claims in a

paper, including experimental results, should be included in the


A brief announcement may describe work in progress or work presented

elsewhere. A brief announcement may also present a result that is

short and elegant, but does not require a longer paper. It may also be

used to announce a software distribution or an experimental results of

interest that can be concisely described.

Submission format:

Submissions must be in English in pdf format and they must be prepared

using the LaTeX style template for LIPIcs

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Submissions must be anonymous, without any author names, affiliations,

or email addresses. The contact information of the authors will be

entered separately in Easychair.

For regular papers, there is no page limit, and authors are encouraged

to use the full version of their paper as the submission. The

initial 15 pages should contain a clear presentation of the merits of

the paper, including a discussion of the paper's importance within the

context of prior work and a description of the key technical and

conceptual ideas used to achieve its main claims. (Illustrative

figures are encouraged.) The submission must contain full proofs of

all claims in the paper.

Although there is no bound on the length of a submission, material

other than the first 15 pages will be read at the committee's

discretion. Papers submitted as brief announcements should comply with

the above rules, replacing 15 pages with 5 pages.

Submissions not conforming to the submission guidelines and papers

outside of the scope of the conference will be rejected without


Anonymous Submissions:

We will use a relaxed implementation of double-blind peer review.

Submissions must not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. In

particular, authors' names and affiliation should not appear in the

document itself. Authors should ensure that any references to their

own related work are in the third person (e.g., not "We build on our

previous work …" but rather "We build on the work of …"). The purpose

of this process is to help PC members and external reviewers come to

an initial judgment about the paper without bias, not to make it

impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try.

You are free to disseminate your work through arXiv and other online

repositories and give presentations on your work as usual. Moreover,

nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the

submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult. In

particular, important references should not be omitted or anonymized.

Brief announcements should also be submitted without author names and

affiliations so that a reviewer can form an initial judgment without

bias, but they can contain a reference to the full version of the work

in the bibliography.

Please feel free to ask the PC chair if you have any questions about

the double-blind policy of DISC 2022.

Conflict of Interest

The submission form provides an opportunity to specify conflicts of

interest with any of the PC members. If you feel that you have a

valid reason for a conflict of interest beyond the PC members, or any

other issues related to the fair treatment of your submission, contact

the PC chair or the SafeTOC representative for DISC (which can be

found on the DISC webpage).


The proceedings will be published by LIPIcs. The final version of the

paper has to be formatted following the LIPIcs guidelines. Regular

papers will have up to 15 pages in the final proceedings (excluding

the front page, the references, and a brief appendix (of up to 5

pages), and brief announcements will have 3 pages in the proceedings

(including everything). If more space is needed, the authors are

encouraged to post the full version e.g. on arXiv and refer to it in

their paper.

Accepted papers and brief announcements must be presented by one of

the authors, with a full registration and according to the final

schedule. Any submission accepted into the technical program but not

presented on-site will be withdrawn from the final proceedings.

The submission site will be posted shortly on the DISC website.


Awards will be given to the best paper and the best student paper. To

be eligible for the best student paper award at least one of the paper

authors must be a full-time student at the time of submission, and the

student(s) must have made a significant contribution to the paper.

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