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SSS 2020 : The 22th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems


When Nov 18, 2020 - Nov 21, 2020
Where Austin (USA)
Abstract Registration Due Jul 27, 2020
Submission Deadline Aug 3, 2020
Notification Due Sep 27, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 9, 2020
Categories    distributed computing   distributed system   security   fault tolerance

Call For Papers

The 22th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2020) will be held in Austin, Texas, USA on November 18-21, 2020.

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-Stabilization

Self-stabilizing systems, Variants of Self-stabilization, Topological Stabilization, Autonomous Systems, 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, Synchronization protocols, Shared and transactional memory, Formal Methods, validation, verification, and synthesis, Peer-to-peer networks, Social networks, Game-theory and economical aspects of distributed computing, Randomization in distributed computing, Graph-theoretic concepts for communication networks, Dynamic networks, High-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing.

Track C. Mobile and Robot Computing

Self-organization in mobile agents, mobile robots, mobile sensor networks, mobile ad-hoc networks, population protocols, programmable particles, nanoscale robots, biological systems, and related new models.

Track D. Fault tolerance, Security, and Privacy

Network security, Privacy, Internet-of-things Security, Secure cloud computing, 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 submission must conform to the formatting instructions of Springer LNCS series (see Each submission must be in English, in PDF format.

We will experiment the double-blind peer review in SSS 2020. 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 2020.

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 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 Information and Computation.

Prizes will be given to the best regular paper and best studentregular 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.

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