DISC 2011 : The 25th International Symposium on Distributed Computing
Conference Series : International Symposium on Distributed Computing
Call For Papers
Call for Papers
25th International Symposium on Distributed Computing
September 20-22, 2011, Rome, Italy
DISC, the International Symposium on Distributed
Computing, is an international forum on the theory,
design, modeling, analysis, implementation, and
application of distributed systems and networks. DISC is
organized in cooperation with the European Association
for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).
Marcos K. Aguilera Microsoft Research, USA
Roberto Baldoni Univ. Roma Sapienza, Italy
Konstantin Busch Louisiana State Univ., USA
Keren Censor-Hillel MIT, USA
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis Computer Tech. Inst. Greece
Danny Dolev Hebrew Univ., Israel
Faith Ellen Univ. Toronto, Canada
Yuval Emek ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Sándor Fekete TU Braunschweig, Germany
Luisa Gargano Univ. Salerno, Italy
Maria Potop-Butucaru Univ. Paris 6, France
Maurice Herlihy Brown Univ., USA
David Ilcinkas CNRS & Univ. Bordeaux, France
Anne-Marie Kermarrec INRIA, Rennes, France
Adrian Kosowski INRIA, Univ. Bordeaux, France
Toshimitsu Masuzawa Osaka Univ., Japan
Gopal Pandurangan NTU Singapore & Brown Univ. USA
David Peleg (Chair) Weizmann Inst., Israel
Michael Spear Lehigh Univ., USA
Philipp Woelfel Univ. Calgary, Canada
Antonio Fernández Anta Inst. IMDEA Networks, Spain
Chryssis Georgiou Univ. Cyprus
Idit Keidar Technion, Israel
Nancy Lynch MIT, USA
Sergio Rajsbaum UNAM, Mexico
Nicola Santoro (Chair) Carleton Univ., Canada
Gadi Taubenfeld IDC Herzliya, Israel
Registration & abstract submission April 20, 2011
Submission April 27, 2011
Acceptance notification June 23, 2011
Camera ready copy due July 7, 2011
Program: The program will include keynote lectures,
regular presentations of 25 minutes (accompanied by
papers of up to 15 pages in the proceedings), and brief
announcements of 5 to 10 minutes (accompanied by two
page abstracts in the proceedings). Satellite workshops
will be held on the day before and the day after DISC.
Awards: Awards will be given to the best paper and the
best student paper. 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.
Publication: The proceedings will be published as a volume in
the ARCoSS Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Accepted papers must be submitted in the LNCS format.
Participants will receive a copy of the final proceedings.
Scope: Original contributions to theory, design, implementation,
modeling, analysis, or application of distributed systems and
networks are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not
• Distributed algorithms; correctness and complexity
• Concurrency, synchronization, and transactional memory
• Distributed operating systems, middleware, database systems
• Self-stabilizing, self-organizing, and autonomic systems
• Wireless, mobile, sensor and ad-hoc networks
• Fault tolerance, reliability, availability
• Game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
• Specification, verification, and testing: tools, methodologies
• Networks: protocols, architectures, services, applications
• Multiprocessor and multicore architectures and algorithms
• Security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
• Distributed computing issues in the Internet and the Web
• Mobile agents and autonomous robots
Submission: Papers are to be submitted electronically, following
the guidelines on the conference web page (to be announced).
Every submission must be in English, in .ps or .pdf format, and
begin with a cover page (not a cover letter) including: (1) title,
(2) authors’ names and affiliations, (3) contact author’s postal and
email address, and telephone number, (4) one paragraph abstract
of the paper, (5) indication of whether this is a regular paper or a
brief announcement, (6) indication of whether the paper is eligible
for best student paper award.
A submission for a regular presentation must report on original
research that has not previously appeared, and has not been
concurrently submitted to a journal or conference with published
proceedings. Any overlap with a published or concurrently
submitted paper must be clearly indicated. A regular submission
must not exceed 10 single-column pages using at least 11 point
font on letter paper (excluding cover page and references).
Authors are expected to include all the ideas necessary for an
expert to verify the central claims in the paper. If necessary, the
details may appear in a clearly marked appendix, which will be
read at the discretion of the program committee.
A brief announcement submission must not exceed 3 pages in the
same format. It is permissible for the material in brief
announcements to be published in other conferences.
Submissions not conforming to these rules and papers outside of
the scope of the conference will be rejected without consideration.
If requested by the authors on the cover page, a regular
submission that is not selected for a regular presentation can be
considered for the brief announcement format. Such a request will
not affect consideration of the paper for a regular presentation.
Workshops and tutorials: Proposals for satellite workshops and
tutorials are welcome.