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OPODIS 2014 : International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems


Conference Series : International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems
When Dec 15, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014
Where Cortina, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Jul 23, 2014
Submission Deadline Jul 30, 2014
Notification Due Oct 2, 2014
Final Version Due Nov 4, 2014
Categories    distributed systems   distributed algorithms   theory   practice

Call For Papers

OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge on distributed computing and distributed computer systems. All aspects of distributed systems are within the scope of OPODIS, including theory, specification, design, performance, and system building.

OPODIS is traditionally strong in the theoretical aspects of distributed systems; furthermore, OPODIS is expanding its coverage to include the overlap between theoretical solutions and practical implementations, as well as experimentation and quantitative assessments.

A quality OPODIS paper will typically consider a significant problem in distributed computing, study an original solution, and evaluate it by formal, analytical, simulation, or experimental means. Positive, negative, and reproduction results that advance the state of the art are equally welcome. Topics covered by OPODIS include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Cloud computing
• Communication and synchronization protocols
• Dependable computing: theory and practice
• Distributed algorithms: shared memory and message passing
• Distributed database systems
• Distributed event processing
• Distributed operating systems
• Dynamic and time-varying networks
• Embedded distributed systems
• Fault-tolerance, reliability, availability
• Grid and cluster computing
• Large-scale systems
• Mobile agents and autonomous robots
• Peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks
• Performance: availability, latency, throughput, balance, communication, energy, etc.
• Programming languages, specification and verification applied to distributed systems
• Security and privacy
• Self-* solutions for distributed systems
• Sensor networks
• Social networks: modeling, analysis, and synthesis
• Wireless and mobile computing

Submission and reviewing

The conference language is English. Submission is electronic, per the instructions at On the first page, include the title of the paper, author(s) names and affiliation, an abstract, email, and a list of keywords. Submissions shall conform strictly to the LNCS format (instructions at, and must not exceed 15 pages, including figures, tables and references. Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read, or not, at the discretion of the reviewers.

The Programme Co-Chairs reserve the right to refuse, out of hand, papers that are out of scope, that are of clearly inferior quality, or that violate the submission guidelines. The remaining papers will undergo a thorough reviewing process. Each paper will be peer-reviewed in depth by at least three Programme Committee members. The Programme Committee will select contributions to be presented at the conference and published in the proceedings according to the criteria of originality, clarity, and completeness.

Important dates:

Abstract registration: 23 July 2014.
Submission deadline: 30 July 2014. Firm deadline, no extensions.
Acceptance notification: 2 October 2014
Camera-ready due: 4 November 2014
Conference: 3 days in week of 15-19 December 2014


The proceedings volume will be published in the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. It is required that each accepted paper be presented at the conference by one of its authors.

Programme Co-Chairs
• Marcos K. Aguilera, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, USA
• Marc Shapiro, Inria & UPMC-LIP6, France

Programme Committee (tentative)
• Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
• François Bonnet, JAIST, Japan
• Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
• Carole Delporte, Université Paris Diderot, France
• Murat Demirbas, U Buffalo, USA
• Hugues Fauconnier, Université Denis Diderot LIAFA, France
• Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
• Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and University Paris Diderot, France
• Alexey Gotsman, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
• Sameh Elnikety, Microsoft Research, USA
• Tim Harris, Oracle Labs, UK
• Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, USA
• Konrad Iwanicki, University of Warsaw, Poland
• Márk Jelasity, University of Szeged, Hungary
• Alex Kogan, Oracle Labs, USA
• Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel Aviv University, Israel
• Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano, Switzerland
• Maria Potop-Butucaru, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-LIP6, France
• Nuno Preguiça, U Nova Lisboa, Portugal
• Sergio Rajsbaum, UNAM, Mexico
• Luís Rodrigues, INESC-ID, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
• Paolo Romano, INESC-ID & IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal
• Peter van Roy, U Louvain, Belgium
• Nicolas Schiper, Cornell, USA
• Marco Serafini, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
• Liuba Shrira, Brandeis, USA
• Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M University, USA
• Yukiko Yamauchi, Kyushu University, Japan

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