DEBS 2017: ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐based
Co-Located with PLDI and ECOOP 2017@
Barcelona, Spain (June 19 - 23, 2017)
Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed
and Event‐based Systems (DEBS) has become the premier venue for
contributions in the fields of distributed and event‐based systems. The
objectives of the ACM International Conference on Distributed and
Event‐Based Systems (DEBS) are to provide a forum dedicated to the
dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical
insights, and the reporting of experiences relevant to distributed
systems and event‐based computing. The conference aims at providing a
forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas.
The DEBS conference covers topics in distributed and event-based
computing. The scope of the conference includes systems dealing with
detecting, processing and responding to events and with massively
distributed middleware and applications. Examples of application domains
covered by the conference include the Internet of Things, sensor
networks, social networking, finance, healthcare and logistics.
Technologies discussed include real-time analytics, complex-event
detection, security, reliability and resilience, energy management and
green computing, stream processing, embedded systems, and cloud,
peer-to-peer, ubiquitous and mobile computing. Topics relevant to
enterprise-level computing include enterprise application integration,
real-time enterprises, Web services and support for enterprises to
respond in timely fashion to changing situations.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
1. Models, Architectures and Paradigms: Event-driven architectures,
event processing in big data, complex event processing, rule-based
systems, logic-based event recognition, event correlation and pattern
2. Middleware infrastructures: Distributed data processing, distributed
programming, federated event-based systems, information-centric
networking, fault tolerance, reliability, availability and scalability.
3. Applications, Experience and Requirements: Use cases and applications
of distributed and event-based systems in various domains including
Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Finance, Logistics.
1. The Research Track presents original research contributions.
Submissions will be evaluated by an experienced program committee
consisting of eminent researchers from all over the world.
2. The Industry and Experience Reports Track is meant to report on
innovative deployments of event‐based systems. Contributions will be
reviewed by researchers and industry practitioners working in
distributed and event‐based computing.
3. In the Tutorial Track recognized experts in the field will present
their tutorials on relevant emerging areas of research.
4. In the Poster and Demo Track authors report on work in progress
and/or arrange to demonstrate interesting ideas and applications
pertaining to distributed and event‐based systems.
5. The Doctoral Symposium Track is meant for doctoral candidates whose
research area overlaps with distributed and event‐based systems.
6. The Grand Challenge Track: Here the committee will set out a grand
challenge problem and then judge the most innovative approaches to its
Abstract submission research track: Feb 21st, 2017
Research and industry paper submission: Feb 26th, 2017
Tutorial proposal submission: Mar 6th, 2017
Grand Challenge solution submission: Mar 29th, 2017
Author Notification: Apr 17th, 2017
Poster, Demo, Doctoral Workshop submission Apr 29th, 2017
Camera Ready Versions of Paper: May 19th, 2017
Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be
published in the ACM Digital Library. The authors of accepted papers
given a choice between different copyright agreements, in accordance
recent changes in the ACM policy. The options will include new
for open access as well as the traditional ACM copyright agreement.
AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: A new policy by ACM will allow DEBS 2017 to make the
proceedings available ahead of the conference via the ACM Digital
Thus, the official publication date is the date the proceedings appear
ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first
of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline
patent filings related to published work.
Marta Patiño, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Research Track Co-Chairs:
Mani Chandy, Caltech, USA
Boris Koldehofe, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Mohammad Sadoghi, Purdue, USA
Doctoral Symposium Chairs
Buğra Gedik, Bilkent University, Turkey
Leonardo Querzoni, University Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Annika Hinze, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Dave Eyers, University of Otago, New Zealand
Alessandro Margara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Grand Challenge Chairs
Vincenzo Gulisano, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Zbigniew Jerzak, SAP Research, Germany
Holger Ziekow, HS Furtwangen, Germany
Spyros Voulgaris, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Demo and Poster Track Chairs
Valerio Vianello, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Kaiwen Zhang, TU Munich, Germany
Vinay Setty, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jatinder Singh, University of Cambridge, UK
Annie Liu, Facebook, USA
David Jiménez-Peris, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
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