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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS - SUBMISSION SERVER NOW OPEN



38th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing

July 29–August 2, 2019, Toronto, Canada

http://www.podc.org/

Twitter: @podc_conference



DATES

Paper submission: February 18, 2019

Acceptance notification: May 5, 2019

Camera ready copy due: May 27, 2019



AUTHORS TAKE NOTE:

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made 

available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks 

prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date 

affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.



SCOPE

The ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing is an 

international forum on the theory, design, analysis, implementation and 

application of distributed systems and networks. We solicit papers in 

all areas of distributed computing. Papers from all viewpoints, 

including theory, practice, and experimentation, are welcome. The goal 

of the conference is to improve understanding of the principles 

underlying distributed computing. Topics of interest include, but are 

not limited to, the following:



- biological distributed algorithms

- blockchain protocols

- coding and reliable communication

- communication networks: algorithms, protocols, applications

- complexity and impossibility results for distributed computing

- concurrency, synchronization, and persistence

- design and analysis of distributed algorithms

- distributed and cloud storage

- distributed data structures

- distributed graph algorithms

- distributed machine learning algorithms

- distributed operating systems, middleware, databases

- distributed resource management and scheduling

- fault-tolerance, reliability, self-organization, self-stabilization

- game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing

- high-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing

- internet applications, social networks, recommendation systems

- languages, verification, formal methods for distributed systems

- multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms

- peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks

- population protocols

- quantum and optics based distributed algorithms

- replication and consistency

- security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols

- sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks

- specifications and semantics

- system-on-chip and network-on-chip architectures

- transactional memory

- wireless networks, mobile computing, autonomous agents



PAPER SUBMISSION

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.



A regular paper must report on original research that has not been 

previously or concurrently published; concurrent submissions to journals 

or conferences are not permitted. The paper must be at most 11 pages 

(excluding references). All of the ideas neces­sary for an expert to 

fully verify the central claims in the pa­per, including experimental 

results, should be included, some of which may be placed in a clearly 

marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program 

committee. If desired, the appendix can be a longer version of the paper.



A brief announcement must be at most 3 pages (including title, ab­stract 

and references). Such submissions may describe work in pro­gress or work 

presented elsewhere. The title of a brief announcement must begin with 

“Brief Announcement:”.



Papers are to be submitted at https://podc19.hotcrp.com as PDF files. 

Submissions must be in English, must be formatted in a sin­gle column on 

US letter-size paper (8.5×11 inches), use at least 11-point font 

(including abstract and references), and have 1 inch margins. 

Submissions not conforming to these rules as well as papers outside of 

the scope of the conference will be rejected with­out consideration. 

Papers may be resubmitted to the submission site multiple times prior to 

the deadline, but the last version submitted before the deadline will be 

the version reviewed.



Each paper must begin with a title and an abstract. The following 

information will be required to be entered separately on the submission 

site:

- a copy of the abstract in plain text,

- whether the paper should be considered only as a regular submission, 

as a brief announcement if not selected as a regular

- authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses,

- eligibility for the best student paper award, and

- the names of anyone who should not review the paper due to a conflict 

of interest.



The conference will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. 

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

particular, authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses should not 

appear at the beginning or in the body of the submission. Authors should 

ensure that any references to their own related work should be 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. 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. In addition, authors should feel free to 

disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they 

normally would. For example, authors may post drafts of their papers on 

the web, submit them to arXiv, and give talks on their research ideas. 

Authors with further questions on double-blind reviewing are encouraged 

to contact the PC chair by email.



PUBLICATION

Regular papers of up to 10 pages and brief announcements of up to 3 

pages will be included in the conference proceedings.  Extended and 

revised versions of selected papers will be considered for a special 

issue of the Distributed Computing journal. Up to two papers will be 

selected to be considered for publication in JACM.



CONFLICT OF INTEREST

A conflict of interest is limited to one of the following categories:

- family member or close friend,

- advisor or advisee (within the last 10 years),

- person with the same affiliation,

- party involved in an alleged harassment incident with an author (It is 

not required that the incident be reported.) and

- frequent or recent collaborator whom you feel cannot objectively 

review your work.



If you feel that you have a valid reason for a conflict of interest not 

listed above, contact the PC chair directly. If there is doubt about the 

validity of a claim of conflict of interest, the PC chair may request 

that a Theory of Computing Advocate confidentially verify the reason.



ORGANIZATION



Program committee:



     James Aspnes, Yale University, US

     Hagit Attiya, Technion, Israel

     Borzoo Bonakdarpour, Iowa State University, US

     Trevor Brown, University of Waterloo, Canada

     Armando Castañeda, UNAM, Mexico

     Faith Ellen, University of Toronto, Canada (chair)

     Panagiota Fatourou, FORTH and University of Crete, Greece

     Cyril Gavoille, LaBRI – University of Bordeaux, France

     Juan Garay, Texas A&M University, US

     Leszek Gasieniec, University of Liverpool, UK

     Rati Gelashvili, NeuralMagic, US

     Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, US

     Valerie King, University of Victoria, Canada

     Janne Korhonen, Aalto University, Finland

     Fabian Kuhn, University of Freiburg, Germany

     Christoph Lenzen, Max Planck Institut für Informatik, Germany

     Rotem Oshman, Tel Aviv University, Israel

     David Peleg, Weizmann Institute, Israel

     Thomas Sauerwald, Cambridge University, UK

     Michael L. Scott, University of Rochester, US

     Christian Scheideler, Paderborn University, Germany

     Marc Shapiro, Sorbonne Université-Inria, France

     Hsin-Hao Su, Boston College, US

     Amitabh Trehan, Loughborough University, UK

     Philipp Woelfel, University of Calgary, Canada

     Vinod Vaikuntanathan, MIT, US



Conference Committee:



     General chair: Peter Robinson, McMaster University, Canada

     Program committee chair: Faith Ellen, University of Toronto, Canada

     Organizing chair: Wojciech Golab, University of Waterloo, Canada

     Workshop chair: Avery Miller, University of Manitoba, Canada

     Treasurer: Yuval Emek, Technion, Israel

     Communication Chair: Christian Konrad, University of Bristol, UK

     Publicity: Mark Tuttle, Amazon, USA



Steering Committee



     Chair: Jennifer Welch (2018-2021) - Texas A&M, USA

     PC chair 2019: Faith Ellen (2018-2021) - University of Toronto, Canada

     PC chair 2018: Idit Keidar (2017-2020) - Technion, Israel

     PC chair 2017: Alex Schwarzmann (2016-2019) - University of 

Connecticut, USA

     General chair 2019: Peter Robinson (2017-2019) - McMaster 

University, Canada

     Treasurer 2019: Yuval Emek (2018-2020) - Technion, Israel

     At-large: Lorenzo Alvisi  (2017-2019) - Cornell University, USA






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