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Etienne Riviere <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:58:54 +0000
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OPODIS 2022: Call for Papers

26th Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems
Brussels, Belgium (with arrangements for remote participation)
13-15 December 2022


OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge on distributed computing and distributed computer systems. OPODIS aims at having a balanced program that combines theory and practice of distributed systems. OPODIS solicits papers in all aspects of distributed systems, including theory, specification, design, system building, and performance.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Distributed systems, theory and practice: fault-tolerance and consistency, impossibility results in distributed computing
- Blockchain theory and practice
- Cloud and datacenters: Cloud, grid, edge computing, IoT, data centers
- Communication and mobile networks	
- Parallelism, concurrency, and multicore systems
- Shared and transactional memory, memory management	
- Dependable systems, system security	
- Distributed graph algorithms	
- Middleware and Operating systems	
- File and storage systems: distributed storage, file systems and database systems
- Distributed ML: distributed recommender systems, systems for machine learning
- Distributed data analytics: big data analytics frameworks, data-intensive computing
- Mobile agents and robots	
- Self-stabilizing, self-organizing, and autonomous systems	
- Game theory in distributed computing

**** Important Dates ****

- Abstract registration: August 26, 2022
- Submission deadline: September 2, 2022
- Acceptance notification: October 21, 2022
- Final version due: November 11, 2022
- Conference: December 13-15, 2022

**** Organization ****

- General chair: 
    Etienne Riviere (UCLouvain)

- PC chairs:
    Eshcar Hillel (PLIOPS, Israel)
    Roberto Palmieri (Lehigh University, USA)

- Program committee
    Vitaly Aksenov (ITMO University, Russia)
    Emmanuelle Anceaume (CNRS, France)
    Masoud Ardekani (Google, USA)
    Hagit Attiya (Technion, Israel)
    Amir Bar-Or (AWS, USA)
    Alysson Bessani (LASIGE and FCUL, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
    Silvia Bonomi (Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy)
    Anastasia Braginsky (Technion, Israel)
    Quentin Bramas (University of Strasbourg, France)
    Armando Castaneda (UNAM, Mexico)
    Bapi Chatterjee (IIIT-Delhi, India)
    Shir Cohen (Technion, Israel)
    Antonella Del Pozzo (CEA List, France)
    Stéphane Devismes (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France)
    Giuseppe Antonio Di Luna (Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy)
    Liran Funaro (IBM, Israel)
    Alexey Gotsman (IMDEA Software Institute, Spain)
    Guy Gueta (VMware, Israel)
    Ahmed Hassan (Lehigh University, USA)
    Alex Kogan (Oracle, USA)
    Miguel Matos (Universidade de Lisboa & INESC-ID, Portugal)
    Dennis Olivetti (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
    Fernando Pedone (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)
    Sebastiano Peluso (Meta, USA)
    Maria Potop-Butucaru (LIP6, France)
    Paolo Romano (INESC/IST, Portugal)
    Valerio Schiavoni (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
    Rana Shahout (Technion, Israel)
    Alexander Spiegelman (Aptos, USA)
    Ram Sriharsha (Pinecone, USA)
    Pierre Sutra (Télécom SudParis, France)
    Sébastien Tixeuil (Sorbonne University & Institut Universitaire de France, France)
    Lewis Tseng (Boston College, USA)
    Jennifer L. Welch (Texas A&M University, USA)
    Haibin Zhang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)

**** Venue ****

The conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium. It will be hosted by UCLouvain on its Brussels campus, with a direct public transport connection to the city center.

Physical attendance to the conference is strongly encouraged, but the conference will offer a hybrid participation option for participants unable to do otherwise. At least one full registration will be required per accepted paper, regardless of the mode of participation.

**** Double-blind review ****

We will use double-blind peer review. All submissions must be anonymous. We will use a somewhat relaxed implementation of double-blind peer review: 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 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 OPODIS 2022.

**** Submissions ****

- Papers are to be submitted electronically through HotCRP at the following link: https://hotcrp.info.ucl.ac.be/opodis2022/.
- Submissions must be in English, in pdf format.
- Submissions must be prepared using the LaTeX style templates for LIPIcs, choosing the A4 paper option.
- Length: a submission must not exceed 15 pages, including everything but the cover page and references. Unlimited pages are allowed for references.
- Cover page: the first page of the submission should be a separate cover page, including only the following information:
-- The title of the paper,
-- A list of keywords,
-- An abstract of 1 to 2 paragraphs summarizing the contributions of the submission,
-- Whether or not the paper is eligible for the best student paper award.
- Appendix: the submission may contain a clearly-marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the reviewers. If desired, the appendix can be a copy of the full paper.

The submission must contain a clear presentation of the merits of the paper, including discussion of its importance, prior work, and an outline of key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main claims. All of the ideas necessary for an expert to fully verify the central claims in the submission, including experimental results, should be included in the submission. 

A submission must report on original research that has not previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings. It should not be concurrently submitted to such a journal or conference. Any overlap with a published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. The Program Chairs reserve the right to reject submissions that are out of scope, of clearly inferior quality, or that violate the submission guidelines. Each of the remaining papers will undergo a thorough reviewing process.

**** Publication ****

OPODIS has post-proceedings published by Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) in gold open access model. The proceedings become available online, free of charge, after the conference. Preliminary versions of the proceedings will be available to participants at the conference electronically. The camera-ready version of a paper must have the same format and be of the same length as its submitted version.

**** Contact ****

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