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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2020 01:53:10 +0300
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Hello, everybody!

I want to introduce you Hydra 2020 conference in Moscow, Russia. It is a
practical conference on concurrent and distributed computing that unites
scientists and people from the industry. We invite you to submit a talk to
the conference: The talk should take
approximately 1 hour. You need to submit a small abstract plus the plan of
the talk. Unfortunately, there are no proceedings, but on the other hand,
the speakers (whose talks are accepted) are provided with the flight
tickets and the hotel accommodation for free. So, if you wanted to visit
Moscow for free, this is a good choice.

Currently, there are five approved speakers, and we hope for more: Michael
Scott, Martin Kleppmann, Heidi Howard, Cindy Sridharan, and Nikita Koval.
The talks of e previous year can be found here:

If you are interested and you have any questions, feel free to contact me:
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Below, you can find a long version of the invitation with more details.


Vitaly Aksenov


My name is Vitaly Aksenov and I am Hydra 2020 program committee member
(also, Researcher at ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia).

We are organizing two events in Russia which focus on distributed systems
and computing: Hydra conference ( and SPTDC summer
school (

Below there is some information about the conference and a little bit about
the school.

A few details about the conference:


   July 10-11;

   Moscow, Russia;

   Audience: 400-500 attendees (programmers, engineers, scientists,

   80-90% of conference talks are in English, 10-20% of talks are in Russian

Direct link to our website:

Learn more about the speaker’s experience:

Acclaimed experts like Leslie Lamport <>, Michael
, Maurice Herlihy
, Cliff Click
, Martin Kleppmann
, Heidi Howard
, Alex Petrov
, Dmitry Vyukov
already given their talks on Hydra 2019. Cindy Sridharan, Michael Scott,
Heidi Howard, Jing Chen are going to be our speakers this year and that’s
just the beginning.

The school is a little bit more academic. Previously, we were happy to
have: Maurice Herlihy, Michael Scott, Leslie Lamport, Nir Shavit, Rachid
Guerraoui, Erez Petrank, Eli Gafni, Danny Hendler, Petr Kuznetsov, and

Of course, we cover travel and accommodation expenses: visa, flight
tickets, hotel, taxi, etc.

So, what do you think about speaking at Hydra conference?

Looking forward to your answer regardless of your decision. If you have any
questions, feel free to ask me.