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DISC 2017 -- FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

31st International Symposium on Distributed Computing
October 16-20th 2017, Vienna, Austria
http://www.disc-conference.org/2017/
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DISC is the International Symposium on Distributed Computing, organized in
cooperation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science
(EATCS).

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Important Dates
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   Abstract Registration May 01, 2017 (AoE)
   Paper Submission May 08, 2017 (AoE)
   Notification June 30, 2017
   Camera-Ready Submission August 5, 2017
   Main conference October 17–19, 2017

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Scope
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Original contributions to theory, design, implementation, modeling,
analysis, or
application of distributed systems and networks are solicited. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

• Distributed algorithms and data structures: correctness and complexity
• Concurrency, synchronization, and transactional memory
• Distributed operating systems, middleware, database systems
• Self-stabilizing, self-organizing, and autonomous systems
• Wireless, mobile, sensor and ad-hoc networks
• Fault tolerance, reliability, availability
• Game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
• Specification, verification, and testing: tools, methodologies
• Networks: protocols, architectures, services, applications
• Multiprocessor and multicore parallel architectures and algorithms
• System on chip and network on chip architectures
• Security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
• Distributed computing issues in the Internet and the Web
• Cloud and peer-to-peer computing
• Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization
• Mobile agents and autonomous robots
• Data science and network science
• Biological and nature-inspired distributed algorithms
• Distributed applications in machine learning
• Block chain, MapReduce, and other recent distributed paradigms

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Submission
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Papers are to be submitted electronically, following the guidelines on the
conference web page. Submissions must be in English and in .pdf format, and
must indicate on the first page if the paper is eligible for the best
student paper
award. A submission for a regular presentation must report on original
research
that has not previously appeared and has not been concurrently submitted to
a
journal or conference with published proceedings. Any overlap with a
published
or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. Submissions for
regular papers must be formatted in accordance with the LIPIcs proceedings
guidelines and not exceed 15 pages including title-page and references.
Authors
are expected to include all the ideas necessary for an expert to verify the
central claims in the paper. If necessary, the details may appear in a
clearly
marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the program
committee.
LIPIcs typesetting instructions can be found at
http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/publications/lipics and the lipics.cls LaTeX style
http://drops.dagstuhl.de/styles/lipics/lipics-authors.tgz .

A brief announcement submission must not exceed 3 pages in the same format.
The material in brief announcements can be published in other conferences.
If
requested by the authors on the first page, a regular submission that is not
selected for a regular presentation can be considered for the brief
announcements track. Such a request will not affect consideration of the
paper
for a regular presentation.

Submissions not conforming to these rules and papers
outside of the scope of the conference will be rejected without
consideration.

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Publication
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The proceedings will be published by LIPIcs. Accepted papers must be
presented
by one of the paper’s authors, at the conference site, and according to the
final schedule. Any paper accepted into the technical program but not
presented
on-site will be withdrawn from the final proceedings. Final proceedings
versions
of accepted regular papers must be formatted according to LIPIcs format,
using
same rules for paper submission but without the appendix.

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Awards
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Awards will be given to the best paper and the best student paper. To be
eligible for the best student paper award, at least one of the paper authors
must
be a full-time student at the time of submission, and the student(s) must
have
made a significant contribution to the paper.

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Program Committee
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Marcos K. Aguilera, VMware Research Group, USA
Dan Alistarh, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, & IST, Austria
James Aspnes, Yale U., USA
Rida Bazzi, Arizona State U., USA
Christian Cachin, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
Andrea Clementi, Tor Vergata U., Rome, Italy
Oksana Denysyuk, Pure Storage, USA
Yuval Emek, Technion, Israel
Sándor Fekete, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Jeremy Fineman, Georgetown U., USA
Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS & U. Paris-Diderot, France
Mohsen Ghaffari, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
George Giakkoupis, INRIA Rennes, France
Seth Gilbert, NUS, Singapore
Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL, Switzerland
Fabian Kuhn, U. Freiburg, Germany
Dahlia Malkhi, VMware Research Group, USA
Rotem Oshman, Tel-Aviv U., Israel
Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel-Aviv U., Israel
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Paris-6 U., France
Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern U., USA
Andréa Richa, (chair) Arizona State U., USA
Nicola Santoro, Carleton U., Canada
Christian Scheideler, U. Paderborn, Germany
Stefan Schmid, U. Aalborg, Denmark
David Soloveichik, UT Austin, USA
Aravind Srinivasan, U. Maryland, USA
Shang-Hua Teng, USC, USA
Nitin Vaidya, UIUC, USA
Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M, USA
Yukiko Yamauchi, Kyushu U., Japan


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Organizing Committee (Chairs)
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   Ulrich Schmid (general), TU Wien, Austria
   Josef Widder (general/workshop), TU Wien, Austria
   Jukka Suomela (proceedings), Aalto U., Finland
   Dan Alistarh (publicity), ETH Zurich, Switzerland & IST, Austria
   Kyrill Winkler (web), TU Wien, Austria

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Steering Committee
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   Roberto Baldoni, Sapienza U. di Roma, Italy
   Keren Censor-Hillel, Technion, Israel
   Shlomi Dolev (chair), Ben Gurion U., Israel
   Cyril Gavoille, Bordeaux U., France
   Yoram Moses, Technion, Israel
   Andréa Richa, Arizona State U., USA
   Jukka Suomela, Aalto U., Finland

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Contact Information
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If you have any question about the CFP and paper submission, please email
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Dan Alistarh
DISC 2017 Publicity Chair

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