Thank you for your numerous replies!
If you'd still like to respond, please do so by next
Monday (Nov 18).
I'll then follow up with a summary of the results next week.
As a first "meta result," from my point of view this way of getting
an impression of the community's stance works better than by show of
hands in business meetings. There have been 76 replies so far, a
number that's not easily reached at a business meeting. Moreover, I
believe that the responses are the result of more careful
consideration, as discussion in business meetings is often cut short
due to time constraints.
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Distributed Computing Community,
I'd like to follow up on the topic of possibly moving to multiple
submission deadlines per year, which was briefly mentioned at the
DISC business meeting. This would address the issue that PODC and
DISC deadlines are fairly close to each other, leaving a very
large gap between DISC and PODC without good choices for DC
submissions. In addition, this would provide more flexibility
regarding when to hold the conferences. In particular, we could
consider colocating DC conferences with the goal of reducing
overall travel and, by extension, ecological footprint of our
I suggest to first gather an impression of the range of opinions.
I'll then try to summarize and, depending on the outcome, seek to
moderate some discussion via this mailing list. This is meant to
inform considerations of the DISC (and possibly PODC) steering
committees; this mailing list is certainly not the right medium to
come to any decisions.
To this effect, please take a few minutes to respond to a handful
Thank you and best regards,