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OPODIS 2020 Call for Papers
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Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2020)
14, 15, 16 December 2020
Strasbourg, France
Website: http://opodis2020.unistra.fr/

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which results in travel restrictions 
from many countries, we plan to hold OPODIS 2020 virtually. The 
reviewing and publishing process will not be impacted in any way. Only 
the physical attendance will be replaced by an online event. Details of 
the organization will follow shortly.

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Important dates:

Abstract registration: September 3, 2020
Submission deadline: September 9, 2020
Acceptance notification: October 25, 2020

Final version due: November 14, 2020

Conference: December 14-16, 2020

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Scope:

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:

- Biological distributed algorithms
- Blockchain technology and theory
- Communication networks (protocols, architectures, services, applications)
- Cloud computing and data centers
- Dependable distributed algorithms and systems
- Design and analysis of concurrent and distributed data structures
- Design and analysis of distributed algorithms
- Randomization in distributed computing
- Social systems, peer-to-peer and overlay networks
- Distributed event processing
- Distributed operating systems, middleware, and distributed database 
systems
- Distributed storage and file systems, large-scale systems, and big 
data analytics
- Edge computing
- Embedded and energy-efficient distributed systems
- Game-theory and economical aspects of distributed computing
- Security and privacy, cryptographic protocols
- Synchronization, concurrent algorithms, shared and transactional memory
- Impossibility results for distributed computing
- High-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing
- Internet of things and cyber-physical systems
- Mesh and ad-hoc networks (wireless, mobile, sensor), location and 
context-aware systems
- Mobile agents, robots, and rendezvous
- Programming languages, formal methods, specification and verification 
applied to distributed systems
- Self-stabilization, self-organization, autonomy
- Distributed deployments of Machine Learning

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Double-blind review

We will use double-blind peer review in OPODIS 2020. All submissions 
must be anonymous. We will use a somewhat relaxed implementation of 
double-blind peer review in OPODIS 2020: 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 2020.

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Submissions

Papers are to be submitted electronically at the following submission 
link (https://opodis2020.bramas.fr/). Submissions must be in English in 
pdf format and they must be prepared using the LaTeX style templates for 
LIPIcs and choosing the A4 paper option. A submission must not exceed 16 
pages, including the cover page, figures, tables and references. The 
cover page should include the title of the paper, a list of keywords, 
and an abstract of 1 to 2 paragraphs summarizing the contributions of 
the submission. 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 either in the submission or in a clearly marked 
appendix. The appendix will be read at the discretion of the reviewers. 
If desired, the appendix can be a copy of the full paper. 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.

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Publication

OPODIS has post-proceedings published by Leibniz International 
Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) in gold open access mode. 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.

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Program Committee Co-Chairs

Rotem Oshman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Paolo Romano (University of Lisbon  & INESC-ID, Portugal)

Program Committee:

Silvia Bonomi (University of Rome Sapienza, Italy)
Dave Dice (Oracle, USA)
Diego Didona (IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland)
Aleksandar Drakojevic (Microsoft Research, UK)
Laurent Feuilloley (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Vijay Garg (UT Austin, USA)
Wojciech Golab (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Taisuke Izumi (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
Shir Landau (Princeton University, USA)
João Leitão (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Othon Michail (University of Liverpool, UK)
Pedro Montealegre (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez,Chile)
Fukuhito Ooshita (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Roberto Palmieri (LeHigh University, USA)
Marta Patino (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Fernando Pedone (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Sebastiano Peluso (Facebook, USA)
Francesco Quaglia (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
Vivien Quema (Grenoble INP, France)
Luís Rodrigues (University of Lisbon  & INESC-ID, Portugal)
William Rosenbaum (MPI Saarbrucken, German
Nicola Santoro (Carleton University, Canada)
Jared Saia (University of New Mexico, USA)
Valerio Schiavoni (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)
Stefan Schmid (University of Vienna, Austria)
Ulrich Schmid (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Pierre Sutra (Pierrre Sutra (Télécom SudParis, France)
Hsin-Hao Su (Boston College, USA)
Jara Uitto (Aalto University, Finland)
Philipp Woelfel (University of Calgary, Canada)

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Awards

Awards will be given to the best paper and the best student paper (i.e., 
primarily written by a student). Eligibility for the best student paper 
award should be clearly indicated on the cover page.