Dear Distributed Computing Community,
as has been discussed at the PODC business meeting and on Zulip, a
task force has been formed to propose options for (i) changing the
PODC/DISC deadline schedule and/or (ii) moving to a publication
model based on journal-style reviewing.
We have prepared a document outlining our proposals and the
underlying rationales, alongside a discussion of their (perceived)
We now would like to ask you for your input. Please do so by filling
out this survey after reading the above document:
We expect that carefully reading the document and responding to the
survey takes 60-90 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience, but
hope that you agree that these questions are sufficiently important
to warrant this effort.
The deadline for responses is Tuesday, October 22,
2020, at 23:59, AoE (i.e., one week from now).
Stefan Schmid has agreed to summarize and discuss the results in
the next edition of the EATCS Bulletin. We encourage a community
discussion based on this article and the (published) survey results,
for which a chat platform will be avaiable; details will follow in
This discussion should lead up to a community meeting at DISC (Oct
12 - 16), where informed decisions can be made.
Please feel free to approach us with any questions or concerns.
Christoph Lenzen (chair)
(the task force members)