[hpc-announce] OPODIS 2014 Call for Papers (deadline: 30 July)

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Wed Jun 11 14:26:08 CDT 2014

OPODIS 2014 Call for Papers
18th Int. Conf. on the Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS)
17-19 December 2014
Cortina, Italy

OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge  
on distributed computing and distributed computer systems. All aspects  
of distributed systems are within the scope of OPODIS, including  
theory, specification, design, performance, and system building.

OPODIS is traditionally strong in the theoretical aspects of  
distributed systems; furthermore, OPODIS is expanding its coverage to  
include the overlap between theoretical solutions and practical  
implementations, as well as experimentation and quantitative  

A quality OPODIS paper will typically consider a significant problem  
in distributed computing, study an original solution, and evaluate it  
by formal, analytical, simulation, or experimental means. Positive,  
negative, and reproduction results that advance the state of the art  
are equally welcome.

Topics covered by OPODIS include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cloud computing
Communication and synchronization protocols
Dependable computing: theory and practice
Distributed algorithms: shared memory and message passing
Distributed database systems
Distributed event processing
Distributed operating systems
Dynamic and time-varying networks
Embedded distributed systems
Fault-tolerance, reliability, availability
Grid and cluster computing
Large-scale systems
Mobile agents and autonomous robots
Peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks
Performance: availability, latency, throughput, balance,  
communication, energy, etc.
Programming languages, specification and verification applied to  
distributed systems
Security and privacy
Self-* solutions for distributed systems
Sensor networks
Social networks: modeling, analysis, and synthesis
Wireless and mobile computing

Submission and reviewing

The conference language is English. Submission is electronic, per the  
instructions at http://opodis2014.dis.uniroma1.it/submission.html. On  
the first page, include the title of the paper, author(s) names and  
affiliation, an abstract, email, and a list of keywords. Submissions  
shall conform strictly to the LNCS format (instructions at  
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html), and must not exceed 15  
pages, including figures, tables and references. Additional details  
may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read, or  
not, at the discretion of the reviewers.

The Programme Co-Chairs reserve the right to refuse, out of hand,  
papers that are out of scope, that are of clearly inferior quality, or  
that violate the submission guidelines. The remaining papers will  
undergo a thorough reviewing process. Each paper will be peer-reviewed  
in depth by at least three Programme Committee members. The Programme  
Committee will select contributions to be presented at the conference  
and published in the proceedings according to the criteria of  
originality, clarity, and completeness.

Important dates

23 July 2014                                Abstract registration
30 July 2014                                Submission deadline (Firm  
deadline, no extensions)
2 October 2014                        Acceptance notification
4 November 2014                        Camera ready
17-19 December 2014                Conference


The proceedings volume will be published in the Springer's Lecture  
Notes in Computer Science series.
It is required that each accepted paper be presented at the conference  
by one of its authors.

Programme Co-Chairs
Marcos K. Aguilera, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, USA
Marc Shapiro, Inria & UPMC-LIP6, France

Programme Committee
Marco Aiello, University of Groningen (the Netherlands)
François Bonnet, JAIST (Japan)
Allen Clement, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (Germany)
Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)
Carole Delporte, Université Paris Diderot (France)
Murat Demirbas, University at Buffalo (USA)
Sameh Elnikety, Microsoft Redmond (USA)
Hugues Fauconnier, Université Denis Diderot LIAFA (France)
Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and University Paris Diderot (France)
Alexey Gotsman, IMDEA Software Institute (Spain)
Tim Harris, Oracle Labs (UK)
Maurice Herlihy, Brown University (USA)
Konrad Iwanicki, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Márk Jelasity, University of Szeged (Hungary)
Alex Kogan, Oracle Labs (USA)
Tamer Öszu, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano (Switzerland)
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-LIP6 (France)
Nuno Preguiça, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
Sergio Rajsbaum, UNAM (Mexico)
Luís Rodrigues, INESC-ID, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Paolo Romano, INESC-ID & IST, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Marco Serafini, Qatar Computing Research Institute (Qatar)
Liuba Shrira, Brandeis (USA)
Peter Van Roy, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M University (USA)
Yukiko Yamauchi, Kyushu University (Japan)

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