[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: ApPLIED workshop held in conjunction with ACM PODC 2018

George Angelos Papadopoulos george at cs.ucy.ac.cy
Sat Apr 21 08:44:02 CDT 2018


ApPLIED: Advanced tools, programming languages, and
PLatforms for Implementing and Evaluating algorithms for
Distributed systems

Workshop held in conjunction with PODC 2018

July 27th, 2018, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK



Designers of advanced systems wishing to implement and evaluate
distributed algorithms in practical settings are often faced with challenging
questions regarding the transformation from design to a working prototype.
For example, what language should they use? What communication library or
tool should use to enable the communication between processes? Over which
platform the algorithm should be implemented and evaluated? What tradeoffs
must be taken into consideration, i.e., choose a low-cost (or free) publically
available setting with moderate maintenance or an expensive, developer-
friendly one?

Context is also very important. Some design assumptions might not be
feasible nor affordable to be implemented in practice, or certain
considerations might be irrelevant. In other words, some important issues
in theory, might not be important in practice whereas some practical
obstacles deserve more attention and analysis.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together designers and
practitioners of distributed systems from both academia and industry to
share their point of views and experiences. We solicit submissions describing
research results and/or position papers relevant to the topic of interest to
ApPLIED. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* The process of designing an algorithm to developing a prototype
  implementation suitable for running on working systems.

* Success stories in which the evaluation of (perhaps known) distributed
  algorithms resulted in further (analytical) insights.

* Position papers that consider new directions, opinions and learned lessons.


Two formats will be considered:

* A regular paper submission must report on original research that has not
been previously or concurrently published; concurrent submissions to
journals or conferences are not permitted. A regular submission must not
exceed 6 pages excluding cover page and references. Additional necessary
details may be included in an appendix which will be read at the discretion of
the program committee. However, the paper must be self-contained without
the appendices. Regular papers will have 30 minutes for an oral presentation
at the workshop.

* Short research statements aim at fostering discussion and collaboration.
Research statements may summarize research published elsewhere or
outline new emerging ideas. These submissions must not exceed 3 pages
excluding cover page and references. The material in these short research
statements may be published in other conferences. Short research
statements will have 15 minutes for an oral presentation at the workshop.

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

The authors are responsible to have at least one of the authors registered to
the workshop and presenting their work.


Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair:

Papers are to be submitted electronically, following the guidelines on the
workshop web page. Submission must be in English, in pdf format, and in
ACM proceedings style (ACM SIG). Each paper must begin with a cover page
containing: (1) title, (2) author names and affiliations, (3) contact author's
email, (4) abstract, and (5) indication of whether the paper should be
considered as an article of original research, or short research statement.


The final version of the accepted papers will appear on the workshop's
website and ACM digital library. These papers will be available to the
participants in electronic format during the workshop.


* Full Papers Submission: May 13, 2018.
* Acceptance Notification: June 4, 2018.
* Camera Ready version: June 8, 2018.


Program Committee 

Ittai Abraham, VMware Research, Israel
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Chryssis Georgiou (TPC co-chair), University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Seif Haridi, SICS, and KTH, Sweden
Wolfgang John, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Kostas Katrinis, IBM Research, Ireland
Yanhong Annie Liu, Stony Brook University, USA
Peter Musial, Intralinks, USA
Nicolas Nicolaou, KIOS CoE, Cyprus
Elad Michael Schiller (TPC co-chair), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Stefan Schmid, University of Vienna, Austria
Mark R. Tuttle, Amazon, USA
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo, Norway
Marko Vukolic, IBM Research, Switzerland

Organizing Committee

Chryssis Georgiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus 
Elad Michael Schiller, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

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