[hpc-announce] CFP ACM DEBS 2019 Research and Industry Tracks: Deadline Approaching!

Ruben Mayer mayerr at in.tum.de
Mon Feb 11 10:47:47 CST 2019

DEBS 2019:  ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based 
Darmstadt, Germany (June 24-28)


Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed 
and Event-based Systems (DEBS) has become the premier venue for academia 
and industry to discuss cutting-edge research of event-based computing 
related to Big Data, AI/ML, IoT and Distributed Systems. The objectives 
of the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based 
Systems (DEBS) are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of 
original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the 
reporting of experiences relevant to distributed systems and event-based 
computing. The conference aims at providing a forum for academia and 
industry to exchange ideas.

Research Track
The DEBS conference covers topics in distributed and event-based 
computing. The scope of the conference includes systems dealing with 
collecting, detecting, processing and responding to events through 
distributed middleware and applications. Examples of application domains 
covered by the conference include the Internet of Things, sensor 
networks, social networking, finance, healthcare and logistics, computer 
and network security. Technologies discussed include real-time 
analytics, complex-event detection, reliability and resilience, energy 
management and green computing, data stream processing, big/fast data 
analysis, event processing for AI/ML, AI/ML for event processing, 
security and encryption in stream processing, embedded systems, and 
cloud, peer-to-peer, ubiquitous and mobile computing. Topics relevant to 
enterprise-level computing include enterprise application integration, 
real-time enterprises, Web services and support for enterprises to 
respond in timely fashion to changing situations.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Models, architectures and paradigms: Event-driven architectures, 
real-time analytics, complex event processing, event processing for 
AI/ML, event processing in big and fast data, data stream processing, 
security and encryption in stream processing, rule-based systems, 
in-network processing, logic-based event recognition, event correlation 
and pattern languages.
- Systems and software: Distributed data processing, distributed 
programming, federated event-based systems, AI/ML for event processing, 
information-centric networking, software-defined networking, security, 
reliability and resilience, programmable hardware, energy management and 
green computing as well as cloud, fog, ubiquitous and mobile computing.
- Applications: Use cases, requirements and applications of distributed 
and event-based systems in various domains including Internet-of-Things, 
cyber-physical systems, sensor networks, social networking, multimedia 
analytics, finance, healthcare and logistics, computer and network 
security, smart contracts and blockchains. Also, relevant topics span 
enterprise-level computing, including enterprise application 
integration, real-time enterprises, event-based business process 
management, and support for enterprises to respond in timely fashion to 
changing situations.

Industry and Experience Reports Track
The DEBS 2019 Industry and Experience Reports Track invites submissions 
on innovative design, development, or deployments of event-based 
systems. Contributions will be reviewed by researchers and industry 
practitioners working in distributed and event-based computing.

An important goal of DEBS is to enrich and cultivate cooperation and 
exchange between researchers and practitioners who work on distributed 
or event-based systems. Such interactions help practitioners become 
aware of leading edge research that can address issues and problems in 
commercial systems, while also allowing researchers to learn more about 
details and concerns with event-based or distributed applications and 
systems that arise in commercial implementations and deployments.

We welcome submissions in the form of either a full Industry Track paper 
or an Industry Experience report. Submissions should present novel work 
and experiences with relevant topics including, but not limited to, the 
- Use cases and applications of event-based or distributed approaches
- Models, architectures and paradigms of event-driven or distributed systems
- Hardware acceleration (e.g., GPUs, FPGAs) for event-based or 
distributed systems
- Cloud-based infrastructure (VMs or containers) for event-based or 
distributed systems
- Distributed systems trade-offs for event-based applications
- Event-based or distributed systems reliability and fault tolerance
- Event-based or distributed systems transactional support
- Event-based or distributed systems security considerations
- Programming languages and DSLs for event-based or distributed systems
- Deploying and operating event-based or distributed systems
- Event-based or distributed systems in emerging domains (e.g., 
personalized health, machine learning)
- Testing and benchmarking of real-world, event-based or distributed systems

Important Dates
Abstract submission research track:            Feb 19th, 2019
Research and industry paper submission:         Feb 26th, 2019
Tutorial proposal submission:                 Mar 22nd, 2019
Grand Challenge solution submission:            Apr 07th, 2019
Author Notification (Research & Industry track):    Apr 09th, 2019
Poster, Demo, Doctoral Workshop submission:        Apr 22nd, 2019
Camera Ready Versions of Paper:                May 14th, 2019

All submissions must be original and unpublished. Accepted papers will 
be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Authors Take Note: A new policy by ACM will allow DEBS 2019 to make the 
proceedings available ahead of the conference via the ACM Digital 
Library. Thus, the official publication date is the date the proceedings 
appear in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks 
prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date 
affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

The conference adopts a double-blind review process for the research 
track, where neither authors nor reviewers know each other's identities. 
This means that papers must not list or otherwise identify the authors. 
References to previous work should be done in the third person as to not 
reveal the identities of the authors. Research track submissions that 
are not anonymous may be rejected without review.

Research Track papers must be no longer than 12 pages. The authors of 
accepted papers will be given a choice between different copyright 
agreements, in accordance with the recent changes in the ACM policy. The 
options will include new opportunities for open access as well as the 
traditional ACM copyright agreement. Further information about the 
submissions can be found on the web page with submission information. 
Submissions to the research track will be evaluated by a Research 
Program Committee, listed here: 

Submissions to the Industry Track should clearly indicate whether they 
are an Industry Track Paper or an Industry Experience Report. Industry 
Track papers should cover some novel use or development of event-based 
applications or distributed systems, with an industry theme, and must be 
no longer than 12 pages. Industry Experience Reports can be specific to 
a single project or system, or to an industry domain, and should cover 
some valuable, new or alternative view of event processing or 
distributed systems in an end-user application area. Industry Experience 
reports are in the form of extended abstracts, do not need to be full 
papers, and must be no longer than 6 pages.

An Industry Program Committee will review all submissions to the 
Industry Track using a single-blind process, unlike the double-blind 
reviews in the Research Track, so information about the authors and 
their affiliations should be present in all submissions.

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