Deadlines are extended by a few days, see below.
Important 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.
OPODIS 2020 Call for Papers
24th Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2020)
14, 15, 16 December 2020
- Abstract registration:
August 31, 2020September 3, 2020 (extended)
- Submission deadline:
September 5, 2020September 9, 2020 (extended)
- Acceptance notification: October 25, 2020
- Final version due: November 20, 2020
- Conference: December 14-16, 2020
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
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.
- Papers are to be submitted electronically through HotCRP at the following link: https://opodis2020.bramas.fr .
- Submissions must be in English, in pdf format.
- Submissions must use the LaTeX style templates for LIPIcs, choosing the A4 paper option.
- Length: a submission must not exceed 16 pages, including the cover page, figures, tables and references.
- Cover page: the first page of the submission should be a separate cover page, including only the following information:
- The title of the paper,
- An abstract of 1 to 2 paragraphs summarizing the contributions of the submission,
- A list of keywords,
- Whether or not the paper is eligible for the best student paper award.
- Appendix: the submission may contain a clearly-marked appendix, which 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.
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.
Program Committee Co-Chairs
- Rotem Oshman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
- Paolo Romano (University of Lisbon & INESC-ID, Portugal)
- 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 (Télécom SudParis, France)
- Hsin-Hao Su (Boston College, USA)
- Jara Uitto (Aalto University, Finland)
- Philipp Woelfel (University of Calgary, Canada)
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.