Original contributions to the theory, design, analysis,
implementation, or application of distributed systems and
networks are solicited.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- distributed algorithms and their complexity
- fault-tolerance of distributed systems
- multiprocessor/cluster architectures and algorithms
- distributed operating systems
- distributed computing issues on
- the Internet
- the Web
- small worlds
- distributed systems management
- distributed applications such as:
- peer-to-peer networks
- tmobile agents
- communication network architectures and protocols
- distributed programing languages
- specification, semantics, and verification of distributed systems
- cryptographic and security protocols for distributed systems
- consistency conditions and synchronization
Regular Papers and Brief Announcements
Regular papers must present original work not previously published, and not
concurrently submitted elsewhere for publication(conference or journal).
Ongoing work for which full papers are not ready yet or recent results published elsewhere
are suitable for submission as brief announcements. It is hoped that
researchers will use the brief announcement track to quicly draw the attention
of the community to their experiences, insights and results from
ongoing distributed computing research and projects.
Publication and Presentation
The symposium program lists all accepted papers--regular and brief
announcements. Brief Announcements get 5 to 10 minutes each, and 2
pages in the proceedings. Regular Papers get 25 minutes each, and 15
pages in the proceedings. the symposium proceedings will include accepted
Regular Papers and Brief Announcements, and will be published by Springer
in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Extended and revised versions of selected papers will be considered for
a special issue of the ACM - Springer Verlag journal: Distributed Computing.
Every submission, regular or brief, should be in English, begin with
a cover page (not a cover letter), and be followed by
an extended abstract. The cover page should include:
(2) the names of authors and their affiliations,
(3) contact author's
postal address, email address and telephone number
(4) a brief, one paragraph abstract of the paper,
(5) whether the paper is to be considered for the regular
track, the brief announcement track, or both, and
(6) whether the submission should be considered
for the best student paper award.
A regular submission's extended abstract should be no longer than 4500
words and not exceed 10 pages on letter-size
paper using at least 11 point font and reasonable margins (the page
limit includes all figures, tables, and graphs).
Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked appendix
that will be read at the discretion of the
A brief announcement's extended abstract should not
exceed 3 pages using at least 11 point font and
reasonable margins. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will
be rejected without consideration of their merits.
It is recommended that the extended abstract begin with a succinct
statement of the problem or the issue being addressed,
a summary of the main results or conclusions, a brief statement of
the key ideas, and a comparison with related work, all
tailored to a non-specialist.
Best Student Paper Award
A paper is eligible for the best student paper award if it is a regular
submission, one of its authors is a full-time student at
the time of submission and the student's contribution is significant.
The program committee may split this award or decline to make it.