International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC) 2020

Call for workshop and tutorial proposals

Corona contingency plan:
The steering committee is monitoring the situation with COVID19 and is considering measures to ensure a safe environment for all participants. Announcements will be published on the conference’s website. If the situation warrants it, the conference and workshops will either be postponed or held virtually.

DISC 2020 will be held this year in Freiburg, Germany at  “Stadthotel Freiburg – Kolping Hotels & Resorts” (https://www.hotel-freiburg.de/) between the 12th to the 16th of October (http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2020/).

The main conference will take place between the 13th to the 15th.
There are two workshop and tutorial days: 12th and the 16th. We intend to follow the “workshops template” from last year’s DISC (http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2019/workshops/), that is, there will be up to 3-4 workshops per each day (depending on the predicted number of participants) where we synchronize the parallel talks as much as possible so that “cross-workshops” participants will not miss any of the talks. This also guarantees shared coffee and lunch breaks.

The organization of DISC will encourage students to participate at the workshops, e.g., allotting a quota of free-of-charge local students, and waiving workshop registration for students that participate the main conference. DISC will also waive the registration fees of a limited number of speakers per workshop/tutorial.

We already have 3 committed workshops/tutorials:

1) ADGA (chaired by Jara Uitto): See ADGA website http://adga.hiit.fi/ that includes all past ADGA workshops.

2) CELLS (chaired by Matthias Fuegger, Manish Kushwaha, and Thomas Nowak): This year the organizers are going to have a “hands-on” tutorial by Manish Kushwaha. Check out their last year’s website (https://parsys.lri.fr/CELLS/)

3) TLA+ (chaired by  Leslie Lamport and Stephan Merz): Check out their 2018 meeting website at  http://tla2018.loria.fr/.

We are interested in topics which are related to distributed-computing and systems on one hand, but also in topics that have the potential of extending the scope of what the community sees as “distributed computing” on the other hand (please see the scope of DISC in http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2020/ and check out the list of last’s year workshops in http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2019/workshops/).

Please email me (Moti Medina, medinamo@bgu.ac.il) a short proposal by the end of May with the following details:

  1. Workshop/tutorial name and an optional acronym (please state whether it is a workshop,a tutorial, or any other format)
  2. Names, affiliations, and email addresses of the organizers. Please specify who is the point of contact.
  3. Short description of the workshop’s topic and its relevance to the DISC community.
  4. Date preference: please state if you are OK with being scheduled to the 12th, the 16th, or that you are OK with both options.
  5. Two names of committed speakers.
  6. A skeleton schedule of the workshop (see an example in here: https://parsys.lri.fr/CELLS/#page_program)
  7. A link to a website of a past meeting of your workshop.
  8. Predicted number of participants.
  9. In case the physical meeting is canceled, would you like to have a virtual workshop?

Thank you,
Moti Medina
Workshops and tutorials chair, DISC 2020