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14th International Symposium on Distributed Computing

Toledo, Spain, Oct 4-6, 2000

DISC was formerly known as WDAG. The name change, which took effect in 1998, reflects the expansion from a workshop to a symposium and from distributed algorithms to all aspects of distributed computing. The first DISC was held in Andros, Greece in September 1998. The broad scope of the symposium provides an opportunity to bring together specialists in theory, design, analysis, implementation, or application of distributed systems and networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • distributed algorithms and their complexity
  • fault-tolerance of distributed systems
  • consistency conditions, concurrency control, and synchronization
  • multiprocessor/cluster architectures and algorithms
  • cryptographic and security protocols for distributed systems
  • distributed operating systems
  • distributed computing issues on the internet and the web
  • distributed systems management
  • distributed applications, such as databases, mobile agents, and electronic commerce
  • communication network architectures and protocols
  • specification, semantics, and verification of distributed systems

Brief Announcement Track
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 quickly draw the attention of the community to their experiences, insights and results from ongoing distributed computing research and projects.
The symposium program lists all accepted papers--regular and brief announcements. Brief Announcements are presented at the symposium in a rump session and get 10 minutes each. Regular papers get 25 minutes each. The symposium proceedings will include only accepted regular papers and will be published by Springer in its "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series. Accepted brief announcements will be published in a Technical Report by the host university, the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Abstract format
Every submission, regular or brief, should be in English, begin with a cover page, and followed by an extended abstract. The cover page should include: (1) title, (2) authors and affiliations, (3) postal and email address of contact author, and (4) an abstract of the work in a few lines. Regular submissions only must indicate (5) whether the submission should be considered for the best student paper award, and (6) whether the submission should be considered for both regular and brief announcement tracks.
A regular submission's extended abstract should be no longer than 4800 words and notnot exceed 12 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11 point font and reasonable margins (the page limit includes all figures, tables, and graphs). A brief announcement's extended abstract should not exceed 4 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 begins 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.