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16th International Symposium on Distributed Computing

Toulouse, France, October 28-30, 2002

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 system
  • consistency conditions 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 managemen
  • distributed applications such as databases< mobileagents, electronic commerce, and peer-to-peer network
  • 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 5 to 10 minutes each as time permits. 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, ENSEEIHT/INPT.

Abstract format
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: (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 5000 words and not 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). Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. 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 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.

Abstract Submission
Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically at Authors who cannot submit electronically must submit a printed copy to the DISC program chair at the following address: Dahlia Malkhi, School of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, ISRAEL. Email:, Phone: +972-2-658-4328. Authors submitting hard copies should also send an e-mail to the program chair indicating that they are submitting in this manner.

Principles of Mobile Computing (POMC)
The workshop on Principles of Mobile Computing (POMC) will be co-located with DISC. Submissions to DISC and POMC are independent. See POMC site for details.
POMC contact: Roberto Baldoni (email:

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.