Call for Papers
16th International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC 2002)
October 28-30, 2002, Toulouse, France

CFP in Postscript, PDF, plain text.

Important dates:

Regular submissions due: 17:59 GMT, April 19, 2002 (extended) expired
Brief announcements due: 17:59 GMT, April 19, 2002 (extended) expired
Acceptance notification: June 24, 2002
Camera-ready copy due: July 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:

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, graphs, and bibliography). 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 definitely 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

Submission is closed.

The DISC program chair can be contacted 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.

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.

Program Committee

Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Roberto Baldoni, University of Rome, Italy
Dave Bakken, Washington State University, USA
Paul Ezhilchelvan, University of Newcastle , UK
Christof Fetzer, AT&T Labs-research, USA
Faith Fich, Univerity of Toronto, Canada
Roy Friedman, Technion, Israel
Juan A. Garay, Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies, USA
Yuh-Jzer Joung, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Nancy Lynch, MIT, USA
Dahlia Malkhi (chair), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Michael Merritt, AT&T Labs-research, USA
Dan Raz, Technion, Israel
Robbert van Renesse, Cornell University, USA
Gadi Taubenfeld, Open University and IDC, Israel
Masafumi Yamashita, Kyushu University, Japan

Organization Committee

Mamoun Filali
Philippe Mauran
Gérard Padiou (Chair)
Philippe Quéinnec
Anne-Marie Zerr (Secretary)

Principles of Mobile Computing (POMC)

The Workshop on Principles of Mobile Computing (POMC 2002) will be co-located with DISC. Submissions to DISC and POMC are independent. See POMC site for details.


The 4th workshop on GEometric and Topological methods in COncurrency and distributed systems theory (GETCO 2002) will be co-locate with DISC. Submissions to DISC and GETCO are independent. See GETCO site for details.

Last updated: 27-avr-2002
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