DISC 2014 The 28th International Symposium on Distributed Computing

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2014-09-10: Reminder: early registration ends today

Very last reminder: early registration ends today!

10-June: Dijkstra prize winners announced!

The Dijkstra Prize Committee has selected Kanianthra Mani Chandy and Leslie Lamport as the recipients of this year’s Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. The prize is given to them for their outstanding paper “Distributed Snapshots: Determining Global States of Distributed Systems”, published in ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1985, pages 63–75.

07-May: CFP for BDA workshop

The 2nd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA 2014)
October 11-12, 2014 in Austin, Texas USA - in conjunction with DISC 2014

We are excited to announce the second workshop on Biological
Distributed Algorithms (BDA). BDA is focused on the relationships
between distributed computing and distributed biological systems and
in particular, on analysis and case studies that combine the two. Such
research can lead to better understanding of the behavior of the
biological systems while at the same time developing novel
computational algorithms that can be used to solve basic distributed
computing problems.

The first BDA workshop, BDA 2013, was collocated with DISC 2013 (the
27th International Symposium on Distributed Computing) in Jerusalem.
BDA 2014 will be collocated with DISC 2014 in Austin, Texas. It will
take place just before DISC, on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12,

Like BDA 2013, BDA 2014 will include talks on distributed algorithms
related to a variety of biological systems. However, this time we will
devote special attention to communication and coordination in insect
colonies (e.g. foraging, navigation, task allocation, construction)
and networks in the brain (e.g. learning, decision-making, attention).

We solicit submissions describing recent results relevant to biological
distributed computing. We especially welcome papers describing new insights
and / or case studies regarding the relationship between distributed
computing and biological systems even if these are not fully formed. Since
a major goal of the workshop is to explore new directions and approaches,
we especially encourage the submission of ongoing work. Selected
contributors would be asked to present, discuss and defend their work at
the workshop. Submissions should be in PDF and include title, author
information, and a 4-page extended abstract.
Please use the following EasyChair submission link:
Note: The workshop will not include published proceedings. In particular,
we welcome submissions of papers describing work that has appeared or is
expected to appear in other venues.

July 18, 2014 - Paper submission deadline
August 18, 2014 - Decision notifications
October 11-12, 2014 - Workshop

Dmitri Chklovskii - HHMI Janelia Farm
Anna Dornhaus - University of Arizona
Ofer Feinerman - Weizmann Institute
Deborah Gordon - Stanford
Nancy Lynch - MIT
James Marshall - University of Sheffield
Saket Navlakha - CMU
Stephen Pratt - Arizona State University
Andrea Richa - Arizona State University

Ziv Bar-Joseph - CMU (co-chair)
Anna Dornhaus - University of Arizona
Yuval Emek - Technion (co-chair)
Amos Korman - CNRS and University of Paris Diderot (co-chair)
Nancy Lynch - MIT
Radhika Nagpal - Harvard
Saket Navlakha - CMU
Nir Shavit - MIT

-- Yuval Emek, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Industrial Engineering and Management 
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology 

07-May: Submission deadlines extended!

Abstract submission: 14th of May (instead of 9th)
Paper submission: 18th of May (instead of 14th)
Acceptance notification: 12 of July (instead of 11th)

15-March: ADGA 2014 workshop is announced

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