International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC) 2019

Call for Papers

DISC is an International Symposium on Distributed Computing, organized in cooperation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).


Original contributions to theory, design, implementation, modeling, analysis, or application of distributed systems and networks are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed computing theory, computability, knowledge
  • Concurrency and synchronization, transactional memory
  • Distributed algorithms and data structures: correctness and complexity
  • Distributed graph algorithms, dynamic networks, network science
  • Multiprocessor and multicore parallel architectures and algorithms
  • Circuits, Systems on chip and networks on chip
  • Wireless, mobile, sensor and ad-hoc networks
  • Fault tolerance and self-stabilization, reliability, availability
  • Security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
  • Block chain and other recent distributed paradigms
  • Game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
  • Formal verification, synthesis and testing: methodologies, tools
  • Distributed operating systems, middleware, and distributed programming
  • Distributed databases, big data, cloud and peer-to-peer computing
  • Mobile agents, autonomous distributed systems, swarm robotics
  • Biological and nature-inspired distributed algorithms
  • Machine learning and distributed computing


Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair at

Submissions must be in English and in the PDF format. Submissions should be typeset using an 11-point font or larger, in a single-column layout, with at least 1-inch margins and a reasonable line spacing.

Submissions must be anonymous, without any author names, affiliations, or email addresses. The contact information of the authors will be entered separately in the EasyChair system.

Submissions not conforming to the submission guidelines and papers outside of the scope of the conference will be rejected without consideration.

Notes on double-blind peer review

We will use a fairly relaxed implementation of double-blind peer review in DISC 2019. You are free to disseminate your work through arXiv and other online repositories and give presentations on your work as usual.

However, please make sure you do not mention your own name or affiliation in the submission, and please do not include obvious references that reveal your identity. A reviewer who has not previously seen the paper should be able to read it without accidentally learning the identity of the authors.

Brief announcements should also be submitted without author names and affiliations in the front page so that a reviewer can form an initial judgment without bias, but they can contain a reference to the full version of the work in the bibliography.

Please feel free to ask the PC chair if you have any questions about the double-blind policy of DISC 2019.

Regular papers

Regular submission must report on original research that has not previously appeared and is not currently under review for or concurrently submitted to a journal or a conference with published proceedings. Any overlap with a published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

The length of a regular submission should be at most 10 pages (excluding the cover page, references, and appendix).

All of the ideas necessary for an expert to fully verify the central claims in the pa­per, including experimental results, should be included, some of which may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. If desired, the appendix can be a longer version of the paper.

Brief announcements

Brief announcements may describe work in progress or work presented elsewhere.

The length of a brief announcement should be at most 3 pages (including everything). The title of a brief announcement must begin with “Brief Announcement:”.

A regular submission that is not selected for a regular presentation may be invited by the PC for the brief announcements track.


The proceedings will be published by LIPIcs. The final version of the paper has to be formatted following the LIPIcs guidelines. Regular papers will have 15 pages in the final proceedings (excluding references), and brief announcements will have 3 pages in the proceedings (including everything). If more space is needed, the authors are encouraged to post the full version e.g. on arXiv and refer to it in their paper.

Accepted papers and brief announcements must be presented by one of the authors, with a full registration, at the conference site, and according to the final schedule. Any submission accepted into the technical program but not presented on-site will be withdrawn from the final proceedings.


Awards will be given to the best paper and the best student paper. To be eligible for the best student paper award at least one of the paper authors must be a full-time student at the time of submission, and the student(s) must have made a significant contribution to the paper.

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