OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge concerning distributed computing and distributed computer systems. OPODIS aims at having a balanced program that combines theory and practice of distributed systems. OPODIS solicits papers in all aspects of distributed systems, including theory, specification, design, system building, and performance.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Biological distributed algorithms
- Blockchain technology and theory
- Communication networks (protocols, architectures, services, applications)
- Cloud computing and data centers
- Dependable distributed algorithms and systems
- Design and analysis of concurrent and distributed data structures
- Design and analysis of distributed algorithms
- Randomization in distributed computing
- Social systems, peer-to-peer and overlay networks
- Distributed event processing
- Distributed operating systems, middleware, and distributed database systems
- Distributed storage and file systems, large-scale systems, and big data analytics
- Edge computing
- Embedded and energy-efficient distributed systems
- Game-theory and economical aspects of distributed computing
- Security and privacy, cryptographic protocols
- Synchronization, concurrent algorithms, shared and transactional memory
- Impossibility results for distributed computing
- High-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing
- Internet of things and cyber-physical systems
- Mesh and ad-hoc networks (wireless, mobile, sensor), location and context-aware systems
- Mobile agents, robots, and rendezvous
- Programming languages, formal methods, specification and verification applied to distributed systems
- Self-stabilization, self-organization, autonomy
Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair at the following Submission link. Submissions must be in English in pdf format and they must be prepared using the LaTeX style templates for LIPIcs and choosing the A4 paper option. A submission must not exceed 16 pages, including the cover page, figures, tables and references. The cover page should include the title of the paper, the authors’ names, affiliations and e-mails, the contact author, a list of keywords, and an abstract of 1 to 2 paragraphs summarizing the contributions of the submission.
The submission must contain a clear presentation of the merits of the paper, including discussion of its importance, prior work, and an outline of key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main claims. All of the ideas necessary for an expert to fully verify the central claims in the submission, including experimental results, should be included either in the submission or in a clearly marked appendix. The appendix will be read at the discretion of the reviewers. If desired, the appendix can be a copy of the full paper.
A submission must report on original research that has not previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings. It should not be concurrently submitted to such a journal or conference. Any overlap with a published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. The Program Chairs reserve the right to reject submissions that are out of scope, of clearly inferior quality, or that violate the submission guidelines. Each of the remaining papers will undergo a thorough reviewing process.
|August 31, 2018||Abstract registration|
|September 5, 2018||Submission deadline|
|October 26, 2018||Acceptance notification|
|November 14, 2018||Final version due|
|December 17-19, 2018, Hong Kong||Conference|
OPODIS has post-proceedings published by Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) in gold open access mode. The proceedings become available online, free of charge, after the conference. Preliminary versions of the proceedings will be available to participants at the conference electronically. The camera-ready version of a paper must have the same format and be of the same length as its submitted version. Extended and revised versions of selected papers will be considered for a special journal issue.
Awards will be given to the best paper and the best student paper (i.e. primarily written by a student). Eligibility for the best student paper award should be clearly indicated on the cover page.