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Nice, France
December 16-18th, 2013

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Call for papers


OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge on distributed computing and distributed computer systems. All aspects of distributed systems are within the scope of OPODIS, including theory, specification, design, performance, and implementation. Where OPODIS has traditionally been strong in covering theoretical aspects of distributed systems, for this year’s event we are additionally soliciting submissions that address the boundary between theoretical solutions and practical implementations, covering experimentation and quantitative assessments.

A good paper will typically consider a truly interesting distributed computing/systems problem and propose an original, compelling solution with a convincing qualitative, formal and/or quantitative validation. Topics covered by OPODIS include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed algorithms
  • Dependable computing
  • Distributed databases
  • Distributed operating systems
  • Cloud-based distributed systems
  • (Geo)spatial distributed systems, including wireless distributed systems
  • Extreme distributed systems (e.g., very large-scale systems)
  • Embedded and mobile distributed systems (e.g., robot-based systems)
  • Distributed computing: theory and practice
  • Self-* solutions for distributed systems
  • Security for distributed systems
  • Network science and Complex systems in relation to distributed systems

Reviewing Procedure
For this year’s event, the reviewing and selection of papers will be done in two phases.

Phase 1: Submitted papers are briefly reviewed by a subcommittee of the program committee, with the aim to filter out the papers that have a very low chance of being accepted. Papers will be selected for originality, clarity, and completeness. Each paper rejected during this phase will receive a brief review report, along with an immediate notification.

Phase 2: Submitted papers that passed through the first phase will undergo a thorough reviewing process and will each be extensively reviewed by at least four program committee members. The best papers will be accepted for the final OPODIS program and published in the proceedings.

Important dates: 
Submission deadline:                                          June 23, 2013 June 30, 2013
Green-flag to Phase 2 notification:                     July 8, 2013
Acceptance notification:                                    September 2, 2013
Camera-ready copy due:                                  September 30, 2013 

Submitted papers must be written in English and should not exceed 15 pages (without using the "fullpage" package) in the LNCS format, including figures, tables and references. The first page must include the title of the paper, author(s) names and affiliation, an abstract, address for correspondence, fax number, email, and a list of keywords. Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee.
The papers must be submitted electronically per instructions at http://www.opodis.net.

The selection of contributions to be presented at the conference and published in the proceedings will be based on peer-review by the programme committee. The proceedings volume will be published in the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. It is required that each accepted paper be presented at the conference by one of its authors.

Authors of accepted papers are required to submit the final, camera-ready versions of their papers (in LNCS format, see authors instructions at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html), including an electronic version as specified in the authors' instructions.

With the support of
GDR Rescom