Acceptance notification: June 16, 2001.
Camera-ready copy due: July 6, 2001.
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: distributed algorithms and their
complexity, fault-tolerance of distributed systems, consistency conditions and
synchronization, multiprocessor/cluster architectures and algorithms,
cryptographic and security protocols for distributed systems, distributed
operating systems, distributed computing issues on the internet and the web,
distributed systems management, distributed applications such as databases,
mobile agents, electronic commerce, and peer-to-peer networks, communication
network architectures and protocols, specification, semantics, and verification
of distributed systems.
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, University of Lisbon.
Brief Announcements should be sent directly to email@example.com
Joint Submission to WSS
A paper submitted to DISC may also be concurrently submitted to WSS 2001
(Workshop on Self-Stabilizing Systems), which will be held immediately before
DISC (see http://wss2001.di.fc.ul.pt).
Such papers should be submitted to both conferences according to their
submission guidelines with the footnote "DISC-WSS Joint Submission" on
the first page. The two program committees will review these papers separately;
if a paper is accepted in DISC, then WSS will not publish this paper. A paper
submitted to DISC may not be concurrently submitted to any other conference or
workshop other than WSS.
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, and graphs).
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 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.
Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically. A
detailed description of the electronic submission process will be available
shortly on the DISC 2001 web site. Authors who cannot submit electronically must
submit a printed copy to the DISC program chair at the following address:
Jennifer Welch, Dept. of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, 3112 TAMU,
College Station, TX 77843-3112, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Phone: 979-845-5076 (USA). Authors submitting hard copies should also send an
e-mail to the program chair indicating that they are submitting in this manner.
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.
- Marcos K. Aguilera (Compaq SRC)
- Lorenzo Alvisi (U. Texas, Austin)
- Hagit Attiya (Technion)
- Shlomi Dolev (Ben-Gurion U.)
- Tamar Eilam (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
- Amr El-Abbadi (U. California, Santa Barbara)
- Panagiota Fatourou (Max-Planck Inst. fuer Informatik)
- John Mellor-Crummey (Rice U.)
- Mark Moir (Sun Microsystems Laboratories)
- Stephane Perennes(CNRS-Universite de Nice-INRIA)
- Benny Pinkas (STAR Lab, Intertrust Technologies)
- Ulrich Schmid (Technical U. Vienna)
- Phillipas Tsigas (Chalmers U.)
- Jennifer Welch (chair) (Texas A&M U.)
- Pierre Wolper (U. Liege)
Local Arrangements Chair
- Luis Rodrigues (U. Lisbon)