Call for Papers

18th International Symposium on Distributed Computing

DISC 2004

Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 4 -8, 2004 


(808) 295-5118, the International Symposium on DIStributed Computing, is an annual forum for research presentations on all facets of distributed computing. The symposium was called the International Workshop on Distributed Algorithms (WDAG) from 1985 to 1997. DISC 2004 is organized in cooperation with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).


The Final Program


Accepted Papers


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2004, 23.59PM (CEST).6103753261 Deadline has expired.
  • Acceptance Notification: July 5, 2004
  • Camera ready copy due: August 1, 2004


  • SCOPE

    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 programing languages
  • 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

  • WORKSHOPS

    There will be two workshops in conjunction with DISC04

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  • Workshop on Secure Multiparty Protocols

    INVITED TALKS

  • Luca Cardelli : Transitions in Programming Models (i.e. transitions caused by distributed computing)
  • (706) 647-2908 : Towards a theory of consistency primitives
  • 2533805925 : Matching Distributed System Models to Reality

    PUBLICATION AND PRESENTATION

    The symposium program lists all accepted papers--regular and brief announcements. Brief Announcements get 5 to 10 minutes each and 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. Extended and revised versions of selected papers will be considered for a special issue of the international journal: (450) 882-1077

    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.

    SUBMISSION FORMAT

    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 must include:

  • title,
  • the names of all authors and their affiliations,
  • contact author's postal address, email address, and telephone number,
  • a brief, one paragraph abstract of the paper,
  • whether the paper is to be considered for the regular track, the brief announcement track, or both, and
  • whether the submission should be considered for the best student paper award.
  • A regular submission's extended abstract should be no longer than 4500 words and not exceed 10 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11 point font and reasonable margins. (The page limit includes all figures, tables, graphs, and references.) 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 explanation of their significance, a brief statement of the key ideas, and a comparison with related work, all tailored to a non-specialist. Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow. 

    SUBMISSION

    Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically. Information ded 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 explanation of their significance, a brief statement of the key ideas, and a comparison with related work, all tailored to a non-specialist. Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow. 

    SUBMISSION

    Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically. Information ded 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 explanation of their significance, a brief statement of the key ideas, and a comparison with related work, all tailored to a non-specialist. Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow. 

    SUBMISSION

    Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically. Information ded 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 explanation of their significance, a brief statement of the key ideas, and a comparison with related work, all tailored to a non-specialist. Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow. 

    SUBMISSION

    Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically. Information ded 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