- Celebration of the 60th birthday of Yehuda Afek and his research. Speakers include Eli Gafni, Michael Merritt, Nir Shavit, and Gadi Taubenfeld.
- Keynote talks will be given by Nancy Lynch, Michael Merritt, and Mark Snir. More details will follow as they become available.
- Nancy Lynch will give a keynote talk as this year’s ACM Athena Lecturer, an honor the ACM awards each year to a preeminent woman researcher for her fundamental contributions to computer science.
- The ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA) will be collated with PODC in Montreal.
- We call for applications for student travel grants. The deadline is May 27.
- Registration and local arrangements information is now available. Please read about the ACM procedure for getting visa support letters if you are traveling to PODC from a country needing a visa to enter Canada.
- We call for nominations to this year’s Dijkstra Prize. The deadline is June 1.
PODC solicits papers in all areas of distributed computing. Papers from all viewpoints, including theory, practice, and experimentation, are welcome. The common goal of the conference is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- distributed algorithms and their complexity
- concurrent programming, synchronization, shared and transactional memory
- multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms
- fault tolerance, reliability, availability
- self-stabilizing, self-organizing, and autonomic systems
- communication networks: protocols, architectures, services, applications
- sensor, mobile, ad-hoc, peer-to-peer networks
- cryptographic and security protocols and system security
- semantics, models, verification, debugging, and tool support
- Internet applications, social networks, recommendation systems
- distributed operating systems, databases and programming languages
- game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
- cluster, cloud and grid computing