PODC 2016

PODC 2016
Chicago, Illinois
July 25-29, 2016


  • See the program and workshop schedule at PODC.
  • Read about registration, local arrangements, and student travel grants at PODC.
  • Congratulations to our best paper and best student paper award winners:
    • Best paper award
      • Andrea Cerone and Alexey Gotsman
        Analysing Snapshot Isolation
    • Best student paper award
      • Reuven Bar-Yehuda, Keren Censor-Hillel and Gregory Schwartzman
        A Distributed (2+ε)-Approximation for Vertex Cover in O(log(Δ)/ε log log(Δ)) Rounds
      • Arnold Filtser and Shay Solomon
        The Greedy Spanner is Existentially Optimal
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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, the following subjects:

  • distributed algorithms: design, analysis, and complexity
  • communication networks: algorithms, architectures, services, protocols, applications
  • multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms
  • shared and transactional memory, synchronization protocols, concurrent programming
  • fault-tolerance, reliability, availability, self-organization, self-stabilization
  • codes and reliable communication
  • Internet applications, social networks, recommendation systems
  • dynamic, adaptive and machine learning based distributed algorithms
  • distributed operating systems, middleware platforms, databases
  • game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
  • distributed mechanisms design
  • peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks, distributed data management
  • high-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing
  • wireless networks, mobile computing, autonomous agents and robots
  • context-aware distributed systems
  • security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
  • distributed cryptocurrencies and blockchain protocols
  • quantum and optics based distributed algorithms
  • nanonetworks
  • biological distributed algorithms
  • sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks
  • specification, semantics, verification of concurrent systems