PODC 2016

PODC 2016
Chicago, Illinois
July 25-28, 2016


  • Paper submission is now open on EasyChair.  Please follow the submission guidelines given in the PODC 2016 Call for Papers.
  • The workshops have been selected for PODC 2016.  See “Workshops” in the menu at the top of this page for links to the workshop web pages as they become available.
    • Monday, July 25:
      • Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA)
      • Distributed Cloud Computing (DCC)
      • Distributed Cryptocurrencies and Consensus Ledgers (DCCL)
      • Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM)
    • Friday, July 29:
      • Adaptive Resource Management and Scheduling for Cloud Computing (ARMS-CC)
      • Distributed Computing: Mixing Systems and Theory (DeMiST)
      • Realistic models for Algorithms in Wireless Networks (WRAWN)
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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