|Submission deadline:||February 15, 2004
February 23, 2004, 11pm (PST)|
February 24, 2004, 11am (PST) (12 hour extension) (for regular papers)
March 8, 2004 (for BAs and posters)
|Acceptance notification:||May 9, 2004|
|Camera-ready copy due:||May 29, 2004|
PODC 2004 is colocated with the PODC Workshop on Concurrency and Synchronization in Java Programs; joint submission is encouraged.
PODC continues to broaden the conference, and solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing, including theory and practice, systems, design, specification, verification, implementation, application, and properties of distributed systems. The common goal is to shed light on the principles of distributed computing.
This year, we have a special track to emphasize the area of Algorithms and Data Structures for the Internet. We also continue to actively seek papers in areas emphasized in recent PODCs, such as the implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of real systems (from PODC 2002), and the intersection of security and distributed computing (from PODC 2003). We generally favor work that explores new territory or reflects on experience with practical applications of the community's knowledge.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following subjects in networks and distributed systems:
|Edith Cohen||ATT Labs|
|Panagiota Fatourou||U. Ioannina|
|Christof Fetzer||ATT Labs|
|Jaap-Henk Hoepman||U. Nijmegen|
|Shay Kutten, Chair||Technion|
|Victor Luchangco||Sun Labs|
|Toshimitsu Masuzawa||Osaka U.|
|Michael Mitzenmacher, Special Track Chair||Harvard|
|Boaz Patt-Shamir||HP Labs and Tel-Aviv U.|
|Michel Raynal||U. Rennes|
|Alex Shvartsman||U. Connecticut|
|Mark Tuttle||HP Labs|
PODC does not allow anonymous submissions. Submissions are considered confidential, and are only distributed for the purposes of evaluating whether they are appropriate for presentation at PODC. It is expected that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper will attend the conference and present the paper.
In addition, below the brief abstract, please indicate in boldface:
A submission for the REGULAR PRESENTATION format must be no longer than 10 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font (4,500 words). Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the program committee.
A submission for the BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT format must be no longer than 3 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font. If requested by the authors (by indicating on the cover page), a submission that is not selected for a regular presentation will also be considered for the brief announcement format. Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper for a regular presentation.
More details about submissions for POSTERS AND DEMONSTRATIONS will be available soon on the PODC web site.
Submissions deviating significantly from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Late papers will not be read or considered.
A prize will be given to the best student paper. A paper is eligible if at least one author is a full-time student at the time of submission, and the contribution of the student is significant. This must be noted on the cover page. The program committee may decline to make the award or split it.