Twenty-Fifth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on
Principles of Distributed Computing
(PODC 2006)

July 23-26, 2006, Denver, Colorado, USA

PODC is a conference that focuses on research in the theory, design, specification and implementation of distributed systems. PODC is sponsored by ACM, SIGACT, and SIGOPS.


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Hotel Reservations (deadline: June 22, 2006)
Conference Program
PODC Steering Committee elections
PODC business meeting

Important Dates

Posters and Demonstrations

Submission deadline: May 8th, 2006, at 20:59 PDT.
Acceptance notification: June 1st, 2006

Nominations: 2006 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing

Nomination deadline: June 1st, 2006.

Anniversary Celebrations

The 25th Anniversary Celebrations will feature several events:
  1. Invited talks by:
    • Tushar Chandra (Google Inc.),
    • Danny Dolev (Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
    • Maurice Herlihy (Brown University),
    • Jon Kleinberg (Cornell University),
    • Werner Vogels (CTO, Amazon).
  2. Special celebration of 25 years of PODC on Sunday, including prizes, etc., before the conference starts. Organized by Maurice Herlihy, Dahlia Malkhi, and Mark Tuttle.
  3. Festive reception accompanied by a poster session on Sunday night.


Further Information


PODC 2006 has been sponsored in part by generous contributions from the following:

American Visas: If you require a visa to attend PODC, please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application to Stephanie Smith ( at ACM headquarters, and include your name, mailing address, and fax number. Indicate that you plan to attend PODC (authors of papers/posters should also include the title). Click here for more details.