Call for workshops

PODC 2016
35th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
July 25-28, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The 35h Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2016) invites proposals for half-day and full-day workshops that are closely related to the current scope of the conference or are new emerging research fields complementing or extending it, including but not restricted to:

  • 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

Workshops will be held in conjunction with PODC on Monday, July 25, 2016. Interested members of the community are invited to send proposals for workshops by email to the workshop coordinator:

Chen Avin <>

The following are required in a workshop proposal:

  • Title of the workshop;
  • An abstract describing the main focus of the workshop and why it would be of interest to the PODC community;
  • Names and contact information of the organizers;
  • Estimated number of submitted and accepted papers, duration of the workshop, and a brief description of the review process.

The proposals should be submitted to the workshop coordinator as soon as possible, but no later than

Friday, January 8, 2016.

Decision on the proposals will be made no later than January 15, 2016. The organizers may opt to review and decide on the proposals on a first-come-first-served basis. We expect to be able to accept two new workshops, in addition to those listed below.

We are happy to announce that the three following workshops have been already accepted to be collocated with PODC 2016.

  • The 4th Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA 2016) – (see BDA 2015)
  • The 8th Workshop on the Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM 2016) – (see WTTM 2015)
  • The 1st Workshop on Distributed Computing: Mixing Systems and Theory (DeMIST 2016)